Painting a Historic House…Historically. PART VI
DELICATE SENSIBILITIES ALERT: This post contains naughty words.
Last week I did a post about the shocking discovery of the original 1894 exterior wall color of the Cross House. Shocking because it was WAY different than the color I have been painting with for two years now. Shocking that I messed up something so vital to me so badly.
I feel utterly devastated. Punched in the stomach. Sucker-punched.
HOW could I have gotten the wall color so wrong. How?
Then Brandy wrote in, after finding a color chip of the 1894 color online. And the online chip looked nothing like the color Sherwin-Williams mixed up for me.
But, the online chip did look a lot like what I have been using for two years.
A BEACON OF HOPE!
I wanted to marry Brandy.
Of course, colors online are not accurate. So, Frank Welsh, who I had retained to scientifically ascertain the original 1894 color, graciously offered to send me an actual color chip. From this, Sherwin-Williams could do a computer-match.
I was BREATHLESS with excitement, and every day raced to the post office.
Had the chip arrived?
It did today!!!!!!!!
Fuck, fuck, fuck.
So I really have been painting the house wrong. It seems that I have been painting the house not in the original color, but the second color it was painted.
Well, I give up.
There is no way I am going to start all over, my historical accuracy passion notwithstanding.
I also just love the current colors, and think the house looks really rich and elegant.
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