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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Gray, Pink & Cream

 Gray is such a popular color these days.  Truth be told, I have never been crazy about gray.  You could even say that it's my least favorite color.  So I surprised myself when I discovered that it's actually growing on me!  I really like it when paired with pale pink and creamy white.  So today I thought I'd share with you some recent creations from my Etsy shop, featuring those colors.

 I created this custom set for an Etsy buyer a little earlier this fall, and I really love the way it turned out!
 Soft pale gray, light pink and creamy white are the perfect partners, I think!
 I especially love the pink frames!
Below is a set that I have listed in my shop right now.  I have so much fun hunting for interesting picture frames that I can paint and transform with a little tlc!  For this set, I painted some of the frames both light gray and a darker charcoal gray.  Two shades of pale pink, as well as creamy antique white pull it all together.

 Isn't the little pink daisy frame adorable?

 The set below is my most recent creation.  I also added the vintage octagon shaped mirror, as I thought it was a good compliment to the octagon shaped frame.
 While it looks like wicker, it actually is a vintage Dart Industries molded plastic frame!

 I also really love finding nice shelves to paint, and I always have good luck selling them in my shop. Who couldn't use another shelf (or two, or three!)?
 I painted this one a charcoal gray,and really wasn't happy with the look.  I had a bit of a brainstorm, and decided to give it a white washed treatment, and I really love it now!

 Ok, are you tired of seeing so many picture frames?  I guess you could say I officially have a frame obsession!  
 This set includes both vintage and newer frames, and again I paired two shades of gray with the cream and pink.
 This set just sold, but you can find the other goodies in my shop, if you care to take a peek!
 Have a great weekend!


NanaDiana said...

You know what, Donna? I actually LOVE the gray with the pink. It is an awesome combination!!!! Your pieces are all just sweet and lovely. Hope you are having a good start to your weekend. Just got the two girls to bed and am off to bed soon myself- xo Diana

Okio B Designs said...

I love gray with pink too. I use that color combo a lot in our bathroom. Or chocolate brown with pink. Anywho, loving the gray frames. It's grown on me a lot too. Considering painting our livingroom gray. What color/brand is your gray?


Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love that color combo! I have been working on my bedroom to put some charcoal/white/pink in there. This collection of frames is perfect!


Celestina Marie said...

Hi Donna,
I love the combination and your frames are beautiful. Adding the darker grey is also very pretty. I have also created in this combo. Really grey is one of those colors that seems to go with everything.
Your shop treasures are gorgeous.
You have really been busy. Wishing you a great rest of the weekend. We are having a bad storm here tonight.

Celestina Marie said...

Forgot to say. I love your white washed grey shelve. Just beautiful!! You are so talented. Happy creating.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

These are so pretty! I am a fan of gray, and love how it looks with the colors you did! Thanks so much for stopping by, Donna!

Musings from Kim K. said...

I love all the colors together. Such a pretty combination.

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

So glad to see you are 'going gray', too, Donna! I really feel like it is slowly replacing blue as my 'go to' accent color. Of course, we can never tire of our blues - just take a break now and then, right?
Just love how your frames and shelf have turned out!

Debbie said...

I've noticed gray coming back again. My daughter is painting her living room a very light gray, with white trim.
Your frames look great together, Donna. You have a good eye for color combinations.
Have a nice week!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Beautiful colors and I don't know why but the gray and pink combo remind me of the 50's for some reason.

Your doggy is so adorable...love her.