Thursday, June 5, 2008
Ok, so here's our house, freshly painted. I won't bore you with the details of what it took for David and I to arrive at this color, but let's just say it took approximately 5 months of negotiation and this wasn't my first choice. Now, you should know that this house used to be stark-white, with grey trim. U-G-L-Y. Well, not as bad as, say, pink, but nothing interesting. So the fresh coat of paint is a HUGE improvement.
However. I feel it needs...something. It feels too..."milky" and one dimensional, you know? (Mom, now would be a good time to get my old room ready, because I'm pretty sure David's at home packing my things and cursing like a sailor at this very moment.) Hi honey! I love you! And our house!
Also, we are going to paint the door a cool orange color and will do something with the "sun" above the porch. What do you think about those ideas? Remember that we are going for "unique/artsy/earthy" here; we do NOT want to fit in with the "Joneses". Whoever they are. Comformist bastards. We want the outside to reflect all the hard work we've done inside.
So I'm thinking that if we painted the top 1/3 of the house (the shingled portion) a darker brown, that would give it some depth. What do you think?