I wanted to start off today by telling you about a visit I had with my dear friend, fellow bunny lover and quilt instructor, Shannon Shirley of Once in a Rabbit Moon. If you've been reading my blog for a while, you will know Shannon from lots of previous posts of when I stayed at her house and taught for her guild.
Shannon taught her Bottles and Blooms class for our guild and also gave us an amazing trunk show of her work. Such fun we had! She has soooooooooo many incredible pieces.
Here she is showing us how to use our Inktense pencil to color our stems. Everyone learned a lot and thanked me for bringing her to our guild. I knew they would love her as much as I do!
Next, the shutter color decision was finalized! Wooooooooooo hoooooooooo! Thank you for commenting. It's really so exciting for me to share this adventure with you. Between here and Facebook, it was almost dead even with no shutters and leaving the shutters, but with a softer color.
I allowed myself several days to just sit and look at the house and the paint swatches in different light. What I figured out is that the house isn't really creamy/yellow at all. It's more of a creamy/grey. All the green colors I was trying to put with it looked awful. So, I decided to do what I like best and that is work in a monochromatic color scheme.
I picked a color that was the closest to our house color and then all the way to the bottom of the paint swatch and picked the darkest version for our front door and the next shade up for the shutters.
Our house looks very similar (just lighter) to Sherwin Williams 7036 Accessible Beige. So I picked 7041,Van Dyke Brown for the door and 7040 Smokehouse for shutters. This soft brownish green did the trick! Shannon loves it and David does too. As for me? Well, I did the happy bunny dance in the front yard. hee,hee,hee
Even Mr. McGregor approved of the color and he doesn't approve of much!
Of course, David wasn't too excited about painting the shutters again and when I offered to do it, he told me "No way!" as I pretty much stink at painting. He did however let me paint the chrome screws. Shannon just had to get a photo. ;)
I will either paint the chairs and porch swing white or....get some brown wicker pieces instead. Hmmmmm....
So, one thing off the list. The landscaping crew should be here in a few weeks. I can't wait to get rid of all the overgrown, dorky looking stuff and the worm eaten grass. It's going to be so pretty.
See ya back here next Thursday for our final block in the Briarside Lane adventure!
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