Tuesday, July 12, 2011

and the whites have it...

your  votes are in
white: 50
beige: 5
other: 2
I should have done one of those little polls on the sidebar; 
I've always wanted to

on datenight
we took one last spin
in the old neighborhood
to search for a color

we do know how to have a good time, don't we?

this was my favorite in the beige/tan colors

but nothing to get too excited about

we spotted this pretty little lady 

turret heaven

and I found this image on pinterest 
Yes, I've been dabbling a bit,  on pinterest
(just what i need is another place to get lost out there)

(my friend Becky's house that I just adore)

and this one on Facebook 

(thanks, Debbie)
yes, these make my heart skip a beat

so, white it shall be

 here we are as of 
Saturday A.M.

come on, hurry, isn't it ready, yet (kindof like are we there yet?)
paint already, will you...there can't be more loose paint, 
can there?

I don't sound like an impatient kid, do I?

and...Saturday afternoon

this is just primer
our trial run to see what we think

we are now discussing minute amounts of colorant
to get just the right shade of white
oh, brother.c.r.a.z.y.
come on back later in the week
I am working on a post showing the progress and story of our gal
you just have to see what else is new here...

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Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Oh my gosh how wonderful...I remember when we painted our house for the first time I could hardly contain myself I was so excited. Can't wait to see it all finished!

Pamela Gordon said...

I think the white is going to work well. Have you chosen a colour(s) for the trim yet?

Angela said...

Oh you can bet I will be visiting often. I just love your house and can't wait to see her new wardrobe. She will be a beautiful lady. Good luck with your colors.
Thru Nanas Window

Blessed Serendipity said...

Your house is darling! If it were mine I would probably paint it a soft yellow with white trim but white will look fresh and pretty. Can't wait to see it all finished.


the old white house said...

It will be stunning! Our house has that kind of trim at the top and it is what keeps us from siding it.... well that and the $$$$$ it would cost to do it! Have fun! t. xoxoxoxo

sweetpea said...

rene', i didn't vote but i would have gone for the first pic's palette. i love your pics and your home is so great. as for pinterest, i resisted but now i'm hooked. i pinned a couple of these pics in fact.



Rebecca Nelson said...

I'm speechless. Truly.




Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

I LIKE IT! I like them all, but I am partial to white houses...and white fits you somehow! :0)

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Crazy? Yes! Crazy gorgeous that is! I love your house!!! ~Stacy~

sherry said...

i have happy goosebumps seeing these pictures. :o)

YONKS said...

I love that first beige and tan house - stunning!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

She is going to be oh so lovely! She's like a wedding cake with all of her gingerbread trim. I love her and you are blessed to live in such a wonderful old home.

Enjoy the painting process. The prep work is the worst, but must be done.

Looking forward to seeing her when she's all gussied up.


Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

I am just in awe at the beautiful homes around you ~
Oh my gosh I just love them!!
White is so pretty!!


Sheila Rumney said...

Painting a house is no fun, but so worth all the effort! Your home is beautiful and I can't wait to see it when it gets done.

Lisa Johnson said...

Even if it is just primer, I'm loving the white. It's a great choice and I know your house is going to be gorgeous when it's all done.

Diane said...

Your house is going to look incredible Rene. You and your husband must have tons of energy - you've been so busy this summer. The pictures of the Victorians are so pretty a real treat to look at. Blessings, Diane

Ido said...

I'm loving the white! No doubt.

Rochelle said...

it's going to be GORGEOUS!! can't wait to see the final outcome!
xo Rochelle

mercedes scott said...

She is looking lovely, even with just the primer! New paint on houses is like us girls getting a new haircut! Can't wait to see the final results :)

Cottage 1945 said...

I just found your blog and I'm in love! Your home is so gorgeous. I'm going to add you to my blog list ASAP.

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

Your Home is absolutely Beautiful.... Can't wait to see the completed pics~

Teri said...

wow- those house are incredible!

Unknown said...

It is going to look so fresh and clean. :)


podso said...

not all white is the same. I think you made a good choice even though I may have mentioned beige. You will feel so good when it is finished! Meanwhile you have a taste of what it will be like with the primer in place. I hope it's not too hot there for your painting.

Faded Charm said...

I'm loving it alrready Rene'. Also all of the other house made me drool....such beautiful architecure!


Ivy and Elephants said...

I am loving the white, there's something so classic and tranquil about a big white house that just says "HOME". And I know that yours is. Thanks for stopping by.

Elizabeth Maxson said...

Oh I am just dying over here!!!! How I would love to have a house to play with! I just want to go over there and play and play (and take photos of course!)

Thanks for sharing!!


Connie said...

Your home will be fabulous in white. White will give it a "presence" that beige can not. It will look beautiful against the greens of spring and summer.

Amy Kinser said...

That is going to be absolutely beautiful! Your home is fabulous.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

I agree I think the white is going to look great! I am excited to see the finished project!

Honey at 2805 said...

It's looking great and will certainly be a stunner when you are finished!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

It looks perfect in white...standing tall and proud! Can't wait to see it all finished!

Barb said...

Rene, this is amazing! Wow, what a lovely home.

Barb ♥

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I'm loving it already!!! Thanks for linking up at FNF - can't wait to see it all finished! :)

vignette design said...

OMG your house is amazing. I'm so glad you decided on white too. Also glad I found your blog! ~Delores

A Sense of Design said...

WOW, I love American houses, so much more character than houses here! Sure we do have some lovely examples but not the shere amount that you guys have. Personally I love the coloours of the first house, I love the contrasts.

Magali @ The Little White House said...

It looks dreamy, like out of a fairytale...

Debra@CommonGround said...

Oh Rene, it's going to be gorgeous, what a face lift it will be!!! (I DO love that first photo of the taupe with black trim. Those seem to be my accent colors of late) Can't wait to see more!
Thanks for linking up! xoxo Debra

One Shabby Old House said...

Your home is going to be just stunning. Now to help me find out a color for mine. We live on the main road through town and the road dust always makes our house look dirty so I need a color to hide it. I saw a beautiful old Victorian done in Eggplant. Oh my was it beautiful. But I have been trying to find a color now for years. We will see what this year brings.
Thanks for letting me know about being on pinkerest. that is funny.
Thanks for showcasing me as well.
Blessings to you my friend.

Leah C said...

It's looking beautiful so far!! And I'm just like you...can't wait..."hurry up & finish" is what I always tell my hubby:)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

It's going to be so gorgeous!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

The Charm of Home said...

Oh, it will be beautiful white! I love these gorgeous old homes! Thanks for linking up!~

Carolyn said...

I love your home, it looks lovely. Look forward to seeing the end result.