Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Arts and Crafts 1917

Our house is being painted! This is the fourth color in 14 years which is really normal for a home that is wooden and was built in 1917.  When we bought our home it was pink, pale pink, but still.  The first color we I picked was supposed to be a tan but when we got home from work it was the color of the old flesh crayon that used to be in a box of 64 Crayolas.  Of course, that doesn't exist anymore since Crayola realized that flesh comes in lots of colors.  Anyway, it was terrible and we hated it but we couldn't do anything about it. Also it was one time in our marriage Shug gave me all the credit.  We couldn't afford to change it so we had to live with it.  Some years later the house was painted a gray green with white trim, black porch, doors and accents - I loved it.  But this time takes the cake - it's blue but a really dark blue with a couple of drops of gray, and I don't mean navy at all.  The trims are all white and the porch, accents and doors will be chocolate.  I wish I could say I came up with this but I'm copying it from a picture I saw on flicker from  a girl who only takes pictures of Arts and Crafts homes. I'm so excited and also just a bit anxious because I want it to look great, I want my neighbors to love it too and I want it to add to the greatness of my street - which is Magnolia.  They say they'll be finished tomorrow but I'm not holding my breath.  This job was started weeks ago, then the rain came, and the high winds, then more rain, and some days of the painters not showing up because they were on other jobs. So for the longest time (6 weeks)  its been in the scrapped stage which was driving me crazy.  The fact that it sat like this drove me crazy and caused more than one fight between Shug and I.  A few times I said things like if they actually show up to paint today I'm going to give you the BJ of a lifetime. So,  maybe a few times when they didn't show up it actually turned out to be in my favor being that I said that a lot. It's a hell of a motivator. I will post pictures as soon as they are finished.

2 comments:

M said...

please post pics of the final product!

Stacy Kocur said...

it looks great!

share the flickr album, please... i need house color inspiration for my pink - pale pink but still!) house. :)