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Friday, February 15, 2013

No.

via Pinterest.

This is why I feel most DIYs are DIDon'ts.

35 comments:

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

darl, i have to fucking agree.

My Crafty Home Life said...

I think it was a good try. I would have put mirror behind it.

Peeke said...

Honey, why does our bedroom smell like wet dog?

5th and State said...

and to think.........someone is so proud.......

Little Bitty Damn Houze said...

When you see where they got the inspiration from, I think it's pretty good! Not something I would do, but don't knock cuz YOU don't like it. Geesh......

Nataliya said...

I would have to agree. I love how unapologetic you are :)

Raina Cox said...

Little Bitty Damn House - Well, yes, it does look pretty good for two spray-painted rubber mats on the wall. But should people be installing spray-painted rubber mats as headboards? No.

Also, this is not a Happy Clapper blog.

David said...

Reading La Lamp Shade makes me clap sometimes. Of course it's usually when you've upset the PR department of one of our national home retailers.

Petra Voegtle said...

LOL - oh Raina you made my day!!!!
First I really did not understand why you said so strictly "no" - I was not aware of this "thing" being made from a rubber mat until I read the blog post.
Geeeeez what a stupid idea - to have a rubber mat (stinky????) as a headboard.
It comes to my mind though that it might not be such a bad idea. It would help to avoid the side effects of bumping one's head too hard while having a bit of rough s..


Raina Cox said...

Petra Voegtle - 1. There would be the smell. 2. The paint would flake off in no time flat. 3. There would be the smell.

We have a family saying: "Just because you can doesn't mean you should."

Raina Cox said...

Dumplings! Is no one going to comment on the pillow situation?

Little Bitty Damn Houze said...

I see!

Unknown said...

The rest of the room is so bad, that maybe we are tricked into thinking the floor mat-headboard looks good?

I would love to hear you ideas on actual DIY projects that work. I appreciate you eye for design.

SGM said...

Are you sure this isn't a Design on a Dime set photo from 2004?

Sarah said...

Sometimes it's just better to have some damned patience and save up for quality. People need to stop trying to be so clever. It's gross. Also, the pillow situation is not ok.

Matters of Style said...

Pinterest at its best. I will add that to my list, next to pizza made out of cauliflower and a "downton abbey themed nursery."

Raina Cox said...

Unknown - The DIY projects I admire most are by people who actually know a trade but don't necessarily practice it for a living. Like carpentry, cake decorating, wallpaper hanging or painting (walls).

If I compliment the wood floors in someone's home and they tell me they refinished it all themselves, that's DIY.

Somewhere along the line, DIY became mixed up with craftulence.

SGM - So awesome to see you back in the blogosphere. We should get together some time off-blog seeing as how we live like 20 minutes from each other.

Sarah - That's exactly it. I think some of these projects are done for the "Ta-dah!" factor.

Matters of Style - Yeah, those carb-free recipes made with crudite sound awful. And I'm off to google that nursery, because I can't imagine what it would look like.

Camilla said...

My first instinct was - "Ive seen worse"
but then I realised its a door mat. Oh dear no. Just no.

Annie Smith said...

Seriously! Everyone is missing the convenience of being able to wipe your feet in bed! I'm sure the pillows were chosen for their easy replaceability...you know, if one gets a little muddy- just pick up another at goodwill.

Madam Pince said...

Shizz! I've got one of these in my living room literally collecting lint ... project time!

Margaret said...

Raina..you're collecting quite a following from Pinterest.

Impressive "House" Party.

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

Even I know were to draw the line when it comes to DIYs, this shit is one of them. A for effort and creativity.

Word out.

Kathy said...

R.....4 doormats @ $29 x paint x wood x nails or glue x air freshner x 8 Homegoods pillows = You could of had that West Elm Moroccan Headboard when they offered free shipping...not to quote Bill Clinton or anything, "it's arithmetic" k

Raina Cox said...

Kathy - EXACTLY.

Sherri said...

nope. not o.k. to do that. also, there should be a limit on the number of pillows legal on beds. I won't even get into pillow covers.

lucitebox said...

Re: Pinterest
There are only 2 people I want to follow on Pinterest. I'm not opposed to following other people, I just haven't spent any time finding them.

When I signed up, it told me I had to follow 6 people. So, I just randomly selected 6 things. One is a DIYer and I cannot get her out of my Pinterest life! I unfollowed, but to no avail.

The pins include but are not limited to: #DIY update classic pottery with some neon spray paint (i.e. paint handle of white tea pot neon pink. why?), How to make borax crystal hearts (why?), and washi tape on party cups (i.e. polka dot tape on the rim of a plastic cup. Why?)

I'm full of haterade. I can't figure out how to remove these things Waah!

As for the "headboard" --nothing says restful sleep like having your head near some offgassing plastic! Hello? Indoor air quality!

Interior Design Musings said...

It's been a long week and weekend - so needed this post, Raina! M.

The Pink Pagoda said...

I agree with Sarah. People try too hard to be "clever."

Wendy said...

Just dropping a random comment to thank you for the photo you posted many moons ago of the chevron/herringbone pattern wooden porch floor. I so loved it, we used it on our new screened-in porch--it is one of my favorite parts! The builder initially thought I was mad, but loved it as much as I once it was completed. Thanks for the inspiration-xoxo!

Wendy

Raina Cox said...

Wendy - YAY for realized inspiration!

The Down East Dilettante said...

"DIDon'ts"

LOL, I'm stealing that for my own

gmjl said...

Oy to the vey...this makes my eyes hurt.

kellystrong said...

I have a Pinterest board called 'Things I hate.' Here's the gist: Kardashians, bad DIY, fingernail art, anything with a mustache, Ke$ha, gross tattoos where their skin isn't even healed before taking a photo (of a poetic quote, of course), fitness motivation, Glenn Beck, etc. Now my friends are afraid to get tattoos. What can I say? I'm a lady, not a sailor.... Also; fingernails painted with mustaches = double hate.

Raina Cox said...

kellystrong - That sounds like a board after my own heart.

of this earth said...

Judging by the rest of the DIY asshattery happening on that blog (Mason jar chandelier! Corrugated sheet metal headboard! Faux-fireplace with pea gravel glued to the overmantel?!) this is genius level stuff.

Of course by any objective standard it's just vile.

The saddest part of all is it would be possible to take the $100 budget of the doormat abomination and do a credible and much simpler DIY of the west elm product.