Painted Ladies

Painted Ladies

If you follow me on Twitter and happened to be there at the right time and place, you have seen some of these pictures.  This late summer we had the major project of painting our house.  It has been a rather wet summer so we really didn’t get a typical whole summer to work on it, and so I am a bit afraid that we have a little bit to do next summer too…I am going try to do some this week on my vacation, but if you read my last post, this week is sure full of quitlty/writey stuff.  (at least I hope it is!)

So any way  here are pictures of the house befores and afters….I think you can figure out which…my befores are really bad because I grabbed them late in the evening after the house was powerwashed and before the painters came to paint the top portions. We painted the bottom portions in an attempt to save a little money…(which is why it’s not all the way done yet).

             what’s funny about this side is that I always was afraid it would look really boring, but if you look at the before pix, it might have because the house was essentially just those two colors, butter yellow and aqua…and even though this side doesn’t have the batten strips except in the lower green space, this side still rocks the Painted Lady look.  Our studios are behind the upper two window up…..with a great view of our woods.   Yeah…I was quite nervous of how this would look. They are very bold colors, and in a quilt I would love them….but on a house I wasn’t so sure…I do though….and that Green? color matched to a solid from Sandi Henderson‘s latest line Secret Garden. 

one of our other painted ladies is very much in love with the broken down chair on the front porch…

I hope you are enjoying this week at the Blue Nickel so far, I can’t see that there will be a lot of posting after this for while…but I will try this week as I said earlier is Particularly full!….and don’t forget today’s Uberfest designer Amy Lobsiger


  • Oh my goodness! I am LOVING this! You made me think that if I ever get a house out in the ‘boonies’, I could go beyond my safety net and just do what I would love to do. This is just too cool.

    haha! when my folks came over the other day, my dad said, “well, this looks like a house Scott would paint” …..cracked me up…I have always loved color, color, color…

    October 5, 2011 at 6:46 am
  • Jamie


    You obviously don’t have an HOA with which to contend! I love the boldness and it definitely seems like you!

    October 5, 2011 at 8:25 am
  • Bold indeed! Lots of fun — especially in dreary weather. I can just imagine the response if you tried to get away with this in the suburbs!

    October 5, 2011 at 9:02 am
  • Beautiful! They certainly are smile-inducing colors, something most of us can use during the winter, right? I really like the black sashing for the pop it gives to the colors. Lovely.

    And thanks for the Uberfest Quilt-along. I started a few days late, but am putting to use a big ol’ stack of fat quarters I haven’t known what to do with. Kind of excited to see what it will be like in the end. Thanks for the daily inspiration.

    October 5, 2011 at 10:25 am
  • Patty


    I LOVE IT!! Thanks for sharing it on your blog.

    October 5, 2011 at 5:14 pm
  • Awesome & creative paint job! I love it- what an inspiring place to live!

    October 6, 2011 at 8:00 am
  • Oh my word, you are a patchwork house.
    Looks great and shouldn’t be hard to find.
    Love it, wish I was this brave (and owned my own house, so I could do what I want with it!)
    love your blog

    October 8, 2011 at 1:52 am
  • Scott, I love, love your painted house. It’s fabulous!

    October 20, 2011 at 9:03 am
  • your house looks stunning, what fabulous colours you have painted it. No one would be brave enough to do that here in NZ… Have a fun weekend!

    October 20, 2011 at 12:26 pm

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