Thursday, June 28, 2012

Pretty in Pink

For a blog with "Pink" in it's title, I feel like I am well overdo for a Pink Post! 
Well, I was definitely in a pink mood last night when I grabbed my can of Antoinette and put "Pretty in Pink" in the dvd player! 

So, today it's all about pink... 

I love Antoinette the best with a whole lot of dark wax!  It creates the perfect aged, straight out of a dilapedated farm house grungy pink patina that I love!

This is the first suitcase I have ever painted, and I am so excited by how it turned out that I can't wait to do more!  Once again I used Antoinette with a lot of dark wax and the stripes were done in Old White.  Incidentally, I was out of painter's tape and decided to give scotch tape a try to mark off the stripes...and it worked! 

I am always a little sad to prune back my Eden roses...especially when they still look this beautiful. However, it has to happen sometime, and they will bloom again soon, so I thought, why not have fun with this chore and work the clippings into my photo shoot!

Thank you so much for your sweet visit today!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend

Best Wishes and Blessings,


Sharing this post with these fun link parties:
Restored it Wednesday at Restore Interiors
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Party at Shades of Amber
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday at Primp
THT at From My Front Porch to Yours
Creative Things Thursday at The Vintage Farmhouse
Link Party at Redoux Interiors
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Inspiration Friday at The Pickett Fence
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Home
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Fridays Unfolded at Stuff and Nonsense
Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed
Paint Projects at Primitive and Proper
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound


Anne said...

That is one of my favorite AS colors! Great job on your suit case and chair.Oh your roses are so beautiful too!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your photos are gorgeous! I just love the way your suitcase turned out and it gives me an idea for a typewriter case that needs a face lift.
Very nice job.

Anonymous said...

Yes you are right- these is definitely a pretty in pink post!! What a pretty shade-love the suitcase!

Susan said...

What a great idea to spray an old suitcase pink. I often see old suitcases at yard sales. Great idea. Yours looks splendid. Susan

Danielle said...

Love your chair and your suitcase. Antoinette is such a pretty color. I've never done dark wax with it but I'll try it next time. I just finished up a beachy bedside table with it.

Karen said...

Pink is my favorite color. I love the way it looks with the dark wax. You did a beautiful job painting the suitcase and chair and those roses are beyond beautiful. Gorgeous photos as well. Thanks so much for visiting and following, I'm a follower of your blog as well.

Heaven's Walk said...

Amanda ~ what a beautiful rose!!! I'm so glad that I just bought an 'Eden' for a new arbor I'm having built! Does it rebloom all summer long? Your suitcase turned out so darned sweet! Love that, too! :) Your photos are truly dreamy, girl.

xoxo laurie

Barbara Lilian said...

I'm not usualy a pink girl !! but you have converted me !!! What a beautiful shade of pink & such a great idea to paint a suitcase, it looks fabulus especialy with your lovely roses. Lovely photos.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love that suitcase painted pink and waxed. Perfect!

pink*cherub*moon said...

Beautiful shade of pink! I love how the suitcase turned out! I actually love all of the items and your roses are gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing your pink day! I love pink! Hugs, Leena

Meaningful Nest said...

I love the subtle pink color you chose! Beautiful job!

Anne said...

Hi Amanda, just love the antoinette with dark wax, so pretty. Your roses are beautiful. As always wonderful work. Happy Holiday.

Melisa said...

You're a genius! I only ever find vintage suitcases in ugly dark brown and I never thought of painting them. It turned out gorgeous! Your roses are, too! I haven't seen many projects done with Antoinette but I really like the way it looks here. I'll have to try some.

Dewdrop Gardens said...

Oh so beautiful!! And your roses are the perfect match for the suitcase. Love the colour you used!
Visiting you from At the Picket Fence :)

Cynthia said...

I love the stripes on the suitcase!

Trishia said...

I have a suitcase collection and I LUV your pink one!!!!

Junky Vagabond said...

So much better painted! Thanks for the to take a look at my stash :)

BerryMorins Bits & Tips said...

You did a fabulous job on the suitcase.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Amanda this is exquisite! The suitcase makes me want to go paint every one of mine!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Amanda,
Your roses are simply scrumptious and the suitcase is very cute in its new colour! Thanks for sharing your pretty pinks and Happy Pink Saturday weekend.


Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Beautiful pictures! I've never used Antoinette before and would never think to pair it with the dark wax but it's gorgeous! Now I'm gonna have to give it a try. I've never painted a suitcase either but I love the way yours turned out. I'm going to the flea market tomorrow so now I'm going to be on the hunt for an old suitcase or two. Love this post! Gonna have to pin some pics!

Marti McClure said...

Wow, your roses are absolutely incredible! You must really have a green thumb. And the suitcase transformations is fantastic. I have not heard of Antoinette before but will be sure to look it up now. Happy Fourth of July and Pink Saturday too. ~Marti

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I love antoinette with dark wax too~your examples are beautyous! I love the suitcase~its darling and chic!

Tania, The Old French Doors said...

I love that colour, I dont think i can get that here in australia, It looks great.

Marie Arden said...

The roses are so gorgeous and love the pink luggage. I havent grown that type of rose I may try it it looks so prettty. I sure love pink too.

Fun With This and That said...

Everything is so pretty
I have a suitcase I'm going to change it's color,
Happy PS

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

WOOW,,,,,,just LOVE this Post :)
and do not miss,,,,,




it is FUN :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

Maggie said...

Visiting for the first time today from Pink Saturday and wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed my visit!
The suitcase that you transformed is a work of art, and your Eden roses are stunning.
I have a climbing rose that looks very similar but no one remembers it's name, quelle dommage!

allisamazing said...

Your photos are gorgeous! I just love the flowers :)

Leah H. said...

Oh, lovely Roses!

Visiting for Pink Saturday- hope you can stop by..

Sares said...

First, I am so jealous of your roses! Pretty pink too. I have to mix colors to get pink since I Don't have any Antoinette. Your suitcase came out great! I have 5 waiting in my shed for me to paint! I hadn't thought of using the ASCP but now you have inspired me. Hope you have a wonderful week Amanda!

Sherry said...

Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

melissa @ Daisy Mae Belle said...

Love all of these projects! Those roses are incredible! I have recently purchased a couple of old suitcases. I was not sure what I was going to do with them? But, I think I have found my answer!

Rainbow Gatherer said...


I loved your blog a lot!
I'll be happy if you check out my blog too:=)

Debra @ Common Ground said...

ohmygosh, this needs to be in a magazine!! those roses are just incredible...and the beautiful. LOVE IT!!!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So gorgeous and your roses are AMAZING!!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

Mary Jones said...

How do you get the old smell out of the suitcase

Fern Trudeau said...

I love the suitcase. I found one at a flea market and I have the paint and wax. Did you paint the whole thing pink first and then add the white stripes? I'm ready to get started!

Amanda said...

Hi Fern! Thank you! Yes, that is exactly what I did...painted the whole thing pink and then taped off the stripes and painted them white. Lots of dark wax gave it an aged look. Happy painting! - Amanda