CottageK: Black Out

CottageK, inspiration October 7, 2013
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.

Comments 20

  1. Kim @ Plumberry Pie says on October 7, 2013

    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! ;)


  2. Jessica says on October 8, 2013

    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.


  3. Robyn says on October 8, 2013

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


  4. Krystal Wight Armstrong says on October 10, 2013

    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!


  5. Julia says on April 12, 2014

    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 :-)


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