Tuesday, July 10, 2012

How do you get a Lavender Cottage?

You paint your house purple!

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We are getting our house painted this week!

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So this is a quick post....

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photos I took this morning!

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THANKS GUYS!

You’re doing a great job!

No photo altering in these! My house is getting a fresh coat of lavender....really!

What color is YOUR house?

48 comments:

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Diane,
I can't wait to see your house with her new paint...We are also having our house painted, She is being power washed this week and painted next week. We have chosen a yellow body with white trim and either a red,blue or gray door not for sure yet on the door until we see the body of the house.
Have a sweet day,
Elizabeth

Debbie said...

Hi! I just popped over from Vee's blog. Isn't she wonderful? I love the color of your house. Mine is a boring white. If we get new siding that may change! :D
Debbie

Joanne said...

Mine is white with a grey blue roof. I love your house!
Blessings, Joanne

Barb said...

Hi Diane,
Fresh coat of paint! As you know our house at this point is tarpaper white with a hint of plywood brown! Go redneck!
Good luck and can't wait to see both of our homes finished!
Enjoy your day,
Barb

flyingbeader said...

I had mine painted last year. I wanted to go with a terra cotta but when we put a sample on the side all I could hear in my head was "oh those people in the orange house with those barking dogs"...so instead I chose a Portabello brown. It looks so nice. It is fun to have a fresh coat of paint to bright up the outside. looks good

Vee said...

Silver sage.

I think we'd look good together side by side, don't you?

That lavender is a lovely color!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

My house is brick and beige, not exciting or pretty like Lavender! Enjoy!! Hugs, Linda

Dorothy said...

Sweet, I love your house!!
Mine's plain old beige!
Dorothy

cynthia lee designs said...

Your lavender cottage is so very pretty!!
Mine is red brick with beige siding and dark green trim around the windows.

jody said...

nice fresh coat of lavender paint! beautiful! enjoy!

It's Just Dottie said...

I wish I could paint mine pink!!!!
Smiles, Dottie

Olive Cooper said...

The yellow house is yellow inside and out. Our old house has no paint outside at all but will not rot because of the type of wood it was built from 160 years ago. Joe says since he met me ten years ago I have kept him too busy to paint the house. Also if he paints it they will raise his taxes and he is right!

Janice Moore-Petty said...

Greetings! I live in Florida too! Wonderful site you have. Blessings, Jan

Highland Monkey's said...

OOh lavender that's a nice colour. My little cottage is white. But there is a house nearby that is a pale yellow which I like but hubs doesn;t!

laurie said...

that looks amazing!!! Mine is red brick, its an apartment building!!!!

Ginger Zuck said...

Your lavender cottage will be beautiful when it's done. Still no house here!! LOL. maybe one day soon.

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Lavender Dreams,

Well, of course your house is lavender.....it's YOUR color. Our house is brick (but not painted brick) with cream trim and front door, black shutters.

Heaps of Hugs ♥
Prudence

Kim K. said...

It's perfectly YOU! I keep thinking we need a splash more color with window shutters. Our grayish house is rather boring. The flowers in our window boxes help with color, but that only helps part of the year.

Della said...

I love that you have a lavender cottage! It's so you :) My house is a tan color, and could use a fresh coat of paint, too. Will your house be the same shade of lavender? XO!

Mary said...

Lovely lavender! good for you to use your favorite color. It looks great. Mine is white.

sissie said...

Ooh how pretty, a lavender house....I love it!
Our brick will always remaint he same so no new colors for me.

Hope you are staying nice and cool.

hugs
Sissie

LANA said...

I think it is so great that you are brave enough to have your house in the colour you really love! Good for you. I think it is going to look beautiful. Will you be painting your front door in a deep purple? I can't wait to see it! I would put a plaque on the front entrance way that says "Lavender Dreams".

Marydon said...

Wow! I'd never have thought of lavender but it is gorgeous, Diane.
Have a lovely eve ~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

That is perfect for you!
Mine should be painted green tomato green...

Angela Moore said...

Lovely it just rocks the senses.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I can't tell -- has it been painted in these pictures? It appears to be a pale lavender -- close ups please so we can see the real color! My house is stone and brick with taupe window frames, etc. Kind of 'bland' but hopefully someday I'll paint the front door a shocking shade of turquoise!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a fun color and actually very subtle. Good for you, so fresh!
I guess I'd call my house a greenish gray, almost blue depending on what you compare it to.

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I love it! A lavender house! It makes me think of Miami Beach with the pastel houses in a row. What fun! My own house is boring old white with green shutters and accents. xo Diana

Jill Elaine said...

My house is chippy peeling white. When we can finally afford to put new siding on I want it to be the palest grey! Your house is lovely!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love that your house will be lavender, Diane! How pretty!

My house is yellow with white trim.

Tammy said...

Mine is white with a red brick front. Your's is lovely. I can't wait to see the "after" pictures! :)

Eclectically Vintage said...

How fun! Can't wait to see it in all it's lavender glory!
Kelly

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Love it! We have a white home & our cottage is grey!

Renae said...

My house is dark green with a bright green front door. It is new to us since last August (almost a year now :D ) The sellers painted it for their selling curb appeal and it worked. We love it!!!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

You have a pretty home and I think the lavender will look great! My house is just a plain Jane red brick. We're going to get a new roof put on soon and have contemplated painting the brick but decided it's too much work and upkeep.

sandy said...

Your home is lovely. Love the shade of lavender!
Our home is stucco and brick. ; )

We have a house we rent out to people and it is getting a new paint job this summer. I picked out a gray color with black trim. Hope it ends up looking OK.

Terri Buster said...

I think lavender is a fantastic color!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh how awesome! It already looks so pretty but I know how a fresh coat of paint can really freshen a house up.

annie said...

good for you, enjoy!

Kaybe said...

Everyone needs a signature color.

Joy said...

Love the outside of you house and enjoy your new color!

Lynn Fisher said...

I think it will look great...darn, we have cedar siding : (
Anyway, can't wait to see it when it's finished!

The Boston Lady said...

We are chickens and our house is painted white. With brick accents. I think your house will look just lovely and I especially am intrigued by your garage screens. Is that what they are? What a clever idea! Ann

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Purple is Perfect for you!!!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

White with red trim...but..I would love to change the white to something that looks great with my Pomegranate red. :)
Your home is going to look FANTASTIC. I love the shade you have chosen. Makes a statement but isn't traffic stopping! YES!
You made a GREAT choice, Diane!
Hugs,
Mona

Anne said...

I love the color. You have a beautiful home.

M.Kate said...

It's BEAUTIFUL. We live in a corner terrace house (most people here do...) and have about 22 feet of land on one side. OUrs was painted 6 months ago with white on top and light terracota brown at bottom. But i think purple is really fun too. Happy weekend soon..big hugs :)

Sensible Sarah said...

Ohh, you are going to be very happy!