The great paint debate has been resolved.
The big problem with Nautical (dark blue) was how the detail of the siding gets swallowed up by the color. So I made a trip to home depot and had them mix up some sample paints for me in a primer included semi-gloss.
Here are the results:
As you can see, the semi-gloss really makes a difference in the way the siding looks. Still gets that great pop of color but the details of the siding are more easily seen.
So I think I'm going with the Nautical.
However the Cascade is such a gorgeous color I'm thinking I might use it for the front door. Have to see.
I love this paint though, one or two coats and no primer needed. Awesome.
I spent most of Saturday cleaning and organizing and now my desk isn't overrun with miniature stuff. New bookshelves for the bedroom means the old bookshelf got moved to the dining room and filled with miniature supplies. It's not a perfect system but it makes it a lot easier to dust.
Yeah, not perfect, and definitely not very attractive but the desk looks much better without all that stuff stacked on top of it.
I really want to remove that stupid CD holder from between the side shelves. All it does is catch and keep dust. I'm also planning on adding some more tape to my cardboard back, to keep a certain Building Inspector from getting in. Tape will be easy, dealing with the CD rack will have to wait. I've been dealing with cleaning and 1:1 furniture two weekends in a row now and I'm trying to be done with that for a while and make progress on 1:12 houses.
So I'm off to paint my siding. I have to take my house apart to get some room for the pieces to lay out and dry and thankfully I numbered them on the back so I know where they go.
I'll probably paint all my window trim as well. Except the skylight. I want to wait on that until I'm sure of my roof materials. Though I've got some wood shingles that might look very nice stained a walnut or cherry.
Any suggestions on that?