Monday, October 8, 2012

“Pinteresting” News on the Lane


Happy Monday all! How was your weekend? Mine was pretty great considering I got to go check World Market out for the first time … EVER! I know, I know, I’m a little (or a lot ) late on the World Market bandwagon, but boy oh boy am I glad I jumped on! What a fun store! (And a whole other post in and of itself!)

Ok, now that I got that excitement out, let’s talk Pinterest. It’s awesome. It’s fun. All the cool kids are doing it (HA). It fills my mind with endless thoughts and ideas. It at times can make me a little depressed. It is oh so addicting. And I’ve been thinking to myself … self, you sure do pin a lot of fun,creative and downright delicious looking things with good intentions of trying them, but for one reason or another it just never seems to happen. And instead of trying out something that I have pinned, I find myself just pinning more and more until I have so many ideas floating around that I can’t focus on just one.

So with all of this came an idea to start what I am calling Adventures in Pinland. It’s basically motivation for me to get some crap done around here! Every Monday I will show you my newest adventure, how it turned out (you will get to see the good, the bad and the ugly), and whether or not I recommend it to you! It will be anything from cleaning tips to crafts to large projects to recipes that entice me or anything else I find pin worthy. I will add a board on pinterest to keep track of everything that I have tried out just for easy access. If you aren’t following me on pinterest and want to check it out just look over on my sidebar and you will find the pinterest button.

So for my first project, I decided on recovering an old cardboard box to turn it into a cute and usable storage bin for Little Miss’s closet. I get one of these boxes every week with my Winder Farms delivery and am so excited to have a use for at least a few of them now.




After about $5 in materials, a detailed set of instructions and 1.5 hours later, this is what our cardboard box now looks like! I love how it turned out and how simple it was to do. Amy at Positively Splendid gives a great tutorial on how to do it. She actually uses a diaper box and sews a fabric liner for the inside, but since these are going to be living in the top of N’s closet I decided a liner wasn’t necessary and attached a band of floral fabric around the top of the bin as a mock liner just for looks. You could totally go all out and sew the liner if it was going to be seen, this is just what worked for me!






All in all I thought this was an awesome pin. I now have a beautiful bin for $5 that I would have had to pay at least triple that (if I found a bargain!) for anywhere else! Now I’ve just got to finish three more to finish off the top of the closet!

I would love to hear about your adventures in pinland! Have you done anything that you love, or maybe something that you never want to think about again?!?

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1 comment:

  1. Your storage looks beautiful! Way to finish a project with style and beauty!