color my world – week 3

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Time for this week’s Color My World Challenge!
This week’s challenge (and a challenge it most definitely was) was to incorporate pink through paint.  I can tell you right now, you are not going to see my dining room walls pink 😀

I decided I wanted to give it a go at painting a, well… painting.

Good grief what a stress inducing task this was!!! Not the stress reliever I dreamt it to be… NOT EVEN CLOSE.  Is this the “painting” I imagined in my mind?  Nope.  But that’s fine.  If inspiration strikes I’ll give it another go, and if I strike it rich then I’ll just buy some real art 😀
I planned on just leaning it against the wall without a frame, but when I brought it in here the color was just way off (as is ALWAYS the case with this room).  The pink needed some separation from the green walls.
So I pulled out an old framed poster from my very first place. Believe it or not it was the PERFECT fit!  But, it was black, and the painting looked really sad framed in black. 
So, I sprayed it white and added silver to the corners. Adding to the corners was a little something I fell in love with when I saw Courtney do it in her home.
Having pink in here makes me want to paint the walls a different color in a bad way.  I’m thinking gray. To the To-Do list it goes!
Ok, so next week I’ll be adding pink fabric.  It was actually the first thing I did when I started this challenge so I’ve had to toss it out of the way when taking progress pics 😉
And don’t forget that if you want to join in we’re having a link party at the end of this on May 1st!

Be sure to check out these fabulous ladies to see how they used their color through paint!

Carmel – Our 5th House
Kristy – Hyphen Interiors
Maury – Life on Mars
Shelley – Crazy Wonderful
Suzy – Saved by Suzy
Tiffany – Living Savvy
Vashti & Jamie – Like me Some…


  1. Julia {Pawleys Island Posh} Avatar

    YOU GO GIRL! I'm so proud of you for conquering your fears of art! It looks amazing. I actually love the color combo myself!

  2. Hyphen Interiors Avatar

    That looks awesome!! Good job.

  3. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper Avatar

    i LOVE the touch of pink and i think you did an awesome job! just let yourself go! 🙂

  4. Jessamie Vincent Avatar

    Good for you, trying your hand at painting! I've been starring at a huge canvas for about 2 months now…I've even gone to the store and had paint in my cart, only to put it back and run home with my tail tucked. So, Bravo!

  5. Jadyn @ Dutch.British.Love Avatar

    I love it! I am so impressed that you made this yourself & love how you framed it! I actually like how it looks with your green walls!

  6. Tiffany Avatar

    I really like how your painting turned out and I love what you did with the frame. I'm constantly changing my mind about color (probably because I like so many colors), so if you want to paint your walls gray, go for it!

  7. Lisa Scibilia Avatar

    I love the pop of pink in this space! And the silver corners – I too loved that on Courtney's blog and need to do it – it adds so much to your frame! What color are your walls? They look similar to my bedroom – Clarksville Gray, which takes on a greenish tone in certain lights.

  8. Maury Kilgo Avatar

    I love it! It so bright and cheerful. The silver corners are a stroke of brilliance!

  9. Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} Avatar

    I absolutely *love* the painting, girl! ESPECIALLY with that rockin' frame, it's so perfect! I've been itching to DIY a frame after seeing Courtney's project, too…it's just such a cool touch to any frame!

  10. AM Avatar

    This is such a fun challenge you ladies do. The pink looks great. Also very good idea not painting your dining room walls pink! lol

  11. black tag diaries Avatar

    i LOVE how your painting turned out! i think it looks great propped up on the piano! and i think i might now be in love with painted framed corners! definitely will be trying that soon… it makes such a great statement to a simple frame!

  12. J and V Avatar

    I think your painting is awesome! I wish I had done something along those lines last week instead of my multi-colored mess! Ha! Great job!

  13. Harps and Ollie's Mom Avatar

    You did a great job! I love the painting…I might have to copy it for one of the girls rooms! 🙂

  14. Maria Matiopoulou Avatar

    Your pink painting is amazing! It totally gives a new character to the wall!


  15. Ange Avatar

    Beautiful painting, I love it! The frame looks great too with the corners. I am loving my gray walls, go for it, it is so wonderful!

  16. sip-n-wear Avatar

    What a great blog you have here! Totally following! 😉

  17. Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} Avatar

    The painting is perfect! I think you should give it a try again and not think so much about it! love the frame!

  18. Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl Avatar

    Ummm…I think that painting is completely perfect! And it looks wonderful…truly. I've been thinking about using some pink around the house, too, but I'm still a little afraid…;)

  19. Suzy Avatar

    Love the pop of pink Shelley! I think it would look great with gray walls…just another project to add to the list. I have that frame pinned too. The silver corners make it!

  20. Amy Avatar

    Love it. The piano turned out great too. I painted our sunroom gray and it's the first time…in 13 years, that I have loved the color. In my next house, gray will be the staple.

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