my little black house



Well here it is.  Up until a few days ago everyone knew this house as the little red house in the park. Now it's the little black house in the park.




So far we haven't heard a negative thing about the color change.  Everyone that walks by has given a positive shout out.  The neighbors have not said a word either way so who knows what they really think?!  The important thing is that the house desperately needed painting and it's done and we love pulling into the driveway now.  It has a cape-cod feel now and the shingles really stand out.



This is the back step area. Larry added the porch railing and we painted the old light fixture red.  You never even really noticed the railing on the roof before either.  Now it stands out and looks great. Overall I think it came out well.  We spent right about $500 on paint and supplies.  A huge saving from the $3-5k estimates we received.

In other news...

I cannot ever thank you enough for your prayers and well-wishes for Melinda.  She underwent her chemotherapy last week and is emerging with flying colors!  She was warned that she would have skin lesions but has come away with none.  She is SO strong, you wouldn't believe it.  She is going for short walks and continues to be positive and serene.  She actually cheers me up!  I love her so much and can never pay you back for your love and prayers.  Really, you are the best.

And in other news...

We've been helping Alex and B renovate a 1940's house and it is coming out so nicely.  I can't wait to share photos with you about that whole adventure.

And in other, other news...

Country Living magazine is planning on shooting my house.  A big thank you to Catherine for submitting me.:)

So that's all.  Thank you again for your prayers and have an outstanding weekend.  xo



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  1. Your home is adorable painted black. And how exciting that you will be featured in Country Living! That magazine has improved so much under new editorship. They also seem to be featuring homes that are smaller, which I love.

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  2. Love the black Janet and sooooo thrilled that you will be featured in CL! Such a well deserved recognition for you and Larry and your beautiful home! xxoj.

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  3. So much good news! I'm so happy to hear that Melinda is doing well, she sounds amazing. A positive outlook is everything.
    Your house looks so perfect, it really suits you and Larry. I'm so excited it's going to be in a magazine, oooh the photo shoot day will be really a thrill! xox

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  4. Wow so much good news in one post! I love the black house and the crisp details. So glad M is coming out of a tough spell. Congratulations to A & B, I'm sure their house will be as fabulous and unique as their wedding. If they're short a '40s chandelier, let me know as I have one sitting in my garage staring me down every day. It's pretty much an identical match to the one in your bedroom. It was $5 and it's sat unused too long. And this is such fabulously exciting news about the house being published. I'm surprised it took this long! I think you should wear that blue and white pagoda dress for the photos. Or I'm seeing like a red military jacket with gold buttons.

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    1. stephen! they had purchased a gorgeous chandelier for the dining room at the rose bowl about a month ago and alex had cleaned it up and hung it to dry on the patio overhang. when they were finished with work on the house he forgot to put it in the garage and lock it up. someone broke into the back gate and stole the chandelier and 2 vintage bike cruisers. they are heartbroken! email me a pic and maybe we can work out a deal?!

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    2. This is real serendipity! Stephen you're so kind - so wonderful to read above your wonderful offer. But so sorry to hear about the theft of the chandelier. Absolutely heartbreaking.

      Janet, your house is looking darling - such a real jewel in your lovely garden. No wonder Country Living wants to feature it. Hope we can find a copy of that issue of magazine here in Oz when it comes out. Have never seen it in a newsagent here though.

      Thinking of your friend Melinda. She's lucky to have your support - and I'm so pleased that treatment is going well. It can be devastating. Though I think latest chemo is much more targeted and they can do more now to reduce the dreadful side effects. My mother had chemo many many years ago and she nearly died just from the treatment - not the cancer. She always worried that the cancer might come back but it never did and when she died years later it was not cancer related. Pammie xxx

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  5. Such good news all around and I am in love with the way the house came out! Stunning!
    I am always now anxiously awaiting the newlywed's house reveal. From your wedding pics they obviously have incredible taste.
    Have an amazing weekend!
    xo

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  6. The house looks stunning Janet - well done you and Larry!

