84th Penny Pinching Party

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Thanks to everyone who has commented on the roof colors and voted on the poll. It looks like most of you think charcoal looks best with weathered wood coming in a close second. I think I am going to leave the white siding and trim as-is since it is maintenance free without paint on it. I like the charcoal roof, but am worried about the heat factor and am leaning toward weathered wood. I am even considering solar shingles (Click HERE for a video by Consumer Reports about solar shingles). I am still not sure about the door color either. Jessie from Cupcakes and Craziness suggested a navy door and I am really liking that idea.

Normally I know what I want and don't think twice, but when I have to live with it for 30 years I suddenly become super indecisive. Keep the suggestions coming! I love all of the different ideas. I would have never thought of the navy door on my own; Thanks Jessie!
Click on the picture of the house to the right to see all of the color options.


  1. Thanks for hosting this! I am now following you via GFC and Twitter.

    Come visit me and consider following back. Thanks! :)

    Celebrating Family

  2. Thanks for hosting!! I finally finished this coffee table that has been lurking about the house!! Yahoo - one thing off the list!!

  3. I am a PP! Okay-Maybe I should take the time to type that out. LOL! Let me try that again: I am a Penny Pincher!!

    Thanks for the party!

  4. Thanks for hosting! I would never have thought navy either but now that you mention it I think a navy door would look really nice! I think it would really pop against the white trim. Good luck with your decision :)

  5. navy would look great on your door, and solar shingles. now that is something! i would love to have some solar's a shame being green is so expensive! :)

  6. Thank you for hosting a place where we can share our ideas. I enjoy visiting your "guests".

  7. I'm glad you liked the navy door idea!!:)