With Pinterest picking up, I’m seeing more and more of my friends falling in love with it. They Roared Vintage has an account which we’ve had for awhile where we have, of course, been posting vintage—and awhile back, it just seemed like this little site where a few people had a couple boards (they’re like folders where you keep pictures you like from around the Internet).
Then Pinterest totally exploded, and I couldn’t understand what happened. Why, all of a sudden, were my friends obsessively posting—“pinning”—constantly? What was this fever that was spreading? I’d been using it myself for TRV, sure, but what was this sudden spike?
When I went to check out my friends’ boards, I saw what was going on. Their boards were filled with pictures of gorgeously decorated homes with clever little knickknacks and crafty inventions. Their boards reflected their fantasy weddings and vacations. They had been pinning cute hairstyles, makeup tips, stylish ensembles, and party ideas.
In a nutshell, my friends use Pinterest to build their dream lives.
Which, as it turns out, is what you’re supposed to use Pinterest for. I’ve been posting vintage I like, but my friends use it practically. They use the pictures as tutorials; for example, they will wear a hairstyle they’ve found on Pinterest or put together an outfit they saw there. They may organize an entire baby shower based on what they’ve discovered in someone’s board.
So I jumped around a little bit and found a few cute things of my own.
Now, I can tell you that I will probably never, ever do Pinterest-y type things in my own home, for the very simple fact that I’m 1000% lazy when it comes to decorating. God knows if I even vacuum, that’s a feat. But I still like having a look around, and here are ten official Pinterest ideas that I really love.
Algae ball in a jar of water: I LOVE GREEN STUFF! Imagine a long row of these. Pretty.
Paint a bench, wall, and shelf the same color to make it look like a built-in.
Drawers inside of stair steps. HANDY.
Door knobs used to hold curtains back.
Frame map cut-outs of the places you love.
Screened-in guest bedroom with a hanging bed.
Make a hole in one wall and in a wardrobe, place accordingly: secret room. To hide your kidnap victims.
Wine racks as a towel holder.
Penny flooring. But man…so, so much work.
A towel rod and shower curtain hooks make a great necklace holder.