Transformation with a Little Paint

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She would often say…  “this looks like the Psycho house!”  She, being my darling sister– we call her Beeb. She really really disliked the color of this house. In fact she thought last Halloween it was perfect for the scary one on the block. (this is where you would see me simply shaking my head back and forth… you are nutzzz Beeb… it’s a nice house.)

Beeb and Popz have often been a subject of my blog — thank you for the inspiration you crazy KIDS!!

So, she went on a quest! Beeb and Popz happen to live in a community where they have VERY strict CCnR’s (did I say STRICT???) as in you sometimes see the community police slinking through the neighbor hood checking to see if you have planted a flower you didn’t get permission to plant.  Ok, it’s not THAT bad… but almost.

Beeb drove around her community for a month I swear, and practically wore her lil eye balls out deciding on the color scheme for her house… then they had to go to the board to get approved…sigh… after a couple of tries… FINALLY they got the go ahead to change the paint color — and it started to rain– another delay.

Finally the transition began. These painters were awesome– they did such a great job.

This is a great shot to show the REAL contrast I thought.

At last!!  Complete — I love it to pieces.  The neighbors who often are out walking in the evening would stop by with their wonderful complements.  They loved to see the progress.

The transformation is dramatic!


It doesn’t hurt that Mother Nature’s incessant rain–then snow–then more rain –have helped the colors to pop.

… And of course there are the details (it’s all in the details)  that Beeb is so gifted with. She totally refurbished this clock inside and out and moved it from one place to another so cars passing by could see the clock a bit more easily.

These little critters are just adorable.

Bottom line the house looks GREAT… but it’s not just a house… This house is filled with love that oozes out!

They love one another and every day spending time doing for others is what they are all about.

It’s the love and beauty in this house that makes it a home. (above- Ms J and her Son C  –Beeb and Popz Daughter and Grandson.)

If you stop by Beverly’s How Sweet the Sound you will find such fun things.

Also, if you are in love with fantastic yards stop by and see Tootsie and the other fantastic gardeners!

Join with us as we celebrate Friday~~Finding Beauty.

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TTFN~~Claudia ♥ ♥

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June 10, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Fridays Finding Beauty | 26 comments


26 responses to “Transformation with a Little Paint”

  1. Christine says:

    Not only is the house beautiful but the garden is gorgeous and your sister and her son are lovely….Christine

  2. Glenda says:

    Hey Claudia, that house is so beautiful…love the chairs she has outside…and the clock..a nice touch…
    Good to see you again…

  3. Kiki says:

    Wow..this transformatiom is beautiful…what a stunning home! Yay!  Gorgeous post!

  4. Ebie says:

    Wow, this is a great transformation!  The choices of colors are just gorgeous!

  5. Annette says:

    Ohhhhhh….I love houses like this and the transformations is just wonderful.

  6. Wow, that is indeed a magnificent transformation! Those new colours are just beautiful and the touch of pink on the chair is a quiet nod to the original shades of pink on the house.
    Thanks for sharing this and for having us today, Claudia.
    Best wishes for a great weekend,
    Natasha, Stacey and Holly.

  7. That really is a beautiful transformation!

  8. I love the change it made when repainted…liked it before…LOVED it after and the gardens…gorgeous!

  9. Molly says:

    Very beautiful house and the yard is to die for.

  10. Pam says:

    Well done on the house and the flowers are stunning. I don’t know what the flowers in the last picture are but WOW.

  11. Valerie says:

    What a beautiful transformation. Just a little paint and some hard work and wow!

  12. Jay says:

    Wow, that is quite a transformation!  Your Sis and BIL have made it so beautiful!
    We have areas in England that have stringent planning laws concerning even the colours of the houses, too.  It’s usually the price you have to pay to live in one of the more beautiful places, and it’s quite right. It would completely spoil the whole look of the place to have someone come in and decide to paint their house sugar pink, or clad it in faux stone, wouldn’t it?
    I’ve been missing for a few weeks, but I’m back! Beware!  It’s an insect post.  😉

  13. Karen Cox says:

    What a lovely home, and paint does transform.  Hope you have the loveliest Friday.  You reminded me that I should really paint our adirondack chairs in the garden…a bit of color changes everything.


  14. Elisa says:

    Love the new color (even before) and after and what beautiful landscaping.

  15. Pat says:

    How beautiful!  I love the gardens and all the special touches she has done.  The clock is a unique touch!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Have a great weekend ~

  16. Beautiful house, home  and sister. I could sure tell she is your sister. You both have such beautiful eyes. Great photo’s too.

  17. Holly says:

    I agree.  It is amazing what a good lick of paint can do.  The transformation is breath-taking!  

    Holly (3 Sisters, 365)

  18. bettyl says:

    I’m glad I found this great meme! The house has such is dramatically different!

  19. bettyl says:

    I mean…..the house looks so dramatically different! I really do know grammar, but hit the ‘submit’ button in the middle of….never mind.

  20. Hello Ms Claudia, Thank you for stopping by and strolling my gardens. Also Thank you for your kind comment and invitation:)
    I must say what a dramatic difference! It’s Amazing what paint can do!! and Love,Love, Love the cute little pink and white chairs w/ the flowers!!
        I really enjoyed my visit here, you have some Beautiful photo shots:) See you soon,
                                                                                                                                              Enjoy your weekend! 

  21. Hi ,it’s me again!:) I know it’s a bit late ,but I took you up on your offer:) Thanks

  22. Wendy says:

    I am so happy you invited me to join in on your party! What a beautiful and awesome transformation! I am loving that pink chair 🙂
    Hoping you have a wonderful fun filled weekend!

  23. jaz says:

    hi…thanks for stopping by my blog.  i just signed on to follow you!  stop by and enter my giveaway when you have time. i post one each saturday. today’s will be for a vintage brass candlestick that would look great in your house.  i love the colors by the way!

  24. Olga says:

    Beautiful house, and I love that clock.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and telling me about Friday Finding Beauty. I’ll try to join in the future.

  25. Esther says:

    Ok, comments can be placed on top of the post and not at the end..duh…found it! What a great post, thank you for sharing! Happy Pink Saturday!! Esther XX

  26. selfsagacity says:

    You made it look simple. Why can’t I ever find simple ugliness to do magic with ;-). Love the transformation!

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