Sunday, September 28, 2008

There's No Place Like Home

When we moved into our house the walls were eggshell white and the furniture was sparce. With a few craigslist/thrift store finds, some gallons of paint, a little sweat and creativity-we've transformed our blank house into a colorfully comfortable home. It's not one with fancy upgrades and top of the line furniture, but it's ours and we love it! It's more than sufficient for our needs, a place we feel blessed to own. Here's a look at some of our summer painting projects:






















































































































































































































A total of 12 colors (two of them mixes)

Beige-Tan (with a hint of olive), Paprika Red, Earth (a greenish tan), Mustardy Yellow, Pale Cloud Blue (with Spencer's array of Historical Places and Documents), Sagish Green, Bright Rose Pink, Light Rose Pink, Gray-brown, Dark Brown, and mixtures of lighter tones for the floral designs (created by adding white to some of the base colors).

How's that for a rainbow! Lots of work and late nights for these rooms! I actually find it exhilarating. Two more rooms to go!

26 comments:

truebluejae said...

Your home is beautiful--way to go, guys! Thanks for sharing all the pics--I feel like I've visited the Lakes now. Wish we really could! Maybe if we move out that way for med school! Love you guys...Jae and fam

Eme said...

You all are just TOO talented! I love leaves, espeically. Guess I know who to call when we move on up, some day... ;)

Smelsha said...

Wow, it's beautiful! I wish we owned so we can paint but then the thought of picking colors kinda scares me. Nice work! Did you do the florals yourself or are they stencils?

H-less E-less said...

You are nice guys, thanks for enjoying with us.

Smelsh- I just painted the florals because I was bored with the plain colored walls. I'm sure it won't be long till you own and make your own place fabulous!

Amanda said...

CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!!! You've done a great job personalizing your home. I think the leaves on the wall look so fun! I can't wait until we will finally be able to move into a house. Ryan graduates in December...so it will just be a matter of putting a down payment together after that. I'm totally counting down!

Brianne & Jarod said...

YOU ARE HIRED!! I will make sure to keep you in mind when we get a home..whenever that is :)I would definitely feel at home in your place :)

Lakes are Great said...

I'm bragging for you about how AMAZING you are at all sorts of things but especially painting! I just love you and wish that we were still close enough to make a midnight run up to san anton if we wanted to! Miss you! Love you!

Sally said...

Love Addy's room, I hadn't seen that yet! You are so talented! Love you!

Brooke Rane said...

your place looks so good! i love all the colors, it looks so comfy!

Rachel said...

Sara, you are amazing!! I can't tell you how much I LOVE your paint job... especially the leaves and flowers. Amazing!

Jill said...

I love it! Especially the girls room. So cute and creative. My house needs some serious color.

Over the moon said...

WOW! Spencer...Sara...AMAZING! LOVE IT. That gave me SO many ideas for our future home! I love the designs you did!!!!LOVE IT!

Muldowney Family said...

Wow amazing. I love the girls room the best. That is what I want to do for all my kids room. So cute. Good job.

Shannon said...

Wow. That looks amazing. Did you free-hand those leaves and flowers? Very fun. It's really exciting to make improvements to your own place. I love all the color!

Clean Cut said...

They look even better in person! I'll answer the question for her--she actually freehanded all of those flowers and leaves. She did a nice job, huh? It was time consuming but it sure makes a difference. And she thoroughly enjoyed it.

Jared and Delia said...

You are geniuses! I am SO impressed. I love the floral designs on your walls. You really did an amazing job!

BTW...Jared said that he misses being your home teacher because you were so fun to visit.

Jared and Delia said...

I also have to say I LOVE your playlist!

Ben and Tanelle said...

Looks great Sara!

Meg said...

I LOVE your dining room and living room the most!!! What a talent you have!

Marlies said...

When you say those florals are done freehand does that mean totally freehand or did you do pencil first to guide you? I have to say I am absolutely amazed!!!

Heather said...

So can I just say FABULOUS! Sara I am going to hire you to paint our house when we have one. You could seriouly charge for what you did. I love how talented you are at absolutely every thing you do. I love, love, love you! WHAT A WOMAN!

SusieQ said...

Looks AMAZING Sara!

jamiegilson said...

I have to agree with everyone on here. It looks absolutely amazing. And then to read that the leaves and flowers were freehanded. WOW!!! What an awesome talent.

Stephanie said...

Absolutely beautiful, Sara!

Your home looks very warm and inviting!

Kelli W. said...

Nice job! every room looks so good! I'm almost glad are house is for sale...just the prospect of getting to decorate another house makes me excited!

~Sherry (Bear) and Stephen (Wolf) said...

So cute!!! You can paint my house next... *wink wink* I am just not daring enough to use so many colors, but you make me want to be brave. Good job!