Your cottages just look so wonderful! I’m definitely going to use them as the inspiration for our cottage update. Your “studio cottage” looks just like our cottage which is why it’s the perfect inspiration, and I love the cottage décor. You suggested Cabot, so I went to the site and I love the color swatches. One thing that I’m wondering…Did you use that stain on shingles that had already been painted or did you use it on new, unpainted singles? The federal blue looks much bluer then your cottages; I’m guessing you adjusted the color a bit?
Thank you again!
Thanks so much and glad you like the cottages! and thanks for sending your photos. Looking at them brings up a ton ideas! You’re right about the cabot stain. We used the Federal Blue by Cabot color on our garage which is at the foot of our driveway. The Cottages are a little grayer than that but to be honest i really love the federal blue. You should check out a few swatches that are a little lighter/grayer and see how it works. Always do tests before you paint. Buy a few colors that you like (small cans) and test a side or two. Live with it for a few days and see how you feel. Also, we used that stain on raw shingles. We scraped all the old paint off and started fresh. it’s a BIG job but important.
Thanks for writing and happy painting! ;o)