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MollyMc
Archer/Bronson, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 29, 2004
4:47 PM

Post #974633

I recently paint this house for a customer. They chose the colors I only did the job. I was there this day to put another coat on the floor, so they do have furniture, dark green wicker.

I thought they were really gutsy to go this way but I think it turned out great. This is the patio only.

They had a party and found people either loved it or hated it, no inbetween.

Molly
:^)))

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MollyMc
Archer/Bronson, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 29, 2004
4:49 PM

Post #974638

This is what they decided for the walls on the rest of the house. Sedon Clay from Ben Moore is the color

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BetsyBug
Memphis, TN
(Zone 7b)

July 29, 2004
8:15 PM

Post #975006

Molly - BEAUTIFUL! This is for me...I love bright colors and Mexican/Southwest/Peruvian/Etc. styles...beautiful job...
anastatia
Vancouver, WA
(Zone 8a)

July 29, 2004
10:59 PM

Post #975262

I like the patio and think it would be fun for the outdoors.
floridagurl46
North Port, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 29, 2004
11:24 PM

Post #975321

Molly,

i love the colors on the patio...really festive lookin...

you did a great job...

cindy
Dravencat
Edgewater, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 30, 2004
3:25 PM

Post #976442

Oh I love it!!! The colors are great. Love the lizard on the wall. Was it as fun painting this as it looks?
MollyMc
Archer/Bronson, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 30, 2004
3:42 PM

Post #976473

Thank you all!!

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!!!!

:^)
Molly
zameluzza
Alfred, ON
(Zone 4b)

July 30, 2004
4:21 PM

Post #976544

Molly,you did a fantastic job.
I'm speechless !!!
I love it, I showed it to DH and told him that's what I would like to, he does not like the green and blue... but I DO :)

Carmen
BetsyBug
Memphis, TN
(Zone 7b)

July 30, 2004
5:47 PM

Post #976640

Molly - do you paint for a living?
MollyMc
Archer/Bronson, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 30, 2004
8:05 PM

Post #976859

MBock,

Yes I do. Normally I don't post photos of my work, because most of the time the colors are pretty conservative...except for the time the lady wanted a red ceiling..., but no photo done of that one.

:^)))
Molly
elsie
Lafayette, NJ
(Zone 6a)

July 30, 2004
8:49 PM

Post #976909

Molly, I really like it too. It looks very festive.
Eclipse
Norwalk, IA
(Zone 5b)

August 3, 2004
1:56 AM

Post #982311

Molly..where did they get the gecko'sare they metal or resin?

Great paint job btw! :-)
MollyMc
Archer/Bronson, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 3, 2004
2:18 AM

Post #982352

Eclipse,

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.
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

August 3, 2004
2:40 AM

Post #982383

I love the colors! Break out the margaritas and the enchiladas.
nminmd
Frederick, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 7, 2004
1:32 AM

Post #989841

Oh, I like the colors too! I'm with you Gardenwife, make mine on the rocks. Looks like you have a very steady hand on that trim work--nice straight lines. Great job!
mariajose
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2004
2:24 AM

Post #1013168

Muy Bonito!
Dravencat
Edgewater, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 25, 2004
8:38 PM

Post #1018880

I still love it
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

August 25, 2004
8:58 PM

Post #1018911

I hope your new landlord lets you play with color -- you have an eye for it, Molly.
MollyMc
Archer/Bronson, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 25, 2004
11:44 PM

Post #1019108

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

Thank you all.
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

August 25, 2004
11:55 PM

Post #1019125

YAY, good for you! :)
kipper2
Meadows Place, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 26, 2004
3:42 AM

Post #1019452

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".
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

August 26, 2004
3:45 AM

Post #1019460

Okay, Kipper, post pictures in a thread now -- you have my curiousity! That color combination sounds pretty fun, and I bet more folks want to see it!
kipper2
Meadows Place, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 26, 2004
2:48 PM

Post #1020031

OK, here they are...Had to find them on the hard drive.

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kipper2
Meadows Place, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 26, 2004
2:52 PM

Post #1020044

Next one

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kipper2
Meadows Place, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 26, 2004
2:56 PM

Post #1020050

Last one. The green wash was from SunnysGoodTimePaint.com. It is the Gator Green and 1 quart did the whole 10 by 12 ft. room. It was sooo easy being a water base.

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MollyMc
Archer/Bronson, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 26, 2004
3:28 PM

Post #1020278

Excellent job Kipper, I'm impressed with your faux finis

:^)))
Molly
BetsyBug
Memphis, TN
(Zone 7b)

August 26, 2004
8:40 PM

Post #1020749

Very Cool Kipper...I need to post my bathroom pics...
mariajose
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

August 26, 2004
10:07 PM

Post #1020880

I am such a water baby and I feel wet just looking at that room. And it certainly encourages a vacation as well. Very nice work!
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

August 26, 2004
10:36 PM

Post #1020926

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:

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kipper2
Meadows Place, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 27, 2004
1:53 PM

Post #1021722

gardenwife, luv the look.
mbock, just finished my bathroom too, sooo, you show me yours and I'll show you mine. ;o)
BetsyBug
Memphis, TN
(Zone 7b)

August 27, 2004
11:44 PM

Post #1022595

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...

