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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

New Paint Job for My Old House




















I moved to this 1940's house out in the country about 2 1/2 years ago. The house had been bank owned and in a really poor state. I have been slowly cleaning up the interior over the past 2 years but now it's time for work to be done on the outside. I love this house it has all the room I need to run my art business from as well as plenty of space to live in. The house gives me a big room for all my art printing equiptment and also an additional room for a shop/studio with an office which has a front entrance. It also has plenty of bedrooms that help me keep traveling vendors who come to participate in our shows. One of the many bonuses to this house is the poolhouse complete with a kitchen and bathroom where I teach my rose painting classes. It's truly a diamond in the rough! I can't wait for this phase to be completed because I have so many dreams and inspirations waiting in line for their turn to come to life!
XO Christie













26 comments:

  1. Fallbrook is beautiful. I know because that's where my brother was born. Ooooh, sweetpea, that's coming along nicely and how fortunate for you to have found the perfect place for everything! Love everything you do...
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  2. I love your house Christie, inside and out! Yes, you do have tons of space there and everything is layed out sooo nicely:) Great pool house too!!! Where do you have the pool boy hiding? lol.

    Mary

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  4. I love the new paint job and cannot wait to see what other magic you will perform! Hope all is going well for you.

    Take care my friend,
    Sue

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  5. What a lovely "home" you have and becoming lovelier!

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  6. I love it!!! ... I can only imagine what it will look like when you finish it...I'm sure your gardens will be 'full of roses' ...lucky you.
    Big hugz ...Betty

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  7. Such a beautiful home! Love the pool house too!

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  8. I Love your house Christie and can't wait to visit there again :))

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  9. Happy May Day Christie!! It's the day in France lily of the valley are offer as lucky charm for all year!!
    Joyeux 1er mai to you and yours!!!
    The flowers are light and fresh like your lovely home.

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  10. Wow, Christie! It looks amazing. I was just telling B about it. Your home really does have the farmhouse feel. I love it!

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  11. they say that a house has a soul.. yours is lovely and its lucky to have you to bring it to life... cheers from oz xxx

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  12. Oh, what a dreamy home! To have a poolhouse with wonderful lighting to paint by is divine. It's always exciting to make a house into a home. Have a lovely week! ~ Angela

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  13. What a cool home you have Christie! I'm happy for you. Please put me on your list for upcoming painting classes or give Alice the schedule to give me. Thanks, Judy Steward

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  14. What a sweet home you have, Christie. It is you through and through. I love it! It will be lovel all spruced up for Summer-xo Diana

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  15. Hi, Christie,
    You have a charming home! I know you will be glad when all of your "sprucing up" is over. It sounds like this is the perfect place for you and your beautiful paintings. I surely enjoyed visiting with you on the phone this afternoon. I can hardly wait to receive my wonderful rose masterpiece from you. Thank you for stopping by for a visit at Bunny Cottage. Wishing you much continued success and happiness! Vicki

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  16. And when can I arrive for a weekend stay? LOL! Lovely home you have Christie! It is going to be glorious all painted up! xo

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  17. Dearest Christie,

    It is a lovely home! But owning a home comes always with the upkeep of it. Ours will need some repainting within a couple of years too.
    Did you ever get to see the post I did about your art work on April 17: Introducing the ULTIMATE Rose artist from Château de Fleurs...
    Wishing you a productive week ahead!
    Love,
    Mariette

    PS at the top right on my blog you can search for e.g. the word ULTIMATE and that post will pop up.

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  19. It is cool! Wish you good luck with all te work,

    Regards Paper Roses,

    Janny

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  20. Most houses in the 1940s had wall to wall carpeting, and approximately 40% of exterior design efforts in the 1940s focused on the garage or carport. How long has it been for your garage? BTW, I like the atmosphere of the swimming pool - it's pretty cozy.

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    1. Personally, the most memorable furniture piece I've seen in the 1940s is the seven-way floor lamp, are you familiar with it, Kelly? As far as I can remember, it costs $9.95 each.

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    2. There are still seven-way floor lamps available today, Louie and they have that retro look. :P I usually see them in churches as they prefer to have a little touch of classic when it comes to interior design.

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    3. Louie, I think what you are referring to is the seven-way floor lamp. Some houses even have these lamp models still installed in their homes today, actually. Since this is a 1940’s era home, there's a big possibility that it had or it still has one.

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