This is probably the last you’ll see of my siding before the back side is really done. My agonizing over paint colors is done and culminated in going with the ballsiest suggestion I got, painting the siding (a slightly grayed out) navy blue. One criticism this idea got was that it would make my house look too Cape Coddy. I don’t really see this as a problem. If I could put an acre or two of dunes in the alley that would be even better, though it would also make my house farther from the subway.
And the beadboard on the “porch ceiling” is light blue. I had to wash off the residue from the tar paper that was nailed to it with paint thinner, which paired nicely with the Hop Devil I was drinking. And then it needed two tubes of caulk. I still missed a few holes, so I might have to caulk a weensy bit more in between coats. But here’s what I’ve got so far:
And yes, that is the last piece of back band I needed installed in that last photo! Anyways, I think I’m happy with all the colors. And I know I’m happy with the dark blue. This probably means that my friend Amy is in fact always right. I agonized a bit, like I do with every decision I have to make. I was driving through the new suburbs after work last week and I couldn’t help but think of the song Little Boxes, except we have to change the lyrics to “There’s a beige one and a beige one and a beige one and a beige one…” (Also, the identical vinyl siding is ticky tackier than anything that existed in 1962) So this helped made navy blue less scary. And one more photo. If it hadn’t been blue it might have had to be this! These houses, by the way, are so good for my property value I’m not even losing money on the house anymore.
So next time, back to interior finish work?