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?

9 comments:

David said...

I think you should start packing :-)

Anonymous said...

Since this is Kates blog I of course, agree with everything she just said! But,Dee... get that room ready just in case.Sheri
Orange?? Are you sure??

mysecondjournal said...

I love the stone...
color is awesome!

kate said...

Sheri, I know it may seem crazy, but orange is my favorite color and I must have an orange door. David likes the idea. So there.

pppttttt!!! (raspberry sound) :)

Anonymous said...

Actually, orange will look great with the brown. Put another picture up after you paint it. Sheri

jpogue said...

Orange would be great! (gag) But I think what would really add to the house is a flower box just under that front window with orange flowers to match the door! (Just kidding about gagging. really. I was just kidding.)

Jacki said...

ehhh... I'd have to see it. I do like the orange door & flower box idea however.

Dee said...

Hey, she's not coming to my house. I'm painting my front door burgandy and she would want IT orange.
I'm LOCKING that bedroom.

kate said...

YOU GUYS ARE MEAN. Remind me why I like you again??