I am obsessed with pinterest. I can't get enough. Browsing through all of those images of colorful and beautiful things makes me happy. Exposed beams, farm tables, country-style kitchens, chalkboard and magnetic board art walls (how cool is this?!?!) and too many crafting projects to count really gets my heart going.
Now, I realize that this website has been around for awhile-people have told me about many times, and even mentioned it as something that they thought I would particularly like. I have to admit, though, I just never understood the hype. This past week, however, finally persuaded by Kerry, I bit the bullet and signed up for an account.
Since that moment when I picked my username and password and clicked enter, my world has changed. The sea of DIY projects and cleverly designed spaces and rooms was mind-blowing and has served as a catalyst for organizing and brightening up my own house a bit. Just thinking about some of these potential projects has energized me. It's like an extra cup of coffee in the morning (and with a 3 month old who does not understand the benefits of a good night sleep yet, this is something that I need!)
I put this inspiration into action this weekend when I took on my first pinterest-inspired project.....fabric filled picture frames.
Last week as I was unpacking some of my crafting supplies from the cross-country move I came across some great fabric swatches that I wanted to incorporate into our home some how. They are the types of fabric that make you smile when you look at them.
Looking through pinterest- my new obsession (have I said that already?!?) I came across some gallery wall pictures that incorporated framed fabric like this piece. I found a few old picture frames that I thought would showcase these fabrics well. With the help of my "team" (Lola and baby June) I cut out the fabric to fit, ironed it and then glued the pieces down to the cardboard inserts found in the frame. It was an incredibly simple project, but the end result is one I'm quite pleased with. These pictures provided just the splash of color our bathroom needed. You could also complete a similar project with other cool materials (maybe wrapping paper?)
This was my first pinterest-inspired DIY, but I know it won't be my last. I am filling up my boards with projects that I want to complete and spaces I hope to organize and re-arrange. I am confident that my love affair with pinterest is just beginning......