Thanksgiving gave me a much needed break from my computer and the house. I've been practically paralyzed with indecision this week and feeling a bit jittery about some choices that need to be made at the new house.
Two words: Exterior Colors.
Board and batten siding, trim, soffit, fascia, rafter tails, columns, girders, beams, porch ceilings......
My mind is bouncing around like a pinball. Where to go darker, where to go lighter? What to tie in with what?
It's a beautiful house and I don't want to mess it up!!!! We'll be living with these color choices for a long time; it's not like I can decide one morning to buy a few gallons of paint and do a little redecorating.
The crew wants to put a coat of stain on the posts and rafters before building the timber-framed porch that will span the back of the house. Friday is my deadline for giving them the stain!
We've been having some vibrant sunsets throwing color on the walls and on the timbers as they lay on the ground. Pinks and hot oranges aren't typical Craftsman/Prairie colors, so I'll have to look elsewhere for inspiration.
This is the time that I wish I had "people" who would make these decisions for me.
I could show up on move-in day and presto: there would be my house. A house with beautifully coordinated stain. And with doors (interior and exterior), stone, porch flooring, cabinets..... (Colors aren't the only choices on my radar this week!)
Let's get real, I couldn't let anyone make all those decisions for me! I'd still be calling the shots but a little advice would be nice. The guy at the Sherwin Williams store is helpful in a maddeningly uncommitted way; I think he's had many years of learning to smile and let the customer always be right. I say one thing and he seems to agree. I change my mind and he nods and agrees again. He must be a great husband to someone!
I'll post some photos of the final selections tomorrow!