The Pinterest Challenge:: Two Projects Inspired By A2D!

Last Updated on December 26, 2015 by Kristi Linauer

Did you participate in the Pinterest Challenge?  This challenge was the brainchild of Katie Bower, and the idea was to actually DO something with that creative inspiration that you’ve spent all of this time pinning to your Pinterest boards.  In other words, stop pinning (just for a little while, at least), and start DOING.

I didn’t have a chance to get a project done for the challenge (hopefully they’ll make this a regular thing in the future!), but I was thrilled to see two different projects that were inspired by little ‘ole ME!  What a thrill to see stuff on A2D being used as inspiration for others.  (After all, that’s the whole reason I do this blogging/website thing!)

The first one was actually by Katie.  So honored.  Truly.  She used my wood shim mirror as her inspiration.  Remember that mirror?

Katie decided to change hers up a bit, and used a herringbone pattern.  (Have I mentioned that I have a slight obsession with herringbone lately?)  Here’s how hers turned out…

wood shim mirror bower power blog

Visit Bower Power to see more details of Katie’s herringbone mirror.

This next project was inspired by turquoise piano and freeform plate wall in Cassandra’s dining room.

Andrea at {love} details decided to use the piano and plate wall as her inspiration for a wall in her dining room.  But instead of using a piano, she used a glass front cabinet, and it turned out fantastic!

turquoise cabinet and plate wall from old new borrowed bleu

Didn’t that turn out great?!  I love that she didn’t copy the piano and plate wall, but rather used it as inspiration for her own interpretation.  Here are the two side by side…

wall inspired by cassandras dining room

To see more details of her cabinet transformation and the rest of the details, head over to {love} details.

I think this Pinterest challenge was a great idea!  I hope to be more on the ball next time so I can join in.  There’s so much inspiration out there, but what good does it do to be continually inspired if we’re never going to DO anything, right?


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    August 3, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    I love the blues of the cabinets.

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    August 3, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Wow!  I love how both projects turned out.  I think the plate wall is my fave b/c of the colors & the way the plates look like they're floating off into the sky 🙂

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    Rebekah {honeyandcheese}
    August 3, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    I love this! It makes me happy to see people using the inspiration to DO. (And now I'm inspired to have an entire cabinet for storing my cake stands. 🙂 )

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    Stacy Haugen
    August 3, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    I love the herringbone interpretation!  

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    A Creative Spirit
    August 3, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    How flattering that you have such great followers and that they chose to use your wonderful designs as their inspiration….. woo hoo

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    August 4, 2011 at 1:20 am

    Wow. I love both projects. That turquoise colour is beautiful, and the mirrors are both great. Where can I buy one!


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    Katie Olthoff
    August 4, 2011 at 2:55 am

    So cool!  Congrats!  You must feel like a celebrity!

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    August 4, 2011 at 3:13 am

    I love the Delftware-style plates that hanged on the wall! It's so classic yet classy!
    And I would love to play the turquoise piano..

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    Decorate with Cents
    August 4, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    I love those colors….so much inspiration….you did a wonderful job!

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    August 18, 2011 at 6:20 am

    Both projects are very nice. That turquoise colour is stunning, and the mirrors are both nice.  Can somebody tell me from where I will get this one?
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