A quick little question that you have to answer without thinking too much. Ready? What was your last purchase for the home? The big couch, fancy dresser, or pretty mugs at an exhibition. For me, the cheer a big investment brings is short-lived, but the small indulgences keep the cheer flowing all year long.

Don’t you think it’s the little, unexpected changes around the house that put a smile on everyone’s face? Like when you painted a wall, or changed the seating arrangement, or bought some bright cushions?   When my son gets back from school to see a new Pooh sticker on his door, or a Batman sketch on his side table, he is overjoyed. Last week, while cleaning his shelf, I found some wall vinyl stickers my brother had sent a year ago. It just lay there for I was in the search of a perfect wall and timing to put it up. If not now, when I thought? In five minutes, it was up along with a antique wooden piece my husband picked up in a Tokyo flea market. Ten minutes later he walked in and was pleasantly surprised.

There is a 1 feet wide strip of wall that divides the dining and kitchen. This is where I pasted the vinyl stickers of a steaming pot of coffee. And anther one on the opposite side.

The stickers are from DCWV and they have a huge collection for every occasion, room, theme and mood.

What beautiful, reassuring lines for every time you look at yourself in the mirror. Can’t be a better way to start a day :)

How are you going to transform a wall in under Rs.500? Share your ideas.

Image courtesy: amazon (lettering)


  1. The big investments normally involve purchasing, while the small indulgences are more to do with doing up things oneself… the satisfaction levels that one can attain through DIY is quite unparalleled by what money can buy… Quite an interesting tutorial !! And the steaming cup of coffee is so symbolic. Loved the post !

  2. laksh

    Thanks. When are you guys dropping by?

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