Painting and Pinterest

I didn’t hop on the Pinterest craze immediately.  I heard about it on a writing website, where they suggested that you “pin” things to help create story worlds.  It sounded fun, but nothing to get excited about.  Next, I worked with a girl who gushed about it and told me I’d love it.  Again, I didn’t see what all the excitement was about, but it looked cool, so I joined.  My account sat dormant for a month or two.  I don’t remember how or why I finally logged on, but when I did, ohmygoodnessitwassoawesome and Iloveit and whydidn’tIdothisbefore?!

Yes, I’m gushing.

Around the same time, my husband and I decided to clean up our home/ get rid of stuff/ paint.  We started small, with a bathroom, which moved into a small hallway.  Well, it looks great, so we moved to the loft and decided to transform that from an open area in which to gather junk to an open area in which to relax/ read books/ listen to music.  Step one: paint.

This all ties together, I swear.

I had these old cabinets from my husband’s parents.  They were a little… dated.  Large cabinets for pretty stuff are expensive, especially the heavy, large kind.  So, I decided to update them and move them to the loft.  Enter Pinterest.

I love old wood furniture, and Pinterest convinced me that I could update the cabinets.  So, my ever-patient husband bought me a small hand sander, and so far, I’ve disassembled, sanded, and primered one of the cabinets (one of five).  If they’re half as cool as my vision, they’re going to be awesome.  Thank you, Pinterest, for showing me that I can do this project.  I will post pictures of the finished project when I’m done… wish me luck!

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2 comments on “Painting and Pinterest

  1. Cindy Dwyer says:

    Sounds so cool. Make sure you post some before shots, too!

  2. doreeweller says:

    I will! When I’m finally done, I’ll be posting a ton of before, after, and process shots. Lucky for me I live in Arizona and can just leave the pieces outside all week between my weekends.

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