Monday, August 17, 2009

Before & After Shots

Here is the living room before we moved in, before we painted, and after we painted.

The bathroom at the bottom of the stairs used to be's now green and I painted the cabinet white.

Upstairs we painted the hallway a lighter shade of the sand color.

The Loft has one wall that is a Sand Color and 2 walls that are Olive Green.

The upstairs bathroom was boring white and is the same green as the bathroom downstairs.

The Master Bathroom is now a slate blue color to match the blue in our bedroom.

Finally the Master Bedroom turned from white to a light taupe (called Oatbran).


Alex and I spent all of last week (it took us Monday - Saturday) painting the inside of our home, minus the kitchen/dining room and 2 bedrooms upstairs. I put tape on the walls and paper/plastic on the floor and edged. Alex did all of the rolling! We made a great team and here are some pictures!
We had to rent scaffolding to reach this wall in our living room. Thank you to our wonderful neighbor who helped Alex set it up and take it down.

Alex is edging the high wall and down below shows progress after he rolled paint on!

Here I am on the ladder edging (not my prettiest picture...but I'm hard at work) :) Then below I am edging the corner, since the living room is Sand and Olive Green.

We had to buy this cool ladder so we could paint the wall by the stairs. It will come in handy for other home projects and tasks too.

Here is the living room so far...

Here is the other side of the living room, the stairs!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

2 Year Anniversary

Wednesday, August 5 was our 2nd Anniversary! It's amazing how fast time flies when you are having fun! What a blessing Alex is and what a wonderful husband God has blessed me with. To celebrate we went to Disneyland for the day (and we get to go 2 more times!). Lines were not bad and we got to go on all of the big rides...some even twice! On Thursday morning we drove up to Santa Barbara and stayed there for two nights and came home on Saturday. Our hotel was across the street from the beach, so we spent two days on the beach. Dinners were AMAZING! We are now getting ready to paint the inside of our house (I already finished the 3 bathrooms). We are going to paint our bedroom, loft, hallway, stairs, and living room. We still have to decide on the color for the kitchen/dining room...and the 2 bedrooms upstairs will remain unpainted until we have babies :o)