Facelift for the magic cottage


The Magic Cottage sans dragonfly!  Looks a little tired eh?

Mr. G powerwashed the awning so that it’s gunge free for the painters today!

The dragonfly needs a bit of doctoring up. Remember two years ago i video taped the dragonfly revamp?  Well it needs a bit more of a revamp and as Mr. G the Virgo told me yesterday the dragonfly needs…… SEVERAL COATS OF VARNISH……….NOT JUST ONE VIOLETTE!  My bad.

Dragonfly nose shot – it’s seen better days! 

This post will be brief as i have painter friends scrapping and painting the front and sides of the magic cottage.  It’s been 6 years since it was last painted and the colour purple has faded!  Guess what colour i’m having it painted?  You guessed it……purple again! JUICY!!!!!!! Mr. G and i are not too steady on tall ladders so needed to pass part (the greater part) of the job to professionals – we’ll be painting the back of the house though. Last year i had fun painting the front of my studio and video taped part of that.  In order to keep things looking magical and fresh every year it seems you have to do something to keep the sparkle and colour going – like i was doing on a recent creative rampage

Well i must go – i have a meeting soon – hope you all have a wonderful day!  It’s finally blistering hot here on the West coast of B.C!  Yay!!!

8 Comments on Facelift for the magic cottage

  1. Wendy Freak Gibson
    July 8, 2010 at 9:48 am (10 years ago)

    Glitter to the rescue?!

    LOVE the Magic Cottage colours!

  2. Janet
    July 8, 2010 at 10:36 am (10 years ago)

    Yea! I’m glad you’re sticking with purple! And very wise to hire professionals to do the higher stuff.

  3. giggles
    July 8, 2010 at 11:48 am (10 years ago)

    For a moment I was scared you’d be changing the color! I wonder if painting
    a coat of resin on the dragonfly would make it more weather resilient. Never
    having used resin, not sure if it holds up to the heat….possible varnish over the resin?? Just a thought. Can hardly wait to see the finished project!!!

    Hugs Giggles

  4. Poetic Dreams
    July 8, 2010 at 9:17 pm (10 years ago)

    Will ya please post pics of the completed Magic Cottage? Would love to see the newness of her. Have ya ever thought to add a hot pink somewhere on the Magic Cottage? Just a thought no pressure to do so. Can’t wait to see Mr. Dragonfly new again. Have a wonderful night hun.
    Hugs, Poe

  5. aimee
    July 9, 2010 at 6:29 am (10 years ago)

    can’t wait to see the repainted magic cottage! i wonder how many requests those painters get for a purple paint job? awesome!

  6. Lynda
    July 10, 2010 at 6:44 pm (10 years ago)

    Oh my, mr. dragonfly! 🙂 Im sure he will be back to his 100% self in no time with the care of you and Mr. G 🙂


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