>> Sunday, October 3, 2010
One long anticipated task for me and my garden shed was the painting. It's come a long way over the course of the past year - from nothing to an actual building capable of storing my lawn equipment, but I've really been looking forward to completing the painting. Even if the inside isn't completely arranged and finished at least the outside now has a somewhat finished look.
Here is the shed a few weeks ago without the paint. We've realized tonight that we became used to the yellow and brown look. I was never really a fan of that coloring but we've been living with it so long it became what our eyes expected to see. The brown is just pressure treated lumber and the yellow is the cement fiberboard siding.
The first step was painting the trim. As you can see we went for a rich chocolaty brown color. I can't remember the color name but we liked the color tone.
I painted all the trim surfaces including the fascia, window trim, door trim, and the planter door overhang with the brown color. Even with just the trim being painted the difference was startling. I missed a few spots that I need to go back over but you really can't see them in the picture. There was so much trim that the painting took nearly 6 hours to complete the first coat.
And then came the blue! Perfect for brightening up a winter landscape!
It seems like a fairly extreme color change right now to us. Truthfully I'm not sure how I feel about it. In my mind I'm wondering "Is the blue too dark? Does it blend well with the brown? How will this look in a drab winter landscape? Is it too much color? Does it compliment the house?"
The doors and window still need to be painted with a creamy color that may adjust the current look enough to completely "fit" the landscape as we would like.
It's going to take some getting used to. This color feels a little outside my comfort range but I'm a rather boring person to begin with. What do you think? Is the blue the right color for this shed? Is it too bold? Does it stand out too much? Is it just right? Or should we have gone with the flamingo pink my wife wanted? ;)