...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 (which is also my LEAST favorite brand of spray paint--I prefer Rustoleum or Valspar just in case anyone's wondering).
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.
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