Saturday, August 23, 2014

Prairie Pink Shelf

pink shelf, homemade paint, distressed painting
Just a tiny piece of prairie pink this morning.

One of the projects I did manage to complete despite the near 100 degree heat wave we are having.

This shelf has been sitting around waiting for me to paint it.

I thought at first - multi-colored pastels.

Then it seemed to be prairie style.

So I mixed some homemade paint in what I like to call prairie pink.

(Wouldn't you love to be the person who names the paint colors?)

Of course I had to sand it down for distressing.

Notice I refrained from torn calico or tags.

It is not often I practice restraint.

A couple of coats of MinWax and she is ready to go.

More pink coming up on Monday when I will be guest posting at Tuula's (The Thrifty Rebel) for Think Pink Monday.

And even more pink coming up on Tuesday when I reveal my Tin Man impression.

Then we will be going green!

See y'all!

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  1. I cannot believe you didn't tag that beautiful shelf! LOL! Looking forward to your pink post on Monday!

  2. Adorable vignette displaying your pretty pink shelf. I think it could pass for something French instead of prairie since you added merci to the mix. Well done!

  3. So cute! Love the color. I'm a pink girl and this shelf is just adorable.

  4. I love the distressing and the color of your shelf, so pretty! Cute name too!

  5. Verry pretty in pink! Looking forward to the pink post at Tuula's Monday and I'm curious about the green...:) We are having miserable heat here too....the other day it was near 110 with the heat index. My poor hubby has to work outside...I don't see how he stands it! Have a wonderful weekend...Vicky

  6. Loved that shelf and the color!
    Waiting to see the green!
    Have fun and keep cool!!

  7. So so pretty I love pink! Now don't hate me but a new Aussie chalk paint company let me name one of their paints!!!! I was buzzing all that week :)

  8. Love this shelf. Can't wait for the green. My favorite color

  9. Love the pink color! My distressing efforts do not come out looking as good as yours!!

  10. Oooooh! Love this pink shelf, Donna! My daughter and I often talk about who names the paint colors, nail polish colors, etc. - what a job! Beautiful little shelf! Catherine

  11. Perfect color for a gorgeous shelf Donna! And yes, I think it would be fun to name paint colors. Who gets that job anyway? lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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