Painter gnomes are doing a number on my house. Trim detail courtesy of @mizzmeganmae and precarious-ladder spraying by the one and only @nikayrz.
Colors close-ups show the change... First color is a dingy old light blue, which was what the house originally a year ago (and for many decades prior). Last fall Nik/Megan power washed and primed the house to a grey tinted primer. Lots of people thought that was the final paint color and even complimented me on it... Oh my! :/ Finally the purple is the main body color and the dark grey/black is the trim, with accents in mustard and red. It already is looking so gorgeous and they haven't even finished the first coat. I'm so excited to see what the final product will be!
Side note: I chose purple because when I was a little kid, my mother used to always talk about how she wished she could have a purple house, but the conservative, creativity-supressing culture we lived in wouldn't allow it. Every so often we'd drive by some rebel house painted a bright color and my mom would get so happy and go on and on about it.
So I decided that if I get to pick the color of the house, it's gonna be purple, for my mom. As fate would have it, the purple color that really spoke to me and looked the best was called "Joyous Song". My mother's name is Carol, and my sister's name is Melody, both meaning a joyous song. Perfect!
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