In Which I Try to Paint My House, Part II

Wednesday, May 7, 2008
So I heard from the HOA yesterday. To give the manager credit, he made an effort to be responsive and courteous.

Here's the swatch I painted:

The HOA approved the yellow, but they were "concerned" that the rust color would be "too much" if I used it for all of the trim on our house. So I'll be using the rust as an accent color and painting most of the trim white.


At this point, I just want to get it over with so we can start on the inside projects, including new tile for the floors of the kitchen and the utility room. It's currently white linoleum:

Who the hell chooses white linoleum for a floor in a house designed for a family? I hate this stuff. 10 minutes after the cleaning crews leave, it looks like poo. We're going to replace it with terra cotta textured tiles. I can't wait!

6 comments:

Michelle K said...

Well, at least you got something out of 'em!

On a slightly related topic, I heard that HOAs in some cities in Fl are in deep trouble--as homes foreclose, people aren't paying their dues, which in turn is creating a whole raft of other problems.

I'm just glad I live in city limits.

Janiece Murphy said...

Michelle, our next home will not be in an HOA community.

Nathan said...

You mean the HOA doesn't get to dictate floor coverings to you?

Janiece Murphy said...

Nathan, I'd like to see them try and enforce that article.

vince said...

HOAs will be the first up against the wall when the revolution comes. Power to the people, sister!

Anne C. said...

HOAs are a sign of the coming apocalypse. The fifth horseman, I believe.