Monday, October 7, 2013

CottageK: Black Out

Things are rolling ahead at CottageK! I am going to show you our progress tomorrow after I snap some photos today. The first order of business is to get the outside painted and fixed up before the cold weather hits us hard. 

When I walked through the house with my realtor a couple weeks ago we were talking about my plans for it and I mentioned that I was painting all the old window trim black. She glanced at me in horror (totally understandable, it sounds crazy), because it's not something you see everyday around here. But I have already started slathering the trim and door in black paint and I am pretty confident that she will love it, and I'm hoping everyone else will too!


Here are a few reasons I'm thinking the beautiful old panes will benefit from a fresh coat of black paint.












What do you think? Wild, cool, unexpected? I can't wait to show you the outside tomorrow.

20 comments:

Rita said...

I love it! It will look great black!

Rita

www.ferrytaleshome.blogspot.com

sharon smith said...

It's a must Holly! Trust your instincts.......
Sharon
@novaraway

lwarmke said...

I love it! I am thinking of doing the same in my new home!

lwarmke said...

I love it! I am thinking of doing the same in my new home!

Meghan said...

Love that look. Can't wait to see how it turns out!!

Amy said...

I had the opposite reaction. Black trim! Yes! Can't wait to see it.

Kim @ Plumberry Pie said...

I'm a huge fan of black panes! I wish I could paint mine black, but they are inside the glass. And the thing is, when we got our windows replaced, I told the guy I wanted black, he looked at me funny too. Also told me it would fade. but every time I see it, I get mad at that guy for talking me out of it! ;)

mittenhouse said...

I am so excited to see it!

Cottage K reminds me of my first little house that I dearly loved.

Ronda said...

NICE! Are you painting the interior doors black too?

Iris said...

YUP! Go for it!

carli said...

I would never have thought of this, but I love it!! Can't wait to see it come together :)

Julie said...

totally down, 100% I love love love black window frames. do it!

Jessica said...

Love it!! Actually very inspiring, truthfully.. While I love an all-white palette, I also love me some drama and I think black trim adds just that! We won't be renovating our home for a few years, but I love collecting ideas for down the road. Oh ya, and black and white (or cream)? So classic. It'll be stylish for years.

Amy Cairns said...

That is going to look wonderful, can't wait to see the progress!

Robyn said...

You go woman! I LOVE the black, it provides a excellent frame for the beauty of the outside. Great living art......

Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

I'd love to hear the end of that story; when it's all done, let us know what your realtor ends up thinking of it.
I think it sounds just right for your fun & funky idea of the perfect house for a hip, young couple!

Amanda Peeler said...

I did the same thing in my house! It is like mascara for your windows.

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

Oh my goodness Holly you rock the decorator world! I love the black. My sister has all her trimmings in her home painted black and it is stunning. It's a perfect choice. Having so much fun watching your work ;)

Jamie-So Much Better With Age said...

Oh my! I'm in love! I'd love to have black windows in my kitchen. You've totally given me inspiration. Do you have original sources for these? I'd love to pin them!
Hugs,
Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

Julia said...

O At Home magazine-Spring 2007- Kate Walsh of Grey's Anatomy finds her McDream house. I saved the magazine because of her house- it's a 1923 Mediterranean-style four bedroom house. All the trim is painted in a black lacquer. The rooms are in bold colors. Velvet furniture. Talk about a bad case of the I WANTS! We had JUST finished redoing our 1920's home. And I was NOT about to deal with one more contractor or one more sheetrock dust clean up nightmare :-) However, it's springtime and I am dreaming- I MIGHT re-do just our bedroom...
I LOVE the black :-) Thanks for sharing :-)
Julia

 
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