Paint and roof. It's way, way, way overdue. This is the summer for an exterior upgrade to our house and a new roof. It should have been done last year or maybe the year before. We have massive hail damage.
Paint color selection for something as large as your house is a lot of responsibility. I feel like I'm naming a child. I want it to be sleek and fabulous. I want it to be perfectly perfect. I'm an earth tone kind of girl, but I also love color. Our interior is done in neutrals . . . but with color here and there. I have a green dining room, a blue office, a red wall in the basement and an orange accent in the basement. I have bedrooms that are blue and green, lavender, pastels and red and blue. I like everything.
So . . .
I took bids.
I hired a painter. (Whom I really like.)
He's been a gem with color selection, and after about 6 hours of virtual design on Kwal's website (which sucks eggs, by the way), I think I've got a good idea. And let me say, I'm surprised. When I contracted with this painter, I told him I wanted a fresh look on the same tired theme. We have a brown and cream house. I wanted that same thing, but richer . . . less grey. I wanted to be safe, and get sort of the same thing as the other brown and white houses in our brown and white neighborhood. But the more I looked and the more I played with color, the more I changed my mind. I'm going for the new, trendy, two-toned color scheme in colors that were not even suggested together. Eek. Yes, I'm jumping off the cliff, taking a colorful leap of faith and going big and bold. Eee-gads, I hope I love it.
For the record: Old pix
|Front . . . . grey-brown house w/ cream trim and black accents. We have black garage doors and shutters.|
|I only took this shot so I could play with the virtual designer. I needed that horizontal trim line to establish my look. It should be a dramatic before and after.|