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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

LOVE

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.

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{ 20 comments }

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 @ http://pinterest.com/flawed/

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.

http://blog.pinterest.com/page/2

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 Pinterest.com, 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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