THIS OLD HOUSE
When we purchased our house last year, "I" knew that we had to put in a lot of work to get it up to "my" standards (my husband not so much). So, I started on the inside by painting and changing a few fixtures here and there, and then I had a few of the bushes removed in the front yard.
Removing the bushes brought more attention to how bad the outside looks. And not to mention this past spring it seem like everyone was getting their house painted and ready for summer (can you say jealous much!). So while sanding my chair yesterday (in which I don't think is working for my closet office anymore), I saw the painter who has painted majority of the homes in my neighborhood. He came up to me and said "Now seriously when are you going to paint your house"?! Instead of saying "how dare you insult my house" I said "well you know the economy is bad", and I'm sooooo glad I said that because he said "I know" and gave my husband a price even "HE" could not refuse!!! Yes I used the economy as the reason for my house looking so awful instead of using my frugal husband as the real reason and it paid off! My question is now: What are good colors for houses. I don't want something that will stop a potential buyer (one day) from buying it, but I also would like something that would stand out a little from the rest. We have some homes in the neighborhood that "REALLY" stand out and I will show you pictures of those soon.
Now if I can just use the economy as the reason why I can't afford certain shoes (do you think Christian Louboutin would give me a deal?)!