It’s time for Int’l Bloggers Club again, and this month we’re here to talk about our epic hits & epic fails! We’ve all gone through some pretty awesome projects that were maybe easy as can be or also tough as hell, but were really worth it to blog about! They might have gotten us a ton of pageviews, but did they actually end up working out great or were they just epic fails and no more?
So today we’re here to each show you what worked and what didn’t work out at the end… Ready??
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Epic Hits & Epic Fails
My absolute #1 post was and still is my Easy Pallet Shoe Rack! It was so so easy and simple and has given my little blog here a ton of traffic! It was featured on a few other sites and there were lots of people questioning it’s functionality due to being outside.
Will it stand the weather?
Well, let me tell ya, after a year of using this pallet as a shoe organizer right in front of my entrance door, I can proudly say that it is still going strong, looking great and keeping our front entrance shoe-clutter-free! It is outside, yes, but partly covered, so it doesn’t get entirely wet when it rains, but is constantly exposed to all the humidity. We don’t get snow here where I live or even freezing temps, so I can’t speak for those situations.
What about bugs nesting inside the pallet?
Some people were also concerned of bugs and such being able to hide in the pallet, inside the shoes, especially on the bottom ones. We have a lot of bugs here due to the always mild climate, cockroaches, ants and spiders are only a few of them, so I do vaccum clean the pallet and outside entrance at least twice a week to keep it clean. This is a high traffic area that we use daily and I make sure that only the shoes that we always use are out here, meaning they get moved around a lot and I even stick the vacuum cleaner inside the shoes too. So far, it has worked great and except for some spider webs and bunny fur from our bunnies that love to sit inside the pallet bottom if there are empty spots, there hasn’t been any bug incident for us.
I added succulents to the top part which gives it a really nice look too!
Ok, now to one that didn’t turn out that great after all. It happens to be my second most viewed post of all times, and it does look great, but I have to admit that it was an #epicfail! Say Hi to my DIY Terrarium using Ikea Frames!
It was easy to make and I love decorating this terrarium each season, but I won’t lie… It has turned into a nightmare of DIY’s. It keeps on falling apart. Every time I basically stand close to it and breathe on it, it collapses! Well, I did take the easy way out and glued it all together with hot glue, remember? It lasted a bit, until I touched it to change out the inside and decorate it…and after that it just kept on falling apart. The solution is probably attaching small hinges which makes sense, I just haven’t gotten to it!
So, here you have my number one hit and number one flop, the epic hit and epic fail!! Make sure to stop by the other ladies blogs and check out their posts for today’s IBC!
Thank you for stopping by today,