What are the Daisy Cottage paint colors?
For the exterior yellow we used Beach Umbrella .
For the exterior trim we used Super White High Gloss by Valspar.
For the interior yellow we used Laura Ashley's Cowslip 3. This is a wonderful yellow! It goes with so many colors and I think you will love it!
For the interior trim we used Antique White by Porter Paints.
For the interior red in my office, kitchen, and guest bath we used Richly Red by Waverly. Again - this is a gorgeous red and looks great in any light.
For the interior green that is in our center hall we used Olive 4 by Laura Ashley.
For the interior blue in our new beachy-travel-office room we used Cool Carribean by Laura Ashley.
The red that I used on the front porch dresser is Apple Orchard by RUST-OLEUM. I brushed the paint on the dresser, but I also use the spray paint version for smaller pieces.
The red spray paint that I used on the dining room mirrors is Sunrise Red by RUST-OLEUM.
The yellow spray paint used on decorative items, including my office chandelier and garden table, is Bumblebee by Valspar.
*All of the above paints, with the exception of the interior trim, were found at Lowe's.
The aqua spray paint used on decorative items and our courtyard patio furniture is Jade by RUST-OLEUM. I found this fabulous color at Home Depot.
Where is Daisy Cottage?
In sunny Florida!
How old is Daisy Cottage?
Daisy Cottage was built in 1922.
How long have you lived there?
We became her caretakers in October, 2005.
Do you have children?
Yes.. and they are my pride and joy:
What kind of dog is Maggie?
Maggie is a long-haired dappled miniature dachshund. Her mother is an English cream.
How old is Maggie?
Maggie is five years old. She was born on February 11, 2004.
Are dachshunds good with children?
What kind of camera do you use?
A Canon PowerShot G9 and a Canon EOS 7D. Thank you dear hubby.
Can you share any photo taking tips? How do you get your pictures so bright?
I take my photos with the camera set on the highest resolution. I don't use the flash. I resize and crop the photos to fit the blog. That's about it. I don't have Photoshop and I don't have a tripod. Maybe one day I'll learn how to do these things!
*update* I have recently been enjoying this photo editing site for mattes & borders and other fun things too.
Who dusts all of these things?
Umm - that would be ME! ;-) And it isn't that big of a deal - really. Once a week, I turn the music up and dust room by room. I think when you surround yourself with things that you really enjoy, dusting becomes less of a chore and more a labor of love. I need to remember that when Maggie and Marley's furballs start to get me down! ;-)
Where do you store everything?
Old houses are notorious for not having enough closets, and Daisy Cottage is no exception. So my closets, are indeed, filled - BUT I do use most of what I bring home and when I am ready to pass things along, I do to my family and friends, and often donate back to Goodwill, Salvation Army, or other local thrift shops. Of course my sister and I trade back and forth all the time too! And many of the things that I bring home become gifts for others over time. Remember - that 75 cent tea cup that you found at a yard sale makes a sweet gift for someone when filled with candy or a tea bag, especially when tucked inside a basket with a few other special things! My dining room buffet holds all of the various china that I've collected that isn't currently being used or displayed and it also has drawers at the bottom that holds napkins, place mats, and other fun things - like vintage doilies. I have a wicker trunk that holds my tablecloths. Having several buffets to use as storage is a wonderful thing too! For example, I have the tall dining room buffet that holds the china and linens, and then I have the little red buffet that holds serving pieces, and then I have the living room buffet that serves as our wine bar.
Do you speak with a southern accent?
No I don't. Well maybe a slight one. I am a native Miamian and we tend to not have southern accents. Now my Mother? ;-)
I'm thinking about starting a blog. How should I begin?
My best advice for you is to just do it! Don't over-think it. Sign up with a blog host; follow their easy instructions; use one of their many templates; share whatever you want to share; hit the publish button, and voila! You have a blog! Let the fun begin! Mine started on a whim! Oh, and make sure you share your link with me so that I may add it to my Blog Candy page!
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