27 May

Win: Countertop Makeover

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Pin Reaper: Joel

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/210402613813656763/, via http://justmisty.com/redo-your-laminate-countertops-for-under-ten-dollars-with-contact-paper/ Inspiration

What I Did: Hello everyone, you may remember me from my Minion Fail from the fall. I am back and redeeming myself! I found this post as a temp fix until my wife and I can afford new counters since we just bought this bungalow. This fix cost me $9 and 2 hours of patience with a side of OCD.

My Result:

Result

Next Time I Will: I would of added some better glue behind the window since its cold and peeling off a little after being there for a month. I may peel and redo in the spring to get a better stick.

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26 May

User Error: Skinny Baked Mozzarella Sticks

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Pin Reaper: Brinn

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrinnSpencer

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/288371182362005495/, via http://www.thecomfortofcooking.com/2013/01/skinny-baked-mozzarella-sticks.html

Inspiration

What I Did: I was having a craving for some comfort food when I remembered we had recently purchased a giant back of mozzarella cheese sticks from Costco, and that I had pinned a really simple recipe for baked mozzarella sticks a few weeks earlier.

It started out really well. I snipped the cheese sticks in half, dipped them in milk, then rolled them in a bread crumb mix I made with plain bread crumbs, garlic salt, basil, and oregano. It smelled really good and I thought they was going to turn out to be delicious.

I followed the directions and baked them at 425f for 10 minutes. When I opened the oven, I saw that the coating hadn’t helped them hold their shapes at all and they were now one flat, ugly breaded cheese-sheet. They did taste good, though.

My Result:Result

Next Time I Will:  The only thing I can think of that I may have done wrong was use fat-free milk to roll the cheese in, since it’s thinner than whole milk and may not have worked as well to keep the coating together. Other than that, I followed the instructions completely.

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23 May

Fail: White Chocolate Bark Bites

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Pin Reaper: Amanda

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/41517627789133498/, via http://www.number-2-pencil.com/2014/01/23/valentines-day-white-chocolate-bark-bites/

Inspiration

 

What I Did: White chocolate does not melt as smoothly as chocolate and most of my sprinkles seemed to melt. Also, working with melted chocolate is messy!

My Result:Result

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22 May

User Error: Milk Jug Craft

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Pin Reaper: Jessica

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/145241156707070409/ via http://www.daniellesplace.com/html/valentine.html Inspiration

What I Did: I’m slightly artistically challenged

My Result:

Result

Next Time I Will:  Absolutely nothing! I love all types of frogs, especially [silly] ones! Besides my 2 year old daughter thought it was AWESOME!!

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21 May

Fail: Bottle Cut

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Pin Reaper: Jayme

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/243757398555760743/ Inspiration

What I Did: The directions clearly state to firmly tap it against something firm after you are done dipping it into cold water. I “tapped” …. it shattered, everywhere. Complete fail.  I changed EVERYTHING about this, and had a success.

My Result:

Result

 

Next Time I Will: After destroying several more bottles, I found a way to do this without “tapping” the bottle. I loaded up my sink with cold water and put a tray of ice in it. After the string was just ready to go out, I dunked the whole bottle in the water, and it snapped off without ANY force.  And just an FYI…..it is NOT alcohol that works best with this project. It is 100% acetone! BIG difference.

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