It took me so long to decide on a paint color. I was first inspired by this house in my neighborhood that was navy blue/purple with lime green trim. I think I sampled about 12 different colors and was starting to panic that I would never be content. I ended up with a navy blue with a dark brown trim, but not before trying out many shades of purple, gray and blue. I even bought 2 gallons of Egyptian Violet paint* before I decided it was way to bright for the tiny house.
There was a little bit of a time crunch due to weather. I had resigned myself to the idea that we weren’t going to have enough warm days left to paint the exterior. The composite siding is pre-primed and would have been fine until spring. So, I was taking my time deciding on the color. Then we had a warm spell and I was panicked to find a color before it turned cold again. The primer was really ugly and I really wanted to paint it.
We had a beautiful weekend and my friend Erika came to help again. This girl is amazing! She painted the entire house for me! I owe her a bajillion hours of painting, staining, my first born and whatever else she might need. It was a huge help and relief to have her there. Plus, I’m always thrilled when we get to spend time together.
*Anyone interested in buying 2 gallons of bright purple exterior paint?