Good morning folks ~ I hope you all have a lovely weekend. It’s supposed to be a gorgeous one for us.
I found the photos from when we first painted the buildings our plum color, and I think I may have to rethink these colors again. Good thing I found these pics. We had this paint specially made up. It looks a different color depending on the time of day. It can appear to be purple, brown or gray. See how the pine trees behind the little building in the first picture go with the paint color, that’s exactly what we wanted.
I put the sample ‘Peruvian Violet’ next to each photo so that you can see it with the old paint job right after we did it. Which was done in 2004. It has really faded out since then.
South living room wall.
East Scullery wall both pics below, different times of day.
This is the workshop as seen from the main garden.
The first picture below is with Purple Mauve on the top and Gypsy Magic on the bottom. Then we have the Peruvian Violet in the right hand photo. I need to paint some of both colors on the caravan walls to see what I think when looking out the scullery window.
This is what I what I see looking out the scullery window, zoomed in.
Purple Mauve - right, Peruvian Violet - middle, and Gypsy Magic - left. You can also see a little of the PV painted on the top right piece just under the orange flashing. I think the PM and the GM are just a little too rosey for what I really want.
I decided to see how colors would look on the front/west side of caravan, and I got happy while painting. It’s nice having these little paint samples.
I just wanted to see how the colors would work together and I’m excited about this project. I won’t be painting the Exotic Orchid, here on trim of windows and door, on the house. That would be too much I think! Of course, I better not say I won’t either.
Here is a video that has inspired me. I’ve enjoyed watching a LOT of these Central Texas Gardener videos. We grow quite a few of the same things.
Watching the video I found out that she is also a Pisces.
Lucinda Hutson's Life is a Fiesta Garden |Central Texas Gardener
Well, that’s it for this week here at Plum Cottage.
I hope your Spring week is colorful and happy, or at least that you are seeing some bits of color and green which will make you happy.
Happy Spring ~ FlowerLady
P.S. Choosing paint colors is hard.
Hopefully I’m done thinking about this. At least I’ve not bought the paint yet. I’ll go out and look at the caravan again later this afternoon, early evening.