Oh Happy Day is about to celebrate our 2-year anniversary of being in our studio in San Francisco! We’ve made a bunch of edits to the inside (remember this?) but the exterior of the building has always looked a little sad. So this summer, we decided it was finally time for a makeover…
… and a fresh coat of paint! To figure out what would look best, we first took a photo of the building and then tested out a bunch of color options in photoshop. We tried everything: all-black, yellow on the bottom and white on the top, black & white stripes. Then the whole team voted on what looked best.
Here’s what the studio looked like before:
And here’s what it looks like now!
We love the way it turned out. For paint, we decided to use Behr’s new MARQUEE Exterior Paint and primer available exclusively at The Home Depot. It’s dirt-resistant and can be easily wiped clean (which is incredibly helpful in the city). We picked out a few of our favorite colors (like Coconut Twist, Swiss Coffee, Polar Bear, & Night Blooming Jasmine) and got samples to paint large swatches on the outside of the building. It made it easier to decide because we could see how the colors looked on a larger scale.
We hired a team to help with the prep and painting, and it took about 3 days to get totally finished. We should’ve done this sooner! Now that the building is all white, the balloon window is way more impactful and we notice all the special details (like the black and white tiling in the doorway). It’s amazing a fresh coat of paint can change things so much. Do you have any fun painting projects coming up??
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Photos by Alison Piepmeyer for Oh Happy Day