Saturday, October 19, 2013

Creativity Requires Courage: Pink Vanity Sneak Peek

"Creativity takes courage."
~Henri Matisse~

I just love this quote.  It has become my new personal motto.

(I've always struggled with being creatively courageous.  I have a ridiculous fear of being wrong...displeasing to others...or lacking in perfection.)

Recently, though, I've been going out on a limb...

...trying new painting furniture...and quilting...and making biscuits from scratch...

...and NOT over-thinking it!

(Image Source:  Wiley Valentine Blog)

Mary Catherine and I have been working on her bedroom makeover since summer!  

It's almost finished...daddy is putting together her desk on Sunday that finally arrived (we ordered it in July!)...

...I've got some window treatments to hang...and wall art to put up...

...and the kids and I are running out to get more spray paint to finish this project

It's's PINK...and it was all MARY CATHERINE'S idea!  

(I love my girl...she's totally got style!)

We took our inspiration to go from "blaaah to aaaah" from here...

(Image Source: from here)

I was so scared to take her creme colored vanity and spray paint it Mambo Pink, but I am even more scared of stifling my daughter's creativity by not saying yes to her ideas or ever implementing my own!

Looking forward to sharing her big room reveal in the next couple of weeks!

Linking up with Beverly over at How Sweet the Sound




  1. Hi Valerie...the pink is perfect! When it all comes together please is going to look fantastic!
    Happy Pink Saturday..xo Tami

    1. Thanks, Tami! Yes, I will definitely hook up on the next Pink Saturday that is closest to the big bedroom reveal and be sure to share! I sure wish I had a bedroom like my daughter's when I was her age! :) Thanks for dropping by!

  2. Hot dog! So, that isn't the finished project, but it sure looks AMAZING so far. Looking forward to the reveal! Tell Mary Catherine, "You go, girl!"

    1. Thanks, Patty! Yes, it is slowly, but surely coming together. We just got back from the errand running and we got some really fun things for her room! It is so cute and perfect for a 9-year old! Hugs.

  3. I LOVE mary's color choice! I have a chair painted but needs a seat for my sewing romm in
    almost the same pink!
    Go girl!

    I am going to swith our your old blog to this one on my sidebar
    but keep your Teaching one.

    M :)


    1. Sorry about ths sticky fingers. I meant "switch out.'

    2. Sounds good! :) Can't wait to get these painting projects finished...I'm currently covered in paint...but oh how I love how crisp and clean everything is looking!!! Hugs!!!

  4. it
    Hoping this week-end finds you filled with peace...alot of joy..and some coziness..

    1. Thanks, pinkkandy! I hope you too were able to experience some rest and relaxation this weekend!!! Thanks for dropping by!

  5. Hi Valerie,

    Thank-you so much for your kind support of Colette. She is doing well and yes, creativity takes courage. So does cancer. Creatively facing down cancer -- by shaping
    that which is sick in a room-- inspires belief in one's own healing and change in the body.

    I love your pink project! Way to go...worth the risk, my dear.

    Happy Pink Saturday!

    Kelee Katillac

    1. You are so welcome. Again, the video was so moving and the update from Beverly was uplifting. My daughter's ballet teacher (young, 20-something) is battling breast cancer...she's got a strong spirit and courage...her prognosis is thinking positive thoughts!


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