D’oh, Wrong Color

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.



Filed under Construction, General Thoughts

4 responses to “D’oh, Wrong Color

  1. Scott:

    Last night we trespassed through the new crib…sweetness. Love the great room. Love the high ceilings, etc., etc.

    I have to say though that I was surprised that you had no ethernet cable to either desk area. I know, I know…wireless, wireless, wireless, blah, blah, blah.

    But one day soon, you will go to Frys and say to yourself…you mean I can do everything in Gig-E? At that point, you might be asking yourself if nightly backups to the central Raid Array via wireless is really the right way to go.

    Sorry for the unsolicited advice…My four cents….and I wanted to get it in before they finished the wiring.

    Say “Hi” to H, EJ, S and AL for me.

    — JJ

  2. It’s over there. They haven’t put the covers on the wires yet, so it all looks the same, but they are definitely in there.

    But now you have me second guessing it. I’ll swing by tonight.

  3. Pingback: D'oh! Wrong Color, pt. 2 « Scott’s House

  4. Ellen Macneale

    Hi Scott – My husband and I have just finished redoing a house in San Jose and in the process I think I single-handedly supported Benjamin Moore with all my color tries.
    Here’s a suggestion. If you like the tone, just not the intensity, mix a small amount of the Blue Denim with white (primer will do) and try that on a wall. By “small”, I mean SMALL. Like 20% Blue Denim to 80% white. Try a whole wall. If it’s not dark enough, you can add more Blue Denim. If the tone changes but the intensity is ok, at least you know about how far back you need to go on the color charts. Hope this helps, Ellen

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