Thursday, September 1, 2011

First Pinterest Project

Man, I am loving Pinterest! 
I have to say I'm actually pretty glad I didn't sign up until after our kitchen was done. I was already overwhelmed with all the decisions I had to make...I would have been a mess finding picture after picture after picture of amazing kitchens I would have wanted and not being able to decide which to pick.
But anyways, I've "pinned" tons of fun ideas and this is the first one I actually did.

My version:

This toy box is pretty beat was my at my parent's house for a long time. I had painted it navy about a year ago.  So i put on some masking tape. Didn't even measure.

Had some leftover gray paint that we used in the basement and that I used on our kitchen doors. 
Removed the tape and voila!

When I painted it navy I didn't do any prep work or add any poly, so when I took off the tape some of the paint peeled off, but I actually kind of like it:

But really, I'm not even going to pretend it's anywhere near as cool as the inspiration, but it was "free" and took about 30 minutes. Can't beat that!


The Sneaky Mommy said...

Love it! You couldn't get that sort of amazing character in the colors and stripes if you tried! (okay, maybe you could, but I definitely could not!) It looks awesome!
Pinterest = my entertainment during 5 am feedings!

une autre mère said...

That is awesome! Great job! Now I'm frantically searching my house for anything I can paint stripes on! :)

So... I haven't done Pinterest yet because I'm afraid I'll spend too much time on it... but this project is tempting me more and more... I may just have to give in. :)


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