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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Painted Lady ~

Good Morning Friends & Folk!!!
Now that Spring is just around the corner, my thoughts are turning to Spring Cleaning ~
well, not really...but I am thinking about painting the trim in this old farmhouse to brighten it up a bit!
I have been devouring the humongous stash of magazines in my posession lately...looking for the 'perfect' color for our old girl.
(see honey? I old you I would NEED all of these magazines "one day" !!!!)

so in my browsing, I found these colors:
a mustard-y yellow:
nice sunny color, would look wonderful in the warmer months ~ but what about Christmas decorating?
I don't know about this one...it is pretty though.

or this color: 

a little-less yellow, but still yellow in my book...

or this color:

a greay-blue perhaps? very Colonial-looking though...
maybe a bit too dark for me, since i do want to lighten up the farmhouse a bit.

or this color:

this is actually a putty-color...a green-based putty color.
I like the putty colors, but need to look at my 'inspiration' just a bit more
(read: make more tea and look at more magazines!)
or I could just browse Pinterest some more too! THAT sounds like a plan!!!
I love the floor in the photo above...
maybe i could paint the floor in the shop once the farmhouse is finished?
Hoping you all have a day filled with colors you love :))))
**the photos above are from the Summer 2005 issue of Early Homes magazine.
Lori from
Notforgotten Farm


Pam in IL said...

Good luck choosing a color and can't wait to see what you pick. I'm no good at picking paint colors, but much prefer unpainted trim work so I can see the beauty of the wood.

The French Bear said...

Lori, I just took an Annie Sloan chalk paint class....they have the most lovely colors...I am thinking of using the Artes (yellow) and cream to make a soft butter yellow for my china cabinet.....or maybe red underneath. I love this paint for how fantastic it is to use and because it is natural, but choosing a color, I am so in love with them all, lol. I can't wait to see what you pick.....and this paint works on floors too!

NMK said...

I just love the warm buttery tones ,everything looks warm & cozy...and the patina in nice old wood looks so pretty.You have such a good sense for color, it will turn out beautiful !!!

janet said...

Happy hunting for your color..We put new interior doors in last year and I still need to find a color here..There are just so many shades now to consider..Have a great day looking thru your inspiration books..Can't wait to see what ya come up with..

Lori Ann Corelis said...

My vote? The putty's and the buttermilk (yellow in your book ;-) We each have our own distinct tastes don't we . . . Oh how I wish I could have 10 houses to decorate each one in different colors! But I wouldn't want to clean them! :-)
And...that FLOOR!
GO for it!!! love it!


Barbara said...

The yellows can be a little tricky. I used a color called "wheat". It is perfect. Just enough gold and brown. It is perfect for all seasons. Have fun changing things out.

Martha Doe said...

Hi Lauri,

I love the mustardy yellow!

I know what it's like keeping all those magazines..prim and country home magazines are hard to let go..have some as old as 80's.

Anxious to see how you decide.


summersundays-jw said...

I have lots of the mustard color in my house and find that it goes with almost everything. Recently painted my kitchen cabinets so
I've been trying to find a wall color. I'll be watching your choices....maybe it will help me. Good luck! Jan

A Primitive Homestead said...

I have wanted to paint my kitchen cabinets for some time now. My heart says mustard but my mind says continue with brown that matches all else. The mustard is so fresh & brings joy. Blessings! Lara

Linda said...

I love the mustard color....I am sure YOU could decorate with this color at Christmas.....go for it!!! I have been going through all my magazines too, good weather for it.

primitive gatherings said...

The yellow in your book!

Dan said...

Love all the pictures! Good luck picking a color. I hope you have a great day!


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