Category: DIY

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Under 30 minutes: How to transform your home to adorn a festive look

Can you transform the monochromatic look of your living room in under 30 minutes? Or, if you were looking to render a festive look to your home, how would you do it? All this, without spending a lot on repainting the walls, buying curtains, accessories, or make your credit card bill run into pages the next month?



How to: Six ways to use leftover wood

Last Sunday evening, I was meandering through the bylanes of Shivaji Nagar in Bangalore after my quest to buy madeleine pans in Adams and cane baskets in the neighboring shops turned futile.  Anyways, not long after, I found myself at the Westside shop. I can never fathom the crowd their outlets attract anytime of the week, any day of the year. A friend gifted a…



Have you seen the Kitchen Organizing Bible yet?

For the amount of praise that’s going to come Good Homes’ way, it’s only fair that I begin this post with a caveat: this is neither a sponsored post nor am I associated in any way with BBC Good Homes. Now, tell me, have you run through the March edition of Good Homes? Yes? You beat me to it :( If not, do it now. I…



Try this: an origami birthday-party invite that will lit up your guests’ faces!

origami invite

My son’s birthday party was a last-minute-let’s-do-it affair. We had decided we wouldn’t have one, or probably have one a week later. But just like that, three days before his birthday, we decided to have one as my dad was visiting. There you go: all the arrangements had to be done, and by myself. Unlike every time, we…



Flowers & Origami

There are two things on his mind all day: origami and games. Well, add Charlie Brown of Peanuts, and make it three. Good grief! There was a time — not so long ago, like two months ago —  when every nook and cranny in the house had bits and pieces of paper and out popped an airplane of all shapes and sizes from the couch,…



Organizing: What works best for you in the kitchen?

Vandana shares her kitchen organizing tips today. There are no rules when it comes to the kitchen….whatever works to help you be more efficient rules.

She says, “I’ve lined…



Tip: Make your flowers stay fresh longer!

Can you guess how old these flowers are?

Four days. Yep, four days. And, will last probably for another three days going by last two weeks’ experience. Want to…



Organizing: How do you store and use kitchen appliances with ease?

Do you look for additional muscle power every time you have to make dosa batter? I mean to take out the grinder from the bottom shelf, or is it perched on your countertop conveniently (great for use but not easy on the eye, right?) ?

As much as we would like to use ammi, kalloral (read: food mill, mortar and pestle), they’ve given way to juicer,…



DIY: Project floating shelf goes live

Hello everyone! Hope you had a great weekend. Saturday was great and I’d planned to go to Kala Madhyam yesterday but felt a li’l under the weather which kept me grounded at home for most part of the day. Did any of you happen to go?

I’d written about how floating shelves can be stylish and optimum for storage for space-starved rooms. As planned, the…

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