HOUSES OF MANY COLOURS -- 19/08/2013

Posted by Judith Cholfe on Monday, November 4, 2013 Under: DIY

HOUSES OF MANY COLOURS -- 19/08/2013

HOUSES OF MANY COLOURS—19/08/13

Hello everyone!!! Happy Monday to all. Hope you had a wonderful weekend?
I had a great weekend… My husband and I went to a show in Toronto, spent the night downtown, and were tourists for the day on Saturday. Even though we both grew up there, we saw places that we’d never been to before…..took loads of pictures……

I will be writing about “HOUSES OF MANY COLOURS”, which I will get to shortly. First, I have some pictures of coloured houses in different cities around the world.

In 2009, my husband and 2 other couples went to CUBA, and this picture isHavana

In 2010, my husband and I went to Italy for our 25th wedding anniversary. In the main lagoon of Venice, there is a group of islands, two of which, are Muranoand Burano. The next picture is of the beautiful, coloured houses of Burano.

One more city known again, for its amazing coloured houses, is St.John’s, Newfoundland. My husband and I went to visit one of my brothers a month ago. 
These houses in St. John’s, are known as the JELLY BEAN houses. They just put a happy smile on your face……..

NOW, I shall tell you about my DIY HOUSES OF MANY COLOURS…..

I found these sweet little houses in a thrift shop. They were only $4.04 for the set of 3. (They’re one of those things that when you see them, you just HAVE TO HAVE them…….at least I did anyway)!!!!!

These houses are actually cut-off pieces of 4” X 4” FENCE POSTS. What a fabulous way to RE-USE, RE-PURPOSE, REDESIGN, and missing the dump site. If this project is something you think you’d like to try, you’d be able to get your wood at any building store, or hardware store. (They may even have end pieces that you’d be able to purchase).

When I bought them, they were painted very dark, somber colours…..dark burgundy, dark green and dark blue. (The white one was the dark burgundy, but I started painting prior to taking a "BEFORE" picture).

I coloured the doors and windows with a black permanent marker. The red door on the white house was painted with red folkart paint that I had on hand.
I chose the yellow, turquoise and white for my houses because they are already prominent in my outside space. (See my past blog of May 28th, 2013, BRASS CHANDELIER MAKE-OVER THAT DIDN’T BREAK THE BANK).

I chose to give my cute houses a home on the floor-boards of my back deck.


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Have a wonderful week…..
Until next time….Judy

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Judy Cholfe Hi, thanks for stopping by! I am Judy Cholfe, IRP...(Interior Redesign Professional), owner/operator of JC Redesigns, Interior Redesign/Staging-- Servicing Simcoe County and GTA. (705)727-6282 jcredesigns@gmail.com Decorating is my passion and I want to share that passion with you, the client..... I want to energize, motivate, and inspire people to do something fun and creative in their own homes. I also totally love anything DIY.

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