Spring Pinterest Challenge Round-up

A few weeks ago, I shared the Subway Chalkboard Art that I did for the Spring Pinterest Challenge.  Seriously guys… I still can’t get over the fact that I was able to pull off this project.

Subway Art Done in Chalk | Storypiece.net

This is the fifth challenge I’ve participated in and I can honestly say that each one has been a blast.  However, I can also honestly say that I never get to go back and fully appreciate all the other contributors of the challenge.  At last count, there were over 450 people that shared their projects on Young House Love alone.  That’s a lot of blogs to go check out!

So I decided with this challenge, I would intentionally go back through and share my top favorites with you.  My main goal was to feature projects that I love and ones that I would also want to tackle myself.  Also, I sought out blogs that I haven’t read before, since meeting new people is half the fun of a link-up.  Hopefully, these will be new for you too. I’ve received permission from each of these bloggers to include their projects here.  The only thing I ask is that if you decide to pin something, please do so directly from their blog. They worked hard and I want to make sure that they receive the credit on Pinterest where it is due.

After spending some time playing with chalk for my own project, Jamie’s project immediately caught my eye.

Plaque in Flowers | An Oregon Cottage

She used the same technique that I used to transfer the lettering, but for her project she used a chalk marker instead of chalk.  I’ve been curious to know how that might work and the marker resulted in some nice crisp edges.  Plus, I love the monogram!  I’ll be filing this font away for future reference.

Continuing on with typography, Becky used thumb tacks instead of chalk or marker to create her lettered sign.

Thumb Tack Art | Sketchy Style

I’ve never seen this technique before and I was instantly enamored.  Oh the possibilities… Especially when combined with all the varieties of nail head trim!  This will be popping up somewhere in our home for sure.

Carolina made these very cute wooden pendants that I can’t wait to try.

SNAP logo cross-stitch | Expect Moore

They’re a completely unexpected look and would be a quick and easy project.  There’s a ton of possibilities with this project too and I like that she used Mod Podge to finish off the back so that the threads are protected.

Ashley made this thread holder which I think is just brilliant.

Thread Holder | Naptime DIY

Not only is all of her thread easy to get to and makes for a beautiful display, I think it’s so clever that she included a peg for her threaded bobbins.

Tanya from Dans le Townhouse has an amazing home with mid-century modern furnishings.  I love this updated side table that she did for her space.

Mint Makeover | Dans le Townhouse

Tanya did an incredible job of updating this piece, but at the same time staying true to the period.  It’s so fresh and classic!

Lyndsey is proving she truly can do A LOT in fifteen minutes with this outstanding stenciled wall.

Stenciled Wall

I’ve seen a lot of stenciled walls on Pinterest lately, but this is one of my favorites.  It’s a completely different look and I think this pattern would be cool done on canvas too.

Anna did this gallery wall that I find utterly stunning!

Entry Extraordinaire | Sweet Home Helena

I think the white, empty frames and mirrors create a graphic display that is really interesting and fun.  Plus, I’ve been eyeing the giraffe from Z-gallerie for months and would’ve never thought to display it in this way.  We recently had a large amount of wall space become available in our home and I would LOVE to try this.

Lastly, you have to check out Katrina at SotaIsSexy.  I’m not including a photo because… well, you’ve just gotta see her project for yourself.  Katrina ALWAYS does her own unique twist on the Pinterest Challenge and she never disappoints.  I make sure to never miss out on her latest offering.  This one is the ultimate grill.

Did you participate in the Pinterest Challenge?  Do you have a favorite among the ones that I mentioned?  Anything you saw during the challenge, that I didn’t mention here?

PS.  I actually have one more favorite that I haven’t mentioned, but I will be giving more attention to on Wednesday.  I guess you could say we created another Pinterest inspired project.  Looking forward to sharing all the details with you then.



  1. Gilit says:

    I really love the crisp lines the chalk marker gives and when I tried to wash it off right away it wasn’t a problem, but there were some pantry labels that I left and recently changed and I had to scruuuub. Plus yours looks pretty fab without it 🙂

    • Danielle says:

      I agree… the crisp lines from the marker are amazing! That’s interesting about having to scrub the marker off the label. When I did the label for the recipe box, I had no problems. But I wonder on a different medium or if over time the ink sets and it becomes harder to change. I’ll have to play with it more. 🙂

    • Danielle says:

      I know… isn’t it incredible?! I’m pretty sure that I wouldn’t have the patience for it, but I love the look. I’m thinking if I tried it on a canvas or a series of canvases maybe I could get the same look without becoming a total grouch in the process. 🙂

    • Danielle says:

      There is something so crisp and fresh about blue and white together. I love it! I enjoy a nice monochromatic room, but I’m a total sucker for high contrast. If I had that wall in my home, I think I would have to pet it every time I walked by.

      Some times I think I might reveal too much about my self on the internet.

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