I don’t know if you’ve been bitten by the Pinterest bug yet, but I definitely have the fever. Pinterest is a website where you can “pin” items you see on the world-wide-web that tickle your fancy. There are so many inspirational ideas…and so many creative people out there.
Over on YHL last week, I saw that they were hosting a Pinterest Challenge with a few other bloggers. I stuck that idea in the back of my head, but didn’t think much more about it until Monday afternoon. Procrastination is one of my weaknesses. I sent Carey a quick text asking if we were going to participate. We had talked earlier that weekend about making one of these great Laundry Basket Dressers, so he went on a search for some plywood. The only thing he could find in our price range (free) were these old carpet displays. As soon as I saw them, I changed our evening DIY project immediately. There was no way I was going to let him tear these babies apart!
After stacking one box on top of another to avoid getting it stuck to the handy drop cloth, I applied a quick coat of white paint that we had left over from our closet reorganization project. After that, I added a few coats of chalkboard paint to the interior. Next, I used super glue to attach a drawer pull (upside down so that it could hold the chalk – see inspiration photo on Pinterest here).
Carey drilled in some drawer pulls to hang my aprons and the project was finished. In all, it took about 2 hours and a little under $20 to complete. Now, we have a great place to write messages to each other and hang some of my aprons.