Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Tall Order For Wives and Painting the Houses

"Ah! the true rule is--a true wife in her husband's house is his servant; it is in his heart that she is queen. Whatever of the best he can conceive, it is her part to be; whatever of the highest he can hope, it is hers to promise; all that is dark in him she must purge into purity; all that is failing in him she must strengthen into truth; from her, through all the world's clamor, he must win his praise; in her, through all the world's warfare, he must find his peace." John Ruskin

Here's what we call 'the little house'. My husband's office and a pantry are on the first floor. My art studio is on the second. We recently had it painted green with white trim and red porches. I've seen this combination of colors many times and loved it. I think it looks better in town, though.

I think if we painted the main house like this, it would be too much. So it's going to be white with green trim; just the opposite of the little house. I sure hope I like it, because seven years is a long time to wait to paint it blue again.


GretchenJoanna said...

It's charming!

Pom Pom said...

I love it! It looks so happy. We painted our house yellow and then back to white in a weekend. Don't ask. It was really dumb.

debbie bailey said...

Pom Pom, that's so funny! Who knew choosing a paint color for your house would be so hard! All I know is I'M TIRED OF THE BLUE!