with the colour pink! What did you thnk?
I’m a happily married woman… and it’s Think Pink Monday.
I’ve always loved pink. I’ve worn it, eaten it, planted it, and even decorated my lips and fingernails with it. Even my blog design is getting its pink on, and becoming more me.
I’ve even been dreaming in pink lately. I just can’t seem to get enough of it .But I’ve never decorated my adult home with pink, and I didn’t even realize this until I started this blog.
So…what’s up with that?
What saved me from living my life in fear of decorating with pink?
I’m so glad you asked.
It happened two summers ago… shortly after I started my blog. I was strolling down the aisle in Wal Mart on my way to the spray paint section… and there it was… in the distance… calling the little girl inside me like a beacon of pink light.
It was so beautiful… s-o-o-o delicious… that it made my decorating mouth water. It was Krylon’s Watermelon Pink spray paint.
I fell head over heels in love at first sight, and I actually giggled. And my decorating life was changed forever! F-o-r-e-v-e-r!
|Pink and Pearls Mirror Makeover using Watermelon Pink spray paint|
So then my first inclination was to paint everything with it!
I know this is totally irrational. What am I… 53 going on 5? OK… maybe, but that’s besides the point.
Everything can’t be pink. If everything was pink, then the pink wouldn’t be special. Right? Restraint be thy middle name. Mine?!! Not likely.
But even though I love that colour, there are so many other fabulous pinks to love.
|Decoupaged Poetry Night Table|
Like the OOOPS pink on the underside of my master bedroom night table.
|Desk and Mirror Makeover|
And another OOOPS paint on the dresser and mirror combo.
And the Moulin Rouge colour that I used on my craft room ceiling. It’s so warm and cosy on chilly winter days, and fun and happy every single day. After about 2 years I’m still totally in love with it. It’s not going anywhere anytime soon.
|Craft Room Ceiling|
I vow from this day forward to have something pink in every room in this house. To me pink is the happiest colour, and that’s just what I want every room to be… happy.
I want some things around me that don’t just make me smile… but make me giggle like a school girl. Why not?
Just because I’m a grown woman doesn’t mean I have to love pink from the distance of adulthood. I promised myself that there would be no more admiring pink from afar!
It’s OK for me to think pink, to paint a dresser pink, to even paint a wall pink. Or a ceiling!
I’m so loving getting my pink on that I decided to undertake a pink internet expedition to discover some fabulous room examples of girlified pinkification.
Here’s just a little of what I found.
The bench, the pillows, the lamps…oh my! I could go on.
The rustic look of this pinkified vanity/dresser really works for me.
I’m feeling incredibly liberated. I hope you are too!
Now if you really don’t like colour that’s one thing. But if you don’t use colour, any colour, because you’re afraid of it… don’t be. Decorating should be fun.
Don’t be afraid to be fearless.
It doesn’t have to be pink, and it doesn’t have to be a whole room… or even a whole wall. It could be a picture frame, a table, a chair, a pillow… anything really.
Try something new… go out of your comfort zone… follow the instinct of that little girl inside you. That’s what I’m doing.
What could go wrong? If it doesn’t turn out, this is only decorating after all. But when it does (thinking positive here) you might just fall head over heels in love.
Thanks so much for reading.
Sprinkle some colour somewhere today, any colour, and smile.