we Pinterest addicts can easily spend hours drooling over pins and news flash: most of us rarely ever attempt any of them. it's just so darn easy to pin! and pin. and pin some more. and soon, i've racked up hundreds of pins of what if's and maybe's and hey, this is pretty sweet. and then i start feeling nervous because i've got all these pins sitting there in cyberspace, begging to turned into something tangible.
i decided to peruse my boards and see how many projects/recipes/hairstyles/etc. i've actually attempted. honestly, the number is small. but i thought i'd share a handful of successful projects with you. maybe you'll fall in love with one and try it yourself. maybe you'll just pin it. or maybe you'll help yourself to a large slice of chocolate cake. in which case i'll be jealous.
--- guys, this project doesn't even deserve to be called a project. i found a similar font on Word, printed our anniversary date on a piece of 8.5x11 paper, and tacked it to a wooden clipboard. bam. done. i'm sure half the people (read: guys) who come through my house wonder what the heck the numbers are doing up there, but i like it.
--- just posting this dish makes me hungry. imagine what happens when enchiladas and pasta get together. this is result. it's not the healthiest dish in the world, so make it when friends are coming over + you're cooking to impress. they will be impressed.
--- i need inspiration for an old sewing table my mom gave me when i first got married. we had been using it as a side table for years and finally, the inevitable happened and someone forgot to put a coaster down. the largest, ugliest water ring formed. so i painted the legs a buttery yellow and sanded + stained the top. the total cost was probably $20 (if that much) and i wouldn't think of trading it in for a fancy pants C&B table--no chance.
--- Hubs was entirely in charge of this culinary endeavor. we brought the ingredients to our friends' cookout (they were living in a sweet apartment building that had a pizza oven...a PIZZA oven!) and this dessert was uh-mazing.
--- i'm kinda collage obsessed. no two collages ever look the same -- i like to vary it up. my last one hugged the corner and it. was. awesome. in the new space, i decided it would be fun to have the frames creep down the wall -- so they'd hang both above and below the chair rail. this Pinterest pic was my inspiration, although my collage doesn't come quite as close to the floor.
--- when we moved into our house, the living room was painted a light cream on the bottom (it looked pink in certain light--ugh) and a dark, mossy green on top. the dining room had the same cream, but was topped by a chocolate brown. our house is on the dark side as it is, so there was no question: i was painting the living and dining rooms. the chair rail initially posed a problem ("i don't LIKE chair rails" / "i have to pick TWO colors?" / "i'll need MORE paint"), but i scoured Pinterest and, other than the chair rail being wayyy higher up the wall than mine, i fell head over heels for these light gray walls topped with bright white.
--- does it count if i throw in a project that we haven't actually done yet, but i pinky promise we WILL? (turns out galvanized pipes are pricey--gotta save those pennies) we're going to build a pipe + wood bookcase in our living room. it'll be a corner 'case, only a few shelves tall and above the chair rail, and very much like this Pinterest-inspired one.
have you made any awesome, Pinterest-inspired projects/recipes lately? do tell!