Monday, February 14, 2011

What NOT to wear

In an effort to come to closure on what color to paint the exterior of the CMR, George the Elder and I took a little field trip over to Westlake - - a veritable cornucopia of mid-century houses - - just a hop, skip and a jump from our temp apartment.  There are street after street after street of mid-century bungalows.  While we don't have a "bungalow", we figured that we might catch a glimpse of the ideal mid-century color combo.  Hmmmm - not so much.

When we got home and downloaded the photos, we realized that we had taken significantly more DON'T photos than DO photos.  Some of them were "real keepers."  A great many of these homes are owned by Asians, so some of the shades could possiblyy be attributed to advice from Feng Shui - - on the other hand - - there were certainly a few that were simply a result of poor color choice... 

Pink AND blue. 

And who says Lavender isn't calming?

Oh how I wish this one had turned out better.  This isn't even pink.  It's SUPER PINK!!
 The sun was starting to set, so several of the photos came out dark - - I so wish I had gotten a good shot of the one that had at least 8 different colors on it.  It was as if they went to paint store and simple bought gallons of whatever was on sale and then applied them all randomly.  It was a work of art.

And, you guessed it - - in the end we are no closer to determining what color to paint our own beloved CMR.  You can be sure it won't be pink.

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