Monday, August 8, 2011

Metamorphosis Monday #5

This week’s Metamorphosis Monday features projects submitted to last week’s Pinterest Challenge, thrown down by by Sherri, Katie, Emily (Henderson, HGTV’s Design Star) and Lana.

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I wanted to participate but was still catching up from vacation and then had a weekend girls’ getaway, so I’ll have to wait until the next round.  In the mean time, I’ll keep pinning away! 

These are the inaugural Pinterest Challenge projects that I like best:

The photo on the left is what inspired {love}details, and the photo on the right is her version.  As part of her dining room makeover, she painted a cabinet that she owned, and hung decorative plates on the wall as art.

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Michelle from Decor and the Dog saw this washer monogram on Pinterest and decided to make her own version.  Here’s the inspiration photo, which I have pinned as well.

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And here’s Michelle’s version.  It’s pretty simple to do with some washers from the hardware store, plus some glue.

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People all over the interwebs are trying out ways to recreate a capiz pendant or lamp.  Here’s an example of a retail version from West Elm.  Lovely, no?

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Jenn from A Home in the Making made her version out of wax paper, thread and a lampshade, following a tutorial she found on Pinterest.  It makes a big impact in her eating nook.

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I’m quite fond of this project myself and just might be inspired to give it a whirl.  The inspiration art on the wall is a poem by e.e. cummings, painted on a canvas with shoe polish.

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Here’s a Robert Frost version by Julia of Chris loves Julia, made with black paint on canvas.

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IKEA products are the start of many a metamorphosis, as I discussed here.  Designer Amy Butler made a white IKEA Maskros pendant lamp more glam by painting it gold.  Much pinning ensued.

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While on a trip to IKEA, Jamie’s almost-4-year-old niece pointed out the Maskros from a display, so Jamie decided to make her a custom version for her birthday.  She shared her process at her blog Lyrical Journey.

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You know I’m crushing on chevron (see this, this, this and this).  So is Amy of Flirting with Design, who pinned this chevron print.

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She made her own version by measuring out a chevron design on a canvas, then meticulously painting a rainbow of colors.

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If I would have participated in the Pinterest Challenge this go-round, here are a couple of the projects I might have considered:

1.  Pinhole art

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2.  Computer monitor upcycled into a kitty bed.  (The Teen and I were supposed to work on this over the summer, but where has the time gone?)

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Did you participate in the Pinterest Challenge?  Did you want to but just not have enough time to get a project done?  What have you pinned that you’re dying to have, but afraid to try?

Hollie

2 comments:

  1. I'm so flattered that you liked my "painting"! I've decided that I HAVE to have a little chevron in every room! :)

    ~Amy

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  2. Hollie, thanks for featuring my light! :) I also love the wall art made with shoe polish .... super cool!

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