A California Couple Gave Their Old Victorian a Colorful “Up” Makeover…
The homeowners say they wanted to make their kids happy because they love the popular Pixar animated film Up. But guess who isn’t so happy about its new look? The neighbors in their Old Quad neighborhood. Do you think they should have to repaint? Story, pics, and video on NBC’s Bay Area website.
When this house was built a few years ago, the HOA said they’d have to repaint it. But locals later wrote me that the neighborhood had a change of heart and let them keep it. If anyone’s from that area you’ll have to let us know if it’s still this colorful.
*Update: A reader just told me that it’s still looking “Up.” She says, “It is so cute, and my kids loved driving by on Saturdays before it was purchased because it would have balloons coming out of the chimney.” Thanks, Korinne!
A reader named Toni told me that her kitchen makeover was featured at Between Naps on the Porch. Got a light box like this in yours? Her ceiling/lighting changes in the room made a big difference.
Watch for this in 2015: a show called “Ellen’s Design Competition” that will search for the most talented furniture designer. (BTW, Did you see Ellen’s romantic stone villa in Montecito? She sold her horse ranch late last year and bought the villa from designer John Saladino.)
I’ve been fascinated by the Enneagram personality types system for years (and have a shelf lined with books on the topic to prove it), so I really enjoyed Leigh Kramer’s series about how different types approach blogging. I’m supposedly (according to the Enneagram test) a #5 Observer/Thinker type, although I’m still kind of questioning that result. I’m an INFJ on the MBTI, so I don’t think I totally fit into the #5 description (they’re often men and NTs, neither of which I am. Ha.) Which type are you?