white, on white, on white to a nice taupe. And by white, I mean white. For 17 years in this house and 6 years in our other home I have had a very white, I do believe the name of it was Marine Super White, house, fence, garage, shed. To say our backyard was bright was an understatement. It was nice and clean looking with it's dark green trim but I always longed for color. And hubby finally caved to my
But then we had to pick a color. Which around our house is a huge involvement of time and energy, debate and compromise. In fact, the little men in uniform are on standby with the straight jackets in hand. First we took our color fans, yes we own our own decks of color fans. (We finally broke down and bought them when he started working at the paint store. If you knew us and color and the great color debates and discussions that occur around this topic, this purchase would make total sense to you.) Then we drove around a newer neighborhood
Finally we settled on a few options. Then we had to buy the big, I believe they are about 18" x 18" color cards of the chosen options and tape them up on the house. In several spots. Over and over again. At different times of day so we could see the color as different light hit it. As we stood as far away as across the street. And this is the part that explains where we looked like the loony tune family on the block, hence the nice men with the straight jackets. Yes, we are nothing if not thorough in our color decisions.
Finally we picked one. And all excited we painted the front porch. But then we weren't so sure. Darn paint changes once you get it all up. It was really nice and all, but a bit too beige and a bit too olive. So back to the drawing board with the big cards. And we picked another. I like it. Hubby likes it, though he wants to go darker but I'm digging in the heels on that one.
So other than Friday's Fave Five which will be as per usual, if I'm really sporadic in the next while, I'm painting or visiting with my girl, whom I'm picking up on Saturday for a two week visit. You just gotta live life before you can blog life, ya know?