One of the questions I’m most frequently asked is, “Do you live in a Sears House?”
No, but I live in a pink house that was built in 1925, and it’s a beautiful house, and that’s almost as good as a Sears House.
In Summer 2010, we had the house painted pink.
With every passing day, I love this color more and more, and that’s a good thing because this was an enormous project. We used about 35 gallons of paint and primer (field and trim) and we chose Sherwin Williams Duration ($50 a gallon, 25 year warranty).
My 1925 Colonial Revival looks stunning in pink. Black shutters will soon arrive, which will create the perfect complement for this old house. Pink field, white trim, black shutters = the prettiest house in all of Norfolk.
My daughter says it looks like strawberry ice cream. My other daughter says it looks like a sheet cake. I think it looks perfect.
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