When I first heard about this color, I was unsure what to think about it. Normally, I am not a “pink” girl.
Pink can be a dainty color. Pink reminds me of Barbie and Dolores Umbridge from Harry Potter. I don’t drive a pink Jeep and wear miniskirts… and I don’t sip tea in an office plastered with cat pictures.
But after re-styling the bookcase in my den, I realized that I do like pink. Honeysuckle is a pretty pink. But I prefer an even deeper, dark raspberry pink. The pink I like is bold. It is not dainty.
Look at my grandma’s china and the botanicals I have next to my bookcase. They both have a deep, dark pink in them.
I recently made my milkglass apothecary jars, so I was inspired to paint the inside of the glass again.
I could have used pink craft paint, but I thought the nail polish would add a little depth and metallic sheen.
There were still a few thin spots. So then I thought adding a few other shade of pink and reds could add even more dimension. I raided my nail polish stash and randomly added a few spots of each color on the glass.
Some elements on the bookcase had touches of gold. So, I used some leftover gold leaf I had from another project.
(Since I clearly missed their “Honeysuckle” party already. Darn.)
($1 vase + $0.99 nail polish + free nail polish from my stash + leftover gold leaf that could not be more that a dollar’s worth = under five dollars!)
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