I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend. It was so beautiful outside for us that we spent a lot of time outdoors. We loved it!
I would like to thank those of you who have left comments on my Thoughts on Real Life Decorating blog post. They were so thoughtful. I am working on responding to them, so you should hear from me soon :).
The outside of our house needs to be painted. Badly.
But it is a huge commitment, and one that I have had some anxiety about. My fear is that I will pick a color and it will look one way on the swatch and look pink, or purple, or whatever on the wall! It is so hard to pick a good color and I have dragged my poor hubby all over town looking at homes. Yes, he is the BEST.
We decided that we wanted Slate Taupe color with a crisp white trim. 2 trips to the paint store and 12 sample pots later, and I was still not loving any of the colors. : ( Oh, and my house now has stripes of all of the different colors on both the front and side walls. Oops.
Did I mention my husband is the MOST patient person I know?
(That is my address blurred out in case you were wondering)
And after all of that, there was still nothing I was really excited about. Ugh. So, I hit the road again and went through a neighborhood I hadn’t driven through yet. And, there it was… the perfect color!! A beautiful slate taupe-y color with a cream trim. I was SO excited!
Now this is another reason why Idaho is the best place in the world. I knocked on the door to ask what color it was and I met the sweetest woman! Not only did she get me the paint can in her garage, but she let me (a complete stranger) borrow it from her so I could go get it matched!
So, that is what I will be up to tomorrow and I am so excited to get the house painted now! Of course I will share pictures when it is all finished!
Out of curiosity, what is your favorite color combination for a home exterior?
Here are a few pics of our Easter.
I actually just put cereal and fishy crackers in the eggs, but she LOVED finding her little treats, and dumped them straight into her little mouth!
I hope you are having a great week so far!