Category: DIY

How to projects around the garden, painting. Everything that is useful around a home.


Before and After: I Painted This 15-year-old cabinet To Give It a Vintage Touch

CABINET

We bought this wooden cabinet as a multipurpose storage unit to store footwear, newspaper, and odd hardware tools. This was one of our first purchases after we moved into our first home. To be honest, I had zero understanding of decorating,…



7 Insta-worthy Easter eggs

Easy DIY Easter egg ideas and projects - dyed and colored

Easter is a reminder of how soon time flies. It marks the end of another school year, and the beginning of summer break. With kids home, Easter is a harbinger of a prolonged period of messy homes, and DIY craft and…



The Easiest, Fail-Safe Way to Germinate Seeds (Hint: Without soil)

easy way to germinate seeds with cotton wool

You know what the hardest part of gardening is? Atleast, it is for me. Getting the seeds to germinate, and of course, dealing with pests the organic way.  …



DIY: A Plastic Planter Gets a Fancy Makeover

Planter makeover

The DIY bug has bit me. The itch to do something around the house lies dormant in action with ideas just swarming in the head all the time. But, when it gets active, there’s no stopping. I like it this way because projects that should have…



The Story of a Customized Bookshelf

large modular book shelf

This is not a sponsored post.

If there is one piece in our home that has our signatures stamped in its design, then it has to be the bookshelf. The piece sits majestically in the first floor living. This post is a story of how the bookshelf…



DIY: How to make a rope hanging planter

Today I have a super easy DIY post for you. Remember in the rope shelves post, I promised to show you how to make a hanging planter with rope. Ready?

I had been scouting for good  balcony railing planters to hold the rectangular planters but yet to find one that doesn’t cost a fortune. I am not too fond of the custom made welded ones….



How to make mason jar soap dispenser

dispenser

There is a phase in my life when I am obsessed about something. For now, it is ceramic and glass jars.

Anything but plastic.

Love the Organica pickle bottles. Wish they were square. I find myself buying those pickles for the bottles.

Do you have glass jars lying around the house? If yes,…



DIY: How to make newspaper seedling planters

The credit for today’s DIY goes to my 9-year old Pranav who has been a HUGE origami buff for over four years now. There was a time when his days were filled with only paper planes, transforming ninja stars, and dragons. During that time if there was something called persistence, I was learning it from him. It all started with a F-16 fighter jet…



DIY: How to use any wood piece as a hanging rack

hanging rack

For today’s DIY post, I am reviving one of of the old projects and how it has come handy over the years. Look around your house or take a walk around your apartment, and you can be absolutely sure of finding a piece of…



DIY: Entry makeover with colorful planters

Encouraged by Preethi, I am going to give this DIY series a day, a try, at least on weekdays. Today, I take you through a painting project that promises a splash of color and instant facelift.

Planter

 

A few weeks ago, I spotted a set of these tall planters on…