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  7. Wonderful posting -- gorgeous home and a photoshoot too! Wow!!! Country Living is so lucky to have such a great example of True Living (honest lives with beauty and budgets!) -- and a budget-minded owner too! Can't wait to see the spread! :) Of course, I am certain that one day we will see The Gardener's Cottage as a décor-and-True-Living book too! :)

    And I am so glad for your friend's health news too! What a great lady! :)

    Cheers! Jan at Rosemary Cottage

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  8. The first photo is breathtaking! Your beautiful flowers really stand out against the dark color. I LOVE it!
    We are still awaiting green foliage here in PA
    joyce

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  9. Janet, your house looks amazing! I LOVE the black....so chic! Your garden looks even more colorful and charming. Fantastic! And congrats on your Country Living news...they are lucky to get your darling home! xo

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  10. Wowie!! I've been checking daily for photos on how it turned out and it was worth the wait! Love it! Congrats on the upcoming Country Living spread - you must be so excited! And lastly, looking forward to the photos of Alex and B's renovation. If it's anything close to the wedding style they had, I can not wait to be inspired yet again!

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  11. I am glad prayers are being answered, and that neighbors are not throwing stones at your house :) of course why would THeY ??
    It's just amazing, I loved the red for not being a red person because it just made you want to stop and look at all its story book feel, yet to become blacked with the beauty of a grey sky fishermans town, or a cottage guest house sitting beachside, or even that rustic euro chic feel of French cottage could you have asked for a home more beautiful? I think not!
    Now not everyone could paint a home black, it takes that special elevation to it design style or lots of surroundings to pull it off, but you my dear, I think this home has been calling out to be blaxk long before you even imagined it so.

    Would love to see it filmed ... Youtube with wonderful music playing, while sharing the outside right into the inside.
    It's a home and garden home to love.

    And if you get any haters, just remind yourself you knew what you were doing and they have no style sense :))

    Xoxo
    Home sweet Home.

    Dore

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  12. This is wonderful and charming and seems so very you! I cannot WAIT to see the CL spread on your home. Happy spring, April

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  13. Oh dear, I text messaged a friend and lead them to your site for a feature, and submitted you as well via her private email.

    Xx
    Dore

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  14. Great to hear your friend is doing well; I hope she has continued success with her treatments.

    When I saw Catherine asking for submissions for Country Living, I immediately thought of you!

    Your garden looks magnificent against the black shingles and the paint job looks superb. I have always loved dark black/brown houses. I have a 1925 white colonial with dark green shutters and a periwinkle front door, so I live vicariously.

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  15. Love it! It just seems so right that colour.
    Janie

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  16. So happy for Melinda! The house looks gorgeous! and how amazing - Country Living Magazine!

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  17. Your black house looks great! I like how the vintage car looks in the driveway next to it, and the flowers stand out nicely against the dark backdrop! I'll bet your neighbors like it and just haven't had a chance to say so yet ... but ultimately it's about what you like. And there's nothing distasteful about the color to not like -- it's quite elegant.

    There's a house in our neighborhood that is painted bright lavender with darker purple shutters and trim. It's really garish and hurts your eyes. Fortunately it's not located on our street! We live in an historic neighborhood but not one with regulations about paint colors and such.

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  18. The cottage looks wonderful! Can't imagine it any other color including red!

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  19. It strikes me how you have SO much more going on in your life than this blog! I am glad your friend is feeling better and your house looks divine. I didn't realize you're in what appears to be a hilly area. What is the park? Why is it called a house in the park?

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    1. i wrote about the park here...
      http://thegardenerscottage.blogspot.com/2011/04/walk-in-park.html

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    2. Wow, how did I miss that...I thought I'd read every single thing in your archives. Brain-smash I guess. I forgot to tell you congrats about Country Living. Now THAT is very exciting but I've always thought your house inside and outside is worthy of a magazine spread.

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  20. Congrats on the Country Living Shoot! The house looks fantastic!

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  21. Oh Janet, I am so glad to hear your friend, Melinda, is doing better - prayer works! And your black bean soup house IS BEAUTIFUL! I love it! What an exciting time for you with the Country Living Photo Shoot and helping the kids with their remodel (can hardly wait to see all pictures).

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  22. I absolutely love the cottage's new look! Great job you two. :) The vintage truck is the perfect accent for the photo. Prayers of thanks and gratitude for Melinda. And, congrats(!) on the County Living photo shoot. That's exciting news. Please keep us posted for updates on the issue in which The Gardener's Cottage will be published! Enjoy this lovely spring time at the cottage. Thank you for sharing. xx

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  23. I love your house! Last year we painted our bungalow a similar color, dark charcoal with ivory trim. We also have cedar shake siding and spent many hours filling in the gaps with a paintbrush. It was well worth it. We still get compliments and several people have asked us the paint brand and name. Plants and flowers look amazing against the house.

