We’re finally taking the plunge: tomorrow morning the first of several carpenters and painters is coming by to give us estimates on exterior wood framing, siding, and trim replacement. Then we can move on to new exterior paint, which at the moment is a horribly peeling light green with very old dark green trim.
I’m seriously considering something between periwinkle and lavender as the new main paint color with ivory trim. Most of the houses in our neighborhood were built between 1937 and 1947 and are painted various shades of green or beige, which is why I started thinking about different colors for our new paint.
Then I thought about how, especially during these interminable and hellish hot months--I think today makes the 44th day of triple-digit heat this year--I routinely peek out the window at my plumbago and feel happy.
So why not a whole plumbago-inspired house color? I haven’t quite convinced husband Kurt, but he’s more concerned about the rotted wood right now than putting the cart before the horse.