April 17, 2012


It is week 3 of the 'Color My World Challenge' and this week we had to paint something 

 What was I going to paint HOT PINK in my house?!? That seemed to be the million dollar question that ran around in my brain the last few days! I know it seems so simple but when it came down to actually doing it, I was struggling.  I had several ideas but then I could not find a home for them, so I naturally started thinking of doing something for my daughter's room. The HOT PINK hot spot in our house.
I decided to paint a little white plastic storage box that I bought at Ikea last week for my youngest daughter's room.  She always has a stack of books thrown sitting on her bedside table and I thought this would be the perfect place to put them.  I painted a chevron pattern on the front using acrylic paints in hot pink, orange and gold.  I almost wish I did not add the letter 'D' to the front because I think it may be too much with the busy pattern... or maybe it should be another color? I think it may be a re-do tonight!!
I also painted a lampshade for my playroom HOT PINK!  It thought I was on the brinks of DIY disaster because the shade started to pucker in a few spots when I painted it- aghh!!!  Once it dried, they all came out.  I think I need to add trim around the bottom of the shade to make it more visually interesting??   Anyhoo, I had another fun pinkalicious week and I am looking forward to next week-FABRIC, my favorite!  I ordered an awesome suzani from Ebay last week that is...you guessed it HOT PINK!!!

I wish I was flexing my DIY muscles right now but I was struggling with the paint week challenge and the color hot pink! I don't have little girls and it is not a color I would normally use in my home. Truly a challenge! I feel like I kind of took the easy route by painting a lamp, but I did also paint my pencil holder! Lame? What can I say! I can't wait to see how all the other fabulous ladies in this challenge flexed their DIY muscles this week...

Don't you love Vashti's chevron bin?! I can't believe she didn't invite me over for a DIY party!!
Carmel - Our 5th House

Kristy - Hyphen Interiors
Shelley - Crazy Wonderful
Suzy - Saved by Suzy
Tiffany - Living Savvy
Vashti & Jamie - Like Me Some…


  1. Vashit, that lampshade turned out great! You know I'm a sucker for lampshade makeovers. Jamie, I love that little lamp right there. It makes that scarf really pop. Nice job, ladies!

  2. The lampshade looks great and I love how it looks next to the artwork! And I love the painted lamp base!

  3. you girls are something else...the hot pink looks great. I tried to paint a lamp shade this week and it ended up in the garbage, what a disaster!!! Did you use a special paint?

  4. The book tub looks awesome, I love the D! And, the lamp base looks perfect painted pink!

  5. I love the way the tub turned out, great color choices with the hot pink! Also the lamp looks great in hot pink with the scarf on the wall! You girls both rocked the hot pink this week. I struggled with the challenge of painting too.....it was a tough one! Guess that's why it's a challenge, right? :)

  6. Loving the hot pink. Didn't even know you could paint lampshades...great job!!

  7. The hot pink is really working! Love painting lampshades!

  8. I'm going to have to keep my eye out for those ikea tubs. So cute! Love the lamp and lampshade too. Loving the hot pink. I am super excited to see the suzani next week!


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