New Carport, Please!

My brother has cruelly been spreading the rumour that I chose to paint our carport hideous banana yellow!

What’s worse? Some people (*ahem* Emily) actually believed him.

In fact the carport is mainly banana yellow, but one side of it is painted apricot.

Avert your colour-sensitive eyes People! You’ve been warned – here’s a visual:



Sorry about the bad quality photo… They were taken way back in 2009.

Yes. For 4 years we have had a banana and apricot carport which welcomes our guests like a beacon. Makes it a lot easier for people to find us, so I suppose that’s a plus.

I don’t know why anyone would make the decision to pair those two equally foul colours, but when you consider the other colour choices around the house, it becomes less surprising.

No less horrifying, but less surprising.

I have been dreaming of the day that we would a) set fire to the carport or b) replace it.

While Option A more accurately responds to how I feel about our eyesore, Option B is more sane.

So I have been trawling Pinterest, and taking the “scenic route” home from anywhere to get some ideas. (If you see me and darling husband slowly driving down your street taking photos, please don’t be alarmed.)

Here’s what we’ve come up with so far:






Oops, sorry that last one makes me feel a bit seasick… I was taking these on my iPhone out the car window…

And this one is from the home ideas page – so pretty!


So that’s where we’re up to in the great carport explosion replacement plan.

I’ll keep you posted, Internet People.


About Elise

Thanks for reading! This blog is about endless cups of coffee, how to survive cancer (my mum's) with a good sense of humour firmly intact, and turning this little house we live in into something we love. Love, Elise 
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2 Responses to New Carport, Please!

  1. Heidi says:

    What an interesting colour to choose for a carport….what could the previous owners have been thinking?? It doesn’t appear to relate to anything else in the house/ garden so they were definitely making a statement. About something. So sorry to read about your mum’s Cancer. Having been through all of that with my Mum fairly recently, I wish you all the very best – it’s a fairly awful rollercoaster to be on. xx

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