Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I'm all Cracked Up




all images from flickr

Why is it that I love cracked paint?

41 comments:

  1. It looks awesome as a close up..., weather worn, telling a story..., but if I see a home like that, I think TLC is needed. I guess the context matters.

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  2. Yes! I love it too - lovely pictures!

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  3. I love cracked paint too. The pink is my favourite! xx

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  4. because it's gorgeous, vibrant and has it's own stories for you to imagine...what kind of life it had before it crossed your path...!

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  5. Because it is charming dear :-) Have a nice day!

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  6. I love old doors with cracked paint, great pics! Have a sweet day! x

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  7. Absolutely agree. Its called character...makes things just that bit more interesting to look at ;)

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  8. Good morning Simone (it's morning for me but who knows what time is there in your beautiful contry;). you know that few days ago i had the same idea - i wanted publish some pictures of cracked paint doors. i love cracked paint too. these pictures are so very beautiful...
    wish you a great day!
    justyna

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  9. I think its because of the story behind it!

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  10. Love the beatiful photos on your blog, special the wooden doors.


    Greetings from Sweden!

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  11. Probably because it is so tactile and it suggests that age and beauty can still go hand in hand? There is also something rather rustic about it...

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  12. Because it is totally fabulous and there is nothing like an aged patina...xv

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  13. It's hard to beat a bit of texture, especially if it's coloured! Leigh

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  14. hola!!!!! l love toooo!!!!beautifull photos and colours!!!! l can imagine some history in each one!!!! beautifull post!!!! besos!!!!!

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  15. i think for one thing it looks like art. texture adds interest. beautiful.

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  16. I can see the appeal, I like rust for the same reason, the texturing is great!Sharon xx http://www.mypassporttostyle.blogspot.com

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  17. Because it tells a story :-)
    Peace,
    ~Julia

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  18. Great photos.
    It is hard to work out why cracked paint appeals to us.
    Just one of 'those things' that are hard to explain.
    Years ago these pieces would have been sanded back and repainted - now we love them
    Alison

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  19. Oh, I love it too!
    When I shop at a favorite second-hand warehouse (Golden Oldies) and I find a treasure, they always offer to 'clean it up' and I always protest! I love peeling paint, I love scratched and marred, it speaks of history to me! All your pictures are so endearing to my heart. Thanks for sharing!
    All the best,
    Eileen

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  20. I love this as well...the blue is amazing!

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  21. Girl it's a sickness and I have it too! :) I love these pictures.

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  22. OOOOOhhhh, the chippier the better. It makes it feel so historical!

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  23. i think crackled paint makes a place look lived in, but in a nice way ahah which is kind of weird becuase you normally get it with deserted places ;)

    i think it looks kinda homely

    sugar
    xoxo

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  24. so funny i do too! i think i just love hunks of wood with a former life, with a soul, with a story to tell. keeps things interesting when you have a piece or two like that in your home. keeps us grounded :)

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  25. Oh I LOVE that too....and come to think of it I am not sure why either...mmmmm.....if I come up with something I will let you know. In the mean time thanks for the pics...love love love them!!

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  26. Love that texture in photography! I love taking still life shots like that. Turns out so well. :)

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  27. I love cracked paint too! I drive Ethan crazy when we paint things because I aspire for the worn, cracked look and he tries to make everything perfectly sleek.

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  28. Because it is charming...it has a history and tells a story!!
    ♥ Rebecca

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  29. Love those pics!!! I love anything too,that is old and chippy! Except the outside of my house in dire need of painting,but is next project on the go!!
    Lesley : )

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  30. Old peeling doors. Love the rustic, vintage look to them. Kind of how I feel some days!
    Brenda

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  31. Lovely pictures, I think its coz of the stoy they tell :)

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  32. I love the old cracked and chipped paint as well. These are great pictures! I have a bunch of old crackly (is that a word?) paint pictures as well - too fun!

    Happy Spring to you!
    Robin

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  33. Because under those layers and in the cracks...there so much history and a story to be told!

    m ^..^

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  34. I think it has a story to tell whereas sometimes shiny new can feel impersonal

    Hope you avoided the dust storm? x Julie

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  35. cracked paint is fabulous - it's authentic and has age to it. It almost seems to know secrets.

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  36. wonderful photos.
    great blog. love the layout. i'm following you now. you should pop over/follow mine. i have all things books. also have a free book give-a-way and interview going now.
    xo

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  37. Love the green one! Yeh ,cracked paint does it for me too. Great post!

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  38. Because it is charming dear :-) Have a nice day!
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