    There seems to be a return to darker house colors. Most of the homes in our neighborhood are younger than ours (ours will be 100 next year) and the predominant color is beige or light green. Ours stands out like a little gem!

    I also noticed that many art museums in Europe display paintings on dark walls.. esp. the impressionist works. There must be a reason :)

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  24. Too much goodness in one post! I love the shade of black you chose so very much. It is just perfect. Made only better because you and Larry did the work! Your son's home I am sure will be outstanding. Keep his truck for The CL shoot! I cannot wait to hear about that! And see it in print. A keeper issue for sure! And, best of all, your friend is doing well. You will have to sit out on the porch and try to take all this goodness in. Thank you for sharing. Happy Friday!

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  25. so glad to hear that Melinda is doing well, continued prayers. the house looks better that I ever could have imagined, the white trim really pops and the flowers look so lovely against the dark backdrop! that is so exciting about Country Life. many years ago, 1969 to be exact I was featured in Redbook magazine for cooking. it seems like another lifetime. guess that was my 15 minutes of fame. I look forward to seeing your beautiful home in print.
    Darby

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  26. Oh Janet, the house looks absolutely amazing! You've got to be the envy of the neighborhood...I mean, it really looks good, like it always should have been black. I had no doubts though, you have impeccable taste.

    I am so happy to hear good news about Melinda. I thought about you two last night and was getting worried that we hadn't heard from you. I'm sure you are a huge source of strength and goodness for her. Good friends are such a treasure, aren't they... xo oh, and congratulations on the photo shoot!!

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  27. Positive thoughts for Melinda as always. The house looks amazing and what a transformation on such a small budget. Well done for having the foresight to attempt such a change. Suzana from Australia xxx

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  28. Your home is beautiful. Love Black!!!

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  29. Looks so nice, the trim really pops.

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  30. Your red house was cute but your brownish-black house with white trim is elegant! Reminds me of the difference when a man wears black tie (as in "tux"). What color is your front door? The side door looks great in the dark tone. A bright color (that I had suggested) would be so wrong!

    You seemed to be in the doldrums some months ago, but now your life is bursting with joy! Such a lesson for us all to "hang in there," live with honesty and integrity, and the tide will turn. It will be thrilling to see your house featured in Country Living!

    Your book is on the horizon; not just on decorating and gardening and healthy vegn food, but on your philosophy of living life to the fullest on your own terms, and handling the rough spots with grace and courage.

    Kudos! - Jan-Leanne

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    1. thank you jan-leanne. the front door is still white. it has the original screen door so the front door will never really be that visible.

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  31. I love it in black. Just a little elegant, not remotely formal or pretentious.

    And it seems so right that your house will be featured. Can't wait to see it all lit and buffed!

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  32. Magazine shoot!! How exciting Janet! Love the colour change to the house, it really suits it so well, and as you say all the lovely details now stand out. So sorry to hear about your friend's Cancer, and I hope her treatment continues with such positivity as she's already experienced in the first week. You must be feeling so worried and stressed about it, but I'm sure you're a good support to her, even if you don't feel you are at the moment :)

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    1. TRULY BEAUTIFUL!
      I love your blog, thank you for being a lovely lady and blogging so the rest of the world can share in your wonderful karma.

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  33. I love the house !!!!!!!!!!
    Congrats on Country Living's shoot. You belong there. I am constantly amazed at how beautiful and comfortable you make living in small quarters seem. It is charming both now and before. Your dining room has been my favorite for years. Love that wicker desk/table. It all just keeps getting better and better.

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  34. Your house makeover is stunning!
    I am not at all surprised that your charming home is going to be featured in Country Living Magazine...that is super exciting and I agree with the other commenter who suggested that you have your son'd truck in the ohoto shoot. Please let us know which issue you will be featured in so that we don't miss out buying a copy.
    Wonderful news that your friend is doing so well...a positive attitude has an immense power over illness.
    What a shame that someone stole your son's chandelier...that is just downright nasty. I've seen your talent in action when making over rooms and your flair for home decor...I'm remembering the photo shoot you did for your friend...so it will be fun to see how you transform your son's 1940's bungalow.
    Hugs,
    XO

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  35. Janet---At first when you said your new house color would be black, I thought how ugly. Boy was I wrong. It's very pretty!!! The railing on the garage is very nice too. Great job!!!!

