The Perils of Painting

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June 30, 2016

Have you ever tried to paint a room before? How about an entire floor of your house? Well, this winter we started the hard task of deciding what colour scheme we should paint the outside of our store. We always liked the natural wood look but the issue came up that people were not noticing the store as they drove by. Customers pass by and notice the store too late. They have to drive down the road and turn around, but how many of them don’t turn around? We will never know! So now we have a decision to make – what colour to paint! Now if you have never been to our store or wandered around our property I will try to “paint you a picture.” We have our store right on the Cabot Trail, which right now, is natural wood board with a number of paint splotches on the back. Beside the store is our cream coloured sign with dark blue posts. Than we have our white barn style roof house; as well as a beige color barn out back with red doors that is accompanied by a dark blue baby barn with a red door and cream trim. SO, picking a colour for our store is not as easy as just one colour. It is a colour for the store, the sign, the house, the barn and the baby barn. We don’t want them all the same, but we don’t want them to clash; we want to tie all the colours together. Once we decided on some of the colours we liked we started painting one foot squares on the back of the store trying to figure out what looks the best. Then the store opened for the season. Customers started coming in and voicing their favorite colours for which we should paint the store. After a lot of back and forth we finally decided what color to paint it, knowing it’s the right colour to get the job done! Now comes the stressful part of painting it and listening to the positive and negative views on what we did. In a small community this could be the talk of the town for a while. Want to know what colour we picked? You’ll have to wait and see! Wish us luck!