There is not much weirder than pulling up to your house and having it be a.) A different color and b.) Not quite the right color.
This is partially our fault. One of the things that we’ve discovered in this process is that we have some unusual neighbors. One of whom is very particular about his house color. It is unique, we love it and he guards the color like it was the Colonel’s Secret Recipe. I took a bunch of pictures of the house and tried to match it using P-Shop, but and then printed out a 4×6 sample of that color. Unfortunately, glossy paper screws up the color matching system at Benjamen Moore and our house came out battleship gray. It isn’t too bad, but I’m trying to keep our block from looking like a Naval Yard.
Oddly, most of our friends just loved it. The problem is that it, and it is hard to tell in this picture, is more blue than gray. We are planning on doing white trim with a red front door and you can see where this is going. Star spangled Scott’s House.
Fortunately, Craig’s guy, Les, is a solid guy and he came out today and changed the color. It is now ‘Whale Gray’ and anyone who wants it can have it.
As for the rest of the project, these guys are in hyper-drive. Marco, Craig’s finish carpenter is a total stud (not a carpentry joke) and is blazing through getting the trim up. He has cased all of the windows and doors. They poured our driveway, much to our crazy neighbors dismay (more on her in a future post), and they are progressing really quickly. We can’t wait until they paint the inside.