Wooden it be Cool if I Pinterested

People ask me if I Pinterest.

I tell them I already waste too much time in a day .
I don’t need to sit and look at pictures that remind me
there are bajillions of women in the world who are
better at


While they’re busy turning their recyclables into wall clocks,
I’m trying get my teenager to take out the recycle.

While their dryer lint becomes an art medium, 
my piles of dirty laundry have formed artistic shapes.

But, if I DID
this is the wood I would Pinterest from our September trip to Amsterdam.

See how much time I waste? 
I haven’t even finished blogging about  a trip two months ago.

Amsterdam Canal Houseboat
Not only did I love the wooden shelf on this boat, I LOVED the light fixture.
I almost wanted to knock on the door and ask for it.
But, that’s kinda rude, right?

I seriously coveted this crate.
It just needs to be filled with stuff I bought at the second-hand store.

I kept thinking, “I could totally make that!”
It’s just a coupla’ boards and a coupla’ nails.


These benches should be in my garden.
They didn’t fit in my suitcase,
even though it was the biggest one Target sold.

They even have pallets in Amsterdam.
I wonder if they have women like Donna from Funky Junk Interiors in Amsterdam.
She’s the Queen of Pallet Wood.


My mom and dad created a bathroom sink out of a wooden barrel once,
and it was darling.  They used a stirrup for a towel holder,
nailed a few horse shoes on the wall,  and mom sewed a bandana shower curtain.
Maybe that’s why I’m still so drawn to barrels.

Besides, when I look at that table,
I know I could totally make that.


We bought lunch at Albert Heijn, Scott and I sat in a window sill and ate lunch.
Right on the street.
Like tourists, I’m pretty sure.
This was in the window.
They weren’t using it.
I could think of a hundred uses for it.
What a waste.


Can’t decide if this would be comfortable or not,
but I didn’t bring it home,
so I guess the question is irrelevant,
but I’m pretty sure
I could totally make that.

I used to have old wood folding chairs. 
More things we left behind in one of the moves.
Guess I would seriously look like a hoarder,
if I hadn’t moved three summers in a row and had to get rid of
tons of stuff with each move.

Green bistro set
Gray, weathered wood is my favorite,
but this green table with colorful pots almost made me wanna’ buy paint.

Almost, but not quite. 

Bike Basket Seattle Style
Now, THIS bike HAS to belong to an ex-pat from Seattle.
Our grocery carts have little coffee holders in them,
because our grocery stores have coffee shops in them.
Our grocery stores also have coffee shops next to them,
around the corner from them and behind them.

We love us some coffee in Seattle.



This was in a store window, but since hubby was walking ahead of me
and didn’t notice I had stopped, I didn’t have time to figure out
what it is and
what it’s for.

I didn’t see any other furniture, or enough art to make it a gallery,
but here’s another piece
that made me think

“I could totally make that!”

If I ever make all these cool things, 

you’ll see me on Pinterest.

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15 Responses to Wooden it be Cool if I Pinterested

  1. treasuredupandpondered November 26, 2012 at 3:58 pm #

    I’m loving that photo of the crate and coffee cup holder. Too cool.

    May I pin that? 🙂

    • Momma Mindy November 26, 2012 at 5:06 pm #

      Bevy, absolutely. You, my treasured bloggy friend, may have permission to pin anything from my blog anytime.

      After this trip, I realized my camera wasn’t set to the best resolution, as you can tell by the graininess when I blew up some of the pics. But, I’m learning!

  2. Susan November 26, 2012 at 7:21 pm #

    Love this post! I can totally see you doing these things. Get yourself some pallets immediately, girl!

    • Momma Mindy November 26, 2012 at 7:31 pm #

      The pallet issue is mainly that I drive an eensy-weensy Jeep. Alas. I drove by a stack one day and couldn’t even fit ONE in the back.

      Maybe somebody will deliver????

  3. Deborah November 26, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

    I mostly use pinterest to gather links for school stuff. Mostly. :o)

    • Momma Mindy November 26, 2012 at 7:30 pm #

      I hadn’t even thought of that! I know it’s a wealth of information, but I’m mostly afraid of the addiction factor…:) And the inferiority complex, of course…

  4. Christi Bart November 27, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

    Love this blog and your photos!!! … I use Pinterest to keep track of websites and recipes and all the ideas I want to keep but would lose or throw away if they were on paper or scattered in various places on my computer. I too was worried about the addiction factor and maybe the inferiority complex, but I haven’t experienced the latter at all, and I spend very little time at it. Maybe an hour once a month to look through my pins and reorganize if necessary. Otherwise, it takes just a few seconds to make a quick pin onto a board whenever I see something I want to keep for later use or remembrance — I’ll be pinning one of your Amsterdam photos onto my “Someday I’ll Go…” board. 🙂

    • Momma Mindy November 27, 2012 at 10:56 pm #

      OK, if I could be self-controlled and organized, maybe I could do this after all. I tried to become a member and it was like joining the mafia. Not sure if I ever did figger that part out…

  5. Momma Mindy November 27, 2012 at 10:55 pm #

    I don’t know why the centering feature is all wacked out?!?!?! I keep editing and centering it all, then when I publish the blog, something else is left justified. I use Life Writer to blog, anybody have any idears why this is happening?

  6. Tandis November 28, 2012 at 1:19 am #

    “Our grocery carts have little coffee holders in them,
    because our grocery stores have coffee shops in them.
    Our grocery stores also have coffee shops next to them,
    around the corner from them and behind them.”

    YOU crack me up!!!

    • Momma Mindy November 28, 2012 at 6:30 am #

      And you need to come to Seattle and drink some MAJOR COFFEE! The air mingles the scents of cedar and coffee ever so delicately.

  7. momstheword2008 November 28, 2012 at 5:12 am #

    Love these pictures! I wish I knew what they were going to do with all those drawers in that storefront window picture, lol!

    • Momma Mindy November 28, 2012 at 6:31 am #

      I KNOW! It’s driving me crazy not knowing if it was a useful piece for sale or just something to look at. But, it would make putting away laundry a bit of a challenge….

  8. mary mac November 29, 2012 at 7:51 am #

    I looked for you on Pintrest yesterday! Lol! I am so sad I did not make it the other day, I wish I could take it back. You know those times when you feel to busy, but in the end you totally regret to cancel. If you guys are out and about let me know. You trip looks awesome!

  9. Kim Vandel November 29, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    I’ve avoided Pinterest because I KNOW I’ll be addicted, and I don’t have time for a new addiction!

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