So I believe that Pinterest is evil… Like seriously evil. At least, for hyper-manic people like me it is.
A lot of people can use Pinterest and just walk away. They go “Oh, look at this new idea, how cool! I’m sure I’ll find time to do this eventually!” and then within minutes it is pinned, filed away for a rainy day and left to accumulate dust for a while, until eventually they get around to pulling it out, budgeting for it, setting aside time for it and working on and completing it.
Or, they are even more rational and they go “Oh, look at this new idea, how cool! Wish I had the time to do this!” and they pin it at look at it a few more times before forgetting about it.
I, however, am never still. This is a trait that I seem to have picked up from both of my parents, seemingly amplified by their combining genetics. While showing Pinterest to my mother this past week (now that I think about it, I may have created a monster by introducing her to the site…) I stumbled across a photo:
This photo, which has unfortunately been cached on Pinterest so I have no idea how to find out where it came from, sparked something deeeeep inside me. That something was a complex feeling of inspiration, restlessness and intense desire.
Now, my kitchen is nothing like the one pictured here, but the thing that struck me most were the open shelves on the cabinetry. Cooooooool… So I found myself pinteresting things like: “kitchen open shelves” and “DIY kitchen cabinets” which led to things like “DIY kitchen counters” and “paint kitchen counters” and even “DIY kitchen lighting”!
So without a real plan, or much of a budget, I launched in. I tore off the cabinet doors and started ripping off hinges and tearing out contact paper…
This was my kitchen counter and cabinets before the madness began…
Here are two early in-progress shots…
And here is where things have finally started to come together. I still have even more planned, and I’m sure I’ll post some more photos as soon as I can get to it, but less than $200 later and only probably about 8 hours of work into it this is what I have!
Now, are there other DIYers or wanna-be DIYers out there who would be interested in a series on how I did the cabinets and how I plan to do the counter? I’m never sure how much folks enjoy reading the DIY posts, but I am happy to go over the tools and the work and plans that went into this to share what I’ve done.
Have you ever taken a wild idea from Pinterest (or a similar site) and just run with it? Were you happy with your results?