Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Pin Up.

That title seems fitting considering this post is all about the infamous, yet unofficial, Pinterest Challenge.  This thing has taken on a life of it's own, and I mean, how could it not?  It's hosted by these amazing ladies!

-Michelle at Decor And The Dog
-Sherry at Young House Love
-Katie at Bower Power
-Megan at The Remodeled Life

This is the first time I participated, and I'm actually surprised I was able to pull something together because my schedule has been a little packed lately.  Work has been front row, so I'm not surprised that my project ended up being something office-{p}inspired.

You see...I've had my humble cube decorated the same way for oh, I don't know, three years-ish.  That's just ridiculous in my world...especially considering how much I love to decorate and switch things up!!  So I decided it's high time for a change.  One of the small details for my grand plans {as grand as cubicle decorations can go} revolved around upgrading the typical push pins I was using on the bulletin boards that surround my cube.

When I found these, I fell in love.


Detailed, beautiful buttons glued to push pins...seemed easy enough!!  So I headed out to Michael's to find some cute buttons.  While strolling the aisles {I could spend way too much time in there}, I came across something different to use for my push pins.

Enter in cheap looking "jewels".  A little too cheesy for my taste, but after some gold spray paint, I figured they'd be just what my office cube needs.  And instead of traditional push pins, I used some thumb tacks I already had on hand.


Using a little liquid nails adhesive, I got down to gluing.

Per the instructions, I used a damp paper towel to wipe each surface I was working with, and then put a little glue on each side, and stuck them together.

After I let them set and dry for over an hour, I stuck each tack into a leftover piece of wood I had in the basement.


First, I sprayed them with some primer.


And then I gave them two coats of gold spray paint {the same I used for this project}.  Not too bad for spending less than $4.  I can't wait to use them!!



34 comments:

  1. They look great! Nice choice of materials and colors.

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  2. These are adorable!!! I have yet to do the pinterest challenge; maybe next time I'll catch it in time!

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  3. Love these! The colour and facets are great!! I never would have thought to do that with those cheesy gems. Great job!

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    1. Thanks Christine! I was a little skeptical about how it'd turn out...but I'm glad it worked. :)

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  4. Ooo, fancy! I can't wait to see you put these beauties to use!!

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  5. ooo cute! and super simple with such a big impact!! love them!!

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  6. good idea! The facets are so big right now!

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    1. Thanks...I just found similar ones on anthro's website for like $16!!

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  7. How cute! The gold paint takes them up a notch and makes them look so fancy :)

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  8. Cute! I love how you painted them. What a fun idea!

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  9. Love these! A little pop of color will sure cheer you up at work I'm sure ;)

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  10. those are so cute!! It's funny that you say that about your cube...my desk is the most boring workspace ever without any pizazz or design. It's like I do so much at home that I can't possibly carry it over into work haha!

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    1. Thanks Lyndsay! Isn't it funny how we spend so much time on our homes, and then neglect the space we are in for 8+ hours a day?!?! Lol.

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    1. Thanks Ashley! Hope you are keeping your chin up! ;)

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  12. This is so awesome! Love how they turned out. So chic :-)

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    1. Thanks so much, Tamara! So glad you stopped by! :)

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  13. Love them! I need a little pizazz in my cube!

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    1. Thanks Jess! Me too...hopefully these do the trick! ;)

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