Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Voila! French Beret!

So Michelle--did you get anything done today?

Why yes I did! And you know what? That French Beret isn't as black as it looked on the chip. I think I kind of like it!

Pay no attention to the front door, porch and front face over the garage, we didn't paint anything that was going to be replaced though our neighbors don't know that. We're just going to tell them that we ran out of money for paint.

54 comments:

Mrs. Organic said...

It looks great! I love the contrast against the green of your yard.

Cocoa said...

Looks fabulous! I guess the designer knew what he was talking about.

Lunch Buckets said...

The colors great - but not as great as telling the neighbors you ran out of money :)

Erica Douglas said...

Love it! Might paint my shed in the same shade :) I'm inspired, if you can do a whole house I'm sure I can manage a measly shed

Robin said...

I love it!!! I am disappointed that you aren't going to be able to do the whole black house/blood red trim/Addams Family thing, but telling the neighbors you ran out of money is nearly as good.

Newlyweds Guide Francesca said...

I'm surprised at just how lovely the black paint looks. Great job!

Villager said...

Happy WW! Your yard is truly wonderful...

I invite you and your blog readers to see a visual reminder of how far America has come in the past 389 years on my WW-post this week (smile)!

peace, Wayne

Kacie said...

Hey! That's actually pretty cool! It's much lighter than I expected, and I think it looks more gray than black.

Cuz straight up black would look really Addams Family-esque.

Way to go!

Katya said...

Tres bien!

What a hoot....poor neighbors. Now they will be lying in bed at night, thinking about how to resolve your dilemma!!! hahaha...

Happy WW!

Blessed said...

I like it!

Marie N. said...

I'm glad you like it! Is DH as pleased as he expected to be?

Amber said...

You're those dark, brooding, ominous kind of neighbors, aren't you? Well, now it's confirmed.
:-)

Doll Clothes Gal said...

I knew you'd pick well. The house looks great!

Pencil Writer said...

Not bad. Not bad at ALL! Can't wait for the finished pictures--after reconstruction. ;-}

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Looks great!

Sarah said...

looks great!

Babystepper said...

Ooh la la! I love it!

It looks like the underside of a smoking cab-driver's hat. French cab-driver, of course.

It says, I'm classy and well-traveled, and I don't care what you think about my fashion sense.

And I mean that in the best way, of course. It doesn't look black at all.

Karen said...

I love it!

Melissa said...

It looks great!

Camald said...

Yes, It does look good!

Now... as far as I am concerned, French berets are typically black.. so... why on earth would they name the paint that!?!

Good job!

Tabitha said...

The house looks awesome!

Killlashandra said...

Looks like a good color. I'm glad it didn't turn out too dark. :)

The Source said...

Looks great! Can't wait to see the final results!

Sarah Jewel said...

I LOVE it! Here's why:
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v120/SarahJewel/?action=view¤t=House2.jpg
That's my house! though we painted the trim a lighter color. :) & it has shades now and the door needs to be replaced still... Definitely a fixer-upper, but we LOVE having a dark house!

allysha said...

Ah. Very nice.

imadramamama said...

I really like it! I'm glad it turned out O.K.!

Jen said...

I love that color. I think it looks wonderful.

Shannon said...

You've earned bragging rights finishing a project like that so fast! I think the color looks great, too!

Janet said...

I like it a lot! It looks like a deep lilac, and purple is my favorite color.
I'm staggered, though - Andrew painted the WHOLE HOUSE IN A WEEKEND? Can he come visit us? I have a feeling we could finish the house in a couple of hours if he were here.

lifemoreabundant said...

I love it! My house is brick, but if it wasn't I would be considering French Beret!

cndymkr / jean said...

Now I have to admit that I was a little nervous when you described it as "black" but this looks fantastic! Great job. Now I can't wait to see what the new addition looks like.

TONYA said...

I LOVE it. Looks fabulous, especially with the lush green lawn in front.

The Apron Queen said...

Looks pretty sharp if you ask me!

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Heather said...

Oh wow - it looks perfect, especially with all the green grass. Good choice. :)

planetnomad said...

Looks great! Sort of charcoal grey.

Genny said...

Love the name of the color. And I think it looks great. Change is always fun!

PJ said...

Looks Great!!

MiaKatia said...

I like it too!

Average Jane said...

It looks wonderful! Now I wish my house were freshly painted. :)

ewe are here said...

Wow! It looks great!

I'm very impressed that you got this done so quickly, too!

SabineM said...

it looks fabulous!!!

Flea said...

Say! That's not bad! I'm so glad for you that it turned out. :) It's sure to look stunning standing out in the snow.

Damselfly said...

You're right. It looks great! Not as dark.

Sallly Ann said...

great colour!! although I didn't see it before.

Jane Hamilton said...

You know, I did think it was going to look very 'Addams Family-esque'. But, I must say, it looks really classy... and cool.
Set off beautifully by the green grass...lovely.
Can I move in and watch the neighbors' jaws drop when you tell them you ran out of money?!?! Please?

Gray Matters said...

Love it - it's very stately looking. We just put in a contract for a house yesterday that has purple trim - got any suggestions?

www.dianawriter.com said...

Your home looks SPECTACULAR - LOVE IT!!!!

miriama said...

OMG. That is amazing! I am truly impressed. Thanks for the picture.

Sharlene said...

I think it turned out really good. You are on the cutting edge of a new trend I think.

Michelle said...

that looks very nice ..glad that you & Andrew had fun painting..

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Who would have thought that French Beret could look so fabulous? Very nice! I'm partial to dark colors anyway, so I really like it.

Ter said...

yes, yes, it looks great! I tried to visualize it and even with the help of the photoshopped photo I still couldn't visualize it, but yes, I think it looks great!

Kathy in WA said...

Looks great! I don't think I could ever tackle such a big project. You're my hero!

P.S. I have a July birthday as well. When did it stop being "hooray, it's my birthday!!" and become "oh dear, another birthday"??

Wish I had Blogher on my July agenda as well. :)

ames said...

It has a nice sheen to it, I bet it will reflect snow quite a bit and look much lighter in winter. Very cool, I'm so glad you did it! Sounds like the kids had fun too, I *love* painting and the fresh new feeling it leaves you with.