Mansion Makeover

I feel like I’m sitting in a totally different house right now – Javi and I painted our living / dining room!! We started on our anniversary (so romantic…try not to be too jealous of our pizza and beer anniversary dinner) and finished yesterday, just in time for Javier’s parents to arrive. I’m so happy they don’t have to experience our extremely yellow house. Besides the fact the the new colors are great, it also adds a little “Los Rodriguez” touch – the light yellow was never our thing. Light, pastel colors don’t fit well with our personality; Javi and I always prefer bold colors and we wanted something that would bring out the white trim. Someday we are going to add crown molding and then it’ll really look good. Siento que estoy sentada en una casa totalmente diferente ahora – Javi y yo pintamos el living/comedor! Emepzamos en nuestro aniversario (tan romantico…traten de no ponerse celosos de nuestro aniversario con pizza y cerveza) y terminamos ayer, justo a tiempo para las llegada de los papas de Javier. Estoy tan feliz que ellos no tendran que experiementar nuestra casa EXTREMADAMENTE amarilla. Aparte del hecho que el color nuevo es genial, le da un toque de “Los Rodriguez” – el amarillo nunca fue neustro color. Colores pasteles y suaves no se ajustan a nuestra personalidad; Javi y yo siempre hemos preferido colores nitidos y queriamos algo que acenturara nuestras ventanas y puertas. Algun dia pondremos molduras en en techo y ahi si que se vera increible.
Our living / dining room is all one room and it’s pretty long, so we thought one color would be too much. We spent FOREVER at Sherwin Williams picking out colors and finally chose a medium shade of brown for the big walls and then a “sun dried tomato” color for the smaller walls on either end. Ahhhh it’s such a perfect mix! I’m so happy with the end result. I also can’t believe we finished so quickly! It was a major pain moving all the furniture around, taking the TV off the wall and everything else, but it was so worth it. We also got one of those cable covers for the cables coming out of the TV, so now you can’t see a million black cables all over the wall which makes everything look much cleaner. Nuestro living/comedor es todo una sola sala y es bien larga, asi que pensamos que un solo color seria mucho. Pasamos una ETERNIDAD en Shewin Williams escogiendo colores y al final elegimos una sombre de cafe para las murallas mas grandes y un color “tomate seco” para las murallas mas pequenas a los extremos de la sala. Ahhh es una mezcla perfecta! Estoy tan feliz con el resultado. Y tampoco puedo creer que lo hayamos terminado tan rapido! Fue casi doloroso tener que mover todos los muebles, sacar la tele de la muralla y todo eso, pero valio la pena. Tambien compramos uno de eso organizadores de cables, para los cables de la television, asi que ahora no se ven millones de cables colgando en la muralla y todo se ve mucho mas limpio.
Below are a few before and after pictures, including a great juxtaposition of the tree with the old and new colors behind it. Enjoy! Aqui van unas cuantas fotos del antes y despues, incluyendo una superposicion de nuestro arbol de navidad con los colores antiguos y nuevos para comparar. Disfruten!
ahhhh so YELLOW!

I know I know, so fashionable for our anniversary…I don't have pants to paint in and it was cold because our windows were open so I needed socks!! hahaha
AFTER! So much better

8 responses to “Mansion Makeover”

  1. Love it- it’s amazing what little paint will do! I’m having my own little painting party over here.. I finally realized I’m not into pastel-y blue either. 🙂

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