Welcome To the Neighborhood

Congratulations on the purchase of your new home, but please be advised that you must get approval if you wish to make any changes to the exterior appearance of your home.  You are required to use Sherwin Williams paint and the 38 different color schemes that are available to you are listed in the set of documents that you got at your closing.  In addition to these 38 colors, you may also paint your house with either of Valspar’s new colors which did not make it into your closing documentation as of yet.  The newly accepted colors are “possibility” and “foggy mirror”, but any color that you select must be approved by the Master Board first.  We have a rule that states no two houses next to each other can be painted the same color, so whatever color you choose, that must be approved by the paint review committee, before any work is started.  We also don’t like houses that are next to each other to look similar to each other, as we feel this makes the community more aesthetically pleasing, but since this is a judgement call with beauty being in the eye of the beholder, this guideline is harder for us to enforce and we hope that you will use your best judgement.

This new Possibility paint is a Latex base that provides extra protection from cracking, peeling and blistering over time and offers a Satin sheen with an elegant, soft look that could be ideal for you, but the paint swatches in the brochure could vary slightly from the result you get when your paint dries.  If you decide to go with the Foggy Mirror paint, you should know that this may make your house completely invisible in case we get a dense fog, so we suggest that you remain at home if that happens, because you might not be able to get back in if you leave.

Written for Paula’s Paint Chip Friday challenge #5 where today we are supposed to derive inspiration from Valspar’s “possibility” and/or “foggy mirror”.

17 thoughts on “Welcome To the Neighborhood

    1. One day on a new job the guys told me they needed the sky hook to move this panel and I asked them where I should get it as I was the gopher being the new guy. They told me to walk around and shout “Sky hook” till I located it and they all had a good laugh.

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  1. H.O.As SUCK. I live with one here, and the lawns look fabulous granted, but all those nit-picky rules are for the birds. I agree with a standard (like not having junk cars all over your lawn, or trashed siding or windows that are never fixed…but geez. They’ve banned certain landscaping choices here unless you get a special permit from the resident nosybody. I guess it’s better than not having one, but the cost can be overwhelming.

    The title of your post reminded me of:

    If the link works…. O_o

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      1. Meatloaf rocks the casbah! 😉 Thanks, Jim. I hear that cat litter helps remove oil from concrete? I’d have a similar situation if I had an old car parked outside my garage and leaking oil. I’d probably get fined too. O_o (and we PAY for the privilege). Well it beats shoveling snow (if it ever snows here again). 😉

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  2. H.O.As SUCK. I live with one here, and the lawns look fabulous granted, but all those nit-picky rules are for the birds. I agree with a standard (like not having junk cars all over your lawn, or trashed siding or windows that are never fixed…but geez. They’ve banned certain landscaping choices here unless you get a special permit from the resident nosybody. I guess it’s better than not having one, but the cost can be overwhelming.

    The title of your post reminded me of Meatloaf and his “Welcome to the Neighborhood” album.

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      1. I think this one is pretty darned good too. I hadn’t followed his career after Bat Out of Hell III. But a friend of mine was a superfan and she introduced me to “Neighborhood”. I’ve been enchanted ever since too. Good stuff.

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