BEFORE AND AFTER




I have a little curb appeal for you today!  You remember how I went on and on about my outside paint color BM China White.

That it was the best white  absent of blue, yellow or any of those yucky undertones that can make you want to punch white in the face sometimes.

Here is Amy and Chris's house [Chris is my stepson].  They asked me for paint colors and well I was happy to shout out "BM China White" hands down...without a doubt....if you don't paint it that color then I will make fun of any other color you might choose.


Before it was yellow with black shutters.


Now she is sporting a whole new look with BM Kendall Charcoal on the shutters, the porch floors and BM Whythe Blue on the door.  

Oh Mommie.....I want to paint my door this color so badly.  And I love that they kept the old brass hardware.

We cut Whythe Blue by about 75% to get a much lighter version for the ceiling.



They only moved in last fall and the house sits back from the street with a lot of mature trees surrounding.  I think the lighter color and the brighter blue door will help it get noticed and isn't that what we all want.....just to be seen:)

In other news....I have been shopping for a small table to go in front of a window seat.  Lord people there are very few small tables to be found.

Here is my inspiration picture.  I was going to have this one built for a million dollars but that pushed it slightly over budget.

I have been looking at flea markets for something that could be painted.

Here are a few contenders.
Pretty but a little small.

Perfect size....

Again...good size but needs painting.

Love the wooden top....

Gotta make a decision soon....

OK....just in case anyone out there has some info to share with me I am going to use this blog to shake it out of you.

I have posted many times about my dogs and the one who just recently had his spleen removed.  
He is Zipper, my male sheepdog.  I had to return  him to GVS for 3 days because he could not keep any water down.  After all of the testing.......  it's  been diagnosed as a bad motility problem which means he has a hard time moving food through his body.

 Apparently this was also the cause of his twisted stomach, inflamed spleen and constant bloating which have all cost me a small fortune.

So.....long story short....low fat diet, gas ex, and a medication everyday.  If anyone has had any experience with this complication....please share. 

Desperate Mommie.

Scott's is coming up and I am one excited puppy.

Sheriky



 




35 comments

Anonymous said...

Try posting on the Craigslist > Discussion Forums > Pets section.

A few years ago my dog was having medical issues that my vet could not figure out. I posted the issue on the pets forum and someone had pinpointed the problem within a day. At that time there were quite a few vet techs reading. I have not been on there for years -- but it's worth a shot.

It's also a great spot to find out about pet food recalls.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What an amazing house and the color really makes it look all the more beautiful!!!! LOVE the soft aqua too!

Vel Criste said...

Yey BM CHINA WHITE!!!! It looks so beautiful on your stepson's house!!!! Perfect! Their lucky they had you to consult! Like the first table the most but might not be the right size, so good luck with choosing Sherry. As for your little one, don't have much experience on that, but I hope he feels better soon...

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Love their house paint!!! I had a dog that died of a twisted bloated stomach. ( they got into horse grain that expanded) and I feel for your poor pooch. When they are your family, you just do what you have to do to keep them healthy! Im so sorry and pray he gets his innerds moving properly!xo Nancy

Kathysue said...

Love the colors of your step sons home, Wythe blue is a favorite of mine, so soothing and easy to live with. I love a yellow house, but even this yellow loving gal will have to admit this is much better!! Sorry about your fur baby, I have no ideas here. Good luck with your poor puppy, xo Kathysue

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

The paint colors you choose for Amy and Chris' home are PERFECT!
I bet you find the ideal table at Scotts this weekend!

Karen at Home Sweet Hollywood said...

Sorry about your dog's ailments...bummer :(

Stepson's house is a beauty! Love the new paint colors...definitely gonna get her some attention.

Carol Beck said...

You made me come over from instagram ;-) That house is to.die.for. I love Wyeth and that's just the most amazing use of it!

I am so sorry about your pup!! I love dogs like crazy, and hate to think of one in distress. Hope all goes well.

Khammany @ Sweet Inspired Home said...

Oh my gosh! Love the blue door and the lighter blue ceiling. I'm sorry your doggy's stomach problems :(

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

That home is amazing. Great makeover with paint. I am so sorry about your dog. I have no idea but am already needing a glass of wine for you. I am sending you some emails...I may have found your table.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

So sorry to hear about your little baby. I hate when my pup has any medical issues, I always feel so helpless. I'm sure he'll be on the mend soon. :)

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Beautiful paint colors! Sorry about your pup.

Cindy said...

