Painting a Historic House…Historically. PART IV

Yesterday, I did a post about the discovery of the original, confirmed exterior wall color of the Cross House.

I was SO not happy with the results.

SO not happy.

Then Brandy commented, and stated that the sample Sherwin-Williams made up for me looked nothing like the color chip she found online.

And Brandy was correct.

 

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The lighter color is what Sherwin-Williams mixed for me, #8194 Capertree. It was from a old company called Duron, which SW purchased years ago. The darker wall color is what I have been painting the house since 2014, thinking that IT was the original color, or very near the original color. I love love live this color, and was totally depressed yesterday discovering it was WAY off.

 

But this is what Brandy found online. And, gee, it looks a lot like what I have been using since 2104! So, did Sherwin-Williams simply mix the wrong color?

But this is what Brandy found online. And, gee, it looks a lot like what I have been using since 2104! So, did Sherwin-Williams simply mix the wrong color?

 

In a few hours I will be at Sherwin-Williams, and hope to resolve this painting mystery!

Thanks Brandy! I LOVE YOU! You might have saved me!!!!!!!!

 

UPDATE

 

 

8 Comments

  1. Carole. Canton Ohio on May 7, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Good luck Ross. A lot can be lost in translation. We all hope this is the case for you and the Cross House.

    • Ross on May 7, 2016 at 8:55 am

      I am breathless with anticipation!

      Yesterday was SO depressing. And all because of what might be a mistake.

  2. Bethany on May 7, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Waiting with bated breath!

  3. Marie on May 7, 2016 at 10:03 am

    I have spent the last twenty minutes explaining to my roommate why I have been so emotional about paint the last two days.

    I ain’t mad about it.

    • Ross on May 7, 2016 at 10:05 am

      Your comment made me burst out laughing!

      Thank you! I needed that!

      • Marie on May 7, 2016 at 3:37 pm

        I’m glad I could help! 😀

  4. Erin on May 7, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Waiting with bated breath over here! What happened?!?!?

  5. Brandy Mulvaine on May 7, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Aw, shucks. Weren’t nothin’.

    I’m just sorry I couldn’t find you a green sink before evil Ross stole that one from that poor lady.

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