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Cottages at the Beach

I'm unpacking and catching up on laundry since returning from  our annual vacation with my husband's family. We always have a great time and I love that we have this tradition. It's such a cute little beach town and I always enjoy taking long walks and looking at the charming houses. Want to come along?

The house above has its red, white and blue going on  all ready to celebrate. Adirondack chairs always look great and I think they look very inviting on the front porch.

I like how neat and tidy this pretty blue house looks. The landscaping isn't anything extravagant but it looks great. In the picture below you can see the pretty, soft light green on the screened door and the same color is on the door to the house as well.

Here's another screened door that is just so charming. The little spindles in the center are painted the two  colors of the house - such a great idea.

The red door on this house really stands out. A lot of the houses have screened in porches on t…

No go on the sandstone cove

darn it!!

I finally got around to painting our master bedroom.

This color . . .

It's a very pretty color and I love how it
 looks with the white trim.

However, once I had the first coat painted on one wall, 
a little thought started creeping into my head.
You know, the one that says, "I'm not so sure about this!"
Then I start thinking I should just keep going and hope I like it
in the end.  At the same time, I'm thinking, "I'll be really upset if I
paint the whole room and still don't like it."

So here's the thing . . .
It's a beautiful color but what I didn't like was the way it
looked with the wood tones and other things in the room.

I think I need something a little more creamy, beige
 and not as much gray.
So I've decided to go with Cozy Cottage which is the color
 I have in the kitchen.

It's a safe choice but I do think I will really like it . . . I HOPE!!

Wish me luck!!

(can someone tell me how to turn off that little voice in my head?)  : )

have a great day

~ JoAnne


  1. I don't like to paint at all so I am always very cautious. I think we should listen to those little voices! :-)


  2. You are very smart to paint 1 wall and see if you like it. It's no fun to spend a whole day painting and then have to re-do it because you don't like it. I can't wait to see the new color on the walls! Happy painting!

    Lori : )
    Thrifty Decor Mom

  3. Don't turn off the little voice in your head! It's there for a reason. :) This same thing happened to me recently. I picked out a paint color for the bathroom that I thought would be great. But once it went on the wall ... it looked a pukish purple/pink color as opposed to tan/khaki. My heart sunk and I thought the same thing as you ... "should I just keep going and hope I like it?" But that voice kept telling me no. So I quit before one wall was even done and brought home a creamier neutral ... which I love and now plan to use in my kitchen. You made the right choice. That color would keep bugging you. Sometimes safe is good ... you can be daring with the room accents instead!

  4. Your choice of colour is great . A hint of stone .. It will go with anything.. your bedroom decor will bring it out.
    I like it.
    Waiting to see the finished product.!
    happy painting

  5. Good luck! Can't wait to see how it all turns out!

  6. Those pesky voices in our heads can be down-right annoying at times can't they!

    You'll have to tell me how you like the "cozy Cottage" color. I just went to Home Depot yesterday and picked up a handfull of color samples for my living room. Cozy Cottage made the cut (plus it's a fun name), so now I'm very interesed in what you think about it.


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