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A Taste of Norway Ends the Day

The Careful Painting crew recently completed work on the Jurries’ home, where they ended by adding decorative detail to the kitchen soffits. Jolene used the technique of rosemaling once again, in a pattern designed to fit with the homeowners’ decor.

In fact, the Jurries own an antique bellows, decorated with rosemaling, that they display in their home. Several furniture pieces also feature similar painted decoration.


Outside, the new paint color looks as though it were made for the house, the warmer hue complementing the Jurries’ colorful landscape nicely.


Our first home movie

Rosemaling Front Page News

Apparently I wasn’t the only one impressed by Jolene’s artistry in the work she did on the Larson-Anderson home. Northfield News featured her photo on the front cover of their June 22 edition, above. Since joining Careful Painting in February, Jolene has shown excellent skill in craftsmanship, especially with detail work such as the Rosemaling project.

Having earned her degree in the arts — specializing in painting — from the University of Minnesota in 2003, Jolene has quite a bit of experience with the art form. She also does commissioned portraits and caricatures for clients. Originally from New Prague, Jolene now resides in Le Center with husband Jason and daughter Lana.

Tudor Cottage a Painter’s Paradise

The Northfield home of Susan and Don Jurries will soon have a new look, thanks to Careful Painting. Mark and his crew of four have been busy scraping and masking the exterior and interior, getting the home ready for paint. The outside will feature Benjamin Moore’s Bradstreet Beige, while the owners have chosen Danville Tan for the living room, both of which complement the home’s limestone accents and dark wood trim.

The Jurries purchased the home eleven years ago from Don’s mom and sister. It was originally built for St. Olaf music professor Abrahamson in 1939.