Thursday, July 12, 2012
Perfect paint colors are in the eye of the contractor
We're starting to think about painting the house.
"Somewhere between a healthy Winesap and an unripened Jana."
"You got that, Charlie?"
That's Myrna Loy playing the homeowner with a vivid imagination. She's married to a character played by Cary Grant in Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, made in 1948.
This film proves that nothing ever changes. The experience of renovating an old home was the same then as it was for Tom Hands and Shelly Long in The Money Pit in 1986. As it is today for you and me.
Mr. Blandings is full of witty dialogue and well worth renting - can't find it streaming anywhere, dang!
I still like the idea of running down to the store for a pound of the best butter to find the perfect sunny, warm shade.
We're still at the stage where we are driving around the neighborhood, seeing what colors and combinations work well on other houses. Maybe we should head to the grocery store.
Robin (& Sue), Tempe