I thought it would be fun today to participate in Hooked on Fridays from over at the Hooked on Houses blog. As long as I can remember I’ve always been hooked on Victorian houses, even as a child. So today I’m posting this wonderful painted Victorian lady from an early house painting guide. The guide was put out by the paint manufacturer “The National Lead Company“. Obviously at the time it was not known that lead, when added to paint, is a major health hazard! Anyway, the booklet included a paint color chart in the back, so I have included the swatches in case you would want to use them as a guide for painting your own home, although I’m sure the colors have faded over time. Make sure you click on the image to see all the beautiful details. This would be so much fun to use in collage or mixed media projects, or perhaps a card for someone that’s moving!
P.S. I’m also adding this to Beautiful Life Fridays at The Inspired Room, where you get to add something beautiful that you have found during the week, every Friday. I think this pretty house qualifies!