Happy new year!!! After a great visit with family in Kentucky, we’re back and ready to keep going on the house. This is a quick post all about deciding what color to paint the tiny house. Thankfully I had about a million different colors to choose from…
I had always pictured the tiny house as a little cabin with a rustic, dark wood exterior nestled in a forest. Unfortunately, my vision and my wallet didn’t quite match up, so wood siding wasn’t an option. Instead of a dark wood cabin in the forest, I decided to bring the forest to my walls and went with a dark hunter green cabin look. And, thus began my never ending journey to the Lowes paint section. I didn’t want our green to look swampy (too yellow) or teal (too blue). It turns out that there are about 50 different shades of green that fall into this category, and as a graphic designer I’m quite picky when it comes to color. I went back and forth and back and forth (I even considered some navy and charcoal colors in a few moments of weakness) but finally chose the color that was juuust right: Jasper. It’s a beautiful hunter green with the perfect balance of gold tones in the sunlight and blue tones in the shade.
Then it happened. We put up the composite board siding and my world was turned upside down!!! The barn wood siding looked so good in it’s natural color! Suddenly, I lost all my confidence in painting the tiny house. The siding was a bit lighter than I had originally wanted, but it still looked really nice. What if the green didn’t look good?! There’s no going back once it’s painted, and I really didn’t want to ruin a good thing. But in the end, Jasper prevailed and we started painting the house.
Woooooo! It looked so good!!! As Eric rolled on the first few strokes of paint, and all my nerves just melted away. With my confidence restored, I started all the cutting in work while Eric used the roller on the large open areas. In no time we had gone through our two gallons and the house was completely painted with the first coat.
We still need to put on one more coat, but we are waiting for a sunny day so the paint will dry instead of freeze. All of this painting took place while working on a few other big projects, so be sure to check back for the next post (which is already written and ready to go!!! Go me!!) I’ll be putting up the next post in just a few days.
I hope everyone has had a great start to the new year so far. I think 2016 is going to be a big year for us, and I’m excited! I hope you’re excited for the year, too!