Remember my dirty back upper deck? Top-floor back porch? I don’t know what to call the thing, but it’s this:
(The deck, not the cat.)
Like the color of the “flesh” colored Crayon. Remember that one? So, if I get to it this weekend, I’d like to paint that sucker.
Inspiration (you can get the sources on my Tumblr feed – right sidebar on my blog):
Yummy. Happy. Charming. Yummy!
The painted floor is boring, but I like the striped rug. Imagine for a moment that the painted part is actually the rug, okay? I think I’d like to paint the front porch in stripes.
The dead rhododendron has been taken to it’s final resting place. All the other crap on the porch remains.
My husband thinks this looks like the Caribbean. I say it does sort of fit in with the rusty truck (still) sitting in our driveway. But still – not a long-term thing. He wants to strip it down to the cement and leave it alone. I think doing so will a) be too much work, b) require caustic chemicals and c) ultimately just look unfinished. I think we should paint it… in stripes! (I’ve only mentioned the stripes in passing. I suspect he thought I was kidding. I was not. Clearly.)
Back to the back deck: I’m leaning toward yellow. The conservative option is to paint the porch and tops of the stairs yellow, leaving the rails and verticals (rise?) as-is. Not sure what to do about the porch rails, though. At one time they were painted a rusty color. (Right. Painted the color they would have become if not painted at all.)
Another option: I can paint everything a dark (grown-up color) and bring in silly-happy colors via furniture.
(Crevecouer by Martha Stewart Paint)
(Weathervane by Martha Stewart Paint)
Part of me wants to be bold. Part of me is chicken because “bold” often translates into “tacky” or “cheesy” or “Crayola.” And all of me is indecisive. What do you think?