Remember the state of my garage doors a few weeks back?
After all those paint samples (and a half dozen more), I still hadn’t decided on a color.
And then I did.
Last week just as the painters were leaving, a lovely, Harvard-educated landscape designer visited our house and proclaimed “How lovely. You picked the perfect gray.”
Aw. It was nothing.
We went with Benjamin Moore Platinum Gray and Brilliant White on the trim. Yes, honey, I know this is the very same color a friend endorsed two years ago when we mentioned we might be painting our house. The very same friend who told us she receives several notes in her mailbox each summer from passerbys in her Wellesley neighborhood inquiring about her “perfect” paint color. And, yes, honey, I remember that we looked at said friend’s house in 2010 and decided it was perfect for our house too.
Lesson learned. Indecision can be a giant waste of time. Happy to have finally decided, and happier to come home to my pretty, dare I say, nearly graceful home, after eight years of solid gold. Still left to take care of: landscaping (with the lovely and complimentary designer), lighting, house numbers and shutters.
Oh, and about the shutters. I had such good intentions (and inspirations) to re-use them, but once they came off the house, I realized they were pretty flimsy pieces of vinyl. I guess they served their purpose these last 40 years.
Inside, I’ve been working on the wall gallery I started in my home office to to display my boys’ artwork. With hopes of making frequent rotations, I popped out the glass on some assorted wooden and silver frames and added some magnet clips to attach the artwork.
The boys have enjoyed having their works on the wall, though when I mentioned I’d like to frame something Ryan brought home from camp the other day, he suggested that we “really frame it. Like with real glass.”
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