Pretty in Pink

I have to tell you, I’m having a lot of fun with my Mom Cave project, now that I’ve settled on a paint color that makes me happy, and I’m feeling good about my bold (for me, anyway) fabric choices for the room.  I’m digging the pops of color in the room, and have found some new friends to help me with the process.

I have turned into one of “those people” who carry fabric swatches in her purse, and thank goodness for that, because I don’t think I would have picked up this paint otherwise!  A refresher on my fabric choices:

The paisley is for the my ugly chair that needs to be reupholstered, and the other fabrics will be used in the room in other ways.  So, can you see why the paisley would give me a bit of an anxiety attack?  It’s pretty, yes, but to upholster a chair?  That’s a bit of a step out my comfort zone.  Me likey my comfort zone. 
But, the goal of this space (since it’s windowless) is to have it bright and cheerful.  These fabrics fit the bill. 
And so does the spray paint.  Maybe I’m gravitating toward such bright, fresh colors, because I’m in a winter funk, and craving Spring in a big way.  But I’m loving these colors – Watermelon and Bahama Breeze.  And so is my Goodwill lamp.
Poor, sad, washed out lamp…

But she’s looking fresh and happy now, isn’t she?  I still want to do something with the shade, but I’m digging this lamp.  Pinky Tuscadero would be digging this lamp. 

Such a fun, punchy color!  Literally.  Punchy.  More pops of color coming soon!

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    Janell @ Isabella and Max
    January 26, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I ADORE you refinished lamp…it looks fabulous with the fabrics. Yeah for carrying fabrics in the purse…see, it worked!! 🙂 What a fun project. Janell

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    pk @ Room Remix
    January 26, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    LOVE the lamp's new color! So fresh and fun. I'm all about carrying fabrics/photos/samples around in my purse. Can't wait to see your other pops of color.

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    Pam @ Our Adventures in Home Improvement
    January 26, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Great color choice for the lamp. Very cute! I love your fabrics, but especially the polka dots!

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    Sara @ House Bella
    January 27, 2011 at 1:43 am

    Loving it! And you got it on there so smoothly…spray paint and I don't always get along in the "smooth" department.

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    Debbie @
    January 27, 2011 at 1:51 am

    I love your mom cave, the colors are great! I am a fabric in the purse carrier too! I saw your post at thriftydecorchick! I am new also, but wasn't sure how to send the html! haha, I will learn!!

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    Melissa at HOUSEography
    January 27, 2011 at 1:53 am

    Great choice! I'm now considering painting a lamp in my daughter's room that color. Love it!

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    modern jane
    January 27, 2011 at 1:59 am

    I'm so glad that I just found your blog via Thrifty Decor Chick! I was just looking at both those colors of spray paint today and wondered what they would look like! Your lamp looks fantastic! Looking forward to following along!!

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    Red Door Home
    January 27, 2011 at 2:21 am

    Stopping by from Thrifty Chick to say hi. How lucky for you to be creating a mom cave. Love the pink lamp.

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    January 27, 2011 at 2:30 am

    ooh! Love it! Can't wait to see the finished room!

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    Megandvd@Beauty in the Attempt
    January 27, 2011 at 2:42 am

    Oh my….I am your newest follower. I LOVE your style {it remind me of mine}..but what I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the most about you — you are a working mom. I am too and there are so few of us. I feel like we need to stick together and support all our endeavors at being a professional…a mommy…and a decorista. 🙂

    Hope to see more of you over in my corner…I ~heart~ yours.


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    Sarah, Three Boys
    January 27, 2011 at 2:56 am

    Looks great! Love it!

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    January 27, 2011 at 3:19 am

    I found you from Thrifty Decor Chick…I love that pink lamp. You did a great job on the painting–even with those super close shots I don't see any drips at all!! Nicely done! I'm a new follower because I don't want to miss a beat of the things you are doing!

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    Green Door Girl
    January 27, 2011 at 3:54 am

    love your fabric colors and the pink lamp! I am a new follower from TDC – I was also one of the featured blogs 🙂 I love your style, can't wait to follow along!

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    Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top
    January 27, 2011 at 4:07 am

    The lamp is FABULOUS! I love the color. The other color you chose, Bahama Sea, is one of my favorites!

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    Mandi @ Finding Home
    January 27, 2011 at 4:18 am

    Hi ya! I'm stopping over from TDC. I've been reading through some of your past posts and am loving your blog! I LOVE your bedroom! What a retreat! And your board n batten…gorgeous!!

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    January 27, 2011 at 4:31 am

    With that color in my head I can almost taste the cold juicy watermelon! Great color!

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    January 27, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Oh my goodness I carry fabric and paint chips and tape measures and notes with room dimensions LOL. Glad to know I'm not alone. I've gotta follow now,I need the company.

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    January 27, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Oh I forgot to add the lamp is gorgeous! that color made it look so chic.

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    January 28, 2011 at 4:22 am

    That color reminds me of being 10 years old and riding my bike to the convenience store with my best friend to get watermelon Bubbalicious and a Dr Pepper. Looks fabulous and thanks for that memory!

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    Linda@Coastal Charm
    January 28, 2011 at 5:00 am

    Lovin' this POP of color…the makeover looks outsatnding!


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    January 28, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    First, I love the fabric hoices you've made for your mom cave! And second, what a GREAT color choice for the lamp! It looks amazing! 🙂

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    Crystal @ Ordinary Days
    February 5, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    I love, love, love your lamp. I will soooo be stealing this idea soon. 🙂

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    Dear Lillie
    August 26, 2011 at 4:00 am

    Love the color!

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