Thursday, June 16, 2011

Talk Me Down

I'm freaking out. No one will care about this except me, my immediate family, and people who can see our property, but we are painting the house and garage/barn. The guys finished prepping the barn and got the first coat of paint on today. And it's red.

O. M. G.

That's... that's a lot of red. 

Okay, so a big change is hard to adjust to. And this is just the first coat. And it was still wet when I saw it, and and and...

And holy crap, it's crazy-red, right? It's like stop-sign red. Fire engine red. Harlot fingernail red. MY BARN IS A HARLOT OH MY GOD.

Very fortunately, I have a neighbor whose house is non-harlot red, and she still has the paint color. If I wake in the morning to discover that my barn is still as red as a baboon's behind, I can do something about it. But holy cow, people. 

It's one thing to make a mistake with your dining room color, but painting your barn to look like streetwalker headquarters is an error on practically a global scale. You can see the damn thing from space. If you look us up on Google Earth, that'll be us pulsing away in the center of Vermont.

10 comments:

Cate said...

I like it. And isn't Barn Red a thing?

Cindy said...

I like it too!

When the summer foliage is full it will look very smart with the green.

And when you're covered with the white stuff, you'll definitely be able to find your way home!!

I say stick with it!

Riley said...

View it through Instagram ... you'll love it! ;-)

Micmacker said...

Ummmm...have you SEEN the paint job on my house? I just can't whip up much sympathy for your barn. In fact, I wish you'd painted your house this color. Maybe then nobody would notice mine.

mommatosena said...

LOVE it and so will you once it's all done. Yes in the midst of winter you will tell us all how in love you are with your Scarlet Letter Harlot Barn!

bright said...

Roooooooooox ann!

But it works.

Grace said...

Dude, Red Barn = Totally Traditional.

rundeep said...

It's still new. After the first winter, when it's weathered a bit, you will adore it. Looks good right now too.

AG Ambroult said...

So? Is your barn still a slut? Do tell how the story ends.

Me? A Mom? said...

maybe this is the midwestern-er in me talking but aren't barns usually red? I say embrace it. Will the windows have shutters? that will probably help soften the look for you.