Thursday, July 21, 2011


Here's a photo of the house yesterday evening. The front is scraped and primed and there are a couple of patches of the blue paint near the far left and far right first floor windows. There is also a patch under the lower right-hand corner of the picture window (far right, first floor) of another color called Bella Blue. It's the next shade lighter on the color chart from Vanderberg Blue. It's almost impossible to see against the primer because it's the same dark/light quality, but it's brighter than either the primer or the V. Blue paint. I think I've decided that it's a bit TOO bright - to seafoam-ish. Our painter said it was "whimsical!" :)

As of this moment I'm fully on board with the Vanderberg. They'll probably start painting the color on the front tomorrow, so we'll see what actually ends up on the house then!

... I'm a mess ...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Our house was power washed last Sunday afternoon, and then this morning the painters actually came and started scraping and painting the shingles!! We are so excited!

The color you can see here is actually the primer. They are using the darkest primer since the color we picked is "bold." They mixed in some of the Vanderberg Blue tint, but since it was already so dark grey, it really doesn't look exactly like the final color. Actually, after they left I went out with my paint swatches to try to see what color the primer sort of was because, well, I really kind of like it! And the color it most resembles.... Knoxville Gray!! Can you believe it?! I'm so predictable. Anyway, I haven't decided to up and change colors midway through - yet - but who knows?

This is a patch of Vanderberg painted on the side of the house. I do like it - it looks very green actually and I prefer that to grey - but it is quite dark.

The dithering over the color continues.