Sunday, July 11, 2010

It was all Yellow

For the past 3 days, in the heat and oppressive humidity, my in-laws, husband, and myself have been painting our house. Yellow.



My husband was not impressed with the color at first. I think it's growing on him though. For years I've wanted a yellow house with white trim and black shutters/front door. I had hoped we would be able to change the siding first but it's not in the budget. Instead we paid to have wisdom teeth removed. And braces. And ... well, you know.

If you look up towards the top window you'll see the old green color (Sherwin-Williams Svelte Sage). The trim boards have since been painted.

New color: Sherwin-Williams Enjoyable Yellow. It looks rather orange in the can but goes on a gorgeous sunset yellow color. I just love it. In the next week or two I'll be planting Daisies and Coneflowers in the garden for a great showing next year. I'm also going to add a fountain.




After a long day of painting I went over to my next door neighbors and picked some yummy raspberries for muffins. A few blueberries in the mix adds a little something extra. You can find my standard recipe here.

What did you do on this glorious Sunday? I love Summer!





Mosic Monday at Little Red House, hosted by Mary

44 comments:

Dishesdone said...

Very pretty yellow, your house is so nice!

The muffins looks delicious! Very jealous, my raspberries didn't do well this year! Nice the neighbors share :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I really like that yellow - most I don't as they are to bright. Muffins look good also.:)
Have a great week.

Becky said...

Love that yellow! Your muffins make my mouth water, absolutely yummy! Just need me a cup of coffee!

A Garden of Threads said...

I agree with you, the new yellow color is perfect. The muffins look so yummy! Have a great week.

Becky said...

Forgot to add, we celebrated my daughter's 20th birthday at Chili's today. That's what we did this weekend.

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

I love the yellow! I think it looks beautiful!
And your raspberry muffins look delicious ♥

Traci said...

Oh, yum!
Kuddos to you all for doing such a hard job yourselves! It's a lovely yellow!

EG Wow said...

I think you chose a great shade of yellow!

The muffins look GREAT!

The Retired One said...

Your house and gardens are gorgeous, sharon!
We are renovating a house across the street from ours (it's over 100 yrs. old!) and we did it in yellow with white trim (we are putting white gingerbread on the porch)...I love yellow houses, too, they are so cheerful looking. I hope to post some photos soon when we get it done! Great job!!

Snappy Di said...

It's a happy yellow and also easy on the eyes. Wouldn't mind having a yellow house myself.

Country Girl said...

It's beautiful, Sharon. I love this color!!
It's as delightful as its name.

colorchic said...

I painted my house yellow a few years ago and when it was time to paint I painted the same color! Yellow is such a happy color, even on a gloomy day!

at the cottage said...

I love the house and copied the recipes. Blueberry Raspberry muffins here tomorrow. YAY and Thank you.

Cait O'Connor said...

I found a link to you on Sun pours down like Honey - an appropriate name for your beautiful new paint colour?

I love your house. I love all things New England - please don't think me mad but I feel I have lived in New England in a past life - I look forward to reading all your earlier posts.

hip-chick said...

I like the yellow color also. Very pretty. Sunday I celebrated my son's 2oth birthday as he is on leave from the coast Guard. It's great to have him home. I love summer also.
And, I think after all that hard work a beach day is in order for you!

Jayne said...

Oh, I like the yellow a lot Sharon! Great choice. So clean and cheerful. The muffins look divine... I can smell them from here in GA!

Susan said...

Great choice for a color, Sharon. Just love it as it's cheerful and bright. We did our kitchen in yellow (Morning Sunshine it's called) and I love that , too. It's a great way to start the day, even when it's dark outside. Great job! Susan

Kerri said...

Oh I adore the softeness of that yellow! I would say they chose I great name for it - very "enjoyable"! And YUM YUM on the muffins!

altar ego said...

I love a gentle yellow, and am getting ready to paint our living room a shade that seems to dance between a pale, rich gold, and an enticing, rich yellow!

