Monday, 19 July 2010

Pretty as...

Thanks to a spell of warm dry weather, we've made good progress on painting Grand Cottage. The east side has its final coat already and there is just the trim to do. We're very pleased with the way it looks.

Here's one proud homeowner admiring his handiwork.

Although the colour looks quite bright red in full sunshine, it darkens to more of a burgundy in the evenings and on cloudy days. We had initially considered going for a deeper colour, but on seeing several houses in that particular shade, we realised that it turned to purple or brown when the sun was not directly on it.
Bearing in mind how many cloudy days Vancouver has, we chose a more vivid red. We like it, and, to judge by their comments, so do the passers-by.

In the photo below you can see a section of the back wall, still unfinished.

Another couple of days and we will have the trim on this side painted in ivory and black, which will give it more detail.

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