This blog chronicles the importance of and efforts to return to Mother Earth in spirit and in body. This journey is not one of primitivism or reenactment of an earlier age. It's hope is to inspire me to find the middle ground between necessities of the 21st Century, the need to find a simpler way of life, and our ethical responsibility to protect the land and preserve our natural resources.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

A house of a different color

There’s not much to paint in a log cabin. But surely there was an episode on Little House on the Prairie when Laura had to paint Mr. Olsen’s fence to buy a Christmas present for her adoptive brother (hijinks ensue). By the way, the whole Ingalls family must have rolled over on that one.

Sherwin Williams Preservation Palettes offer Victorian and Arts and Crafts paint colors that are historically accurate and of prevaling popularity for turn-of-the- century through 1920s interior and exterior architecture. The larger swatches are wall colors. The two smaller colors were used for trim and decoration.

How authentic should the cabin be? I’ve indicated that electricty and some 21st century amenities have become necessities to me, but the rest might benefit from an historic touch. At the very least, the research is interesting.

2 Comments:

Anonymous borgwoman said...

Well, don't get your heart set on a particular color until you've bought your appliances and such.

This reminded me of something about Anne Rice. Everybody was upset that she was painting one of her New Orleans houses red, even though it was one of these historically correct colors. I don't know what finally happened with it, and it was before the hurricane anyway.
I guess some people just don't have anything better to do.

I hope you are feeling better.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006  
Blogger cabinbabe said...

too funny

Wednesday, August 16, 2006  

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