I met with A+ painting in Watkins, Minnesota over my short weekend between two weeks of working from Houston, Texas. I received a call during a short break between meetings that they could start the prep work while I was gone. I came home to a house that had been pressure washed and scraped.
West side of house
North side of house
That put the pressure on me! I need to be ready to decide what paint color(s) that I want for the house by Sunday. From the small sample strips, I was torn between Zen Retreat and Blackwater. That tells you a lot, doesn't it? (Gray and blue-gray respectively.)
Color Sample #1 with dormer window and shakes
I went to Diamond Vogel to buy a quart of each color in order to paint sample swatches on the side of the house. I painted samples over both the orange #1 and the cream #2 colors. The brown is going to be on the shakes above the dormer window.
Color Sample #2
Both colors look like they will go well with the new shingles. They both cover the "pumpkin spice" (orange) good. I will be having the entire house painted. I am tempted to go with gray except for the area around the 3 south windows on the brick section of the house. I would have the brick "trim'" painted blue. (It would look like a blue face smiling back at you.) The painter said if you are considering resale that you shouldn't do that. Evidently now everyone has a sense of humor!?!?
I am leaning towards the blue (it is really a grayish blue with a hint of purple.) The brown for the shakes has a hint of red. I hope that we get some sunshine tomorrow because I want to check out the samples in various light. My shingles are blue and gray speckled so both colors complement the roof line. Blue, Yes blue. Unless I change my mind and go with the gray.
I am an eclectic person. I’ve broken the mold for the stereotype of what an accountant is like (as an accountant with a very creative side). I LOVE to challenge what “always has been”. Let’s look at things and think about them. Is there a "better" out there that we have missed because “it’s always been this way”? “Live, Laugh and Love” is one of my mottos. There is so much beauty in life we just need to stop and appreciate it. “Dance like no one is watching!” because the music in your head doesn’t match what’s playing for anyone else. :^)