Here we go again...forgive me as I asked this once before and got lots of great suggestions but now I have another problem.
I'm so glad it's winter...this way I don't have to make my mind up right away and I can really THINK on this
for a few more months.
Here's my dilema.
I want to paint the house this spring.
So what's the problem you ask?
See the tree in the top picture?
See that rust color on the right side?
We have VERY rusty water here in the country and everything the water from the sprinklers hits turns orange/red.
If you take a close look at the top picture and look REALLY hard you'll see that the bottom of the porch pillars and the down spouts have already gotten stained after ONE summer!
Our windows are white vinyl and the trim around them are white aluminum so we can't paint them so that
means I have to find a paint color for the house that will look nice with snowy white trim.
Almost forgot...the roof is a medium brown.
I would LOVE to paint the cottage all white but here in
Kansas it's windy and the over-spay from the sprinklers
heads towards the house and you know what that means.
Now we have another problem.
The picket fence.
The picket fence is a work in progress...we still have more to put up.
Unfortunately a lot of the fence will be down-wind to the sprinklers so that sweet cottage white picket fence
is out of the question.
To me...nothing looks worse than that horrid rust
stain on a pretty white house or fence.
I'm thinking that I'm going to have to stain the fence a brown color :(
I had to do that at our Victorian home because of the same problem and when I was done it looked like it had
been there forever.
Picket fence at our Victorian home I stained brown. See the rust on that tree?
Here's a picture of the picket fence as it was going up and you can also see the color of the roof.
I'd LOVE to paint my house a soft buttery yellow or white...typical farmhouse cottage colors but I'm
afraid it won't work for us.
So...now I have to figure out what color to paint the house to go with the white trim and then figure a stain color for the fence that will
have that wonderful cottage look that I want.
What do you think?
Do you have any suggestions or even pictures that I could see?
I would LOVE to see what you have to say...any
and all suggestions will be GREATLY
Thank you in advance!
I hope your day has been a good one so far.