Monday, December 13, 2010

We have huge lovely windows in our kitchen and the mornings are gorgeous with the sunlight streaming in and everything is just so pretty! It would be criminal not to take advantage of that right? So we decided to paint the kitchen yellow. In preparation, we signed up for a class at home depot on painting interiors. One bright sunny saturday morning, we(I) dragged ourselves out of bed and went to the closest home depot store. It was a short 1 hour introduction to painting type class. We looked at painting accessories and rollers, paint textures and chips, and realized there's more than one type in each shade of paint. Deciding on a shade of yellow took a week. Should it be bright? Sure, but what if its 'too bright' we dint want silk saree bright. It had to be that right color of bold but not lame light grandma yellow. Armed with a can of a nice cheery shade, rollers, plastic sheets, blue tape, and a host of other materials we got home and set to work that afternoon. It was fun! The actual painting part took just about 20 minutes. It was the preparation that took an hour. Other than the wall, our hands, feet, hair, stool, and table were covered with paint. Ever our faces had specks of yellow. We cleaned up, left everything to dry and relaxed with some blue moon.

Result : The strong sunlight and the yellow walls were TOO yellow.

After some deliberation, the husband set out to get another can of lighter yellow. After he got home, we painted one wall light yellow. Which was too light. And then, the genius in me decides to mix the two and paint the insides of the windowsills a medium yellow. So now, we have one wall thats light, one thats bright and the insides that are somewhere in the middle. yeah, sure laugh all you want!

And guess what? The next morning, it all looked absolutely gorgeous! The light and bright shades complemented each other really well. We put up our curtains which are cream and light yellow organdy and set up our white dining table and chairs . The rest of the kitchen is painted white and we have some green vases lying around.

This is our table against the wall




Curtains




lotus candle holder. Isn't it pretty? =)



my Peanuts shower curtain that I just HAD TO HAVE the moment I saw it and our happy sun kissed(read:burned) honeymooning feet =)


7 comments:

Surendran said...

That Peanuts shower curtain brings back memories of the Peanuts "letter holder" pouch that I used to have as a kid in Japan. I really don't know what it was actually meant for, but I just remember that it used to hang there in its place in the wall stuffed with letters, envolopes and other miscellaneous "papers". I just assumed that that is what it was meant to be. We (my family and I) dragged it along to India and we had it with us for some more years, but eventually it just disappeared from our home and from my memory, until today when I read this post. Funny how the simplest of details brings out long lost memories!

Nikhilesh Murthy said...

Calvin n Hobbes shower curtain better?????

Loved the single pic on the wall...

Bg said...

so pretty!!..good job.

priyu said...

hey neha...loved what you did to your kitchen. keep posting more pics.Will definitely help me when i have to start decorating my house in the near future. I am generally not that creative, so thing like this will definitely help.

Ne said...

guys, thanks for the comments. will be posting more pictures. especially now that we have a nice camera. :)

Sonia Sunny Thomas said...

I love the shower curtain... :)

Lavanya Venkataraman said...

Loved every pic you posted there- the picture of your feet, the chimes/ bells (?) by the pretty curtain, peanuts- and I can just imagine the lovely morning sunshine! :)
I like pretty homes- can't wait to earn more than my grad-student salary!