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  36. The house looks great!
    I'm glad to hear Melinda is doing well.
    I'm eager to see the house renovation, as we are still trying to figure out what to do with our 1940s kitchen.

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  37. Absolutely, positively LOVE IT!!!!!! You were so right to trust your instincts. Painting your home black took lots of courage, especially since you were leaning towards pink, but the house just seems so happy now, and your garden really pops against the color. You and your dh did an amazing job - kudos to you both!!!

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  38. Absolutely, positively LOVE IT!!!!!! You were so right to trust your instincts. Painting your home black took lots of courage, especially since you were leaning towards pink, but the house just seems so happy now, and your garden really pops against the color. You and your dh did an amazing job - kudos to you both!!!

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  39. Congratulations! I love your home and the beautiful inspiration you share with us. I cannot wait to see your home in Country Living. I know you'll share the publication date with us.
    You new paint looks amazing.
    xo,
    Karen

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  40. Janet,

    I love the way the color turned out...it looks SO great!! You must be so happy. I know what back breaking work painting can be. We just finished painting our bedroom and it took us most of the week. I did all the taping off and cutting in and my husband did the rolling. I picked Benjamin Moore's Devon Cream and I absolutely love it. (it took 4 samples to finally make a decision and I'm pretty sure I was driving my husband batty)

    I am so glad to hear that Melinda is doing so much better...she sounds like a real trooper.

    Congrats on being published in Country Living...that's amazing news!!

    Have a great weekend!

    Linda
    xo

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  41. The house looks great! And so happy to hear your friend is doing well!
    How exciting about your home being featured in Country Living. Let us know when!

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  42. Janet, your home looks wonderful! The black really does make all of the details "pop". I had never noticed them before. It also makes your lovely flowers stand out better.....I am so glad your friend is doing well.....Also, so glad your home will be featured in CL!!!! I absolutely love your decorating style! Your blog is one of my favorites. :) Lois

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  43. wonderful post filled with great news!!! Excited for you re the magazine, luff the house and yay for your friend!! x

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  44. Also, that garden is looking STUNNING!!!!!!!!!! I haven't seen you for 2 years. It's gone fast. You should visit me soon x

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  45. That paint job is transformational. Such a great look and your garden is so green (I am so used to yellow grass, can't get over how lush it looks). So glad about your friend.

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  46. Hello Janet,

    You must be delighted with how your house looks. It us incredibly chic. A wonderful colour, we always hoped that it would be a darker rather than lighter colour which you would go for. It is so crisp and elegant with all the details highlighted beautifully. You gave both worked extremely hard but the end result us absolutely worth it. Now, just enjoy!

    And, what heartwarming news about your friend Melinda. None of the treatments are pleasant but it sounds as if she is coping wonderfully with it all. She is lucky to have your loyal support, love and endless encouragement. This is so badly needed to get one through the dark days. There is now light at the end of the tunnel and how wonderful is that!

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  47. Congratulations for your magazine shoot. Your home and yard are so beautiful. They absolutely deserve to grace the pages of Country Living Magazine. Also, I am glad that Melinda is doing better.

    Janet, I know I am repeating myself, but since you may be boosted to Super Stardom with your magazine article I want to remind you of these things: Your blog is so user friendly and a joy to visit - just as it is. Please do not let anyone talk you into changing the setup. It reads like an actual book. It is calming and serene. I am sure other people that read your blog feel the same way. It does not take forever to load either. You don't have to click fifty million times. Sometimes simple is way better. I have actually quit looking at two of what were my favorite blogs because they changed theirs "for the better". They may be better for someone much younger who likes a cluttered up blog, but not me.

    Sincerely,
    Debra from SENC

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    1. i know what you mean about the change in format that a lot of blogs are going thru. i too have quit reading many b/c of the new shortened form that you have to click to read. who has time for more clicking? don't worry mine isn't changing. thank you!

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    2. I ditto Debra's comment about keeping your blog simple and am glad to hear it won't be changing.

      I am excited about the Country Living spread! I know they always bring in their stylists when they do these shoots, and am curious what they will do with your home because I think it is perfect as it is and cannot imagine them being able to improve on it. The black and white home looks so nice and I am glad you were finally able to get it done!

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    3. I double ditto. This blog is perfect. Thank you, Janet.

