Sunday, August 19, 2012

That's So Pinteresting - Volume 1

So like most people these days, I could spend days on Pinterest looking for decorating, clothing, food, workout, basically life ideas. I want to document some of the inspiration pins that I've tried out and brought to life.

I pinned the below picture from the Crate & Barrel website. I first saw the picture in the catalog and thought "that's exactly what I want our entry way to look like".

I couldn't afford to replicate the Crate and Barrel image with all C&B products, so I began gathering what I thought might pull together my own version.

I started with a white cabinet from Home Goods. I then went scrounging through my stock of baskets at the house and only had to buy one additional one to finish the look. I found a chair at the Restoration Hardware Outlet marked WAY down to being slightly affordable. I found accessories at World Market to give it a world traveling vibe. Finally, I finished by going through my mom's house to get books to complete the decor. I don't have the wall space above for a mirror and don't need a lamp in this spot, so I'm missing those two elements of the original picture.

This is what I ended up with:

Pretty good, huh? I am super proud of this space and feel like I've actually "styled" a spot in the house. I'm happy this is the first impression that people get of the house when they come in. Now I just have to get the rest of the house up to the same standard.

I'll be back next week with another Pinterest inspired project!!!!!!

What have you been creating from Pinterest recently? Are you as addicted as I am to the site and could spend days browsing for ideas?

1 comment:

  1. That looks great, I love what you did with the space and that I looked at this picture multiple times until I noticed Sid in the front - she blends right in with the baskets!