Sunday, November 18, 2007
The colours in this real estate flyer scan of our old Balaclava house are not great. The dominant colour was a cream and it almost looks orange in the picture. We consulted heritage information and chose the colours very carefully. Two different shades of green and the cream. The roof was originally mustard, but I repainted it green.
The front faced north but it was protected by the verandah. The back faced south and never received direct sun. The western wall faced a narrow walkway and received little weather. So why on earth did it need repainting a bland total white?
The flyer scan really doesn't do it justice. It looked very nice. The should have spent the time painting the roof. Clearly one coat was not enough. And they put a ghastly security door in front of the lovely old door.