August 31, 2010

~the RAINBOW house~

What would the "front door color test" from yesterday 
reveal about this house? 

We came across this house in Hood River, Oregon recently when we went to a B & B for our anniversary... read their story at the end!
 Isn't it fantastic?

Even the cars match the house!

Wouldn't you just love to see the inside???

 The story I heard is that the owners had put different colored light bulbs in the light fixtures along the wall and didn't think much about it until somebody didn't like it and got mad about it...went to the city..etc etc...until it became a big ordeal and they were told they could not have different colored light bulbs!
The owners had enough...they liked their colored lights...so they decided they would paint their house...nobody could do anything about that....hence...the "Rainbow House" with regular white light bulbs!

I wonder what the color test would reveal about them?
I am not even sure what color the front door is?

You can take the test to see what your front door color says about you too!

 

28 comments:

Into Vintage said...

Funny - that house is about a mile from where I live. I can't say I love it but it's definitely some 'local color'! Hope you had a great time in Hood River. -amy

Madame Samm said...

just love it Carrie...I would welcome that kind of house in our neighborhood...it would add some spunk...I have a black door...mmmm
You are elegant, fashionable, and quite intimidating.
You wield a lot of power. And that's what scares people!
You are reserved and difficult to know.
Those who know you know that you are strong, consistent, and reliable. I don't think I agree with all of that lol...
I certainly don't want to scare people...me? lol..
blessings ms

happy zombie said...

What a great house (and that even their cars match!)! Even better, I love the story behind it.

Deborah said...

I LOVE it!!! I'm pretty sure I would get along with the owners fantastically. Happy Anniversay!!!
**blows kisses** Deb

Debby said...

Wow, that is really an interesting house. I bet the person who didn't like the lights wishes they would have kept quiet about it. I think it looks cute.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How cute! The cars make it over the top! heehee! ♥

JG said...

That is one bright house! How individuals make decisions is always fascinating.

Celestial Charms said...

A great house, and a great story. That look would solve my problem of never being able to commit to a color scheme. ;)
Maureen

Pam said...

What a great house! That's a funny story and I wonder how the neighbors like it now.

Denise said...

It reminds me a lot of a B&B we saw in Ashland, OR years ago!
Looks like a fun place! :)

Blondie's Journal said...

Very cool. It makes me smile!

xoxo
Jane

Just a little something from Judy said...

It is intriquing to me the things one does that can totally annoy others. Here is a good example. I do like seeing the final result. My colorful friend would love these colors on a house.

grammy said...

Love the story and the ouse.... Just not sure I would want it to be MY story or MY house (o:

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Seems weird that a city can decide what color blubs you can have...
very interesting "pay-back"...
Deb :)

Happy@Home said...

Now that it a very interesting house. I imagine the owners are very colorful people and a lot of fun too.

kluless said...

I just found your blog from a comment on the Into Vintage blog and I love it! My DIL just painted their front door red so I'll have to send her a link. It's always a treat to run accross another Portland blogger.

Diane said...

What a crazy place! I bet it stands out in that neighborhood, would be interesting to see the owners, they must be a very funny couple! Great picyures! Hugs, Diane

Kathi said...

Love it! What a great story too! :D

Nancy's Notes said...

I think it's awesome and what a great story! They must be real characters, they sure do have a sense of humor!

Nancy

koralee said...

I think this is so funny! They do dance to their own beat...good for them. xoxoxo

pollydove said...

Now that is just a big fat chunck of cheery, isn't it????? LoVe.

Kelly said...

Love it!!

Pen Pen said...

I love it! and good for them!!!!

Tatieva, artist said...

Incroyable cette jolie maison !
Arc-en-ciel (rainbow), elle est pétillante et trés gaie !
Grande curieuse, j'aimerais bien pousser la porte et découvrir l'intérieur... ;-)))
Kisses from France,
Tatieva

Naturally Carol said...

I love the way they have made their point creatively. I think the way they have just painted the window frames and concrete work and other details without actually painting big blocks of colour on the house walls is very clever. I have enjoyed reading your blog tonight and love the way you cherish your family.

Anonymous said...

We are part of the Crawford family. We lived here in the rainbow house for 3 years before it was the rainbow house. It was a cool big old house.

Stephanie Ball said...

My husband I came across this house today on our visit to Hood River. We loved it. We found your post when looking for more information about it. Thanks for posting!

Danielle Edelman said...

Actually that's my moms house and she just loves bright fun colors. The blue roof she saw on a house in paia Maui and had to have it! There is some truth to a pissing match with the city and that can be found on the side walk on 6th street. Those little colored tiles in the cement were her protest to them not allowing her to garden in an area that is on her property but they decided was an easement. And yes the inside (for the most part) is just as colorful as the outside. The garage doors were done by artist Dorothy Gillespie.

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