• May 18, 2004

House Color Commitment Issues

Having a hard time deciding what color to paint our bungalow

Paint, Restoration Diary,

All the different colors I’ve liked over the past months.

I used to believe I had trouble making up my mind until the day I read a magazine article about men who are commitment phobic. The article was accompanied by a checklist of sneaky symptoms to determine if your potential mate has closet commitment issues. Questions like “Does it take your man 15 minutes or longer to order from a restaurant menu that contains more than 10 items” or “Does your man change jobs suddenly and often because he loses interest” helped me to learn that my man is fine, but I’ve got some major commitment issues.

“Honey, do you think I have problems with commitment?”

“Heather, I had to propose to you 3 times before you said yes!”

“Well, one time was in a grocery store parking lot and that just doesn’t count.”

Lest you think my husband isn’t romantic, one of his proposals took place in a hot air balloon floating in the clouds over wine country. It was beautiful and romantic. Swept up in the moment I said yes. After my feet touched the ground again I had a panic attack and said, “No, I’ve changed my mind. I’m sorry.”

We did end up married, very happily married in fact. Once I make up my mind, I don’t have regrets and I don’t look back but getting to that point is a whole different story.

The two colors I like this week.

This leads me to the 8.5 month indecision over what color to paint the house. What is a commitment phobe to do?

Comments { 3 }
  1. Peabody

    Heather I like the one on the left. I know exactly how you are about decisions… I’m the same way. I had been talking about digging up the strip of weeds and straggling Bermuda grass between my driveway and sidewalk and sodding with St. Augustine (the rest of my yard is St. Augustine). I dug up the weeds and Bermuda… and then my boyfriend stepped in and offered to help lay the sod. Right as we were finishing laying the sod I decided that the purple fountain grass and fringe flower I saw at the nursery would really look striking planted on both sides of the driveway.

    My boyfriends just never understand why I’m content to have a patch of color painted on a wall for months. They confuse it with procrastination… I’m just a slow decision maker. It never fails, if I rush a decision, I regret it.

  2. Cheryll

    The color on the right looks too much like Army Green. I like the one on the left better. But that is only my opinion. Just be careful and don’t go too dark or house will look gloomy. Good luck. Cheryll

  3. Audrey

    I am having the same problem! I want to know the 8 colors you had on your house, in the first photo because they all look similar to ones I am debating over!

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