My table project is a bit of a bust. It did not turn out as planned.
I pinned an idea on Pinterest for a turquoise blue table and I pinned DIY instructions for re-furbishing furniture by using only spray paint. Then, I put these two seemingly-great ideas together.
I followed the instructions… I sanded, primed, painted (and painted and painted and painted). The original “spray paint pinner” promised it would not look spray painted or streaky if you just used enough paint. I bought SIX cans and used all of them and it still looks streaky. Should I have bought and used SEVEN??
I also “distressed” the table and added a glossy coat to the top to finish it off. It still looks streaky.
(One a side note: The distressing worked well, but I am not sure you can miss trying to “wreck” something).
We need our kitchen table and I don’t have the energy to re-paint again this week, so we moved the table back inside the house.
I like this idea and I like the color (although, my family disagrees about the color).
When I do a similar project:
- I will use a paint brush and a can of paint (no more spray paint)
- I will use a satin paint and not glossy paint
When you pin (and re-pin and re-pin) ideas on Pinterest. Don’t get your hopes up too high, do more research if it’s a project and please…
Don’t believe the hype.
I might be spending a bit too much time looking at Pinterest.
It started with the quotes (you know, I love a good quote!) and now it’s quickly become something else.
I started off looking only at the pins that my Pinterest “friends” pinned.
When my friends were not pinning fast enough for my taste… I started to look at the “everything” section. Here I can see what everyone out there in Pinterest Land is pinning and I see the constant updates. Unfortunately, when I look at Pinterest in this way I have to weed through a lot of very, very strange pins (okay, I mean really strange). But, I am almost always rewarded with something great to “re-pin.”
What I am really, really enjoying is the “Do It Yourself” (DIY) projects on Pinterest. I keep imagining myself tackling all of the DIY projects that I pin.
I have very big Pinterest Plans! I am going to:
- buy used furniture and re-do it
- sand and stain my hard word floors all by myself
- paint my brick fireplace
- build an outdoor firepit
- frame handkerchiefs and/or scrapbook paper for artwork
- make all sorts of things out of old t-shirts
- make built in bookshelves using only Ikea furniture
- frame a giant bathroom mirror
Really, my DIY Board on Pinterest has endless possibilities for my time (which I never have enough of).
I don’t have any extra time and I don’t need any encouragement from Pinterest for more DIY projects, but here I sit day after day pinning ideas.
Last night, I decided to paint my kitchen table… turquoise. I moved the cars out of the garage and set up “shop.” My family is a bit in shock that we will have a turquoise blue table, but I hope they will be pleasantly surprised when I’m finished.
Thank you, Pinterest for that idea.
I wonder what my next Pinterest obsession will be…