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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Think Pink!

Hello ladies!
I know that for many of you, painting with pink is nothing new. But, can you believe that I myself have never painted anything that color (other than my nails!)?  So, I took a brief departure from my usual creams, blues, turquoises and aquas, and went to town!
 Remember the "gaudy gold" syroco wall pockets that I showed you last week?  Well, they have since been transformed with the prettiest shade of pink, and I must say they look oh so lovely!
 A bit of distressing, and now I think they have gone from gaudy to glamorous!!
 I found this adorable wood shelf last week while out thrifting. While I loved its original white color, I thought it would be charming painted pale pink!  Don't you just love the scalloped detail at the bottom?
 I think it would be so sweet in a little girls bedroom, don't you?
 I also gave this pair of vintage Homco candle sconces a facelift!  I think they would be so cute hung along with the shelf!
 I love metal and wire anything.  Tthis cut little shelf originally was black, and while it was ok, it was looking just a bit boring and tired.  Boring no more!
 It's amazing what a little paint and distressing can do!
I've added the wall pockets to my Etsy shop, and everything else is going in my booth.  Now I'd better find something else I can paint!
Have you transformed anything lately with paint? 
I'm linking up with Beverly of How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday


Ido said...

Love, love pink, months ago I started painting a lot of things pink, I even made pink pillows, I took my pretty pink stuff to a craft show and didn't sell, I also took it to a craft store and didn't sell, I don't know why, now is sitting at home, I hope you have better luck than me and sell everything that is pink. I specially like your scalloped shelf, so pretty.

NanaDiana said...

PINK? My blue friend is going PINK? I don't believe it? Heirloom white and blue booted to the curb? Seriously?

Okay- I will give you this-everything is VERY cute-and that shelf would be perfect in a little girl's room-

I am liking your new choice of color...ohhhh...think how cute that will look with glitter!!! xo Diana

Tete said...

It's about time you got into the pink of things...you know it's all the rage.
Hugs- Tete

Kim K. said...

Yippee for pink! You always work magic no matter the color. I hope your new booth loves it too!

Cindy Adkins said...

I am crackin' up reading Diana comment! She is SO funny! and I LOVE your pink--it's perfection, Donna!! I guess we all just love your treasures whether they're HW, blue, or pink--it's divine!!!

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness Donna! your pink pieces are so pretty.
I absolutely LOVE your booth! It's soooooo shabby-licious!!! That dresser won't last long in there.
You did a fantastic job of setting it up, girl!!
How fun...

chubskulit said...

Lovely set!!

My Share of Pink

Pat said...

It seems to me pink was the perfect paint choice for this project. Well done, kiddo!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

thanks for your sweet comments !
The frames I put the jewelry on are from a wholesaler that has gone out of business, like so many others.
You could easily make these though, with frames that have easel backs OR with ones that dont, just buy the metal easels you can find at the dollar store. If I find another supplier for them though I will let you know.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love metal and wire things, too! This little shelf is adorable and everything looks so pretty! ♥