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June 12, 2010

Another Project Completed....

Ok, so I apologize that this has become a home-makeover blog....but between my kids, my husband, and our new house....that's what's goin on lately...so here is yet another blog about the updates I've made in my home!  My sister's Leslie and Marie came over last night to help me paint my house..... Ova was at work and we wanted to finish as much of it as we could as a surprise to him when he got home.... I can't believe we were able to do ALL of it.... both living rooms, the hallway and the entry way!!  Whoo-hoo!  Of, course it ended up being an all-nighter, we started @ like 9:30pm and finished at like 5am.... hahaha!  We had 14 kids running around here too (all our kids) so between taping the room, painting, chasing the kids downstairs, making dinner and talking, talking, talking....we sure got a LOT done!  I'm so extremely happy with the way it turned out!  It's truely amazing how much painting a wall can change and enhance a room!  Before there were white walls everywhere..... now, we have color!  I decided to keep it somewhat neutral.... going with a dark brown accent room and the rest of the house in a lighter brown/tan color.... since Ova and I both love the color blue, I'm planning on keeping the base brown and accenting it with blue objects... like curtains, throw pillows, etc.... a HUGE shout out to my older sister Leslie for helping me put all my jumbled up ideas, and a lot of her creativity into reality.... she seriously should be an interior decorater!   She's also a vinyl sales person and so of course I ordered some vinyl from her.....but since we just painted, I've got to wait a couple weeks for the paint to cure before I can put the vinyl up..... that'll be for another blog post!!  hahaha!  Here's a few pictures of our busy busy night.... and also some before and after pictures..... I la-la-la-LOVE it!

Before Pictures....white walls....

Hard @ work.....
The finished product...
N-E-ways, these pictures really don't do it any justice......it is really nice! I can't wait to get my pictures and vinyl up and to have a fully decorated/moved into house!! Thanks again Leslie and Marie for all your help! I couldn't have done it without you!

7 comments:

Siu said...

Love it!! Good job!

Motuliki Create said...

I love itt!!! post a pic when you are all done hanging pictures and everything! I really like the color! I was always afraid to go that dark, but it REALLY looks wayy good, really brings out the crown molding... love it

ANNA BANANA said...

wow I think ur house looks so warm and comfy! Great job on all your hard work! That's so sweet of your sisters to help u out. Can't wait to own a home to do all those lil cute things!! :) Can't wait to see the finished project with the vinyl!

Kiki Fangupo said...

LUcky! I wish I could paint my walls. Me & Ti are tempted too... even though the house doesn't belong to us.

IONGI FAMILY said...

I LOVE THE HOME MAKE OVERS ESPECIALLY THE BEFORES AND AFTERS LOOKING GOOD!!! SISTERS ARE THE BEST!!

Seini Photography said...

Beautiful Mon! YOu are seriously inspiring me to pull out the paint buckets and get some color in this house. I love the brown tones and can't wait to see your accent colors:)

Seini Photography said...

So loving the brown tones....can't wait to see the accent colors up! I may just need to start up a project this summer of my own:)