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Finished Space Needle
And FINALLY, we have a picture of the finished project.  The famous saucer in the Seattle skyline is now adorned by the glorious trees that we all know and love.  It’s a beautiful thing.  Thanks for staying tuned, and enjoy!



Is it raining?  Yessir, Yes ma’am it is…and looks like it will be for a while…


Herewith a photo of the progress on the new Miller Paint Job donning the top of Seattle’s Iconic Space Needle.


Watch for another visual report soon…


Catherine Alexander


So… we recently told you about a contest open to the public to have your design painted on top of the roof of the Space Needle in Seattle in celebration of the Needles 50th anniversary.  Well, the results of the winner are in and the painting has begun!

The votes are in, and now Seattle’s Space Needle will be green.  TREES: A grove of Evergreen trees to bring the majestic nature of Washington’s state parks to the downtown skyline.


The winning entry was designed by Nicole Commins, 29, She’s a freelance graphic designer who lives in Seattle. Commins submitted this explanation with her entry:

THE EMERALD CITY!  Luscious green, as far as the eye can see.  Such a beautiful state we live in.  Having traveled to many different parts of the world, I can truly say that Seattle is one of the most beautiful cities that we live in.  The city is inspiration in itself. Picture our cities beautiful skyline, with its unique Space Needle, painted a top, beautiful, vibrant shades of green.  And what kind of green what you ask? TREES of course!  Beautiful Evergreen trees, as if you were standing in the middle of one of Washington’s state parks, looking up to the tree tops!  And what better foreground to have before the mighty Mt. Rainer in the background of this lovely scene besides trees?  Trees within our beautiful city. A stand out amongst Seattle’s, all too well known, grey sky. ”

Our fabulous customer, Omega Graphics is busy at work on the repaint, using of course, Miller Acri-lite Flat.  (It’s great for Seattle’s moisture-laden weather and can be applied when temperatures dip down to very very chilly.  This is same paint Bob Kehoe of Omega and his team have relied upon for decades to coat the top of our Seattle Icon.  We are super proud to be part of this fun endeavor…our Ballard store has matched all those fabulous greens you seen in the photo, and I’ll bet (weather permitting) that the Space Needle will be sporting it’s glorious new design by the end of this week!

~Catherine Alexander





Want your own artwork to be shown sky-high with (literally) a bird’s eye view?  Well hurry.  Because here’s what we’re calling at Miller Paint your Golden Galaxy Opportunity.

For the 1st time in 50 years, the Space Needle is awarding a very special opportunity to the public to design artwork to grace its’ top.  Winner gets a six month showing!

You know, at Miller Paint, we know just how great it feels to be 550 feet in the air.  That’s our creation, “Galaxy Gold” up there right now in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the 1961World’s Fair here in the Emerald City.  (Big thanks to Bob Kehoe from Omega Graphics who decorates this Seattle wonder with Miller Paint every chance he gets.)

So DO doodle, but don’t dawdle…you just have until September 20th to get your artwork to the judges. We’ve included the link for you below.

PS – Oregonians have no fear, you don’t have to live in Seattle, (just be a US resident) to have your inspiration live atop the Needle for the next six months.  And if things go as usual, it will be actualized in Miller Paint.  So get going…believe me, we’re your biggest cheerleaders!

~ Catherine Alexander