I know I’ve shared this a few times, but the reason we could afford a 10 acre, 360 degree view parcel in wine country was because … no one else wanted it.
“Why?”, you ask?…
Well, a few reasons. One is that the house is very disjointed. The previous owner added on without an architect, and it shows. For us it works because we use our new addition part – and then rent out the 3 bedroom/2 bath original house on AirBnB.
Another reason… which I’ve talked about previously… the past owner used Roundup on every single inch of this property except the area right around the house. All the acreage was dead. I think that may have turned off grape growers, olive growers and any kind of gardening type person.
A third reason, and this one might be subjective, is the house color. It is powder blue or sky blue. Not sure. Both look wrong to me. And even though the house was very recently fully and newly painted this color, I feel the need to change it. To me, every single day, I stumble on the color of the house. I mean, every day it jars me. I’m not used to it. I don’t think I would ever get used to it.
In fact, when people ask me what is my least favorite color (besides flesh and Crayola Nude), I would say, “Powder blue”.
I FIGURE I CAN PAINT IT MYSELF… heck,it is only one story and I’ve done it before!
OK, so I can’t afford to have the house painted, especially because we have yet to fence in the front two acres – which will be for Finn, BG and Wrigley, when the time comes.
Anyway, I figured I could paint it myself. I’m not working much, so I have free time. And, the house is only one story.
I painted my house in Oregon that was 2 stories! I learned that I really hate heights… and that dark house colors don’t work. I painted the house a lovely rich grey brown (which I loved on my test slab), but once applied, the house looked like a mud hut. I ended up having to pay house painters to redo it because I was too afraid of ladders after my first try.
HUBBY AND I DISAGREE.
I thought I wanted a sage color. But, I couldn’t find the right sage. They all looked like pea soup or baby diaper.
Then I went to rich browns again. Same issue as before.
Hubby wanted yellow, so we tried a bunch of yellows.
I finally settled on a grey with a hint of brown. It is like a soft pewter.
But, Hubby still wants yellow.
MY ISSUE with the YELLOW
My issue with Hubby’s yellow is that I don’t want to trade one IT’S A SMALL WORLD storybook color for another. And, the inside of the house is yellow. I already painted the entire inside with different shades of cream and yellow.
Hubby likes a ‘sunny’ yellow. He thinks all the other colors are ‘avocado’. All of them. He has said that about every single color I’ve brought home… “Isn’t that avocado?…”. Sigh.
Also, I want the trees and flowers to stand out, too.
CHOICES. I’ve narrowed it down.
HELP ME, please. Email me or comment which color you like best. The white trim will stay.
Dark grey brown (afraid this will get too heavy if it is the entire house)