Thursday, January 20, 2011


Here are the porch beams all painted and ready to use.  The plywood that will form the roof of the porch is all finish being painted and double coated...and now the facia boards...(did I spell that right?)
No problem with fear of color here!
Maybe later?  I hope I am not sorry ...getting a wee late for that I would say!

The flash sort of faded out the brown...

Using the flash out in the garage tonight was not the best way to give you an idea of the color of the boards.
And...they will get another coat of paint.  The true color is really at the top of the photo.  Its a dark red...with brown in it that goes well with the dark brown of the porch and the roof. 
 The shutters will be the dark red...matching the trim. 
The white board is just a couple of the trim boards that have been primed and will be painted tomorrow.  Only two left to go...and we are done.  Of course there is the trim around the windows that has to be painted.  and the wood that is left on the porch.

With a little luck it will turn out alright.  The stones of the porch are is the wall bordering the property. 
The house itself is white...  Those red boards sure caught the eye of the neighbors..some drove slowly and some even came over to see WHERE those red boards were going.  Ah well....:)  They'll get used to it.

I have never chosen the exterior paint on a house before..but here's the thing.  You like Cindy's home APPLESTONE COTTAGE don't you?  I mean how could you not.  My colors are different shades...and our home is white, but...I was so in love with hers..I thought I wanted something like that. 
That girl never goes wrong!  So...I patterned mine after hers...or close. 
Thank's Cindy!!  Now...can you just send me a few of your deer?  Oh..and that little branch up on top with the tiny apples?  Hmmmmm?? 
Love and hugs..
Mona  :)


  1. Hi Mona!

    So nice to see you & Mele over at my blog :) thank you for leaving Heathcliff such a nice message. He was over the moon with excitement!

    I love the colours you have chosen. So rich and warm. I'm sure it's all going to look amazing. The neighbours are probably all a little envious, or just interested and a little nosey? I wouldn't fret about them, in any case. It's YOUR home! I can't WAIT to see it all finished! And it seems to be going quite quickly and smoothly now the messiest, worst part is over ;) Just hang in there some more!


    Des xoxo

  2. Mornin' sweet lady...

    Ohhh have major rennovations going on over at your place again! I bet you'll be sooo happy when it is all finished! My friend, I think the chocolate and pomegranite will be GORGEOUS!!! Don't fear color...embrace it! Hehe! Just trying to reassure know how I love my color! Ohhhh...and I love Cindy's Applestone Cottage!!! Well dear lady, I can hardly wait to see the finished project! I can envision how pretty it's going to look!!!

    I hope that my note is finding you well today, dear friend! Hope you're not working too hard!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  3. I think the colors are fabulous, Mona! I love Cindy's home, she has great taste. I can't wait to see the finished job!


  4. The colors are going to be perfect!!!

  5. I believe the correct spelling is "fascia" boards Mona. We had to replace almost all of our fascia boards when we first bought "this old house" and that's what the contractor told me.
    Then, we painted the huge house a calm sage green, trimmed in magnolia white, with Charleston green pillars and porch floor. Can't wait to see what yours looks like!

  6. Oh I can't wait to see it all put together, the neighbors are just gonna die with envy!!!

    God bless ya and have a most incredible weekend beautiful Mona! :o)

  7. I think it is going to look wonderful!! Can't wait to see it all finished.

  8. You're always busy making things more beautiful! I LOVE your new banner! Enjoy your day! Hugs! ♥

  9. Oh I love the red and the color is going to be wonderful. Can't wait to see it all done. Hugs, Marty

  10. Sara,

    It's going to be STUNNING!!!

    Edith Ann (o:

  11. Wow MOna, lots of changes since I've been by. LOVE your new header. It's so you! Full of family and beautiful eye candy! I've been changing mine up a bit too but it still needs work.

    You picked a great inspiration for your colors. I love Cindy's cottage too. I really wanted to do our whole house red with white trim but Hubby was a big fraidy cat. I did talk him into a dark green but someday I'm going to convince him red is the way to go.

  12. Thanks so much for stopping by and the sweet comments. I see you are renovating too. Lots of work, but so worth it in the end. Don't be afraid of color. I'm not.

  13. I think it's going to look wonderful!! Everything you do always seems to be so perfect and just right. You won't change your mind. I'm one of those people that's terrified of color. Well, not color, just making a huge mistake in picking the right one.

    Thank you for checking in on me every once in a while. I so appreciate your friendship.
    Patricia :o)

  14. Hi Mona,
    I am so flattered, you sweet lady you!
    I love the color and can't wait to see the finished look!
    Oh this is going to be so much fun! Everyone in your neighborhood will love it and be envious!
    Hugs friend and I'll be back to check on the progress!

  15. You're too sweet! Thank you for the comment you left me.
    Patricia :o)


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