Saturday, April 12, 2008

Project Yellow....take two



Project Yellow, originally uploaded by tommiea1.



Anna of Anna Carson Photography issued a yellow challenge earlier last week.

Here is my second attempt at Project Yellow....this is the bar area that separates the kitchen from the family room. I hung these iron gates myself when Husband was deployed. I felt so "Call me Lion, hear me roar" when I finished. I COULD do things by myself!

The paint on the walls is called Nacho Chip....to me it is darker than a nacho chip. We have used this on walls in Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma.....and probably when we move to KY!

12 comments:

Moi said...

oh i love them and i can see why the Key West gates and wall reminded you of these!!!! i am glad you posted them, Tommie ....didn't take more than a nudge :DD

You moving to kentucky, some time soon?? wow, you are gonna be closer once you do :)

Fleur de Lisa said...

I love that shade, it's so warm. But I wouldn't call it nacho chip either!

Cheeky said...

I love that!! I still haven't decorated after 2 years of being in this house.....

On a limb with Claudia said...

I love the way you make your house your home. Did you do that even before moving so much? I bet it makes an enormous difference on creating a home out of a house. This is gorgeous!

Janet said...

I love that shade, it's so warm!

just jamie said...

Very creative use of the garden gates. Nice contrast too.

Kari & Kijsa said...

Love the black iron against the Nacho Chip walls (mmm...that makes us a little hungry!!?!!) Great job!!Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

MamaGeek said...

VERY beautiful. I so can hear your roar! :)

tommie said...

I have always been a nester....from my dorm room, to my first house with roomies in college, to now. Once I find what works for me, though, I tend to stick to it. We even decorate similiarly. I usually keep the same artwork in the living room, the stuff above the buffet, etc.



The paint we use is called Kilz One Coat Casual colors. It truly takes one coat to paint that mustard yellow and terra cotta red. It is like painting with gel it is so thick. But it does truly make the quarters we have whether for a year or more, it is well worth the $100 worth of paint. Before we lived here, we lived in KS for 50 weeks....we painted. AND had to paint those quarters back to white before we left. Before that, we lived in CA for the same amount of time. We painted the kids rooms, but not the living areas. It was loft living and the living areas were two stories tall.



So yes, we always paint. It does help with the transition for all of us....a few things can be the same even if we are in another place.

Dang, I should have made this its own post!

Robin (the PENSIEVE one) said...

OOooo, color me IMPRESSED with your mad gate-hanging skills! INTERESTING decorative "art" to use where you did. AND...my kitchen is painted a close shade to your yellow, but I'm sure it's not called Nacho Chip. For the life of me, though, I can't remember what it WAS named :/.

Off to see your other shot...:)

Anna said...

Love the color especially with the iron...very cool. I lived in KY as well...going to Ft. Campbell?

Joanna said...

Nice! Love it, love it, love it. Where did you find those gates?