Saturday, July 18, 2009

Project 365: Day 199 -- Paint Chips

Kelly and Scott went kayaking this morning on the Harpeth River. It was the perfect day--partly cloudy and only 65 degrees--in July! Can you believe it? Has hell frozen over? Is it the next ice age? Well I for one will not complain about a high of 73 at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. It was lovely.

After kayaking, I met Kel and Scott for lunch at Red Tree. Then we headed to Home Depot to look at paint chips. After 15 years, we are having our house painted. To this date, it has remained the sealed natural cedar, which never really suited my taste. It looks almost western-style. Now I plan to turn it into a more cottagy/farmhouse look. Who knew there could be so many varieties of white? I mean, you think white is white, right? Wrong. Well, we finally decided on Picket Fence White, because Portrait White, Edwardian Linen, Washed Down White and Journal White all had too much yellow in them. And Lattice White, Storm Lighting, Wash Basin, and Stucco White all had too much gray. I know--white is supposed to be white, not yellow or gray. Tell that to the people that make paint.

Anyway, we settled on Picket Fence White, with the trim in Moroccan Sky and Palm Leaf. Cole (our painter) pressure washed the house yesterday, and starts the primer tomorrow. He estimates 2 weeks for the job. I can't wait to see it finished. Picking out paint colors is so stressful!

On the way home from Depot, we had to stop for a family of Guineas to cross the street. Just part of living in the country...

1 comment:

  1. We recently had to replace the gutters on our house. That led to having to repaint the windows and trim (we have natural cedar siding). So I've been trying to match the gutters and deciding on whether the shutters should be the same color. Paint decisions--hate them. Will you show us before and after pictures?