Well, here we go again… These next couple of posts I decided to do have to do with there. Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Where I really got into the gardening. And doing home decorating. Carol would look at me funny when I suggested the colors for the sunroom but she loved it when she saw how it was coming around.
I would sit in the living room in my easy chair and watch the sun move and how it shone on the different areas and on the different plants sitting around. You can see my safety glasses there by the canned air.
So I’d take my breaks and look at the whiteness of the room and I decided that I needed to paint it a very clear yellow for several reasons. One reason was the plants would really *POP* against the yellow.
Here’s a shot of the yellow in progress. You can see where I taped off the ceiling from the bead board above the walls. I wanted to keep that white to give the illusion of crown moulding… wide crown moulding and also I kept the door mouldings white. And it added a crispness to the whole room.
Here you can see why Carol thought I had finally gone ‘round the bend, as it were… I painted the inside of the windows with a firey orange. In the mornings and during the day it was an incredible effect, if I say so myself, and one of those rare ideas that really worked.
The ceiling I painted and sponged with three colors of green. Carol doesn’t care for most shades of green, with the exception of living green as in the plants and money green, but she loved the ceiling because it wasn’t just green. The sponging almost gave a cloudy effect.
With my next post, hopefully tomorrow, I’ll take you to where this all began… You know me, I do things a little bass-ackwards.