Pinterest is addicting. Especially for distractable, "ooooh, shiny!" people like me. I have to check myself, otherwise I could spend a long LONG time perusing. I don't feel so guilty when I'm actually inspired to make something from it instead of just looking and pinning. Ok, let's be honest, I really don't feel guilty at all about just looking and not making. But here's some look-and-makes I've been playing with.
Project #1 - making a storage table out of a vintage suitcase
from Pinterest, Ashley Poskin, www.designsponge.com
my version - the man kindly put on the phlanges (I think that's what they're called) to attach the legs. I got those and the table legs at Home Depot.
Next, wrapped the suitcase in a plastic contractor bag and screwed on the legs.
Do you know you can buy these spray paint trigger handles in a craft store? They make spray painting anything a dream - so easy to use. Seriously, I had a brief fantasy about becoming a graffiti artist. That's how much I enjoy using the thing.
Done and done.
Now I have a cool place to store all the paper junk I keep for collages and what not.
So much more attractive than the cardboard boxes I was using.
Project #2 - mending jeans
from Pinterest, Mending Jeans, linked from blog.craftzine.com
my version. It's not easy to photograph your knees.
Project #3 - food mill planter
From Pinterest, DIY by AshleyAnn, www.designsponge.com
Eeeek! When I saw this on Pinterest I was so excited because I have one of these food mills that I kept simply because I loved the shape of it. Now I know what to do with it.
How about you? Have you seen Pinterest and have you been inspired to make, cook, or decorate from it?