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    4. Triple...
      Betsy

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  48. Janet,

    I have to say this: A publisher would be a darn fool not to want to publish your blog in book form. It should be called "The Gardener's Cottage" using the same font as you use for your heading. And I hope they publish all the pictures great big. I hope your book is as big as "Geogia O'Keefe's One Hundred Flowers" or your "Ralph Lauren" book.

    God Bless You - your blog is an art form. I would love to own your book.

    Sincerely,
    Debra from SENC

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  49. Janet,

    I love your blog and am looking forward to seeing your cottage in Country Living. The new house color looks amazing and here in Massachusetts we still have "feet" of snow in our gardens so I envy your roses and green grass.

    All the best wishes and prayers to you and your friend.

    Anne Marie

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  50. Janet,
    One of the great joys of reading your blog is how positive you are about everything - house, clothes, family, friends, life's trials. There is gratefulness in what you write about your life. I come back to the blog because it is a life lesson....positive thinking gets results. Thank you.

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  51. oh AJJ! just like the elegant and ever chic little black dress! oh my. you have chosen so well.
    i LOVE the little railing on the roof.
    and ... as an addition to melinda's own healing therapies... you might tell her about 'the silva mind control method.'
    i came upon it years ago. only recently have started using it again. i lowered my triglyceride count from an astounding 2,125 to 500 in about one month. TRUE. the cardio doctor was amazed.
    i also use it for malignant hypertension. i have that down now to 144/80.
    if it were just 'by the numbers' ... i should have been dead long ago from a stroke or another heart attack.
    you can find the book in paperback on amazon. it is a life changer. DO tell her about it!!!! love and happy thoughts to you in all your creative adventures!

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    1. tammy j, melinda and i have both been reading jose silva's book for almost 2 years now! so interesting that you had good results with it too. that's awesome!

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  52. Janet, your cottage is so very, very lovely; the Black Bean Paint is amazing! Wish I lived near you so that I could bake you some Black Bean Brownies. Congratulations on the photo shoot for Country Living; will look forward to that edition. Louise

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  53. How beautiful! The color is just plain elegant, and black bean soup is the perfect way to describe it. You two did a great job on the house. I hope your garden is going to be okay with the water restrictions!

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  54. Beautiful, inside and out ... Love it! Will pick up the Country Living when it is published. Happy for you, Janet.

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  55. Janet,

    I forgot to mention in my comment above that the birds nest in my wreath has babies about a week old. It's so cool because I can see the momma bird feeding them through the glass in my door. I don't know what I was thinking when I said I could save the nest because it's COVERED with bird poop from the mom. It's even smashed up against the glass. I might have to throw out my wreath!! :/

    Linda

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  56. Oh my your house looks adorable! When I read that you planned to paint it black I wasn't sure how it would look but it looks amazing! Also you have such a lovely garden. Be sure to let us know when you are featured so we can find a copy of the magazine. Christina

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  57. Wow! I loved the red, but the black is AWESOME! Well done, you two.!

    Darlene, Wellington, NZ

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  58. I love it!
    And great job doing it yourself. It's so fun to get so much for so little. And make memories too!

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  59. Dear Janet, I have been with you for a few years now and have read your blog completely through more than once and just want to thank you for offering such a beautiful, peaceful and inspiring place to come visit. I always feel welcome here and always come back for the comments. It's such a great group here that is very accepting of all kinds ;)
    Your new house color is just dreamy....Congratulations on Country Living, you deserve it!!!
    Deni

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  60. Your house looks elegant and charming. A perfect color.

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  61. Just discovered your blog today. I was looking at The Impatient Gardener and she had a link to your blog. I love it...and love your home. Question: Can you possibly share the fabric you used for the pillows on the bench of your porch? I'm re-doing my living room in blues and I love your fabric. Jan

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    1. hi jan and thank you. i'm not sure of the exact name but i do know it's a ralph lauren fabric. i think it has dragon in the name? i will try googling and see if i can find a match. x

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    2. just found it! Ralph Lauren Nanking.

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    3. Thank you so much for responding! I am looking forward to your future blogs. Jan

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  62. I love the house black. It looks wonderful. Come and see me at my blog for simple fixes of simple things in my life. Still trying to grow my blog after all these years..

    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  63. Love the little black house, can't wait to see it in Country Living, congrats!

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  64. LOVE that Little Black Bean!!! She's a Beauty!
    As Always Thank You for all you Do :)
    Betsy

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  65. You have transformed your home from adorable and quaint to sophisticated and sublime! It could not be any more perfect. I love how it makes your roses the star.

