Oh, hi there. Me again. (Did you see today’s Thrifted or Grifted results?)
So, um…I believe that I’ve failed to mention something rather momentous around these parts:
Yeah, that would be a our new
2,200ish sq./ft. of a place to park our cars + a workshop + living space upstairs.
It’s been in progress for the last 6 weeks or so, and we’ve still got some left to do, obviously, but it’s getting there.
You wanna hear the best part?
We didn’t build it.
I mean, I know that’s not nearly as attention-grabbing as a “we built our house from scratch” post, but let me tell you, when you have built an entire house from scratch and know what it’s like (totally worth it but crazy-exhausting), it’s kind of nice to not do it the second time around.
Not to downplay all the prep-work, electrical work, and supervision that my husband has done—because it’s been significant—but it’s still nice that he’s here, instead of somewhere else hammering nails and laying floors all day.
ANYhoo, I promise I haven’t been trying to keep you guys in the dark about our new addition, but the opportunity hasn’t presented itself to talk about it until now (one of the limitations of having a blog with themed days).
And I’m mostly talking about it now because it’s time to paint.
And I need your help.
Our current house-color is a deep, saturated green as seen here:
And I like it.
But I don’t loooooooooooove it and never have.
Part of that is because the plan was always to add shutters in an earthy coral tone like this one:
That may sound like an…unusual…combo, but I’ve seen it before on a couple of houses in my home town, and I love it.
But we haven’t gotten around to the shutters (yet), so my vision for the house has never been fully realized, which skews my view of the color a bit.
And now we have the garage addition that needs painting, so I’m faced with the question of whether to stay with our original color and add the shutters as planned or repaint/paint everything a different color and go from there.
I chose some options yesterday at Lowe’s from the many I have swirling around in my brain, and while I don’t know that any of them are it, I’d still love your feedback to get an idea of what would be most pleasing to the eye of the many (although, I’m not promising that I’ll go with the majority, since in the end, our family is the one that has to live in it : )).
So, here we go with 5 possible paint options for our house:
OPTION 1: Current Color (Ancient Bog by ???)
Option 2: Silver Sage (Restoration Hardware)
OPTION 3: Pier 14 (Valspar)
OPTION 4: Opera Glasses (Valspar)
OPTION 5: Urban Pulse (Valspar)
And just to give you a little more perspective, here’s the panned out shot (on a VERY sunny day, mind you):
So…the question is:
Which color should I paint my house?
You know me and my love of polls but also my love of explanations.
If you want to leave me a comment telling me why a particular color struck (or didn’t strike) your fancy, I’ll send big, sloppy air-kisses your way in return (now, there’s an incentive).
Oh, and after having seen my color scheme, you think you have the perfect color for me, suggest away!
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