About two years ago, Alan and I hosted a work “party.” Many of our church friends and family came, and we got a *ton* of work done in one day. One of my favorite parts of that day was the painting. In one day, my friends painted the entire inside of our house. I had picked out a limited color palate, since our house is only about 1000 square feet. The whole house is tones of warm gold/beige, warm olive green, and muted lagoon-blue. And I love it.
But the outside of the house on the other hand…
I describe it one of two ways:
1. It’s like the previous owners went to Home Depot, and found picked two gallons of paint at random from the “poorly-mixed” section, and haphazardly painted the window trim.
2. It’s a bad lipstick red, and a foundation make-up beige.
I don’t like it.
Fortunately for me, the white siding on the house was breaking off, so Alan acquiesced to re-siding the house. (Yay!). I got to choose the siding color, and we went with “stratus,” a mid-toned warm gray. I chose a Martha Stewart color, Picket Fence, for the trim (and shutters eventually), and a nice yellow for the front door.
It’s taking some time to do the re-siding (I’ll do a whole post on the project soon). But I’m thrilled with the way the new color scheme is turning out.
Here is a picture from this morning:
partially painted porch
You can see the new gray siding, and the yellow door. I hoped to get the entire porch painted today, but had trouble wrangling the ladder. I only got painted as far as I could reach standing between the bushes and the porch:
I also painted the column on the right gray, which sets off the white of the porch even more. I’m thrilled to get rid of those horrible colors!
Here’s a tight shot of just the front door:
gray siding, yellow door
Most everything is in need of another coat (or two), but I’m beyond excited with the new color scheme. Hopefully all the foundation/lipstick will be replaced with gray, yellow and white in another two weeks or so!
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