Here is how I've used it so far:
~ Collaborate on projects with clients (did you know you can "mention" another Pinterest user and they'll get a notification as to what pin you mentioned them on? For instance, if you commented on a pin that you wanted to bring my attention to, you could say, @Holly Gruszka this is a great way to utilize chalk paint for your buffet)
~ New recipe ideas
~ Inspiration for projects, interiors, client projects
Here are my top two tips for using Pinterest:
~ Always pin from the original source whenever possible (I actually only pin from original source any more and if I can't find it I don't pin it and I started going back through my pins and deleting any that I couldn't link to an original source.)
~ If you are pinning an original project, photo, or file from a blog, make sure you pin from the actual post and not from the blog URL.
Ok, now how have you actually USED Pinterest? Have you made any of those recipes? Or have you taken inspiration from a photo and utilized it for your own project? Or taken those tips and tried them out?
I've had some time to think about all of this, and I started going back through my "Pins" and reviewing what I pinned and thought about why I pinned (a great exercise if you haven't done it).
So today, I'm using my Pins. I had some fun with a design board - creamy neutrals...
Sources: Fabric, Paint (Benjamin Moore 1479 - Alaskan Huskey), ceramic still life, sofa, LOVE this table, coffee print, ottoman
The sofa, fabric, paint color, and ceramics still life were all on my Pinterest boards. I added in the other items that you see.
So what are your thoughts on Pinterest? How do you use it?