Monday, October 08, 2007

Haint Blue

Okay, I took your advice and painted my itty-bitty beadboard "porch" ceiling haint blue.

It is 25% the color of the wood storms below it.

It looks surprisingly good with the yellow. I think it's going to be one of those quirky things that makes me smile whenever I walk up to the house.

11 comments:

Carol said...

Lookin' good!

Ranty said...

I lovvvvvvvvvvvvvve it!!!

jm said...

BEAUTIFUL!

(With just a hint of Swedish :)

Fargo 1928 said...

Wow, that looks so great with the yellow. I'm glad you decided to give it a shot.

Dulcie said...

Oh my gosh... it all looks so, so, so good!!

bryan said...

The color does look great! Here in Virginia, its also said that the traditional blue color for porch ceilings was used to keep dirt daubers (wasps) and spiders from building nests and webs on the porch - made them think that the ceiling was the sky..but I guess that only works if insects can see colors! Anyway, its a neat tradition - and I just finished painting the porch ceiling of my 1926 house blue also!

cristina said...

Spectacular!

Greg said...

I've been out of the loop for a few months, but I just caught up.

The front of your house just BEAMS! Just wonderful work. This has been a long project, but you did it right and it is ready to go for another 100 years.

It looks fantastic!

Josh @ Bungalow '23 said...

Fantastic! It makes me think my porch needs a blue ceiling, too. *Must resist urge to start another project*

StuccoHouse said...

Thanks :-) I don't mean to be obnoxious, but I do really, really like it.

Bryan - Good news about the wasps....as I was seeing some circling the area a few weeks ago.

-finis said...

That looks really nice. A tone-on-tone thing like we used to do with ties and dress shirts. It looks a wee bit Scandanavian too. When we finish our massive landscaping project maybe we'll give blue a try for our porch ceiling.

'25 Bungalow
Hamline-Midway
St. Paul, MN

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