September 23, 2016

Going Green....Literally

Look at what happened at our house!
Or I guess I should say, look at what happened to our house.


Before


After
 
The blue house is no more.
After a year or two of faded, peeling paint, we decided it was time to get this place painted!

Yes, I was very excited.
Plus, I really like the color I picked--so you know, that's always a plus.
My husband and I have the hardest time choosing paint colors. For real.
Sometimes this results in swabs of test colors on the wall for a few years.
Give or take a year.

So this time we did a tried-and-true method that has worked for all sorts of less-important choosing scenarios in our marriage-- one of us narrows down the options, then the other chooses.
(We generally do better with fewer options.)
This time he was the narrower and I was the chooser.

Before

After

So he had it narrowed down to Storm Cloud with Alabaster trim, or Retreat with Creamy trim. Basically, dark blue or dark green, with whitish cream trim.

As you can see, I went with the darker green option.
My husband likes it too.
Success!

This was mostly done while we were out of town.
We joked with the kids that we might drive right by when we came home!

Also, today my mother-in-law asked how I liked my green house.
I said, "What do you mean? I don't have a greenhouse."
Ha ha! Always a gardener, I guess.
We laughed for awhile about that one.

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Where are you at on the "choosing paint colors" spectrum?
(Yes, there totally is a spectrum!)
No problem? Or leave the old colors up rather than having to choose?
Tell me everything!

Also, how do you and your spouse/significant other make smaller joint decisions?
Any tips? :)

2 comments:

  1. It looks great! Oh, and we are horrible when it comes to making decisions. Our living room is currently in a state of remodel because we can't decide on cabinets around the fireplace. :(

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad to hear we are not the only ones. We have had plywood as our kitchen floor for more than a year now, since we can't seem to choose a flooring option. So yeah. I feel your pain!

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