First, for those of you who don’t know what Pinterest is – don’t feel bad, because even WordPress spell-check doesn’t know what it is. For those of you who don’t fully understand it (sorry, Mom ♥ ), clearly you do not have a brain like mine. Pinterest was MADE for brains like mine. Pinterest essentially allows my brain to live outside my body. Ok, I realize that sounds a little scary, but it’s also a little true, ha.
Pinterest. It’s a website full of virtual pinboards of people’s interests. It’s a great place to find ideas and a great place to share ideas. It’s a little like bookmarking something, except with pictures and comments and categories. It’s really one of those things that you just need to experience to fully understand. If you like things ranging from gardening to art to humor to home remodeling to cooking to traveling and tons more, you’ll find something to occupy your time. If you are like me, you’ll want to re-pin all of the wonderful ideas you see from other people, and you’ll want to pin everything you see on the web so you can remember it later. You’ll probably never use half the ideas, but a world full of dreaming and possibilities is fabulous (or a complete waste of time, depending on how you look at it). I’m sticking with fabulous!
Aside from a couple recipes and an ice candle experiment, I have yet to try any of the things I’ve pinned/re-pinned. Today I found a $2000+ chandelier on a website by complete chance (who buys these things??!),
and I’ve decided to challenge myself to create my own for $20! It’s a Pinterest-inspired challenge, meaning I’ll be pinning the before/after photos and a link to this blog detailing how I created my version. (Here’s another example of a Pinterest user who did something similar with a neat rug: click here.) Sooo… my chandelier will be smaller and made with lower quality materials, and the look of mine will be much more suited to my tastes. It will also be the perfect cover-up for a bare lightbulb I have on the ceiling in my house. …Ok, so a while later I changed my mind about doing this project. I’d much rather a stainless steel pendant lamp fill the void here. However, I have several other things in the works including painting a door with chalkboard paint, making acorn and pinecone wreaths, and I’m sure a few new dessert recipes will emerge.
Feel free to check out my Pinterest findings!