Saturday, October 6, 2007

"Flip That House"

Lately Kory and I have been watching a show called, "Flip that house." This show is on TLC and is basically filming people who buy old ugly houses and remodel them to"flip" them for a profit. The reason I mention this show is because it inspired us to flip a house. Okay, so we couldn't actually afford to buy and flip a house, so we thought we would it would be fun to redo our second bedroom instead. I wanted to have one reddish maroon wall and Kory wanted to paint the other walls a light grayish color. We headed down to our local home depot and bought our paint. Our "Hiking Trial" paint which we thought looked gray, actually turned out looking very purple on the walls. We gave it a day to dry hoping it would look more gray as time went on....24 hours later we invited some friends over to tell us what color they thought the walls looked. Without saying a word about the color being gray or purple we asked them what they thought. Two friends said it looked purple and another called it lavender. Disappointed with the color, we decided to buy some new paint and repaint the three walls again. We chose a tanish color and kept the maroon paint for the forth wall. After another day of painting we were finally finished and this time is wasn't purple!

Purple

Purple

Not So Purple

Despite our experience with crazy purple paint, we are very pleased with our final results and hope to one day really "flip" a house.

8 comments:

Flake Family said...

Hey Marianne... This is Jess (Bennett) Flake... Kory's friend from highschool! I found your blog and you guys look so cute! I'm jealous that you get to still hang out with my old highschool buddies! It looks like so much fun! Tell Kory I said hi and happy birthday!

erika said...

Marianne! The room looks great. It reminds me of a time that we made our own version of "Trading Spaces" in Cedar City. In fact, I just watched it last night--plus the Tyler/California video. We have to watch it together--Jensen just doesn't understand how hilarious it is!!

Megan & Aaron Hilton said...

Hey I was so excited to see that you updated your blog. Your room looks so so so cute I love remodeling. I do not have too many rooms to redo though. Some day. Well I will show you how to change your blog whenever you want to, yours looks super cute though. It is really easy if you do want to switch it up a little. We need to hang out again soon. Well good job on updating your blog as well as your super cute new room. Have a wonderful day.

Jen said...

Kory and Marianne- Your room looks great! It's always fun to change things up in your own place. Looks like Kory had a big birthday bash. I am thinking about starting a blog, but wonder if I will really have time to update it with my two crazy kids occupying most of my time!

Jilly Bean said...

Love the room Marianne! And where the heck did you get that HUGE computer? Jeez! ;) Miss you!

Tiff & Chris Johnson said...

Kory and Marianne!! I found you on blogspot haha! You two look so happy and I'm so happy to see you are "Flipping that house!" Chris and I are buying a house in December and are going to do the same thing! Isn't it so fun!!!?

Megan & Aaron Hilton said...

Hey you have been tagged! Check out my blog for more details! This will get you to post! HA HA! Have fun! MISS YA!

Brian, Natalie, & Kyrie said...

KORYYYYYYYY GUESS HOW>>>>>>>> I will give you a hint.... I like teeth, I am better looking than you, I live closer to your mom and dad than you... I can kick a football farther than you, and my hair has never gotten biger than your when you used to grow it out like papa smurf Who am I????

Loves bro from 'Da ville'