Friday, September 15, 2006
When Maude and I bought this house, it had been recently painted light purple, with dark purple and a yellowish-olive for highlights. Very exciting and STRIKING you could say, although we may never have brought these colors home from the paint store....well, nobody would buy the house there for awhile, although the price and house were both excellent, people couldn't stomach the purple. The weekend we put our offer in, 5 other families were suddenly interested, but as they said in Jerry Maguire 'show me the money' and we could and did and it is ours. :^)
The house needed the garage doors and little else. Good guys built them for us a few weeks ago, and I love the doors. But they needed paint and so I got the super duper computer matched and mixed gallon of light purple, made from the paint stick that had stirred the house paint originally, which is a good source. BUT, my mix is a bit lightish.....
SOOOOOOO, the garage, as I told the woman across the street painting her house a sedate blue and white, is now THREE TONE. 2 different light purples with dark purple accents. The neighbor said, quite correctly '3 tone purple! just like your pots!' Anyway, I love this lilac-ish color, and next spring all our deck chairs and tables will be painted this color (lotsa leftovers).