Monday, March 7, 2011

Happy Cactus Monday...Mexican art in my home!

My cactus light switch

Happy Cactus Monday everyone! I have never show'd you my house that I am quite proud of. When I starting getting nutty about succulents I also fell in love with Mexican art and the beautiful colors that they use. I have tons of art and can't show it all in this post but I will show you a bit at a time.


First thing I did was find this incredible Mexican Restaurant that I loved and found out where they got the paint made for there place. The inside of the Restaurant was painted about 8 or 9 different colors. Stan and I chose five. It was pretty funny watching us place yellow sticky notes on different walls and ceiling with the name of the color. The painter's came and got a little more than they bargained for but did a great job.

Part of living room and corner of kitchen

Everything is bordered in chocolate and my Mexican art collected from many a mexican cruise is everywhere. As you can see the walls are all different colors. My kitchen is squash with a orange ceiling. My living room (or great room) is avocado, orange, yellow and in the dining room is a brick color that goes up the stairs. The ceiling in the great room and dining area is squash. The upstairs hallway is avocado and the walls are orange.

Favorite part of kitchen.  Orange ceiling.s

I think my favorite part is my kitchen. Lots of great stuff hanging all around it. It is basically a pepper theme. This shot was taken a while ago so there have been some changes. I don't have cows in here anymore. Before I went Mexican art I had a cow kitchen. LOL Cow stuff everywhere!

Ok, well that is a taste. This is just part one. I will show you more soon.
HCM! And It's Another Beautiful Day!


rohrerbot said...

I LOVE your kitchen and the art. Your colors are beautiful as are the art pieces. Excellent job....looks wonderful.

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Thank you so much! Wait till you see the rest!

Teri C said...

OHOHOH, I LOVE LOVE LOVE what you did!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All these happy colors jut make my heart sing!!!! Just beautiful!


Julie said...

Your walls remind me of the cutest movie I saw one time where a guy fell in love with a Mexican woman and she painted their house in this style...can't think of the name...I love this! You live in the perfect place to have a Mexican style home! It is so gorgeous!!!

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Thank you so much Teri! You are so sweet!

And Julie, Yes I know what movie you are talking about it is "Fools Rush In" with Matthew Perry and Selma Hayek! It was made in 1997. I always loved that house in the movie and it started me thinking about doing my own in that sort of direction. I wasn't even into succulents yet and it took a few years but in 2005 I finally got it done!

Stephanie said...

Oh you are so brave to have your walls painted in colours! This would be very challenging for me. I just know how to paint my walls in light colours. Btw, I like Mexican art as well :-)

Margaret Ann said...

What a beautifully warm and art filled home! :)

Matt and Bobbie said...

Your home is so colorful and cheerful! I love all the warm colors and your Mexican art collection is amazing.