The Pinterest Problem

Who doesn't love Pinterest? 

If you are living under a rock and don't know about Pinterest send me an email and I'll invite you. (You have to be invited to join, they are fancy schmancy like that.)

I have to say it took me a little while to warm up to Pinterest, it wasn't that I didn't like it, I just kept forgetting about it.  But as I've learned how to navigate it better I have become kind of addicted.  It is a super awesome place for eye candy and inspiration.

You already know this. 

How do I know?  

Because you have also spent too much time pinning and re-pinning away an hour when you just meant to check your email for 5 minutes.

I know how it goes... it's a time sucking monster.

But being a time sucker is not my real problem with Pinterst.  My problem is all of the inspirational lovely-ness causes me to be indecisive. 

I've been dragging my feet working on this Master Bedroom makeover ever so slowly.  I think I have it all planned out and then I go on Pinterest and start second-guessing when I see things like:





 



*All pics found on Pinterest 
I find myself falling for the popular and trendy gray and yellow color scheme.

I start questioning my current monochromatic redecorating plan... am I doing it in neutrals because I won't have to paint a room with a vaulted ceiling?  Because I already had some neutral bedding and decor?  Because it's "safe"?

Pinterest is making me a bit indecisive and slowing me down. 

It's not Pinterest's fault, it's mine. 

It's not like this didn't happen before Pinterest, it did.... when I'd come across a great room on a blog or HGTV or BHG or even a great piece in TJ Maxx.  I'm just easily distracted by beautiful decor, I can't help but want to recreate it and put my own Chic on a Shoestring Decorating spin on it. 

Pinterest makes me want to decorate my butt off like crazy!

Am I going to give it up because of the Pinterest problem?

No. Stinking. Way.

How about you... do you play the second-guessing game when you're decorating?  Has Pinterest made it worse (or am I just a crazy person)?  Yes, I know I'm kind of a crazy person but that's why you read this, right?!

Happy Weekend!

PS:  Check out my other blog The Besties HERE, it has fabulous "best of's" from mostly newbies around blogland.

25 comments :

  1. Oh my gosh...TOMORROW...I AM CHECKING PINTEREST. I joined a while ago and like you said...I keep forgetting about it. Thanks for the shove.

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  2. I gotta say, Pinterest has actually made it easier for me to define "my style." I guess I always knew I liked relaxed, beachy, coastal style, but now I know for sure! :- ) We plan on building within the next year or two, so I'm pinning away for both exterior and interior ideas. I've been mentally living in my Pinterest house for about a couple months now! :- ) http://pinterest.com/laceyreimann/

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  3. can you please shoot me and invite to pintrest - i have been wanting to try it for ages!

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  4. Yay! I'm not the only one who forgot about it, took me about a month to remember I could use it! I could spend hours just looking at all the inspiring ideas on there, will save a fortune in magazines!

    That first bedroom is AMAZING!

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  5. I have the exact same problem, but I've figured out the solution. I just need to buy a house with 20 bedrooms. That should do it. ;)

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  6. I resisted Pinterest until recently because I just didn't want one more thing to keep track of. But I have been pinning away and find that it's not that time-consuming and it's REALLY fun. I have a hard time making up my mind in regards to decorating anyway...I'm a planner. Pinterest just gives more options and actually helps because everything is in one place. Good luck with your bedroom. I'm a new follower.

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  7. Yessss, Pinterest has made it worse for me too. You are NOT the only one.Everything out there is so pretty and it makes my mind feel like overload...and still I can't stop pinning!

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  8. Oh wow... I agree Pineterest rocks...

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  9. OOhh how Pinterest is such a lovely addiction to have though! Such an inspiring way to while away the hours! My name is the Spangler... and I, I am a Pinterest addict! ☺ Will be popping on over to check out your boards now!
    Cheers
    The Spangler @
    The Quick Unpick

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  10. Ohhh girrllll...I'm right there with you. I feel like saying. "Hi, my name is Kerrie Lightfoot (hi Kerrie) and I'm addicted to Pinterest."

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  11. Apparently I do live under a rock! Can you please clue me in to this Pinterest?! I love the 3rd photo! And I suffer from the same indecisiveness.
    Problem is I don't have enough rooms to do all the beautiful ideas I find on here :P

    Thanks!!
    katrinaciccone@aol.com

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  12. I have a serious problem with pinterest. All colors look good when you're done with it! How are you supposed to choose?!

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  13. Ah yes the Pinterest time sucker.... I am addicted but unlike you I can't decide what project I want to do next cause I have found so many ideas... If only I had the time. Oh wait I could stop with the pinning.... right thats not happening!

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  14. I would LOVE an invite!!!

    Thank you, christine wells


    christeeny68@yahoo.com

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  15. I would also love an invite! anix1@aol.com

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  16. LOL it is addicting-I found your blog via pinterest!

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  17. I'm avoiding Pinterest because I know I'll waste time there - eventhough I do need it as a resource!

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  18. I am so addicted to pinterest, I'm not sure it makes me indecisive though, just makes my house fuller! LOL

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  19. I blog-stalk to my heart's content so I must have access to pinterest now too. Could you send me an invite? briennadecker@hotmail.com Love your posts! Thanks!

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  20. Everytime I log on to Pinterest I have to relearn nhow to do it all over again(tragic, I know) but it is addicting! Your examples are all wonderful! I keep vacillating between neutrals, black and white, and blues/greens. So not working together. I have a million pillows....oh and now I am loving that gray and yellow!

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  21. I would love an invite as well!! Please?

    Christina Taylor
    dctaylor506(at)aol.com

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  22. Guess what? I really don't know what pinterest is? I mean I can kind of guess and I sure have been reading a lot about people who have pinned this? I would love to check it out - do you want to invite me? Thanks for keeping me updated with the world! eatcakefordinner@digis.net

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  23. I would luv an invite to Pinterest! I have a drawer full of magazine clippings of decor ideas, landscaping ideas and recipes. How neat
    to have a place online to pin items of interest.
    Pat
    grannamc@yahoo.com

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  24. i would really appreciate it. thank you sooooo much sipgirl3@gmail.com i checked it out and absolutely luuuv t. thanks again:)

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