paint my house, please.
post sponsored by sherwin williams.
so, i just wanted to apologize right off the bat for sharing the eyesore that is the outside of my house on the blog. bleecky! but the fine folks at sherwin williams heard my cry and have very kindly offered to paint my very hideous house, so we’ve partnered to share a little “before and after” with you. my home has not been painted in over 20 years to my knowledge. so, we’re going to make it pretty! i’m tired of telling people ‘i live in the ugly yellow house’, and i’ve been mulling over some new colors that i think will give this 1936 home a fresh, new, modern look.
the paint is from a brand new line, HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams and i’m going to be making a pretty dramatic change. one reason is the bus line — it zooms right by my house everyday, and i thought painting it a dark gray would be the way to go, so it wouldn’t show so much soot, and also because i love the color. so the main color will be Gibralter — a rich dark gray, and the molding around the windows will be a lighter gray called morning fog. and i’ve decided on a bold poppy-colored red called gladiola for the front door which i thought would be a nice compliment to the red brick staircase.
here’s an important question for you guys, though. should i paint the garage doors the HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams gladiola red, too? i think it could be quite smashing, but it’s a bold statement to be sure. i was inspired by some of these houses around the neighborhood. see where i’m going with this? will you weigh in? you can see all the HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams right here.