Monday, June 23, 2008

Little taupe houses

”Oh but aint that America for you and me
Aint that America were someting to see baby
Aint that America, home of the free
Little pink houses for you and me.”

—John Mellencamp

We bought our house in March 2001 – a ‘50s ranch on a pretty, park-like piece of property.

Problem? The house was the color of baked salmon – a light peachy pink with a turquoise green door. This is a fine combination if you live in Boca or Bermuda, but we live in suburban New Jersey. Just. No.

Little pink house

We were going to paint right away, but you know? Life happened. September 11 and then trouble at both my job and Mark’s. Two babies. Tight finances. The years passed and our little pink house stayed that way.

But not anymore!!

I am proud to announce that we are now the proud owners of a little taupe house with brick red doors. It’s not as catchy as a certain song lyric, but it sure is easier on the eyes.

Better, no?

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Kimmylyn said...

It looks beautiful!! I love it.

10:23 PM  
Blogger Mayberry said...

Nice! Much more sophisticated.

11:08 PM  
Blogger Maureen said...

Looks great! I love the red door, too.

11:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It look great!!!!!
Justine

2:31 PM  
Blogger Jennifer H said...

Love the color, and the door.

2:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woo hoo! Congrats on the new look! It looks great. You have to remember why it was salmon in the first place. ha! There's no reminder of the previous owners...or is there!? - Alex B.

9:13 PM  
Blogger Elaine A. said...

Wow, your house looks beautiful! Love the lot and your new colors!

1:09 AM  

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