Monday, February 25

Something for everyone?


My kitchen, after wallpaper removal. I've been at it for 3 days, and I'm almost done. Next I have to choose the paint color, and since decisions are not my strong suit nowadays, wish me luck! I'm thinking celery green, or light sage.


My neighbor's roses, last summer. I thought you might need something to look forward to this summer!


A glasswing butterfly. I got this one in email. I've never seen a butterfly like that before.

One more old gas station. I wonder why they built it in the shape of a teapot? It is bedecked with Christmas lights, too.....LOL.

These last two are for Rosemary. I understand she loves violets. I found this one yesterday in my flower bed - or what passes for a flower bed around here. It is pitiful at the moment, but I hope to rectify that come spring.






26 comments:

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Great job on the wallpaper removal. I vote on sage - I love that color! Be sure to take after pics. :-)

Beverly said...

I think I would probably go for the sage too.

You've been hard at work removing that wallpaper, haven't you!

rosemary said...

Judy, you have made me cry. Yes, I do love violets. It's a generational thing starting with my grandmother to my mother to me, my daughter and now my granddaughter. I love their softness, the deep color, the fragrance and how they are wild and take over everything....they have minds of their own...just like me. Thank you. you have given me a taste of spring. I vote for sage too.

Star said...

I like sage for walls.

Shelly said...

Good job! I've painted my dining room five times, and absolutely love the color it is right now. Benjamin Moore HC 98, Providence Olive. It's a deep sage green, I painted it last spring and I've liked it through every season. It's not too "greeney", it looks really pretty with flowers on the dining room table. Your wood tones are the same as mine so I think it would look good at your house too. Picking colors is a challenge but when you find one that works, it's wonderful.

JeanMac said...

I absolutely love your French doors! got:)ta go with the green

brendalove@gmail.com said...

Judy, I know you will have that dining room just as beautiful as the rest of your house (which I know from your photos!)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I LOVE al of these Judy....I am very partial to vases like that one in the next to last picture...!
And I have never seen a butterfly like that either!
Charming Tea Pot Gas station...I LOVE that...I swear if I saw that on the road I would go in and get gas even if I didn't really need a lot!

BTW: My Oscar Post (Part 1) is up!
Thanks to The Dept. Of Water & Power! (lol)

Diane Mandy said...

I'm tired just looking at those walls. Removing wallpaper can be exhausting. I can't wait to see what you do with the place.

Sarah said...

Sage is my vote. I have a very similar color in my kitchen and absolutely love it.

Laura VitaminSea said...

Your kitchen is going to be gorgeous!! I love sage, but I have a rather wealthy set of friends who hired a decorator to do their house, and she choose a celery green in the guest bedrooms. It is just gorgeous.

Paint samples, 3x3 on the wall, of course will tell you all you need to know!

Hope we can see the "after" photos, too. Wallpaper removal is "not" for wimps! I've had to do it all over this house and I feel for you, having had to do it for 3 days. Hope your muscles aren't rebelling, LOL.

and I really love the butterfly pic as well. I've never seen one like that, either.

Dianne said...

I love the idea of light sage - great choice.

the butterfly pic is amazing

Nora Christie said...

Sage is good, so is celery, and what about pistachio? Funny they're all food names. Avocado might work as well. Just funning. Are you going to show pictures enroute?

kenju said...

Oh, yes, I'll share the photos in progress and after it's all done.

tiff said...

Wow!!!! That's an awful LOT of work.

Are ou putting only one color on the walls? Is there a chair rail in your future? Would you like help?

Smiler said...

I love both sage and celeri green, the latter of which I have in my kitchen. But for what it's worth, I think you'd be better off with more of a sage green which might work better with the woodwork coloration.

Interesting little lineup today. Never seen a butterfly like that. What fascinating creatures.The teapot station is quite original. Funny what people come up with.

deborah wilson said...

Sage is a beautiful color. I like the photo of the tea pot gas station.

rennratt said...

I'm with ETW. Go with the Sage!

If you need help painting - or a healthy snack (or unhealthy), let me know.

PI said...

Do you ever sleep?

The Pagan Sphinx said...

I love this series of photos. Just stunning! Wow...

p.s.

Sonia said...

I am looking forward to see the color of your kitchen.

Love the gas station! (smile)

Carolyn said...

Love the doors! I usually go with a sage shade too. My only advice is talk to your painter or get 2 - 3 samples & paint on small areas first and look at it different times of day in both natural and artifical light for a few days. Some shades look blue in different light. Try to get one that isn't hued w/blue if you don't want blue tones coming through :)

ACE Paint offers 3 colors I really like: Greenbriar D28-4; Sunnybrook Farm D27-5; and Dried Thyme D26-5. We used Greenbriar in our stair foyer and upstairs hall, but it has a slight bluish hue in evening light. If I do over, I'll probably go w/Thyme. (You can see that color in last Christmas' posts on my blog, btw)

Jamie Dawn said...

I love the warmth of sage. Of course, a celery color may be brighter and add more of a sunny, springy feeling to your kitchen.

Violet was my Gramillo's name.
:-)

Shephard said...

I hope we get to see the "after" photo of your kitchen! As you know... I love green on a wall. :)
~S

The Pagan Sphinx said...

I was looking at a bright green paint color that I love: Stem Green by Benjamin Moore.

Claude said...

Just love that old gas station!
Haven't been visiting much lately, but trying to find time :)