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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

SCRAPED WOOD


Noticed this historic house that was scraped of most of its paint in Aurora, Oregon. There was just enough paint left on the house to give it an earthy aged look. Do not know if this was a deliberate look or not. A hanging basket of colorful flowers gave the porch a little bit of a "pop" against the scraped wood. I liked this look.

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  1. I like this look too, Barbara. Soft textured muted grays with sparkling sunshine colors of the flowers that do pop. The patterns in the flowers, sort of dotted, also are a lovely contrast to the horizontal lines...And I love the light in the window behind...and the green leaves on the right are animated & alive...

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    1. Rita -- Your description really spells out my photo. It is just what I wanted the viewer to see and enjoy. I appreciate your words -- thanks so much -- barbara

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  2. This is so cool... and you're right! it does pop!

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    1. turquoisemoon -- Glad you enjoyed it. I found the town of Aurora amazing and plan to return again. thanks -- barbara

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  3. I like this look too! Are they going to leave it like this or paint it, I wonder.

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    1. John -- I really don't know. I have not seen a house scraped and left as is. But I really like the look and hope it remains as is. Thanks for your comment -- barbara

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  4. The window and its reflections are wonderful, too. The curtain is so appropriate.

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    1. Joanne -- Yes the background of the window reflection and curtained window all appears to mesh with the colors and the feeling of the porch. I wouldn't mind living in this quaint town. thanks for you comment -- barbara

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  5. I've never heard of and maybe have never seen a "scraped wood" house -- this is fascinating to look at. I think of 30 or so years ago, the fad (or whatever it was) for stripping apartments down to the original brick. It's an very interesting look. Great to discover something new today.

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    1. June -- I have seen old pieces of furniture that had new paint scraped down to the old historic paint underneath. The scraped paint leaves a look on the pieces of furniture similar to that left on this scraped house. But who knows, maybe they will eventually paint it? I do remember that fad -- had a friend that lived in an old brick farmhouse and she had one interior wall in her kitchen taken down to the original exterior old brick -- I have to admit I liked that look too. thanks for your comment -- barbara

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  6. I think it's a really nice look for this house. Must have been a lot of work.

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    1. Melissa -- I thought so too -- lots of work. Probably a work of love . -- barbara

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  7. If the clinate is dry, the wood can stay like this for a very long time. I guess it was deliberate.

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    1. RuneE -- Wellll . . . Oregon is a rainy state in the winter so there could be some problems ahead if it is not repainted or at least a couple of coats of good flat varnish slapped on it for protaction -- like the deck varnishes. -- thanks -- barbara

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  8. Yes, very nice indeed. I like the fence, too, although I think it is possible to overdo that particular effect.

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    1. Do they have a lot of home fencing in Hawaii? If they do -- what kind? Like to learn about other places.-- thanks -- barbara

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  9. Some classic wood here... flowers just add excitement to the shot.

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    1. Flowers are screamingly blooming around here. Just picked a large bunch of daisies from a large field of them -- wonderful -- barbara

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  10. Aurora, the name itself has a certain echo of the past. Or, I could be projecting from knowing of its communitarian founding. You'd probably enjoy James Kopp's "Eden within Eden,"..."since the establishment of Aurora Colony in 1856, the state has been home to nearly 300 communal experiments."

    Had just been published when we moved here. Current issue of Oregon Historical magazine has fascinating article on lesbian women's commune, southern Oregon, in 1960s.

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    1. naomi -- I did know that Aurora was established as a religious community but I did not realize that it continued with the idea of communal societies until your comments. I made note of your book suggestion. So many ideas and themes afloat in Oregon that I am unaware of even though I did live several years around Corvallis. Today I went to Portland and discovered a couple quaint communities -- cities within cities. I would have a tough time living there -- traffic is more than I can handle on a day to day basis. thanks for your comments -- barbara

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  11. I think I might just wear a yellow baseball hat tomorrow to see I get the same results?

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    1. Raining Iguanas -- I imagine that scraped look took days or even months to accomplish. I guess you can get the same results if you are a patient man -- thanks barbara

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