Blessings on you painting in the wretched heat!

Thanks for the inspiration today on the mosaic. I have partaken myself today!

Barbara said...

I like the yellow on the house. So pretty! Those muffins look wonderful. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Laura said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the yellow, Sharon! And when you said you were painting it yellow, I thought to myself - black shutters would look great - our minds think alike! Great job!

Susan said...

Oh, I like this color. And the daisies and cone flowers will add a lot to it. I think it will look gorgeous.

Thank you for the yummy photos of your raspberry muffins. Oh, those look so good. I think I am baking today.

Have a great day,
Susan

Carolynn said...

I like it! It's sunny & cheerful & refined.

My Sunday was spent with The Frenchman just enjoying each others' company. We have just the one day off a week together, so we do our best to relax and not get caught up in busyness. After a scrumptous breakfast, we rode our bikes along the waterfront for a few hours, sat in the sun & watched herons fly by, and then finished the evening with a movie & a bubble bath. *smile*

Teresa O said...

What a soft yellow color, perfect for a home in New England. Your raspberry mosaic is delicious. I think it's time for blueberry buckle.

Riet said...

What a lovely house you have and I love that yellow. Makes it sunny and friendly.
Have a great day.

Life is good! said...

i'll give you a two thumbs up! i love yellow. such a peaceful happy color. great job! and the fruit looks divine!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

I'm a really big fan of yellow so I'm enthralled with your color choice...

Crafty Gardener said...

We live in a yellow house too. Yours looks wonderful.

Susan said...

I agree, a yellow house is grand :)

Hula Girl at Heart said...

I spent hours at the church decorating and painting backdrops for bible school. Whew.

I love a yellow house, and the shade you picked is great. Perhaps you will understand why I'm so excited about the raspberry, blueberry and blackberry bushes we planted this year.

Mary Lou said...

I LOVE a yellow house with black shutters. I've loved every one I've ever seen! Yours too!
My daughter painted some walls yellow and isn't pleased and I will tell her your yellow color.
Love the raspberry mosaic too.

Meri said...

The raspberries look delicious. I've got golden raspberries in the yard and they never make it into the house. Everyone eats them right off the bushes.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I think you chose your colours wisely. It looks lovely and with the new plants added it will look dynamite. Good job.

Mary said...

Oh Sharon, what a pretty color! It will look so beautiful with Shasta daisies and coneflowers. And your raspberry muffins look wonderful! thanks for sharing at MM. :)

Char said...

beautiful renovations and those muffins look so yummy.

Krista said...

I've always wanted a saltbox house in taupe with white trim and black shutters. Good for you for going for your dream! It looks amazing, so do the muffins!

Donna said...

Your house looks wonderful. I like that shade of yellow. I have a yellow house too, but it's not a pretty yellow shade like yours, it's an unfortunate 70s yellow shade.

Loree said...

WHat a gorgeous shade of yellow. I am planning to paint a bedroom yellow some time this summer. Whether I will actually find the time to do that, in between enjoying time at the beach, remains to be seen.

Pat said...

What a lovely shade of yellow! Not too bright, kind of mellow, yep, just right! You have a beautiful house!

Those berries look delish, as do the muffins!

Alysia said...

your pictures are beautiful! I just stumbled on your blog - New Englander myself :raised in VT, live in MA now (born in NYC, but we don't talk about that). Thanks for sharing those beautiful shots!
Alysia
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Pondside said...

I love your yellow - what a cheery colour. How can a yellow house be anything but a very happy house!

Susannah said...

I love the yellow with the black shutters and the green foliage of your plants. Very pretty!

Susannah

Diana said...

Enjoyed a first visit.

I visited the New England area in June. Wow.....

Come see me soon.

Allison said...

I love
love
love
love
raspberry muffins.

Not much reminds me of my childhood, my Mom in the kitchen, more than a batch of hot from the oven raspberry muffins, picked from our place.

I love a yellow house too. (Is that too much love?) It's true!