Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Preparing for Color

Our house painted almost entirely in “Natural Echo” (an off-white inoffensive color) is about to change.  We are finally going forward with the massive painting project that will give us a Chinese red wall in the living room and color in virtually every corner of this rather boring house.

We’re in the process of finding a painter we can afford, who will also do a quality job.  Angie’s List is our source for prospective painters.  The first guy came an hour early (when no one was home) and left a card with not one word on it.  He has yet to even return our call, so he is probably not under consideration.

The second guy came precisely when he said he would.  He was a burly guy with a very bald head (sort of like my friend Steve’s).  He just had this demeanor that made us feel confident that he would do a good job.  He knew a lot about paint options and didn’t refuse any part of the job we offered.  He seemed proud of his service as a Marine.  Even his handshake felt quite right.  And best of all, he loved Jake.  Who could ask for anything more?

A couple more guys will be coming by before the end of the week, but my money’s on the Marine.  I just hope we can afford him.


Blogger Cyndy said...

That is so exciting! I love walls with color, especially after having lived in an all off white rental house for the past five years. I hope you'll enjoy yours as well.

5:25 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

How exciting! I can't wait to see the bursts of color.

10:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see what colors you decide on! Color has such a profound effect on mood and spiritual state. I'm living in a very colored home for the first time; every room has its own vibe, and I love it! Fortunately, my partner and I were "on the same chip" in almost all cases; hope your choices are smooth. And, I hope you'll post photos when the time is right!


10:38 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

Hire the bald guy! Hire the bald guy!

8:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So...? Have you decided?

(Loved Steve's comment!)


3:30 AM  
Blogger Barbara said...

It will probably not be the bald guy. We're waiting for a quote from a very smart Hispanic guy who had lots of good ideas. He also suggested we get another opinion on the more extreme colors. We have an interior designer (he recommended) coming on Monday, who will hopefully help us nail down the colors and make sure they are ones we can live with and love for a long time.

7:32 AM  

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