I was planning to lay low today, but
my not so good pal Gail (I’ll get you back, girlfriend!) ratted me out about it being my birthday. I’m not making a big deal about this one, after all, 51 isn’t really a special number now, is it?
What IS special today is that it’s my Mom’s birthday too. She turned 79 today! She reads my blog, so be sure to leave a comment wishing her a happy day, ok?
She and I are meeting up for a nice lunch together this afternoon. We like to spend some special time together on our birthday, just the two of us.
After work I have golf league so we won’t get together with the kids until Sunday, they plan to take us to dinner to celebrate the birthdays.
So what have I been doing this week?
I’ve been consumed with choosing paint colors for our house.
There are just so many colors out there!
First thing I did was go to Home Depot and buy a few of their tester bottles and try them on the house, like so;
I think I managed to scare Mike to death when I did this!
I’ve also been searching the internet for images of cape cod style homes, hoping to find one with a great combination.
Every spare moment is spent driving around “stalking houses,” looking for good colors.
My initial thought was yellow with white trim and a red door. I liked this combination I found in a photo online.
But then I searched all around the neighborhood for a yellow house I really liked the look of in real life, but couldn’t find a one! That made me decide to scratch the yellow idea. I would really be disappointed if I drove home to a newly painted house I didn’t love.
Now this little cape is especially pretty, don’t you think? I’m drawn to the very slight color difference between the siding and the trim. I’m loving the beefy trim around the door, roofline and corners. My house doesn’t have that.
Then comes my favorite image, this cape here looks so much like my own, I can just picture myself driving up to it and grinning with delight.
What do you think?
Can my house look like this? I still think I might go for a red door.
(note to self, update this picture for a current one without the tree and overgrown garden on the right corner, they don’t exist anymore!)
Some color palettes I’ve been looking at;
Last night I stopped at Home Depot and picked up 6 more color testers. This is getting way out of hand!
Pretty soon my house will look like a crazy quilt pattern.
One thing I’ve decided for sure…..people trying to pick paint colors are total bores! :)
Happy Birthday, Mom!