Rainy Painting

I was really hoping to get my Mom’s help while she is in town with the paint color for the exterior of the house, but it seems that the sudden downpour and non-stop rain in the forecast are putting a cramp in our plans.   The first day that she was here (over 10 days ago) we talked about starting the color testing process, but of course we are just getting to it on the day before she leaves and it’s pouring.   I’m not surprised- this is my usual luck.

Yesterday we went to Sherwin Williams and picked out tons of samples, and when I say tons I mean every beige/tan/off-white/cream/brown color available in the store.

Here are half of the samples, the other ones were left in the car and I’m not running out in the rain to get them.

We went home and picked out five that seemed like they would work with the stone.  There were three lighter colors that we liked for the siding and two darker colors for the trim.  Here are the little $5 pots that we got from Sherwin Williams- they are a great deal for testing out colors.

The weather outside is horrible, but we decided to work with it and do some sample patches anyway.

We ran out really quickly and got soaked while painting.  I don’t really know how productive all of this is since the rain washed some of it away, but it’s good enough to get the idea.

It’s hard to see in this photo, but I think I like the color of the bottom part of the window sill the best for trim.  All the lighter colors we got looked really similar when we got them home- it almost looked like we ordered three pots of the same color.  Maybe when and if they dry, they’ll look different.

What do you guys think?  Darker on the trim?  All the tans and beiges are starting to run together at this point….  The door and porch colors are in the car so I’ll post the ideas for those in a bit.   Our siding was ruined in the hail so the insurance is paying to have it removed and (hopefully) to have the siding fixed up and painted since our neighborhood doesn’t allow vinyl siding.  Our roof materials arrived a couple of days ago so that’s first on the list.

Hope you all have a great 4th!!!  I really  hope the rain stops so we can enjoy the fireworks and the neighborhood dog costume contest!  :)

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  1. I love the soft peaceful shades you chose. That will really make your garden POP!

  2. barbaralea

    I think I need to see the trim options! I always like color (within tasteful reason) and I suppose because you have the light stone, I want there to be some contrast with a color pop. Just not in the lovely seafoam color you are trying to get rid of! You could actually do something darker and it would work great since the house itself is very light. I’m excited to see the test options when you aren’t getting drenched.

  3. Thanks ladies!
    Barbie- I’ll post some more of my test spots today or tomorrow. I agree with you about the darker trim so I went and got another sample that’s one shade darker. Thanks for the advice. :)

  4. Thanks ladies!
    Barbie- I’ll post some more of my test spots today or tomorrow. I agree with you about the darker trim so I went and got another sample that’s one shade darker. Thanks for the advice!

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