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  1. Regan
    September 20, 2013 @ 3:29 pm

    Just found your website (through Southern Hospitality) and I’m catching up. Love your humor! Being a born and raised Oregonian, I am continually in awe at the antique treasures and history surrounding you. Anything from the late 1800’s is Really Old around here, and there is very little earlier than that. The houses dating that old are usually just shacks, log cabins, or plain farmhouses (which are awesome – but in a very different way), and show nothing of the quality of architecture that you all enjoy. I just love all of the history and architecture that is available back East!

    Anyway, this post of mixing colors reminded me of this episode on Radiolab (NPR): I thought you might enjoy it. It seems that women can see more variations of color than men.


  2. Stacy
    October 3, 2013 @ 2:42 pm

    OK, I just had to stop for a minute and write you. My last child just moved out of the house for his first grow up job, my husband is traveling for work, and I work from home in fits and starts, so I started reading your blog from the very beginning. This is where I am not, but I had to stop and write about two . First, I am very sensitive to noise and always have been. I’m the girl on your dorm floor who kept asking you to turn down your Supertramp record. Second, people always look at me funny when I say “Haint Blue”, even my friends from the south! Thank you for giving me validation and some interesting reading until my life gets busy again!


    • Stacy
      October 3, 2013 @ 2:43 pm

      Ooops, two typos! And I often write for my supper! So sorry.

      “grown up job”

      “This is where I am now…”


  3. catherine
    May 5, 2014 @ 4:39 pm

    It looks great , I’m late finding this ,what is the color of the blue exterior paint ?


  4. Eugenia
    August 4, 2014 @ 4:48 am

    I bought your paint color amd was a bit dismayed to open the dan and see lavender. I painted the front door amyway and was thrilled beyond belief with the gorgeous red. Your red. Thank you so much for the writing which is hi,arious and the tips which are, oh so helpful!


    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      August 7, 2014 @ 9:25 am

      Hey! I am so glad that my 57,000 hours of paint-research have benefited one other person on the planet!


  5. Eugenia
    August 4, 2014 @ 4:49 am

    Open the “can”


  6. Eugenia
    August 4, 2014 @ 4:52 am

    Good grief. Spell check before hitting “post comment” “anyway” and “hilarious”


  7. Kayla
    August 26, 2015 @ 8:25 pm

    Victoria, please, as strange as this sounds, would you tell me about your doors?! I’m looking all over the Internet and can find pictures of what I’m looking for, but seem to be shooting for the moon when it comes to finding retailers or even just nailing down the name (skinny double entry doors?!) Any info you can provide would be so greatly appreciated!! The dimensions? (Would they fit if replacing a standard entry door), the manufacture? Thanks in advance!!


  8. Charlotte Rector
    July 9, 2016 @ 9:34 pm

    Hi Victoria–Found your blog through Pinterest and fell in love!! Just started reading and may not have gotten to the part I am asking about so please forgive me. I am interesting in knowing if your siding on the Victorian house is the original siding or covered with something else? We are going to be looking at a Victorian home as soon as the seller is ready to show. Your husband sounds like mine, especially when it comes to old stuff and huge antique pieces—-the chunkier the better is my mindset!! Can’t wait to read all your stories as you remind me of me!! Thanks—Charlotte


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