Tuesday, June 18, 2013

:: How Pinterest Has Impacted Our Home this Week::

Not too long ago, I was reading here....


 Carol shared a list of creative projects she had pinned on Pinterest that she was feeling compelled to try out now that she had some free time on her hands.
Her list is quite extensive as she is going to do this for 30 days and is well on her way to a great start.

Well... needless to say, I left Art and Sand that evening...feeling quite PIN-spired! 

I have had a board on Pinterest named "Copy This?" ...but I got to thinking...that's probably over kill. Don't we pin everything so it can be copied in some form or fashion?  I'm just wondering... because I have tons of ideas pinned, that I'd like to copy some day. :)

Until then...I'll show you what I copied today.
This little hamper.
Isn't it cute?  Don't bother clicking on it...the link is broken and the blog no longer opened. :/ But...how hard could it be right?  It is made from an old pair of T.V. tray legs and probably a vintage sheet or something. 

Here  is mine. Cute, right?  ...but a little bit different.
I didn't have a T.V. tray; instead I used the legs off an old rusted out grill!  Hey, they were still in pretty good shape.

As you can see my hamper bag is a tad bit larger than the example...I DID NOT MEASURE.  I eye-balled it with my calibrated eye. The ticking type fabric matches the curtains in my grandson's bedroom. Oh yes, this is for the boys...W. and E.  and the inside is lined with navy blue...both sheets, about a buck each.   

I had to sand the legs down a bit just to knock off the rough patches...and then spray painted it black. (this was done with the help of my 11 1/2 yr. old grand-daughter; I was able to teach her the value in re-purposing and she learned to spray paint! )  My OWN daughter loves it and was so glad to receive it.  She is trying to teach these two young boys a thing or two about picking up after themselves.  This will be a good start. 

You might notice the chalkboard in the back ground of the above photo. 

Here is a close up of it... 

This is not for the Littles... it is for the Biggies!  The Honey and I have some of our bigger grand-kids this week. They are visiting...And they are quite a quarrelsome bunch of teens and pre-teens.

This is our 'life lesson' for the week while the kids are here, at Oma's house.  Oh yes, they will know it, by the time they leave here on Saturday. In fact, I'm 48 and I just learned it in the last 6 or 8 months myself. But, Oh! what a powerful lesson. 

This was a dual collaboration with myself and my 13 yr. old grandson creating this masterpiece.  It was a tender moment, one I don't think either of us will forget for a long time. 

I guess since I've pinned some chalkboard art... you can say I've done 2 pinterest project copies. 

Today Pinterest has inspired me to: 
Create, Sew,Paint, recycle, re-purpose, surprise a loved one, give a gift, decorate, share a quote, encourage another, teach a child, nurture and artist, build trust and confidence in a teen, share my time and to Love...all to the Glory of God! 
I love when inspiration strikes...it sometimes take me by surprise. 

  • So how about you, are you Creating what you Pin?  
  • Have you been Pin-spired? 
  • Are you having fun with it? 


Do all things without grumbling or disputing;so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world,holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain.~ Philippians 2:14-16 


Art and Sand said...

Oh, Pat, I love what you did with the little bag. And, what I love about Pinterest is that we get the idea, but then we make it our own. I will hopefully have some projects on my list to post tomorrow - paint is drying now, and I will do a link on my post to your post.

How fun!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Wow you did an amazing job with the laundry bag! So cute and practical.

I have a love hate relationship with pinterest. Some days I think it just fosters feelings of inadequacy in most people and the need to have everything perfect and other days I think it's a great place to find ideas.

Diane said...

What a cool idea for a hamper! I don't "do" Pinterest-- I know, how odd! I tend to agree with the above comment. I can see the inspiration but also the "everybody's stuff is better" feeling too!

Gail Wilson said...

Oh, I wonder how I kept up with all my inspirations before pinterest. I have a to do board, but haven't looked at it in a while. I meant to yesterday for inspiration, but time got away from me.

great repurpose on the laundry hamper! love that you used the old legs of a grill, and taught the kiddos a thing or two.
love that quote, it's very true. I know a few grownups who could learn from it.

y'all enjoy the rest of the week, hope there is peace in the household!

Patty Sumner said...

I love your pin-inspired hamper project. My fav is the quote on the board....Love it! I am going to copy that one and use it. Great advice for anyone. Sounds like something Jesus would say... I have all the Grands this week too. Mine are much smaller but still lots of picking at each other. We have a blast and yes, I get pretty worn out. I have lots of pins for inspiration.... Love pinning things on my boards to go back to. Have a great week. Blessings!

Cindy said...

Your laundry bag and stand are very cute!!! I love them and the best thing about it is that it cost so very little. I love Pinterest and I look there often for inspiration. Today I was looking at window boxes, I have painted mine and filled them, I will post about them later this week.
Your chalk art is also very nice, and the saying is VERY true.
Hugs, Cindy

Anonymous said...

Well...I've had a little shopping cart in need of a "liner" for some time now. looks so easy with the ties I know I can do this Thanks for the inspiration!!


Revi said...

When in doubt, Pinterest! I love it for inspiration, too, Pat. Your translation of the fabric project is a great idea. Anything that inspires kids to pick up is a winner, right?

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Adore this post (and your Blogger profile)! The. hamper is beautiful (and I may pin)! But my fave is the chalkboard quote and story. THANKS you've inspired my body n soul!