Monday, January 16, 2012

Projects for a long weekend…

So…With paint brush in hand…I have a lofty goal of panting all of our windows black.

maybe not all this weekend

but it is a goal

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before…yucky ugly metal on guest house

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My plan is to also paint our house…again, not this long weekend…but this year…

I am looking at a classic hacienda white

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Inspiration pics from pinterest

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While I painted and dreamed…I also got a call…ran out…and spent the rest of the day and night helping a new baby into the world…

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Others…not so motivated,…

Held down

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The fort…

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*sigh*

Color suggestions?

Motivational speeches for the Big Black Dog?

43 comments:

An Urban Cottage said...

The windows look awesome. Easy solution with a big impact.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Yeah Steve...that's exactly what the Dog said.

Turquoise Diaries said...

Love your projects, I have so many white space project,too...As for the dog, its a hopeless project..Good luck

Kelly@Bungalow Blue said...

The windows look AH-MAZING!!!! What a difference a coat of black paint makes-beautiful!

Renae Moore said...

The windows are FAB and I love the Hacienda White look!

You know I painted all 23 inside doors on 2 levels of my home black last August? Lots of work, but a really nice difference.

becky said...

Ha ha, that pooch is something else!!! Guest house, lookin' good, ambitious one!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Wow Renae...IMPRESSIVE! That is a lot o' door painting!

Carla Aston said...

Love the black windows! I love your colors, but white is fresh and appealing too. Keep us posted!

Mary said...

Love the 'new' black windows! And your beautiful big black dog. He knows how to relax.. that's for sure! :D

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

I should explain...the salmon color is on the guesthouse (casita) It will probably stay...our main house s a pale yellow (ish) right now...I want to go white on it.

Thanks for the nput guys!!

Karen Deborah said...

I LOVE the color your house is now! the windows look fabulous. I have been wanting to do something different to my doors and I think your black and salmon would be perfect for me. What color are your shutters? love it. Motivating the dog? vera funny...claps hands wink.

Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said...

Ooooh, the black looks great! And you've got another vote for hacienda white.

designchic said...

What an amazing difference...love the black!!

Mary Kay Andrews said...

Mmm. Benjamin Moore Moonlight White gets my vote. The black frames look awesome. Can we please have a side of weathered turquoise front door with that?

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

YOUR windows look amazing, not sure why, but I'm crazy over this look. Janell

Gwen Driscoll said...

Benjamin Moore Moonlight White is my favorite! Thanks for stopping by RHS always!

Cobalt Violet said...

The black looks great! I am still trying to motivate on the painting!

Joyce said...

I can't wait to see the finish project. Oh your pup loves to lay just like mine. :)

BTW my shutter on the camera was fixed and for a dime too! Yahoo...
Hugs..xo

ChrisC said...

ferget the dog.They're like man/boys.They run/hide the other way when we get "that look" in our eyes.

Sarah - Squeezed Daily said...

The black looks great Linda, Love the white and black look.....and bright lime shutters would be awesome!!!! I just posted a collage of Lime in the Coconut, '5 blogs that rocked my world in 2011' (number 3). Looking forward to see what you're up to in 2012!
Sar x

SarahWhite said...

Ooooooh, gorgeous Linda! Love the black and love the persimmon. And Mr. Lackadaisical...he's adorable too. :) Wow...a big project you are fixing to start. Impressed I am. :)

anita said...

love the idea of white on house linda!
all your vibrant colors will sing with such a clean background!

sofa said...

HI
Projects for a long weekend…
I'm quite pleased with the ifonrmation in this post.nice and useful!
thank you!

sealaura said...

Love that pup! looks so comfy! We are still awaiting the arrival of our furniture, so I am on a twin bed with the vanilla wafers and my poor hubs is on the floor. I can't even imagine sharing a bed with your doggy.

I like the idea of Hacienda white and go back and forth myself whether I want a colorful carribean house or a white Hacienda. Luckily I have time to think about it, in our one bedroom apartment. :)

the wafers send a big Texas hello!

Linda said...

Linda - You were so lucky that your metal (though icky) windows have so much dimension. Now they look like steel! (My dream windows)
Mr. Fabulous - I have one in the long haired gold version happiest just to be in bed.
Cheers!

coupons said...

HI
Projects for a long weekend…
Great post! and incredible blog ! Very helpful post! I must say. Simple & interesting. Wonderful work!
thank you!

Melissa said...

Yay for helping new babies into the world! Hope all went well.
Love the black windows and thoroughly admire your patience for doing that. Tedious work! LOVE the idea of a white house. Sigh.
Motivating the dog? If you figure out how, let me know. I have my own couch potato who is getting fatter by the day!!

Kristin Lea said...

love the windows, and I am so glad that the doggy helped :)

coupons said...

HI
Projects for a long weekend…
Great post! and incredible blog ! Very helpful post! I must say. Simple & interesting. Wonderful work!
thank you!

Francesca Muir said...

There's absolutely doubt it's a dog's life! Love your blog and photos.
Francesca

Laurabeth said...

Hey, are you a midwife or a doula or just a helpful friend?

special 'k' said...

I say white, white and more white. As for the dog, well its a dogs life, so they say... Thank you so much for sharing. What a beautiful space you have created my very first visit here I will follow on my way out so I know my path back here. Perhaps you will find the time to come visit me soon and do the same. I look forward to engaging more throughout the year and beyond. Take care. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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Acanthus and Acorn said...

The windows look fantastic! Loved all your exterior inspiration, now about that lazy helper!?

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Karena said...

Linda I adore what you are doing, now if I only had a beach cottage!!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Anonymous said...

What kind/type of product did you use for painting the window frames?

Marisa said...

At least your Big Black Dog just lolls. My short fat one has half eaten my sofa. I've just got a quote for getting it reupholstered and replacement cushions, but I fear it may be an exercise in futility. Love the windows!

A.J.Barnes said...

I LOVE the idea of the black windows with the white house! Perhaps you should hire someone to speed along the process :)

Sush said...

That is the cutest picture of your unmotivated friend I've ever seen! Keep on comin' with the pics from your projects...maybe I'll get off the sofa instead of looking like you pal!

Hugs~

SHERRY HART said...

Yes. To. Black. Windows. I'm in. And your couch looks like mine...big dog on top of designer pillows slobbering on white sofa....gotta love em.

Lisa said...

I'm inspired by all your projects. If we were neighbors we'd be constantly running into each other. The paint store, Habitat which I often have great luck in and the nearest upholstery shop! Problem is I'm great at starting the projects but lazy when it comes to finishing up.
Kind of like your big guy.
Funny, Gracie is in that exact position as I type away here!
Those chairs would be fantastic covered in those blankets!
xo Lisa

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

I love the way your dog commandeers the sofa.

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