It's an amazing, addictive, exciting, inspiring, stimulating, invigorating place. Basically it's a virtual pin board where you can "pin" images and links to all the wonderful things you see on the internet. You can view other people's pins which lead you to more pins, and down,
the rabbit hole you go.
Seriously, you can get lost on that site for hours. It's a good idea to set a time limit for yourself before going on.
Anyways, John and Sherry (of Young House Love), Ana White (of Ana White), Katie (of Bower Power), and Erin (of House of Earnest) are hosting a challenge for all of their readers, called the Pinterest Challenge. Basically you choose one of your "pins" and recreate it.
I've been pinning lots of DIY ideas and there was one I really thought was cute. So, here is my take on the Pinterest Challenge:
The original pin can be found here at Lemon Tree Creations. I pinned this about a month ago, and many of my friends have been "repinning it" (try to keep up with the lingo :) ) so I thought this would be a great one to recreate. I give you the picture frame tray!
I think it adds a great bit of color and texture to my coffee table. I'm smitten!
Here's what you'll need to make one of these cuties for yourself:
-Picture frame (I found mine at the thrift store for $4)
-Paint (spray paint or regular)
-Two handles (mine were purchased at Target for $7.99 for the set)
-Glue gun and glue sticks
-Fabric of your choice (I used burlap because of the great texture it has)
Step 1: Remove the glass and backing from the frame
Step 2: Paint the frame your decided color. I chose spray paint (because I LOVE it). We went with a shade of gray.
Step 3: While you are waiting for your paint to dry, begin upholstering the backing of your picture frame. I just used the cardboard backing that came in the frame. Cut your batting and fabric, making sure to allow 1 1/2 allowance on all ends.
Step 4: Use your glue gun to upholster the batting and fabric to the back of the cardboard backing. Here is a big piece of advice if you are going to use burlap: Use a piece of glass (I took mine from the picture frame) to push the burlap down after the hot glue is on it. It will save you many burnt fingers. I used glass becuase the hot glue seeps through the burlap a bit (hence the burnt fingers) and if it sticks to the glass it can easily be pulled off when cool.
Step 5: Put the upholstered backing back into the dry frame
|Honestly, I was tempted to stop at this step. Who know that framed burlap would look|
so good? I can see something like this hitting my walls very soon!
|These are the handles I used. Got to love the Tarjay.|
Step 8: Enjoy your lovely little tray!
It's all thanks to Pinterest for this idea! Do you have a Pinterest account? If not, email me and I can send you an invitation. It's the best!
I'm also linking this to the Made By You Monday linky party at Skip to my Lou
the Metamorphosis Monday linky party at