In my defense, hitting 'Repin' is a heck of a lot easier than actually making/creating the Pin.
I decided that instead of continuing to add items to try 'someday', I should actually attempt some.
First up, Melted Crayon Art. I'm not talking about this-
I'm talking about the 2012 version via this Pin-
Or so I thought. My attempt turned out like this-
Hmm. It looks a little different than the inspiration pic.
It's not that terrible and well, it was easy and cheap, but it's certainly not great either. Luckily, I already had crayons on hand and I used a tiny canvas to try this out, so I was only out about $1 and 15 minutes. I had more crayons and a larger canvas but decided this was just not the project for me.
Pin Win #1
After that Pinterest Fail, I thought I should try something non-craft related.
I kept seeing this Pin-
and I thought this would be the perfect Pin to restore my faith in Pinterest and my overall ability to follow directions.
The banisters at the bottom of my stairs were in bad shape. Scratches from the dogs, furniture being moved up the stairs and general wear had caused some very visible scratches-
Oy! I grabbed some walnuts out of my pantry and got to work.
*If you purchase walnuts to try this, do not use 'chopped' walnuts. This was all I had on hand and although it worked liked a charm, larger pieces of walnuts would've saved my eyesight and sanity.
After rubbing the walnut pieces over the scratches, I ended up with banisters that looked new.
Sweet. I was on a roll.
Pin Win #2
The glass doors of my shower have been the absolute bane of my existence. Ok, that may be a tad dramatic, but my shower doors have pretty much NEVER been sparkling clean since I moved in. I squeegee the glass after I shower
I finally found THIS Pin that claimed to clean even the worst of lime and hard water stained showers.
The Pin linked me directly to a blog that demonstrated 6 different cleaning agents and their effectiveness on their equally scuzzy shower door.
The tried and true, less than $2 a bottle Bar Keepers Friend. This blogger had actually found a liquid version. However, my local Target only add the original powder kind. Luckily, it still worked great. If you find the liquid version though, I would get it, as it'd be easier to use.
And now for the grossest and possibly most awkward photo to appear on this blog: my shower doors before-
And now after!
Small victories people.
So, how about you? Any Pinterest-inspired wins or fails? Share them with me!