Tuesday, March 22, 2011

DIY:Plant pot holder

Hello there! I just came up with this idea to make a plant pot holder.. they are made with unused or broken photo frames.. mine were small frames from ikea.

Here I used:
  • some frames
  • glue or double sided tape
  • a plant pot to fit in
That's it

If you have frames of different sizes .. just make sure the smallest frame you are using is big enough for the pot to fit in.

you could also use broken frames.. since you are gluing or taping each frame to one another it does not matter.

Just stuck the frames to each other randomly.. and painted is .... thats as easy as it gets!!

Monday, March 07, 2011

PRINT-A-PORTER:Unique place for vintage posters

I came across this amazing Australian based online store PRINT-A-PORTER for vintage posters. They have a unique colourful collection of vintage posters from 50's to 80's .They just made me crazy.
They also get it framed for you....I am sure it will make anyone fall in love with them!You could shop for them here

Saturday, March 05, 2011

DIY: decoupage tin box!

Hello! it feels great to be back writing agian on a Sunday. I just thought why not begin the re-writing phase with a tutorial. It is a simple decoupage project which gives a trendy mappy look to a tin can box... to store knick knacks... so here we go..
You will need:
  1. tin can box
  2. modge podge(I used white glue,but modge podge is better )
  3. old map sheets
  4. scissors or paper cutter
  5. tissues
  6. pair of hands ready to get messy and gluey:-)

We start with the lid of the box. I have used detailed pictures because the corners of the lid is the only tricky part here.If you simply start glueing them they give crooked folds at the corners I found this method easy to get a neat rounded corners... may be there are better ways to do it ... Firstly measure up the sides of the lid(above).

Cut 4 strips for four corners of any length and the width being the measurement taken above.

Glue the sides of the lid and start pasting the 4 strips to all four corners.

Now simple take another piece of the paper and paste and place one corner of the box on it and trace the curved corner,shown above. Cut it along the drawn curve

You can see above..I have randomly taken a strip of paper and cut it along the curve.Like in the picture above match the curved corners of the paper and box and stick it.

Once stuck.,add whole lot of glue on the paper and spread evenly(you have to do the same to the side strips as well)when you coat the paper with glue the corners blend them together with your hands so that no gap is seen.. but make sure its done before its dry .

continue pasting strips of paper till all of the lid is covered.

Once the lid is done.Put the lid back on the box and draw a line to mark the area that is used up by the lid. This area is to be left empty ,otherwise the lid will not close.

Tape up the area above the line as you don't want it to have glue all round. Now measure the area from the line to the lower edge of the box and cut a long strip or different strips and paste it on to the box and coat it all over with glue... there it is all done!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

At home with:Maria

Hello everyone..... great start to the week with a home tour... so I start my week with the well set home of Maria of Maloblogg ,in Stockholm, Sweden... I am glad that Maria shared her beautiful place with us.. and agreed to write in some lines for us about her place.. She also blogs at malointhegarden... journal of her garden.. which is so wonderful that it would take me another post to cover it .....Thanks a lot Maria!

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Our house was built in the 30's and this is its beautiful stair case. The wallpaper is handprinted and in a pattern from when the house was built. From Lim och Handtryck.

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Dining table by window facing the street. Table cloth made by Ikea fabric and curtain from tiogruppen
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This is the dining area in living room. Carpet from Pappelina and sideboard made by husband of Ikea kitchen cupboards and oak shelves.

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This picture shows the opposite side of sofa, and also you can see another string shelf.

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Bedroom with another, string shelf. The wallpaper is from Ferm Living and I love the soft grey light in there.

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Corner of living room with string shelf.

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This is used to be the former play room ,now we use it as an work/craft room. In the spring we keep our seedlings in the window. It's a very bright room facing the back side garden.

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Opposite side of work/craft room. My husband built the desk. Storage space for lap tops and drawing paper.(I must add I love those chairs)

I am glad to have this house featured.... hope you liked them ..You could see more of her pictures here.. Thanks again Maria. Hope you have a great week ahead!

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