Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Design Help

So, I have decided to take on a small project and I need your help!

A little back story

When Hayden was about 2, we got a little wooden playhouse from my boss.  It was his daughters, but now that she was older, they no longer wanted it and gave it to us.

It's a cute little house and at our other house, we had built a little stone pathway up to it.  We never painted it because I liked the rustic wood look.

When we moved to our current house, the playhouse came with us.

It has sat in the yard for the past 4 years, pretty much untouched and not played with.  Perhaps I never really paid it much attention because I was just waiting for a little girl to want to make it home.

I now that that little girl and I feel she is the perfect age for it.  With that being said, I have also decided that it's time to paint it and I need help picking out colour combos.
Here it is as it currently stands in the yard:

The inside is not very big...probably big enough for a little table and chair.  Perhaps a baby bed.
This is the picture I first saw that inspired me and was my colour combo of choice until Abby said she didn't like it:


Here are the samples we picked (sorry, the quality is not very clear)

This first one is pretty much the colours in the inspiration, the pink, sage-like green and yellow.  I would keep it the same....most of the house yellow, pink posts and trim and green roof.

This one is a bit more, blue and red.  I would paint the house blue, trim red and roof orange.

Now, the colour is WAY off on this one, but from left to right, lime green, plum purple and turquoise.  I would paint the house green, the trim purple and the roof turquoise.
So, yesterday Abby wanted it blue and she likes the pink and yellow.  So, basically, I can't leave it up to the 3 year old  My heart is pulling towards the girly palette....what do you think?  Would you do something totally different from what is here?

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Kids Say The Darndest Things

On our way to Niagara, Hayden says to dad

"Hey dad, let's put our hats on backwards and look cool!"

"You bet Hayden, and then we can really pick up the ladies!"

"Oh yeah, dad!"

Later on the 401, a corvette drives by and Brian says,

"Hey buddy!  That is the car we need to pick up chicks!  Pretty cool huh?"

I pipe in and add " yeah, but there are only 2 seats...nowhere to put those chicks"

"We would find room, wouldn't we Hayden"

This is where it gets fun, Hayden then says,

"But dad, we will need a big cardboard box"

Brian and I look at each other, a little puzzled, Hayden then continues,

"because chicks poop a lot!"

Apparently, Brian and Hayden will be picking up different chicks!

Then tonight, driving into town, Hayden and I take the road that my late grandfather's house is on (now my uncle's).

He correctly points out that Uncle Steve lives on this road..."not great grampa anymore though, because he is......he is......he is extinct.  Extinct means there are no more of them left!"

I had to agree with him.  Our great grampa is extinct, for there will NEVER be another one like him!