Has anyone else jumped on the Pinterest train lately? I know I’ve raved about its awesomeness before (not to mention its Facebook-like power to suck up hours and hours of time before you even realize what’s happening), but up until now my obsession with the site has been all talk and no action. I do a whole bunch of browsing, a bunch of swooning and a bunch of pinning, yet our relationship has pretty much remained that of voyeur to eye candy. Pinterest = gobs of visual, clickable loveliness. Me = happy camper to just sit back and do the clicking.
After so much pinning and not enough doing, I figured it was time to put some of that inspiration to work. I pinned this bit of typographic beauty to my decorating board a while back and had been toying with the idea of taking a spin with it for the Bean’s room (the original inspiration piece is super cute and available to buy on Etsy). I had also been thinking making a companion design with the phrase “Happy Girl” incorporated. A jolly sentiment, don’t you think?
There are definitely some bold colors going on in our nursery, so to avoid going too bonkers, I eye-dropped all the colors for the makeshift artwork from our already-established palette. Here’s the dandy bold fabric with all the major colors in play:
And here’s how I used them:
Pretty fun, huh? I still need to pick up a few frames for them (I’m thinking basic, sleek white to match the others I’m already using in the room), and I’m still not quite sure if I prefer the lavender or fuchsia “La La Love You,” but otherwise they’re ready to roll. I love how sometimes the simplest ideas can make the perfect-sized impact. Now I just have to figure out where to hang them.
What inspiration have you been pinning lately? Have you taken on any DIY or design projects based on great ideas you’ve found online? In magazines? At a friend’s house? I’d love to hear about it!