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Tips & Tricks Thursday – Pinterest Favorites

I know I had promised some great accessorizing tips today but…

I was looking around Pinterest last night (okay, really, sucked in would be a more accurate description), and came across a few simple DIY projects that I just had to share.  

Some of these were SO ingenious (you know, the smack-palm-to-forhead kind where you say, “Oh my gosh, why didn’t I think of that?” – which I actually did once), that I’ve resolved to try them all.  But I couldn’t wait until they were finished to share the ideas – taking into consideration my track record for getting DIY projects done lately… (sigh)

I hope you find inspiration like I did, and I’d love to hear about it if you decide to try any of them!


1.  Home Made Book Ends

Officially moved to the top of “The List”!  I can’t tell you how much I LOVE this idea (this was the forehead-smacking one, by the way…) What a great (and super simple) way to customize an object for your home.  Now, I wonder if I could find some Boston Terriers to paint emerald…

Book Ends

via Pinterest and House of Fifty

2. Faux Nail Head Trimmed Cork Board

Seriously.  How great is this idea?!  I was inspired by this and bought some cork squares to cover ($7 for 4 squares at Target).  Now, I’m on the hunt for just the right fabric.

via Pinterest and Two Twenty One Blog

via Pinterest and Two Twenty One Blog

3. Fridge Coasters

Who’d have thought, right?  I just don’t know if I’m ready for y’all to see the inside of my fridge, yet.  But we’ll see…

via Pinterest and It's An Organized Chaos

via Pinterest and It’s An Organized Chaos


4.  DIY Gold Trim on Black Frames

…love, love, LOVE this!!!!

Actually, I should rephrase that as  …doing, doing, DOING this!!!

via Pinterest and A Thoughtful Place

via Pinterest and A Thoughtful Place


I hope that after looking at these, the wheels in your mind are turning… I know mine are …again.

Be sure to check out my Crafty page on Pinterest for more fun ideas.  I’m always adding to it, so stay tuned…



3 Comments Post a comment
  1. So funny! I have all those pinned too 😉 xo Kristin

    January 17, 2013
  2. The gold corner frames are so you! I the book ends…I need Labs!

    January 19, 2013
    • oops…Love the book ends 🙂

      January 19, 2013

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