(Closed) I love Pinterest but……

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Post # 3
2490 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I think a lot of the pictures are from showhomes and Houzz

My parents have a wall made out of stone in their house… my dad and brothers did it all from stuff from Home Depot. But they do kind of have a Pinterest house so I guess that doesn’t mean a lot lol.

ETA: I don’t have a Pinterest house, but I do have a bunch of things in my house that I learned from there. And, lemons really do work on hard water stains! lol


Post # 4
7312 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

No, just like all of that wedding stuff that SMP and other blogs feed to us, Pinterest home stuff is more fantasy than reality for 98% of people. That’s not to say that it’s worthless, just that it’s not a realistic reflection of how most people live. I use it for inspiration and then figure out how to implement the ideas in real life. So far my garden is significantly benefiting from my pins. LOL I am looking forward to having the time and money to start turning my interior dreams into reality…. right after we replace the water heater. le sigh.

Post # 5
232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Houzz is my worst enemy right now. No matter what I type in, the results are always gorgeous. “Small kitchen” yields amazingly decorated small kitchens that blow my mind. Yea, sure, my tiny kitchen can TOTALLY look like that… not.

Post # 6
1309 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@TLDR:  I agree. I type in small bedroom and get bedrooms the size of my living room and dining room put together. It just isn’t fair!!

Post # 7
8215 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yeah I think houzz is even worse lol. They’re both great for finding examples of paint colors though!

Post # 8
1582 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Leonard2B:  My favorite is the ones that are like “Hardwood floors in 3 easy steps! 1. Remove carpet 2. Lay hardwood 3. ENJOY!” with corresponding pictures. Yes, because laying hardwood floors are really EXTREMELY easy and can be done in 5 hours on a Tuesday, but we’re just super lazy.


Post # 10
4496 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I used Pinterest for a lot of design inspiration when we bought our house last year. Some of it is really over the top and ridiculously out of reach for us ‘normal’ people, but honestly I did get a lot of great ideas. Sometimes I just found less expensive ways to implement certain things.

Post # 11
501 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@cooperlove:  Haha, oh the steps.  “Build your own furniture, it’s so easy!  1. Build frame (shows wood, hammer, and nails) 2. Cut foam (shows perfectly sized cushions) 3. Upholster with fabric of your choice 4. Enjoy!”  I just…I think you left some details out…

Post # 12
527 posts
Busy bee

I like using Pinterest for party ideas, recipes (especially cakes), and things I want as gifts. 

I do not really want to own a home – I like renting – but if we ever DID own a home, the only Pinterest idea I would want would be a lazy river in the back yard!!

Post # 13
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Sure my house looks like Pinterest… PinterestFail that is.

I love Pinterest.  I adore it.  But it’s a digital scrapbooks for things to inspire, not something I will actually do.  I don’t have the level of skill of a master carpenter with 30+ years of experience, so my house will never have those amazing wood trim detail if I do it myself.  Half the crafts I will never attempt, it’s just intersting.

Plus, we all need things we’d like to do… eventually.

Post # 14
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have so many pins from Pinterest on my New House Ideas board.  I’m so overwhelmed trying to decide which DIY projects I will attempt and which ones I should know are unrealistic.  I do love all those exposed brick walls and nooks for the dogs.  I tell myself one day when we build our own home I will just show Fiance the pins and tell him to have at it, I want it all!!

Post # 15
11234 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Some houses look like that, yes. Most don’t because people think it’s too expensive or the task it too daunting. A rock wall is likely something like Z-brick (facade panels that look like stone/brick), rather than an entire wall of stone. There are houses in my area that have these, though. It’s amazing at how inexpensive/easy some of those updates can be, IF you know what you’re doing.

Post # 16
3196 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Leonard2B:  the way i use those pins is, i pin something if it contains a large element that i already own that i can work around. ex:


I have a couch almost exactly like that. So I’m working on getting the lamp, the curtains, the coffee table and the throw pillows from the pin.

Ex. 2:

I have a side table that looks almost exactly like this, except it has that awkward faux-wood covering on the outside of it. It’s starting to look pretty run-down, so I’m going to use this pin as inspiration when I redo it.

Ex. 3:

I’m registering for a bunch of whiteware, and this photo made me think of the most awesome way to display it once we have it.

Oh, how I love thee, Pinterest.


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