Tag: DIY

Neha and Gaurav’s Cozy Apartment is a Riot of Colors And Full of DIY Ideas. And Oh! Do Watch Out for the Showstealer!

The entrance to Neha and Gaurav's home

When the entrance to a home is bursting with colors and creativity like this, you would…



Day 5: Let’s make the windows squeaky clean!

The favorite feature of my current home: floor-to-ceiling windows and  wall-to-wall glass windows. This  ~ translates to a flood of natural light.

But, that also means tough deep cleaning once in a while. it’s quite a task to keep the shine on large glass windows. They looked the best the day professionals from MyBlueBottle cleaned the windows. Within weeks, dust and grime formed a layer on…



Day 4: Surface clean fans, switchboards, light fixtures, and doors.

Some of the most dustiest places in a home are above our heads – places that are out of normal sight and reach. Ready to look upward? All the surfaces over your heads will get a shine! If you can spare a little over 30 minutes, it will be wonderful.

What you’ll need: collect your supplies

I’m getting a little inventive with this one after having tried…



Day 3: Clean the guest bed room closet

How did the past two days of cleaning go?

Were you able to take out 30 minutes from the day to go through the sorting and purging?

Today, we deal with the last of the closets in the house – the guest bed room.

This is where I usually stash the bed linen, long coats, jackets, extra towels, and the other racks are often empty for guests when…



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….



DIY: How to convert a glass jar into a 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, then this DIY will be a…



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 wood in good shape. Along with my son’s bunk bed, the carpenter had given…



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 sale and got them home. They had clearly seen…



Cleaning tip: How to sparkle your bathroom faucets with one ingredient

Hard water.

Lime scales.

That’s the hard fact. Be it in Bangalore, or anywhere in India.

More often than not, the task or obsession of keeping the taps sparkling clean falls on me. House helps are not obsessed about it. After all, who doesn’t enjoy a clean bathroom.

Over the years, I have learnt one secret and one ingredient that works wonders. Ready to know?

The best part is it…



Creating a statement piece of furniture with Asian Paints’ Wood Tech Studio

We finally moved into the new house. It’s been two weeks. This was the first weekend in months when we had some time (a few hours) on our hands with nothing to do. That was a strange feeling. After you’ve been running around tirelessly for months for everything from hinges and laminates to painting and furniture, there is a sudden vacuum. Oh, we are not…

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