    I can't wait to see you in Country Living. Congratulations on such an exciting opportunity!

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  66. It looks absolutely beautiufl! I didn't know you could improve on perfection!
    Yyay to the Country Living shoot - just make sure they get your location right! xxx

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  67. Your house looks so elegant! and congratulations on Country Living...can't wait to see it.
    Chhers, Lauren

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  68. Janet,
    Your house looks beautiful in black! The roses really stand out even more now! Congratulations on Country Living! A perfect fit! So happy to hear Melinda is doing well!!
    xo
    annie

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  69. Hey Janet! Who cares what the neighbors think?! We all love it!!!!! It really looks like it should have been black bean all along.

    Have fun with your magazine shoot....can't wait!

    xo Kelley

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  70. O.M.G. - I just LOVE it!!! I was waiting to see the pics and thinking it was going to look good but REALLY was surprised at how wonderful it is....it just fits you so much better than the red (it's like I know you...don't know you kind of thing). hahah!! Just love it. and then Country Living and your dear Melinda....Life is popping over there for you! So happy for you!! -Pam Atk

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  71. Wow, all I can say is WOW! I think it is so darling, and your railing does pop!
    So good to hear about Melinda. You are a wonderful friend.

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  72. Will you have A & B's remodeled home on your blog?

    Kathleen in Oregon

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  73. I'm so happy to hear about Melinda. The news fills my heart with happiness. And I am thrilled to hear about your beautiful house getting published on actual paper to have and to hold.

    This whole post just made my day. Love to you and big kudos fore living every moment of your opwn life.

    xo J

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  74. Your little house looks fantastic, looking forward to see it published, will for sure get a copy of that magazine. My heart goes out to you and to Melinda - cancer is a bitch... still with all the research done on it, it's still so unpredictable and just the word is enough to scare people.
    Take care
    Mireille

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  75. Your house looks wonderful, Janet! The white really pops, and the black actually makes the house look cooler. Recently, I saw a house in "Cottage White" magazine (Summer 2015 page 120, or thereabouts) that looked a lot like your Black Bean Soup color, and thought how great it will look on your house. And it certainly does. Perfect for the pages of Country Living -- can't wait!

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  76. The house is sooooo gorgeous!!!! I can't believe it.... ( I love red) but WOW....... and so very thankful for a good report on your friend Melinda!!! Congrats as well on the Magazine opportunity!!!

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  77. I am so excited about your County Living spread. I do hope you will let us all know when it will appear. The funny thing is that ,even though we really don't know you personally, it feels like a friend is appearing in a national magazine! Exciting! And I will keep your friend in my prayers as one cancer survivor to another. It is a terrible thing, but I had many blessings come about as a result of that terrible time. That's a small consolation for having to suffer, but something I was grateful for.

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  78. now every time I look at your black bean house, I want chips and salsa!
    glad your friend is doing better. paint and prayers are magic.
    pve

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  79. Your house looks wonderful Janet! I have always admired the black summer cottages in Denmark and your house looks just like one!
    http://houseofphilia.elsasentourage.se/2010/07/15/ett-aegte-sommarparadis/

    Congratulations on the CL spread! So well deserved. :)

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  80. it's lovely!! and congrats on the upcoming shoot and reveal in country living. well deserved. :)

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  81. I love the new cottage color! It's so you! Can't wait to see your house in Country Living!

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  82. Hi Janet. I can't find you on Instagram. Do you still have an account? Love your painted house!

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    1. thank you. no, i closed my IG account!

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    2. Why, may I ask? I loved seeing your pics! Was it because of checking it all the time? the feed? I would love to know how you manage your time online. sounds like you are good at it! (managing)

      Thanks! Jennifer

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    3. yes, i was always looking at my phone and began to hate it. :)
      as far as managing my time online, i just don't spend as much time on social media. i was becoming a slave to it and didn't like that so i've really backed off.:)

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    4. I'd never be the type to say I told you so :) not me!

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    5. i knew the minute you told me you didn't last on IG that i wouldn't either!

      and i'm so proud of you for not saying i told you so...:))))

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  83. Hi Janet, I'm so glad you're back! The house looks fab, love the color, as it suits the house.

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  84. Dore from Burlap Luxe sent me to see your house color! I LOVE it!! My dream is to have a small house one day in that very hue! Would you care to share your paint color? Can't wait to see the Country Living spread!!

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