Janet, when I first starting putting those colors on, I was so afraid the owner would realize he overstepped himself, but he loved it. And when it was finished, it all came together very well. They have several of those wall hangings around, they were so cute, now I want some!!!!
TY. I believe those geckos are ceramic. They sell them at many places down here, specialty shops. I have even seen them at craft fairs. I have a cermic lizard myself, but he sits on the table in the garden. They are very pricey.
I was over there painting today GW. I got 4 rooms done, with the colors I used I had to double coat all of it. Landlord is fantastic. Very nice, friendly, helpful and keeps a clean property, met his wife too. She wants painting tips now.
I am putting some color in the rooms, when I finish painting them tomorrow, I will post over in my "Changes" thread.
molly, I am sooo glad to see this. I have been after my wife to "Get Some Colors in the House". I did my daughters room in washed green walls, blue ceiling boarder and ruddy red moulding. When asking her to pick color for the guest room she came up with three light shades of taupe. DUH ! I think the world needs to take a hint from the Carribean Islands idea of "Happy Colors".
Kipper -- I really like that technique on the walls. I did a mottled finish on our bedroom walls using the "Walls With Style" roller. I started with an almost schoolbus yellow base coat, then used the bi-color roller with two lighter shades of yellow and rolled them to blend. Here's a section to show what that looks like:
Okay - you asked for it. The pictures don't really show the faux finish. I did it with two colors of apple green using plastic wrap like a rag to remove glaze...I love it. It's my inside garden. Pic #1...
mbock, looks too cool. I love the soothing tone of the green. I left my camera at the store so I'll post the images when I get home @ 5:00 CST Saturday. We moved into this house 13 years ago and I just started to redo stuff inside 6 months ago (had to get the flower beds done first ;o)~). I walked into my bathroom one day 4 months ago and it hit me...This looks yuck. The previous owners wife did the room in a deep blue floral print from the 70's. I ended up using Japanese grass wallcovering and highlighting with the aged cedar fence pickets that a tornado deemed inappropriate in my back fence.
I'll shoot the picks here tomorrow.
Here ya go mbock, an hour late because of a lighting storm that decided to move thru. The frame on the mirror made of the cedar pickets as is the "chair rail". Thsi was my first try at wallpapering and I found out that it is not as hard as I expected..(being a little bit of a perfectionest helps). The paneling is the paper, printed kind found at HD. I'm looking for some type of Ivy to put into the wrought iron over the toilet but i don't know what yet?????
I know what you mean about cats and grass paper. Two days after I finished the wallpaper I heard a noise in my bathroom that didn't sound right. Having three cats, 1.5yrs inside, 11yrs in at night, approx 5 yrs (adopted stray) mainly outside, I went to find the 1.5 yr old with her noise on the ceiling having climbed up in the corner. Didn't know whither to laugh or scream. Got her down with some major disipline and only had her do it 2 times after that.
Oh, c'mon, post it. :) Bet it's not as bad as you think! I saw some really wild color schemes at the Parade of Homes a few years ago, and somehow they worked. Here's an example from the show. I still love looking at the shots from that tour.