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BetsyBug
Memphis, TN
(Zone 7b)

August 27, 2004
11:44 PM

Post #1022597

Pic #2 (btw - the pictures on the wall are pics DH took!)



This message was edited Aug 27, 2004 6:44 PM
BetsyBug
Memphis, TN
(Zone 7b)

August 27, 2004
11:45 PM

Post #1022598

Okay try again = #2

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BetsyBug
Memphis, TN
(Zone 7b)

August 27, 2004
11:45 PM

Post #1022599

and last one...
BetsyBug
Memphis, TN
(Zone 7b)

August 27, 2004
11:46 PM

Post #1022602

ONE OF THESE DAYS - I'm gonna learn...sorry everyone

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gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

August 27, 2004
11:58 PM

Post #1022630

I *love* it! Nice work!
kipper2
Meadows Place, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 28, 2004
12:52 AM

Post #1022715

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.
BetsyBug
Memphis, TN
(Zone 7b)

August 28, 2004
3:31 PM

Post #1023518

Thanks all. K2 - now don't you forget! I showed you mine!
kipper2
Meadows Place, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 28, 2004
11:01 PM

Post #1023972

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?????

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kipper2
Meadows Place, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 28, 2004
11:01 PM

Post #1023973

Two more to go.

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kipper2
Meadows Place, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 28, 2004
11:03 PM

Post #1023975

Last one...after this maybe I showed post some images of my just finished flower bed on the other forum.

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BetsyBug
Memphis, TN
(Zone 7b)

August 29, 2004
6:04 PM

Post #1025098

K2 - VERY nice...I love grass paper but with cats - too much fur. I really like it though. Smart use of the pickets!
kipper2
Meadows Place, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 29, 2004
10:35 PM

Post #1025403

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.
BetsyBug
Memphis, TN
(Zone 7b)

August 30, 2004
2:08 PM

Post #1026254

LOL - she thought - Wow - mom's really given us a treat!!!! how funny.
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

August 30, 2004
5:44 PM

Post #1026509

A GIANT scratching post - wooohooooo!!
kipper2
Meadows Place, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 30, 2004
8:30 PM

Post #1026776

Mbock, if I may correct your reply...Dad's really given us a treat!!!! ;o)
BetsyBug
Memphis, TN
(Zone 7b)

August 31, 2004
12:06 PM

Post #1027836

SO SORRY! You know...we had this gender discussion and how names are misleading - and how we just assume things...during a Tuesday night chat one time. Now I know...Dad!
AlohaHoya
Keaau, HI
(Zone 11)

September 13, 2004
6:34 AM

Post #1046835

MollyMc...

FAB colors!!! Can you disclose the names/brands. VERY authentic! Love them!

You have given me a great idea...I am going to make ghekos out of some old surfboards we have... Anyone have any suggestions how I can make them to withstand hundreds of inches of rain?

You may not have chosen the colors, Molly...but you did a great job and I'll bet you had a lot to do with it!!!

Carol
MollyMc
Archer/Bronson, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 13, 2004
10:19 AM

Post #1046907

Aloha,

Yellow is: Nacho Cheese 2018-40
Orange is: Sedona Clay 2174-30
Blue is: Blue 2066-10
Green: Tequila Lime 2028-30

These are benjamin Moor colors and numbers.

Geckos sound like a great idea.

:^)
Molly
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

September 13, 2004
10:21 AM

Post #1046909

Makes me hungry...And thirsty...And want to make pottery.
bluegrassmom
Lewisburg, KY
(Zone 6a)

September 13, 2004
12:35 PM

Post #1046998

Molly, I finally caved in and painted my preteen her room ...LIME GREEN!
I will not post a picture it is totally ugly, but she loves it...Hopefully for a few years anyway.
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

September 13, 2004
7:51 PM

Post #1047690

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.

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bluegrassmom
Lewisburg, KY
(Zone 6a)

September 13, 2004
10:01 PM

Post #1047820

Well, it is close to the dark green color but with a twelve year old a lot messier and cluttered!
BetsyBug
Memphis, TN
(Zone 7b)

September 14, 2004
11:40 AM

Post #1048611

GW = love the pic you posted...I LOVE color and that's my kind of room!
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

August 31, 2007
3:37 PM

Post #3921771

That first picture IS pretty!
gessiegail
Taft, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 4, 2007
11:26 PM

Post #3937477

I love the first house and would have only changed one color...where they used blue I would have used purples with the hacienda colors.

Love love that bath gardenwife...those colors in that chair could be my home happily everafter...
Connie_G
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 4, 2008
3:08 AM

Post #4358562

I also love the outdoor "room" colors...but the outside of the house...uh...a bit bright for my taste!

While we're looking at colors...here is a wall in my bar area...a custom color with copper mixed in ...you really can't see the copper effect here...a subtle metallic sheen...

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Connie_G
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 4, 2008
3:14 AM

Post #4358584

I'm just about to paint a hobby room orange with the windows and shelves bright blue; I'll post later.

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