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Husband wants to change the color of our house, what do you think ?

or atleast right now he wants to change the trim... I think he is just bored because he is on a long vacation from work ( they said he had to take his vacation days lol ) ... We havent lived here for that long, but I have painted and decorated the inside so now he thinks since I did th inside he should get to do the outside ( the reason he didnt decorate the inside is for 1. I love to decorate and for 2. he thinks blankets can be used as curtains !!) I have tried to tell him that if he really wants to do something he cant paint the fence or even rip out the bricks in the backyard ( it is an old walkway but the bricks are all chipped up and the kids constantly trip on them) ... so now I think if I just prove to him that the painting ( for now) is a bad idea I can get him to stick with the small projects... Now I am not a fan of hunter green - I love others greens but i have just never really liked the hunter green color, however I think it looks nice with the tan.... He wants to change everything that is green and paint it red , which I actually kind of like red and tan together, but I just do not think it would look right on this house ( plus the fact he is a sloppy painter and i would hate to have red poka dots on the tan) ... But anyways what do think ? Paint the green ( you can also give us your other ideas on colors and such if you have them )



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Asked by Anonymous at 9:42 AM on Jun. 9, 2011 in Home & Garden

Answers (6)
  • I think the red would look great. But with that in mind my husband is also not a very good painter and I would refuse to allow him to do. Our last house took him 6 years to pain and it drove me insane. I wound up at about a year into it doing everything but the eaves because they needed to be scrape, sanded and then painted and I just couldn't manage that with my 3 little ones. My husband is just not very good at detail work. Give him a large wall and he can go to town but the finishing touches are not where he is strong.

    Answer by Melbornj at 9:47 AM on Jun. 9, 2011

  • yes , same here, he just tries to hurry with the detials... he painted a room in the house... and I had to redo it becuase there was splatters and drippings everywhere...

    i like the red too, it is probably my fav color... but I just dont think we need to do anything to it right now, I think our house is pretty enough and" if it is not broke dont fix it "lol

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 9:56 AM on Jun. 9, 2011

  • I think the house looks good the way it is

    Answer by HomeAlone45 at 10:21 AM on Jun. 9, 2011

  • I think I would go with the red over green anyday and the house does look good the way it is. If he wants to paint & FINISH the job so it looks good let him it will keep him out of your hair but yes it sounds like the other projects should come 1st

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 10:37 AM on Jun. 9, 2011

  • I think you should put up decorative shutters on the sides of your front windows. Put a window box under the downstairs window & plant some flowers in it. Paint the shutters & window box green & paint your front door a dark maroon or red. I would paint the garage door green.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 10:53 AM on Jun. 9, 2011

  • I love my paulie -- I definatly want shutters and window boxes ! ... I was just waiting because I knew I didnt want them in green ( wait until we find out what color we are really going to do) ... Idealy ( if I knew he would do it right) i would like the red shutter, red door and them " almond cream" trim and window box...

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 11:50 AM on Jun. 9, 2011

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