Wednesday, August 22, 2012
I stopped using Pinterest back when the whole legal issues with copyright infringement were going on, but since that has been resolved, I’ve been going on more and more, and pinning great projects here and there. Last night I decided to put one of my pins to work. The one about cleaning baking sheets, after they turned brown with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. I was pretty giddy about this, because we are about to just throw our baking sheets away, and buy some new ones. They are THAT bad. After seeing a pin about cleaning them on Pinterest though, I thought I was about to save the day and some money.
Looks legit, right? I went home last night, made my mixture of the miracle cleaner, and then I scrubbed my little heart out, and then I scrubbed some more, and some more. Eventually, I got fed up with scrubbing, rinsed the sheet off and showed it to Travis. I asked him if he noticed a difference between the left side compared to the right (I only scrubbed one side of the baking sheet), he said no. I didn’t noticed a difference either, so it was a fail. Did I do something wrong? Anyone else know a different way to get the brown marks off of the tray?
Since that Pin went wrong, I decided to share some other things that I pinned, tried, and failed at.
Like this wood letter transfer. I tried this with three wooden plaques for my city signs.
It didn’t work, but I think that’s because I don’t have that steady of a hand. In the end it looked like a three year old painted it and just could not stay in the lines. Another problem might of been poor lighting. Our living room is in the lowest level of the basement, therefore we don’t get much sunlight, so I could barely see the indents in the wood. Advice: Have plenty of natural light & a steady hand.
I’ve also tried using MANY tutorials on Pinterest on how to dye a mason jar blue.
I’ve tried dying my jars three separate times now, and it never comes out right. Help!?
The last fail I have, is using vaseline to distress something that I’m painting. I used this technique on a three hook shelf that I bought from Michael’s. I painted the shelf white, but some vaseline around the edges, spray painted grey overtop and then wiped off the vaseline.
After doing the vaseline technique, it looks ridiculous. Kind of looks like big blobs of white paint everywhere. So frustrating! I have to say that with as many fails as I’ve encountered, I’ve had an equal number of successes. Like my christmas tree skirt, my NOEL sign and my bottle cap magnets.
Have you ever had a Pinterest Fail? What about a Pinterest Success?