Oh Pinterest, how you inspire and frustrate me in the same moment! Â Luckily, lately I’ve felt more inspired than frustrated, and here is some of the evidence:
Amidst a major decor re-do in our master, our closet got a facelift. Â Inspired by thisÂ pin, I found my pegboard for less than $6 at Lowe’s (but I had a gift card, so really, it was free!), and snagged these plastic hooks from Amazon. Â My handy hubby installed it for me, and I worked on the rest while he watched the play-off game.
I also pinnedÂ thisÂ brilliant idea for earring storage. Â I found my ice cube trays at the grocery store, 2/$1.99. Â The color is
hideous not my first choice, but they were cheap and will be stored in a drawer, so I’ll take what I can get! Â Here’s mine:
My sewing room isÂ still not finished, but it’s much closer than it was. Â Slow and steady, right? Â I’m currently working on wall decorations for my room, and thing I’ve loved seeing on Pinterest is all the button art. Â Monograms are a big thing too, and when combined, you just can’t go wrong. Â I was first inspired by this pin. Â I love the bright colors (and orange happens to be my favorite). Â Before we moved to Illinois, we painted a handful of different sized canvases using the colors from our walls, and arranged them to create a large piece of art (mostly just to take up space on an obscenely large wall). Â One by one, I’ve been refashioning those canvases, and I chose a medium sized black canvas for this project. Â I already had the buttons, so this piece was FREE! Â 🙂 Â I just printed a “B” in a font I liked, cut it out and traced it (totally lame and old fashioned method, but it works!) onto the canvas, then used a hot glue gun to add the buttons.
For a bit of fun seasonal decor inspired by this pin, I used a grey/blue canvas from our stash, and some of my generous neighbor’s electrical tape (because neither of us had any masking tape) to create this:
I applied the paint with a round sponge, and just dabbed it on. Â Then I used one of my sons’ watercolor paintbrushes to write “Let it Snow” (don’t judge… you’d raid your kids’ supplies too if you had to!).
I haven’t really ever done much decorating for Valentine’s Day, but I loved this idea. Â I purchased scrapbooking stickers in fun fonts, and painted over them (dabbed with the same technique). Â When
it was dry my patience ran out, I peeled off the stickers and voila!
This next project was done last summer, but it was refashioned from that same stash of canvases and inspired by this pin. Â Ryder’s name means “Mounted Warrior” and the verse we’ve picked for him is Joshua 1:9. Â I taped, he painted, and this now hangs above the closet in the boys’ room:
There are more projects on the docket, but this is a good start!