Monday, October 1, 2007

Good Enough for Now


Curb Appeal Has Been Restored!

The scramble is over for this year. The porch on the triplex is done "enough" to not totally embarrass us (it's a hard concept for a perfectionist to embrace, but I'm learning!).

If we get another run of decent weather before the snow flies, we'll do the floor and/or ceiling. The floor will be a mid-tone beige and I need to mix up a batch of sky blue for the ceiling.


We Painted the Numbers - Now You Can Actually See Them!

Pigtown Design did a post about blue porch ceilings and all the various theories as to why people paint them blue - everything from repelling bugs and evil spirits to reflecting more light into the house.

Silly me, I just thought it was pretty....

5 comments:

Anna at D16 said...

Hi Barb, I just wanted to let you know that I've really been enjoying reading through your archives! Your repurposing of "junk" is so inspirational, thanks for sharing.

Neutral Dwelling said...

Here in the south, we are told painting the ceiling blue confuses the spiders- they won't spin their webs.

Barb McMahon said...

I like that theory! The ceiling in my shop is painted ice-blue, and now that I think of it, I'm clearing away fewer spiderwebs this year....

And thank you Anna! Back at ya with the blog love!

design for mankind. said...

Your triplex is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Barb McMahon said...

Thank you! We were very lucky to get it!