Day: November 15, 2017

paper mache figurines

an alphabet of thanks “P”

There are no options (see yesterday’s post) to pick from for the letter “P”. I’ve had this one settled on since the beginning. It’s PINTEREST.

Here’s how my descent into the Pinterest “abyss” began. It was October, 2011, when my daughter remarked, “Hey, mom.  I’ve found this neat website I think you might enjoy. It’s called Pinterest. Here, let me show you.” She pulled up the site n my computer and showed me how it worked.

“Hmmm”, I said. “I don’t know if it’s something I would like but I’ll give it a try”.

It was downhill after that.

I plunged into Pinterest “hell” almost immediately.

I was hooked.

I pinned non-stop for days. I needed an intervention but none was forthcoming. I had to go cold turkey. It was hard but after a few days, I was back to normal. I have slowed down since then but I’m still somewhat obsessed.

Why do I like Pinterest?  For one thing, by paying close attention to what I was pinning, I realized that my true decorating style was not reflected in my home. I learned that I love white with touches of black. I love yellow-green paired with pale seafoam blue. When it came time to redecorate some bedrooms, I didn’t have to think at all.  When it came to the living room and dining room, it was also easy. Lots of black and white.

Pinterest has brought me back to the things I love. I love DIY projects but had gotten away from it for awhile.

I’m b-a-a-a—a-ck.

I’ve had some Pinterest “fails” though, especially with some of the recipes.

Also, I love the photographs and the artwork. There really isn’t anything about Pinterest that I don’t like except its addicting lure.

I ask everyone I meet, “Are you on Pinterest?” If they say no, I explain it to them.  Oh, no, I’m sending someone else over the edge.  I should be ashamed.

I’m not, though. It’s a lot of fun.

So let me share a few projects from the past. I love this piece. It’s pallet boards, painted sconces, and Dollar Tree flowers.

bedroom sconces

 

This table was red. I painted it aqua and attached silver aluminum to the edge. The legs and the vases on the lower shelf are painted in Rustoleum 2x, Chrome. The flowers are a wall decal.upstairs hallway table

Here’s a close-up.

paper maiche figurines

 

These are some paper mache figures I made a number of years ago. Homemade Christmas decorations are some of my favorite things I like to do.

I’m sure all my followers have checked out Pinterest. If you haven’t, give it a try.  Here’s my Christmas board if you want to check it out.

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