I have surprised myself (and probably my family) by actually carrying out a few of the ideas I found on Pinterest, and I have many more plans in the works. (Which I think is a natural course of events after you sign up for an account, am I right? We all want to build a new house, make something crafty with mason jars, and find a spot for a cozy little reading nook.)
What I've tried so far:
These DIY coasters were very easy and fun to make. Just a few ceramic tiles, some scrapbook paper, Mod Podge, and clear spray paint and I can have fun for hours. I made a couple to experiment with, and now I'm stocked up on tiles and ready to try some more. I added a monogram and a quotation on a couple, and they turned out well too. (I just used a permanent marker on the scrapbook paper before gluing it onto the tile.)
I have marked quite a few recipes to try, but the one I have tried so far was a hit with both Jeremy and the girls:
I made these little roll-ups with turkey and cheese, and Addison & Mackenzie thought they were the most fun "sandwiches" they'd ever had. I added chopped onions into mine one night, then used broccoli when we had them this weekend. There are lots of possibilities, and I'm glad to have found a quick and easy meal the girls will eat!
I haven't made them yet because I keep forgetting to pick up an apple corer, but I'm kind of obsessed with these little apple sandwiches. Aren't they cute? I think instead of granola, I will use dry oats. This would be something I could really enjoy for breakfast.
This desk skirt is my inspiration for my own furniture project that I hope to accomplish this week. I have a midcentury-style desk that I have long planned to paint and use in the kitchen. I need a permanent place for the laptop and external hard drive...instead of on the floor under the edge of the couch. When I saw this desk skirt, I realized that would be the perfect way to hide the cords, etc., so the desk can be functional but still cute. I am looking for just the right fabric to make the skirting (okay, have someone make is more like it!), possibly one I can also use for a valance over the kitchen window.
The spot I plan to put the desk has long been occupied by the girls' high chairs, so I have been waiting for them to be outgrown until I really started this project. We have the convertible/booster style chairs that strap onto our regular chairs, but the arms were too high to fit under our table. The other day I came across some smaller booster seats for $10 each and decided it was time to make the switch.
We're still working on not using the big table as a high chair tray (meaning no smearing ketchup all over it, for one thing), but a couple of kid-friendly placemats should help with that. Now that the spot is free, I am ready to get to work on my desk. I picked up the supplies last night and I hope to at least get it painted this week.
Pictures to come, of course!
What are your favorite things on Pinterest right now? Any Pinterest-inspired projects complete yet?