Friday, December 18, 2009

Let’s paint a lighthouse!

Thanks for all the sweet comments about our kitchen...and I do mean ‘ours’!

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My hubby painted the lighthouse!

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He’s so talented and it’s perfect for our house.

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It’s hard to get a good photo of the blue color.

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It’s a little more slate blue and not so bright but the camera flash brightens it! (my hubby just told me it’s Sherwin Williams, Leisure blue)

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I am trying not to over do the light house theme but keep it simple.

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We had this wonderful Folk Art print by Mary Ann Vessey.

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and my hubby had this old oar.

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I have space above my kitchen cabinets but I want to collect things over time that work and not go to a store and buy things that match...and make it too ‘store bought’!

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The weather has been fabulous! It was 74 degrees yesterday! It’s raining this morning...a good day to get some things done inside!

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Here’s the photo we took in St. Augustine, FL that was his inspiration!

Happy Holidays!

25 comments:

*Noelle* said...

wonderful!! he did a FABULOUS job:) I have lighthouses in my bathroom!

silversewer said...

I love lighthouses too. I bought a little one with wind chimes underneath the last time we were in Ventura, it hangs on my dressing mirror at the moment but will sortly be re-located to the new shelves in the kitchen....to tinkle in the breeze from the pation door when its open in the summer.

Michela said...

Hello Mr Lavender Dreamer!!! Great job! I spotted it yesterday! Wishing you both a fabulous weekend :)

barbara said...

What a great job! Hey, it's nice here, too: sunny and 16 degrees!

Itch2stitch.com said...

Fantastic job, looks great! suzie, xxx

In the Light of the Moon said...

I love the lighthouse and wonderful feel of the room.Hubby did such a great job!!Warmest Regards,Cat

Velva said...

The lighthouse is amazing! The room is a creation of such creativity. Just beautiful!!!! Oh how I wish I had that kind of imagination.

Happy holidays to you and your family.

Janet said...

He did a wonderful job on the lighthouse. One of my best friends is a lighthouse lover so I'm always on the lookout for them.

Your home looks so organized and well-thought out.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

That lighthouse is wonderful! Your hubbie did an excellent job.

You asked about the snow in my header pictures - that was from last March 1st. But yes we are getting snow here right now. We are suppose to get 4-8 inches today and 1-3 more inches tonight. It is the perfect Christmas snow!

Merry Christmas! Call or email when you come back to NC...
xo
Penny

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Wow! Talented hubby. I love the lighthouse.

Happy@Home said...

He did a great job. I love the shade of blue on the wall too.
Glad you're enjoying lovely weather in Florida. It is cold in NC right now.

JG said...

What a great lighthouse your hubby painted!

Annalisa said...

A great work..Really, I'm amazed!!!
Lovely blog and posts, as always :)
I LOVE your kitchen..wish mine was always so clean...well, mine it is clean, but I cook 24/7..so it's really hard not to see a saucepan or the sink full of dishes :)
Annalisa

The Painted Garden said...

Oh my goodness - your husband did a fabulous job on painting the light house. I love the way it looks in your home -the black stripes on the light house really ties in with your black kitchen counters - very classic and lovely.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas.
Blessings,
Erin

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

He's good! I just love that lighthouse. And I love where he painted it too.
Brenda

Bearly Sane said...

Hi Diane,
I am so glad you answered my question with pictures and showed the photo that inspired your lovely man to paint it.
I have a seaside theme in my spare room, one of these days I will get round to photographing it.
Please do link with your fabric when you've done "working some more in" (had a wee giggle at that comment). Thanks for switching blogs, I just couldn't keep up with the two and still manage all the other websites for the girls.
Warmest hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diane, WOW what a wonderful job your hubby did with the lighthouse. It looks fabulous. All your accents are just perfect. Great pic of the inspiration lighthouse. The walls are a gorgeous shade of blue too.
It looks like you both had fun.

Have a wonderful Christmas!
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Kaila said...

Love the light house. (Great job, Ron.) When I saw the light house in the original photo, I thought it might be something propped against the wall. Clearly, I was not thinking creatively. hee hee

Snow is on the way, and it is cold here.

cynthialeedesigns said...

Love the lighthouse your husband painted. I have a thing for lighthouses. We sometimes plan our vacations around touring them. The St. Augustine lighthouse was the first one that I ever went to when I was 16...and have loved them ever since.
Thank you for the wonderful comment that you left me on my blog. It was a dose of sunshine on this cold cloudy day in Ohio.
Happy Holidays,
Cindy

Patti said...

Wonderful lighthouse! I love the little pixies! Ive got to get some to add to my vintage decor!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Wonderful! I really thought it was one of those kind that you buy and stick to your wall. He's a wonderful artist! I love the blue wall too. That's my favorite color. I'm jealous of your weather, it's 24 degrees here right now, brrr. Enjoy your weekend! Twyla

beedeebabee♥ said...

Diane...Your hubby is fantastic! Please tell him how much I really love his lighthouse! He looks like a really sweetie too, just like you...a perfect match! Love that print too! Hugs, ;)

Lallee said...

What a talented hubby you have! He did a wonderful likeness of the inspiration photo. Leisurely blue--I love the names they come up with for paint.

Larry said...

I love it, and must say that Hubby did a wonderful job on the lighthouse. It reminds me of the Assateague Light House in Chincoteague, Virginia. A Coast Guard maintained light. Great job sir.

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M.Kate said...

Your husband is super talented, that lighthouse fit perfectly into your home.