Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Dreamy In Pink


Makeover, silverplate tray, distressed painting
Let me preface this post with the admission that there is nothing in my house pink except the downstairs bath - 1950's green and pink.



But I seem to becoming a "pink person" in my older years.

It could be I realize with my white hair, pink is the color for me.

Well, maybe not go that far, but I do love having my cottage-y booth filled with pink.

So in conclusion I may dream of pink, but live with rustic colors.







I shared my utter delight at discovering a long-lost can of Sweet Pea Pink under a cabinet.

(See my pink and green market bag here.) 

This is the second in a series of pink posts.

No before pic.

Just imagine a silverplate bowl both tarnished and beat up.

Now take a gander at it.







Of course I distressed it and displayed it with old crochet and baubles of silver and pearl.

It needed something more.









I took a heavier grit sanding block to it.

Still too plain.














Mulled over the choices of stenciling, decoupaging, or stamping.





Went with stamping a branch of birds with the phrase - "Follow Your Dreams".

It seems complete now.






Keep or sell?

Sell won.

Find it at Riverfront Antique Mall in North Augusta, SC.

Booth B-5.

The one where pinks explode into the aisle!

Sweet dreams.




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18 comments:

  1. The tray turned out so pretty! I have always loved pink, although the only place you'll find it is in my craft room. I would wear pink clothing more, but I have a pink tone to my skin and it doesn't look good on me. I still wear it occasionally though. Have a great day! Oh...you should take photos of the pink and green bathroom to share one day!

    Blessings, Vicky

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  2. Love it and the stamp really sets it off. I have some of that same color......may have to try painting something!

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  3. It's beautiful Donna - that graphic just makes it perfect-
    I LOVE pink - don't have much of it in the house but absolutely love it!
    XOXO

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  4. As you know... I'm a pink girl. Love, love, love it! Your tray turned our just gorgeous!

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  5. Love that birds on the tree branch stamp! I'd love to see an update on what your booths are looking like these days! :)

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  6. I love what you did with this, you have such a great imagination. Congrats on your new hosting duties, that's great! Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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  7. The birdies are a great touch! I don't decorate with pink these days, but I do love to wear it. ~Ann
    Tarnished Royalty

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  8. Sweet and fun! Wish I could see this pink explosion you speak of. ;)

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  9. Turned out really cute Donna ... just the perfect stamp for it. That is a beautiful shade of pink ... no wonder you love it.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z.

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  10. Hi Donna. Pink has always been my favorite color, but I don't decorate with it. I love the French look which would accommodate pink nicely, but that's just not how I lean in my house. We just redid our family room and it's all brown leather with red and aqua accents--no room for pink! But I do love you sweet pink dish and think it won't last long in your booth :)

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  11. I am a pink person! Love it, I am a new subscriber as of today.

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  12. Sweet! I have nothing pink in my house either...but I'm thinking about adding yellow to my kitchen and this might be a fun way to do it!

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  13. Donna, I just love the little birds you added to your pink tray! I have gone through seasons of pink :) Blessings, Cecilia

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  14. So cute Donna. Love the little bird stamp! I have a few pink items here and there. Especially love pink for Spring. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  15. love that bird stamp, and it does complete the little tray:) really cute project, donna!

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  16. Pink is hot! I don't use it much, but I like it. I keep some of it...in case I might use it someday. :) Your project turned out to be adorable, Donna. Thanks for sharing at Revisionary Life!

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