My husband is actually happy when he comes home from work and gets to paint.
And I don't mean on a painting in his studio.
I mean painting the house.
He's still painting the house.
(when I say still, I mean in between having a full time job, four kids, building them a playhouse, taking care of his wife, making time for fun with his family, remodeling his studio and trying to make a little art here and there for himself. so yeah. he's still painting the house)
It all started with the front door.
He took off the ugly, hideous really, black security screen door, sanded off the peeling hunter green paint and painted the door a gorgeous shade of turquoise.
He spray painted the peep hole (or whatever you call that) and the mail slot.
He paid attention to detail.
He hung the door back up and we were in love.
And then began the quest for finding the right colors for the rest of the house to go with that front door.
We were in love with that turquoise. We were not changing anything about that door.
Aaron tried swatch after swatch of green paint.
After a long while, we finally decided on the color scheme, and found the right green for the trim.
And Aaron has been painting after work and on the weekends ever since.
We're really starting to see progress now.
He finished the gable end last week.
Isn't is beautiful?
The neighbors were in great fear when they saw that turquoise door.
We heard things like, "that's a bold choice for a door."
Then all the swatches went up and everyone wanted to know what we were going with.
None of them liked our final decision.
There were awkward silences, conversations changed and pointed, "hmmmms."
But they see all the progress Aaron's making and considering how it looked before, they all seem pretty happy now.
Of course, they don't know about the diamonds yet.
We may not live in Palm Springs, but that doesn't mean we can't have a house inspired by it.
Our neighbors are going to love it!
PS. Aaron started working on the windows tonight after work.
He put on the first coat of orange.
I have been skeptical all along of the orange.
But I think I am a believer now.
It was too dark for pictures, but if I have time, I'll post some in the morning.