Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Color Me Completely Embarrassed...

...and bummed out.  If you've been following the Creative Bloggers Got Talent contest over at Every Creative Endeavor, you may have noticed that the #15 project "dropped out."  Well, that would be me.  Apparently my submission, which I actually thought I had sent with hours to spare (so uncharacteristic of the procrastinator in me), has been sitting in my "Drafts" box all weekend and I failed to notice.  Amanda over at ECE even tried to notify me and I missed her e-mail by a day.  Huge bummer.  So since I'm no longer in the running, you get my project early.  And there are some awesome projects over there, so please go vote!

My daughter calls this her "big pink."  I needed a solution for keeping books in her room, but out of her reach because I was getting really tired of picking up the books she had pulled off of her open shelves.  I found this at the thrift store for $40.00ish (can't remember for sure) and it was the perfect solution--especially since the pulls are still out of her reach.  


This is where we started...

...and I have to admit, I painted this during my spray painting "phase"--meaning, I tried the spray painting thing for a while and just never liked the outcome as much as actually painting--is that like a sacrilege in the blog world?  Don't get me wrong, I still love spray paint for small things like frames and hardware (which I sprayed white on this piece),  just not furniture  And I do love the way this turned out. The color is Watermelon from Krylon.  

I can't go without pointing out one of my other favorite things in her room: The Eloise Print.  When I found out I was having a girl, I had to have Eloise in her room.  And after searching high and low for Elosie prints to no avail, my talented step-mom offered to paint one for me.  It's from the "afterword" of The 50th Anniversary The Absolutely Essential Eloise.  I chose this particular picture because she's in a dress designed for her by Christian Dior--it doesn't get more fabulous than that!  And my step-mom did an AMAZING job on it (my daughter may not be taking out of my house).

So that's Big Pink.  And again, please remember to go vote for the talented ladies still in the contest at Every Creative Endeavor and let me express again my sincere apologies and embarrassment.

YOU CAN SEE THIS PIECE IN HER UPDATED BIG GIRL ROOM HERE.

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39 comments:

  1. Sorry about the contest, especially because with this BEAUTIFUL piece you probably would have won. I love the color... so much fun. What a steal for $40.

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  2. This is gorgeous! Sorry about the mix-up with the contest. That would be a big bummer. I love the project you did though. :)

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  3. Love this redo! The colors are great! Sorry about the mix up.. thats such a bummer!


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  4. Oh my goodness! I can't believe you didn't get this project in because it's GORGEOUS!! I bet you would've taken first place with this amazing transformation. Thank you so much for linking up this week and I'm featuring you FIRST tomorrow in my best of the blogosphere!! This completely caught my eye and I quickly FELL IN LOVE. Great work :)

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  5. What a transformation! I LOVE the watermelon pink - it's awesome!! I featured you today in my Friday I'm In Love favorites!

    http://socialsalutations.blogspot.com/2012/03/friday-im-in-love-with-pop-of-color.html

    - Jenn @ Social Salutations

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  6. This is so BEAUTIFUL! What a lucky little girl to have such a cool piece in her room. And what a creative solution to tuck books neatly away. I kind of want this in my "big girl" room. You picked the perfect shade of pink: girly, yet still sophisticated.

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  7. First I have to say that I LOVE the transformation! That is one of my favorite colors and I love how you styled it! Next I have to say OMG I feel so bad for you!! I am in American Crafter going on right now, and I know how much work I put into my projects and how I can't wait to see if I'll make it to the next round and I would be DEVASTATED to say the least if that happened to me!!! Came by from your How to Nest for Less feature! Great job :-)

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  8. Wow what an awesome transformation! It turned out so cute. I found you through the hop. Glad I did.

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  9. This piece is so gorgeous! Loving the bright pink.

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  10. Big fat bummer on not getting it in, BUT what a fabulous piece!!! Thanks so much for linking this up to my linky party. Following your darling blog :)

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  11. That is one of the most beautiful dressers I have ever seen!!! I'm so sorry you didn't get to submit it....
    http://dreamquiltcreate.blogspot.com

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  12. Oh no! I'm sorry to hear about your project submission mishap :( Nevertheless, your dresser is gorgeous and is getting noticed by everyone anyway! I'm visiting after it was featured on BOTB on Centsational Girl. I have a can of Watermelon in my spray paint collection and would never think it could make a dresser such a beauty.

    Claire @ alittlesomethinginthemeantime.blogspot.com

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  13. LOVE LOVE LOVE the PINK! And I love the name of your blog. I'm new from the Blog Hop and I'm following via your RSS feed. Hope you can stop by too!

    http://asundayafternoon.com/

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  14. Oh no! I hate that you didn't get to enter this because it looks fabulous!

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  15. That is so cute. I love the color. I found your blog on the blog hop. I'm a new follower via RSS.

    Tranae

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  16. This is so adorable. I love the shade of pink you choose! I found you through the Blog Hop and am your newest follower on Facebook!

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  17. This is amazing!!! LOVE the color you chose!
    Coming on over from the Blog Hop! Newest follower on Facebook!!!

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  18. Aww, that sucks that you didn't send it in on time! I agree - you would have taken home the #1 slot this week. Happily, your daughter will still get to enjoy it :)

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  19. Oh, wow! LOVE you "big pink."

    Turned out so fabulous (less : )).

    Visiting from the Networking Blog Hop and loving what I'm seeing.

    I'm a new follower (via facebook) and would love for you to stop by for a visit! : )

    ~Abbie (www.fivedaysfiveways.com)

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  20. how seriously fun is that! what diva would not adore it!

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  21. I love it. That is my favorite color pink.

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  22. I love your project - am was so sad to see you go!! I am featuring this tonight! I adore the pink - and you!!

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  23. such a bummer for you! Your project is amazing! I can hardly believe how it started out! Love the pink!


    live-love-scrap.blogspot.com

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  24. Ohhh now this is such an amazing project! :( I absolutely love this color too. I would be afraid to have it on such a large piece but it looks fabulous.

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  25. I'm featuring your awesome dresser makeover today at Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL! : )

    ~Abbie

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  26. I can't even tell you how much I love this dresser. I love the shade of pink. I love the arrangement above it. Very beautiful. Very girly. Very awesome!

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  27. I just adore this. Pink is always a fabulous choice! xoxox

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  28. I love how this turned out. What a find! And that Eloise print is to die for. I want one!

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  29. What a fantastic piece! I love the hot pink! thanks for linking up :-)

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  30. i love big pink! i just used watermelon on the bench in my dining room. i love the color, but i agree that the finish was meh. i think your piece looks fabulous though!

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  31. Holy cow, this piece is insane!!! I LOVE IT. The color is perfection, as is your styling. Totally want this for my little girl! Thanks for linking up!

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  32. This is GORG! LOVE the color and your styling is the icing on the cake!

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  33. Just wanted you to know I featured your AMAZING pink dresser as one of my favorites from the Color My World Challenge Link Party!
    http://www.birdandbranchredesign.com/2012/05/few-favorites.html

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  34. So amazing! What is the shade called?

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