Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The House is Painted...just not what we had in mind.

I've been absent from the blog for awhile, not that I am a dedicated blogger by any means but eveything has felt like a fight recently. What's the law that says "if it can go wrong, it will"? That's kinda where we are at, so I just think it's best that I keep myself quiet :) No use complaining in the midst of it when you lack perspective right? I just pray... ALOT... and the Lord slowly works me through it. That's how it's always been with me. So, painting the house proved to be no different for us. I thought we had picked out a beautiful GREY/BLUE color. However, it was not what we had in mind at all. Apparently, we picked out a very light blue that at certain times of the day looks periwinkle and even lavendar at times. I guess looking at a swatch of color indoors does not take into effect the "light reflective value." I thought I had learned this lesson already but I did it once again...nice work!

Take a look for yourself:

It's a bummer for sure, but no use worrying about it now. If the color doesn't "grow on us" it can be changed later. No time or money to fix that mistake at this point. Live and hopefully really learn this lesson for next time :)

Here's the boom truck that the hubs rented to help paint the house. She's a vintage beauty and she worked perfectly!

One last shot before my house became the periwinkle girl!

The month of November is all we have left to get this done. (the royal "we" of course) Holy moly does my husband have alot to do. We need a miracle Lord! thanks in advance!


  1. picking paint is the hardest thing. Haverlee told us the only way to pick a house color was to find a house you like and knock on the door and ask what color it is. I think she's right. Of course to me your house looks lovely but I understand the frustration! We are in the middle of trying to pick colors for a couple of rooms and we have 8 quarts of colors sitting around! btw...Brett is amazing!

  2. Dearest Meems,
    Your house will be beautiful no matter what color it is painted. Of course, for me, I would love the periwinkle. It is just the cutest house ever!!!!!! Love, love, love:) And...yes, we are praying for that miracle!!!!
    Love to you all,
    Rick and Ronda

  3. Your little cottage couldn't be more adorable! The style and the setting are just gorgeous. And actually, I think the color looks pretty cute. :) Any idea when you will be moving in? Or have you?

  4. Enjoying all your old posts. I think your house color is lovely, but thinking if you wanted a darker color as you indicated, you might just paint part of the house (maybe the one that sticks out to the left of front door) the darker color.