My Pinterest Fail

[Rachel tries to install baby-proofing things in the apartment.]
Rachel: Are you saying that women can’t do it?
Joey: Women can do it; you can’t. -Friends

We finally had a cool day on Friday, and I was feeling a bit better from this nasty cold I picked up. I decided to take advantage of the weather and work on a DIY project.
I got these old pallets months ago, and they’ve just been gathering dust while I gather my motivation. I wanted to do this shelf project I found on Pinterest, that came from Little Lucy Lu.

Aren’t they cute? Yeah, I thought so too. I followed her instructions, and cut my pallet. That’s when I realized my pallet wasn’t as nice as hers. I probably should have used a Poly Pallet Cover, because it was all warped and cracked from being outside for months. Mine looked like this, and I was just over it.

So I scraped that project, and may attempt it in the future, with a better pallet.

Have you tried a Pinterest project and failed miserably? Or is that just me?

6 Comments

    Misty

    I’ve only attempted a wreath and Valentines from Pinterest. I haven’t failed because I’ve only chosen easy things. Ha!

    MiMi

    I have! I have! I can FAIL almost any project. But that would have been cute!

    Jessica

    I had a total pallet fail, too! I wanted to make a pallet headboard (I’ve seen them on a few different blogs). I got the pallets, which were old, cracked, and kind of covered with paint. I borrowed several sanders from my grandfather and was super optimistic. After about five minutes of sanding and seeing no results I gave up. I have no idea where or how people get their hands on gorgeous pallets. Bah.
    I guess it could have been worse because I ended up making them into a compost bin (beside a corner of our fence in our backyard). Still, not what I thought I was getting into.

    Charlotte

    I am a sucker for fool-proof Pinterest projects. This one looks like it would be too complicated for me. Sometimes I pin these kinds of things anyway, because I like pretty pictures, but I know in my heart I could never have this come out looking as good.

    I’m sorry it didn’t work for you!

    Julia

    Wow what an amazing idea. It’s one of those that looks so easy and I bet is super hard and would require (at least for me) the husband to finish. Haha!

    Janette @ www.thejohansonjourney.com

    I can’t believe you scrapped the project? After all the liquid nails and everything? Really? I have about 6 of these pallets that I planned to use for Rayne’s party and they sit…. waiting for life to come to them.

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