Urban Outsiders At Our Home

HGTV came out and redid our backyard in Los Angeles for their new show Urban Outsiders. This blog follows the entire journey and will be updated as the show airs. Entries are listed from recent to oldest-- just like with most blogs-- so if you want the whole story from the beginning, start in the archives.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Post HGTV: The long-term effects on our house

My hands hurt today. They've been hurting since we stopped painting on Sunday night.

After HGTV came out with the Urban Outsiders crew to transform our backyard into an oasis of love, it became apparent that Steve and I were putting up with a very unnecessary color for our house. Yes, the pink cupcake house is lovely, but since Steve and I get enough pink in our daily lives (you can read into that however you'd like) we got the bright idea on Sunday to use the four extra gallons of paint left over from our backyard to repaint the house.

It's actually an exciting transformation. Though it's tough to see in these photos-- Why is it that our cream color looks so much like our former pink color?-- we're now painting the entire house Mediterranean Cream to match the backyard. In this pic with Steve you can see the line on the right side where the carport is half cream and half pink. (Which, again, if you have a dirty mind at 6:15am like me, is something you can read into if you'd like.) We'll need to buy three more gallons for this weekend but we should be finished by Sunday.
I have a blister on my hand but that's okay because I think we would have just lived with our pink house for quite a while, especially now that the back is finished and we can basically ignore it; you put up with a lot of things when you work all week and then want to relax on the weekend. But that can drag you down, I think, because you never quite feel your house is at the place you'd like it to be, so the fact that we got motivated because of this show to do something is a great thing.

As soon as we have more done, I'll post them.