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Today was perhaps the nicest day outside so far this year. So I spent it inside doing Pinterest projects.

Before you sign me up for Pinners Anonymous, I have to say that it’s not really due to my Pinterest addiction (which I’m not denying exists), but more because I can’t get out of my own way today.

Went to the library to get new books – came home and haven’t picked them up.
Wanted to get outside to take some photographs of the sunshine – have only left the apartment once and I didn’t bring my camera.
Planned to make a list of meal ideas for the week and then shop for ingredients – just had apples and caramel for dinner.

That’s pretty much how my day has gone. I have this whole list of things that sounded fun at the time, along with another list of chores and errands to get done, but I just don’t have the energy to do either. I don’t know if it’s winter that has me down, or the fact that we just found out our cat has a urinary disease that calls for a very expensive and likely permanent new diet, or maybe I’m just getting old and lazy. Whatever it is, thank goodness for Pinterest because it’s all I have accomplished today.

I found a pin a few days ago that suggested an interesting way to remove scratches from leather and thought I would try it out on our bar stools. The stools are probably close to 10 years old now, and the cats have destroyed them by jumping on and off them, or hanging off the sides of them.


These stools have more punctures and holes than scratches, so I didn’t have high hopes.


According to this pin, the trick is to add a little bit of…


I’ve actually read that this can harm leather and cause stains over time, so definitely do your research before you try it, but because these stools are old and one step away from the dumpster (am I 7? because saying stools and dumpster in the same sentence makes me giggle), I figured anything was worth a shot.

And I was not impressed at all.


They’re a bit shinier, but still look almost the same as the before shots above.


Like I said, I didn’t expect much to begin with, especially since these go way beyond minor scratches, but aside from the fact that I can now fry vegetables on the back of my jeans when I stand up from these chairs, we’re calling this a FAIL.

But thanks for pretending that I would choose vegetables if given the option to fry anything.

Next up was this cute dry erase frame. These are all over Pinterest if you search for them, but I used these two as my inspiration.



I wasn’t really feeling the bow, but I liked the idea of lined paper for a to-do list. I pulled out some of my craft supplies and found that I already had a black frame, the perfect piece of lined paper, and some cute stickers to match.


I’m pretty pleased with how this came out. The letters are a little crooked, but I’m going to go ahead and say NAILED IT!


Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go take care of something on this list…


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