The painting company that rented the lift has many pictures taken from high above, while the owners cheerfully work on current projects. I’m sure the lift feels like a step stool to them. It did not feel this way to me.
Between the agonizing color angst – my mistakes and bad judgement for the world to see – the heat and the heights – this was an intensely stressful experience. The actual application of paint was of minimal concern – I knew I had the skill to put it in the right places. But what if it looked ugly ?
I finally made peace with my decisions, and worked out a combination that I felt that I could live with, without shame. Even into the last weekend I gnawed through more what-ifs about the colors on the decorative shingles. I spent a few more hours with my paint chips and found myself choosing the dreaded tasteful taupes and beiges, the worst ones. If I added this and removed the Abingdon Putty then I would have to move more colors around to make it work. I couldn’t stand it.
Colors actually used(all Benjamin Moore):
Plus my “Custom Green” mixed from the former wall color, and black which is Black. 7 Paint colors not including the door. I have been ruminating about changing the door color for awhile. Oh – and the porch ceiling is painted “Georgian Brick” – you just can’t tell from these photos. 9 colors ?
My photos are taken on an overcast day, so it’s a little hard to tell that both the long and short bars are made like pyramids. I thought the light colors would show the planes to their best advantage. The square blocks are like suns, with radiating lines from a center circle. I feel real gloom about the climate emergency, so thought it would be appropriate that they are kind of a sickly green (“Sesame”) versus a cheerful yellow. For a spell they had been red, like from the severe forest fires from this summer, but I didn’t love that with the roof.
The north side of the house that faces the gas station has some access issues, including an overhead wire, so I am hiring the painting company to do that. They are booked into next year, but I am optimistic this will happen. I just don’t have it in me to attempt to learn my way around serious hazards, at a height.
I looked through my files and found some images which justify my color choices, as if I need to ?