Saturday, July 7, 2012

I'm Up For the Pinterest Challenge

The other day I stumbled upon a challenge on one of my favorite blogs:  Centsational Girl.    She and some other amazing bloggers ( Sherry of Young House Love, Katie of Bower Power, and Michelle from Ten June) are hosting a Summer Edition Pinterest Challenge.  What a brilliant idea!  We all love and admire so many things on Pinterest, pin ideas, and then, if you are like me, never get around to trying many or any of the brilliant ideas you have pinned.  This challenge makes you pick a great idea you've seen and try it!  I love a challenge and this one will give me the kick in the pants I need to try some new ideas I have pinned or seen on Pinterest.

I have started my search and have narrowed it down to 3 possible contenders.  Currently, my dining room walls are a creamy vanilla color.  They are newly painted.  I posted about the wall collage I did in there on this post.  Even though I love the fresh, simple wall color and my collage, I want to give that room and wall a little more presence.  I was thinking of stenciling this wall.  I would use a color slightly darker than the wall color and one that has some sheen to it.  I love the look of this stencil and project on Pinterest by none other than Centsational Girl!:

 {Centsational Girl} via Pinterest
Isn't it lovely?

The second contender that I have is spray painting pottery.  I currently have several pieces that were inexpensive but are dark in pattern or color.  Although I loved them when I bought them, I am now re-thinking their use and the room I want to put them in.  I love the thought of using a fun color of spray paint and making them all a uniform color and putting them all beside each other on a shelf.   There is a great {easy} tutorial I found on Pinterest via the wonderful blog House of Hepworths.  Here is a pic of the painted pottery featured on Pinterest that I am dying to try:

House of Hepworths via Pinterest
Pretty, huh?  

My last contender is creating a beverage cart.  The other day I nabbed a very old, rusty, and nasty metal cart from my parents' laundry room that has been around since circa 1975.   I would love to sand it down, then prime and paint it a fun color to put on our porch.  When not being used as a beverage cart, I would put plants or other pretties on it.  Here is an inspiration cart that I saw on Pinterest:


I think I can do that!

This is similar to the cart I have.  I would love to also add some hooks or a small towel bar on the side(s).

I am excited to try these simple projects.  I may end up doing one or all three for this Pinterest Challenge!

If you would like to join the challenge, click the link and head over to Centsational Girl to get all of the info!  Your project needs to be posted by Tuesday, July 10, so hurry on over!

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  1. Just saw your post this morning, so I know I won't be getting anything done by tomorrow, but just wanted to say I loooove the painted pitchers. What a great idea....and a great way to use things that you know longer really love. I'll be back to see which project you decided to tackle. Good luck.

  2. Thanks so much for your visit and comment and for becoming a follower. I am returning the favor!
    Have a wonderful week!

  3. So glad I saw this on your blog! I am definitely going to link up :) Love the pitchers!

  4. hi nicky. what a fun challenge!

    stop by if you have a moment as i just posted a giveaway:

    smiles to you.



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