Sunday, August 24, 2008

A Restoration Scrapbook Begins

I call this page, "It's all in the Details." I love so many things about this house. Gingerbread trim, stainglass windows, personality and charm. I think this is going to be a great scrapbook. I hope that you can see the details. If not I will repost these pictures because I just can't believe the work that must have gone in to this porch. I can't wait for the page that hosts a tea party!
On each side of the house there are these windows and arches. The window has small panes of colored glass. We had a light placed in the attic so that at night you can see this often missed detail.
I can't wait to paint the house. I would like your ideas on color choice. Please leave me a comment.
Guess what color I want to paint it?

4 comments:

Cori G. said...

Hi Becky,
You are truly blessed to be the keeper of such a beautiful cottage. I can't wait to see it go through all of it's transformations. Lets see...what color would I choose? Various shades of pink of course!
Have a wonderfully blessed day.
XO Cori G.

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Darn some one beat ne to it, PINK a real soft pink. Oh that would be so pretty.
Hugs~Kelly

Kim's Cottage said...

Oh yes. A soft pink would be lovely.

I recently read in the paper about a man who is well-known for his consultation work with recreating historic house colors, appropriate to the date and style of the architecture. His website is http://www.historichousecolors.com/

Can't wait to see what color palette you choose!

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Becky I must say this is one of THE MOST gorgeous homes I have EVER seen. I'm in awe. You lucky gal!!

Look as if they put the window in upside down?

I think pink with all white trim would be lovely. But I'm also a fan of creamy yellow~

I cannot wait to see on this story unfolds. I hope to visit your B&B one day!

Love the "Lace and Lures" btw!