Pre-Pinterest Picture Post

by Chris on June 16, 2011

Ahhhhh, Pinterest. How I love thee. But here’s the problem. How do I pin pictures that I found months/years ago that are in my files? I put them in a post. That’s how. It’s not illegal to do that, is it? Edited: Pinterest now has an option where you can upload pictures from your files. YIPPEE!

If nothing else, I thought it might be fun to share some of my inspiration files with you. And believe me—there are many. Back in PP (that’s pre-Pinterest days, mind you), I would simply save a picture I liked and label with a hint as to where I got it. Yeah…that didn’t last long. I ended up just saving. I have no idea what the sources are for these, and I thought maybe you could help. If you know a source for them, will you share in the comments? That’d be real nice.


This bedroom. My son’s room inspiration. Masculine without being stuffy. Replace the ties with an arsenal of Nerf guns, and it’s so his room. Someday.


The trim! Trimwork does wonders to any space—even one as gorgeous as this one was already. Love it.

wow the lightning the walls the colors

You know how I feel about my neutrals. Those doors are absolutely stunning. And the trim on the curtains? Swoon.


One word: beams.Southern Accents Living Room

I’m pretty sure this is my idol, Phoebe Howard. In my dreams, she would design my entire home. Along with Erika. Oh, and a little bit of Candice, of course.


If you’d like to see some other beauties—well, what I think are beauties—follow along with me on Pinterest! Click on these logos here or in the sidebar. Easy peasy.

Just a Girl on Pinterest



Rebecca Watson June 16, 2011 at 3:29 pm

I seriously need to get into pinterest. I honestly have really no idea what it is, but have been hearing it’s all the rage lately :)

enjoy your Thursday!!!!

Krystal {Blue Ribbon} June 16, 2011 at 3:33 pm

How do I sign up for Pinterest?? I took a look at the iPhone App, but it said I had to “request an invite” and I haven’t heard anything back yet….I want to join Pinterest!!!

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic June 16, 2011 at 3:33 pm

I love Pinterest too! I have been pinning madly the past few days! What a resource of inspiration! You can upload photos to your boards directly in Pinterest. I’ve done that with a whole slew of them that I’ve saved on my hard drive.

Chris June 16, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Oh, Pam. That’s great to know! I’ll go look into it now. Thank you for just adding to my addiction. :)

Tiffany @ Savor Home June 16, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Lovely images! That bedroom is quite gorgeous. I have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest. I love it, but spend WAY too much time on it! I pin in bed, I pin in line at stores- I pin all the time. Sigh…

Lesley June 16, 2011 at 4:28 pm

I love your pins. You have a taste for rustic elegance.
Do I follow you on pinterest? I clicked your link but it didn’t work ( I’ll try again in a sec ).
I’m @

Chris June 16, 2011 at 4:41 pm

I just did it, Lesley. Try again? I hope it works for you! Rustic elegance–I like that. :)

Salmeen June 16, 2011 at 6:09 pm

I just joined Pinterest yesterday and the first person i followed is YOU!!! Love you!! =D

Chris June 16, 2011 at 6:28 pm

That’s awesome, Salmeen! I have quite the obsession, so prepare yourself. :)

Stacy@RedDoorHome June 16, 2011 at 7:05 pm

It is possible to upload pictures from your computer without having to include them in a blog post. I have done a few but it definitely takes longer. I think you simply go to your account and choose add a pin then upload and pin it. I have enjoyed having an account – the amount of beautiful pictures and inspiration is amazing!

Chris June 16, 2011 at 8:32 pm

Thanks, Stacy. Just figured that out. :) It’s not quite as quick, but it’ll help with my PILES of pictures I’d like to include!

Graziela June 16, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Pinterest has now made it so you can pin images from your computer files.

Crystal June 17, 2011 at 2:01 am

My inspiration file is getting quite large, too. I am really going to have to play around more with Pinterest!

Jen @ The Decor Scene June 17, 2011 at 6:26 pm

I’m loving Pinterest. It can be way too addicting though. You can search around for hours. LOL! When I get home, I’m going to become a follower of yours. I have a Pinterest account, but I can’t get on at work. Boo!!! You should be able to search for me under “Jen @ The Decor Scene”. Thanks for sharing your pins and I can’t wait to see the rest of your pins. :)

Laurie June 18, 2011 at 11:08 pm

I have had the same dilemma…wondering how to get those saved photos on Pinterest. I may have to try this! So, if you see a blog post full of pics on my site, you’ll know I got the idea from you! I just hope the sources identify their pics! Thanks!

Jackie June 21, 2011 at 2:08 pm

This may be dumb but what IS Pinterest?

Chris June 21, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Go to, Jackie. It’s a WEALTH of inspiration pictures!

Amy June 21, 2011 at 8:03 pm

The very first picture you posted is from a Country Living issue from about 2004-2005… I have that page (and the pages showing the other rooms in the house) in my old-school magazine tear-out pile! I still love that entire house!

Tracy September 17, 2011 at 6:47 pm

Google Tin Eye reverse image search – you can upload a picture and it will tell you all the places it’s on the internet.

Rebecca January 3, 2012 at 11:52 pm

You can also go to Facebook and find the Pinterest page and hit “like”. This allows you to post on their wall. I simply posted a request for an invite on this page and within 30 seconds I had an invite from a member. (Although I had been waiting for MONTHS from Pinterest to answer my request for an invite from their website!) I was up and running fast! Hope this helps!

PS I was looking for information on the barley twist twin beds??? Any one know if these are reproductions – and if so – who makes them?

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