Painting Impossible

Saturday, August 25, 2012

A few weeks ago I posted about painting our house. Now everywhere I go people ask me how it's going. You too, may want to ask me about that.

And I would have to tell you, "Sheesh, don't pressure me! It's not done okay? We can't hardly get a Saturday to work on it."

And then you might say, "Good grief Shelley, who spit in your bean curds?"

And then I would have to admit that I'm kind of frustrated because we have come to a bit of an impasse when it comes to our trim color. We have five different colors under consideration and we, meaning Marc and I, can't quite agree on which we like best. We're not fighting-but we're also not painting.

Want to see?

This is a picture of the patio side of the house with a few samples of the green paints we were trying to choose from.

Here it is again after Marc sprayed it with the winning green, "garden sage" from Sherwin Williams. We did finish prepping and spraying the whole house. Honestly, prepping was the largest part of the job. If I'd known how much work it was going to be I'm not sure I would have tried to tackle it.
Look how how much of the paint needed to be scraped on just that one little part! It was like that all over! Neither of my men look too pleased at this point. It got really hot up on that part of the roof.

Here are some of the trim colors we tried out:
What do you think of terra cotta or gold?
We both really like this sassy green (that's its real name), but we wonder if it will blend in with the whole house when you step back a bit?
I'm pretty fond of the black on the right,and Marc likes the bottle color on the left. Which one do you like?
Can you even see a difference? It doesn't matter I guess because I like the black and Marc thinks it's too harsh; he likes the bottle but I think it looks like faded black. Impasse!

I think we'll mess around with painting out a whole window with the sassy green and see how it looks. We're also still trying to figure out what color to paint the front door and porch trim.
Can I just say "Aaaaarrrrrrggggg?" All ideas and recommendations are so very very welcome. Help, please.

3 Responses to “Painting Impossible”

  1. Black. I like the black! Classy and makes the green look even more lovely somehow. Not too harsh. Sorry Marco.

  2. I like the black trim with the sassy green door - maybe do the windows two toned (black and white?)

  3. Our vote in this house is some kind of red. Classic prairie/craftsman with the green and red. So I guess if we have to choose from the above colors it would be the terra cotta. It is looking good! I love the green...just keep going. I really don't think you can lose with any of those choices. You guys have good taste.


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