Nov 2, 2011

Pinterest Challenge: Success!





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I am really excited about how my Pinterest Challenge project turned out! But first, here are the links back to the awesome projects that the hostesses did!
YHL: 38 {super cute}Ornaments
Bower Power: Mercury Glass Window
Ana White: Beautiful Bookshelf
Erin: Gold Leaf Light

I think they all turned out great! So much Talent!

HERE is what I decided to make. I've been wanting to make this for soooo long. Doily Table Runner:




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Believe it or not, this was one of my very first pins! I recently re-pinned it with the original link attached to it. She even has a little tutorial - so click here to check out the original!

Here is my own doily table runner:



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I am actually a little bit in love with this. Isn't it sort of something you'd find at your grandma's house? Actually, this project has a really special meaning to me. Because some of these doilies I DID find at my Grandma's house!



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My Grandma died in June of this year. It was a huge loss to our family, and we are still adjusting to her not being around. My sisters and I were so lucky because not only was she our Grandma - but she was our neighbor! Weren't we lucky? We miss her so much. Anyways, I "inherited" some of these doilies from her. The fact that they were all in her house for years and years, is so special to me. My original plan was to dye them all a tangerine color. But I couldn't bear to change the ones I got from my Grandma. It "ruined" them somehow. So, that is when my idea for a "multi" colored table runner was born.



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I dyed a select few with Rite Dye "Tangerine". Doilies are naturally all different shades of cream and white, and so adding a few doilies of a washed out tangerine was the perfect touch. It not only adds my own little twist, but I think the pop of color is what really makes this runner unique!


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And of course I added my mini pumpkins and orange roses (thanks Husband!) for my "center piece".




What project did you do for the Pinterest Challenge? Does is have a special meaning to you? Or were you like me (last Pinterest Project FAIL) and were completely unsatisfied with your project? (Click HERE to see my project "before and after")   Comment! I want to see your wonderful projects!




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10 comments:

  1. This is so awesome! Great work Carly!

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  2. I looooove this!! I remember seeing it on her blog but promptly forgot. I'm need a runner and this would be fun to put together.

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  3. Thanks Brandon!

    Megan - thank you! it was sooooo easy! And such a big statement for not a lot of work. In total I spent about 10 bucks! Works for me!

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  4. I love that you used your Grandma's doilies on this project and gave them a fresh new look! I'm a sucker for doilies myself and recently frames a few I got from my Grandma!

    Cathy @ Room Rx

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  5. I love this! Makes me wish I had some doilies that I could make something along the same lines. Might need to ask my mom about this. :)

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  6. Carly, it's beautiful and you made me cry. I actually recognize some of them. I used to have to move them to dust. :) Love you and love your blog!

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  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog! This is a great project idea, I need to get working on a table runner myself..I might have to try this : )

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  8. Oh my gosh this is gorgeous! I've been wanting to make one of these too. I've actually pinned a lot of doily stuff lately. You did a very nice job with these, I'm sure your grandma would love it :) I'm kinda in love with it too!

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  9. It is so pretty! I'm loving doilies!

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  10. Rachele: I'm glad you like it! :) it's very special to me!
    Cathy: framing them is a super good idea. They would make great art work!
    Lewisinlove: Moms are a really good resource for doilies. :)
    Nineohnine: it was really fun and quite easy
    Reneweduponadream: thank you so much!!!
    Theembelisshednest: thank you! Im obsessed with doilies too...ha!

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