Friends, I am so excited. After living in our home for 18 months, we are finally going to paint the exterior. It is much needed, as the house has probably only been painted once it it’s 60 year lifespan, [eesh!] It looks rather revolting from the outside and even though the cottage garden has become beautiful, I still cringe every time I drive up to our home. I love it dearly, but a lick of paint really won’t go awry.
Hubby and I went paint picking this weekend and decided on a light and airy palette. This image of a lovely old French cottage was my inspiration for the look. [pardon the pixelation.]
We’ve selected Plascon Ravine as our neutral, chalky white base color. For the French blue we selected Plascon Fog Horn. A beautiful, dirty grey blue. I am not quite sure how long the job will take, as mending our original tin roof might proof to be quite a process.
This is really my favorite part of renovating an old beauty- restoring it to it’s former glory without modernizing and bastardizing it beyond recognition. From the get go our aim has been to stay true to the character of our home. Hence I’d rather wait 18 months for the perfect paint job, than settle at the get-go.
I’ll post the final product once we’re done, but you can follow the progress on Instagram (lelanieslater).