God, i just saw the coolest small round wooden table at goodwill for $40.00! It had these cool curvy legs too. I wish i could buy it and beam it to you!
Sorry about your doggie's motility problem... sounds expensive and no fun,,, poor baby...
The house looks 80 billion times happier and more current and fresh in that perfect white with the yummy blue door. The ceiling of the porch is heavenly too!

Cindy

An Urban Cottage said...

Kendall Charcoal and Wythe Blue are two of my favorite BM colors. Now I'll have to check out China White 'cause I'm going to bleach and pickle my kitchen floors and I need a few colors to sample. I think it's the same color you used on yours, right?

Sorry about your puppy. What a drag. I've always felt like throwing a bunch of money at the problem will fix it and, sadly, it's not the case. I hope you can find something that helps.

michele said...

that house looks amazing. you have the BEST eye for color. pick them for me any day of the week.

hugs to the pup and mama. sending healing vibes.

michele

Kim said...

Ah, so sorry about your puppy ... I hope he feels better! and the house, well ... perfection! xo

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

Stunning color combo... love it! China white one of my faves!!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Fabulous colors on their fabulous house!! Gorgeous curb appeal....love the double porches. Sorry about Zipper, and glad his condition was diagnosed. My Panda has Cushings and Mocha has Pancreatitis. Not good. Keep us posted on Zipper!! xo Loi

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Great colors for a house...I'm taking notes on that...their house is charming...is the inside as charming as the outside?

Tardevil said...

I so want to go to Scott's, but the 4 hr drive holds me back. Love Wythe blue! How about a game table for the space? Hope your pooch will be feeling better soon!

Kimberly Lemmon said...

So sorry your pup is having a hard time. I hate it when dogs get sick because they're so noble about it and that breaks my heart. On the up side, that paint makeover is killing me hard. Super fabulous!

Jerrold said...

There is a table almost identical to that on CL, but round. Search the Atlanta Craigslist for "Berkeley Table Side Round." Saw it today and remembered your post.

Blessings to you and your furry baby.

Privet and Holly said...

Oh that Zipper....what
a face! The things we
do for love, right? But
they are oh so worth it!

I love Amy and Chris's
house. The exterior
looks so fresh and modern
and does, indeed, stand
out from the crowd!!!

When we lived in a
Victorian house, we also
painted the porch ceilings.
Love that touch!

xo Suzanne

Barbara Moore said...

Oops commented on the wrong post - was supposed to be here. I'm a dork.

last one for sure....LOVE the BM white - and your step son's home. Going to Scotts today - squeal! Can't wait.

Barbreiky

Diana @ Your Day Simplified said...

You make me smile every time I read one of your posts. Thanks for making my day!

Nicole Shah said...

Love the colors you picked out...especially the blue! New follower to your blog. Love your style and sense of humor!

Lauren (The Cottage Mix) said...

Love the colors of the house. What a beautiful home, too and all of those trees!! I found the perfect table for your dilemma at a local antique store. You coming to Jacksonville any time soon?!? :) I wanted it but have no place to put it. Bummer. Hope your doggie is feeling better soon. Take care, Lauren

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Zipper is worth it.

LiveLikeYou said...

China White and Wythe Blue some of my favorite colors! Love how it looks. Yes the small table thing...just what I'm hunting down one for this tiny eat in kitchen. Even IKEA tulip is crowding it! Hope your dog is doing well!

lisaroyhandbags said...

LOVE the new house colours! so pretty!
Hope puppy feels better soon xo

Genny said...

Hello!
I just came across your blog and read your story about your dog. We also had a problem with our dog and her stomach with the food not going through her quick enough. She also could not keep anything down because she had a parasite. Once that problem was taken care of, she still had a touch tummy, but we were told to feed her a low-residue dog food, like Eukanuba. Unsure of the spelling - sorry. It helped her a great deal. We got her from a shelter when we lived in Missouri and she recently passed away at the age of 17! I understand about the costs! We had taken our little Mitzi to the University of Missouri vet school for her diagnosis. Hope this information helps! Zipper is adorable!

tim watson said...

I loved the soft aqua. Really good one and the others as well.

mrs. V | Chez V said...

Just when I thought I was so over blue paint in all it's light and dark saturated incarnations. Bam. That Wythe Blue is killing me softly. Excellent color choices - immediate face lift. But just so we're clear, I will never ever no not ever in a million be over blue & white porcelain.

Katie Nicoll @ Clark Adams said...

Compared to the previous color , this one's much more noticeable. Aside from light blue, a striking yellow is also a good choice. It's really important to invest on front doors and make them appealing, for the very reason that they create a lasting impression on your visitors and passers by.

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