DIY glass lanterns *

DIY glass lanterns *

lantern vignetteTrying for a Moroccan lantern, almost there!

It took me over two weeks to come up with this blue glass lantern. It’s not where I want yet but I have gone through a major learning process including how to paint glass. I was aiming for a Moroccan lantern, can you tell? No?

I am in love with Moroccan decor and everything Morocco! My obsession started after watching an episode of America’s next top model a few years ago in which the girls were taken to Morocco.The culture is so rich. I love the colors, the shapes, textures, everything.

The lantern on the right was my first DIY project just before I started this blog. It’s pretty easy to make. The process can literally be described in two sentences.

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My first chair makeover *

My first chair makeover *

 

chair makeover- after details

There’s nothing like a before picture to validate a makeover project.

The blog-sphere is full of furniture painting and upholstery makeover projects. These are my favorite kinds of home decor projects because not only is it great to see the beautiful finished product, one can also measure and appreciate the amount of work that went into the process based on the before condition.

This project was long overdue, I kept putting it off because I imagined it would take forever but much to my pleasant surprise I started and finished it in one weekend, sweet!

Let’s have another quick look at the before and then the process that got this chair into its current state.

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DIY cutlery wall art *

DIY cutlery wall art *

cutlery art vignette

 

 

Let´s dine, shall we?

Inspiration for home decoration can come from a lot of places. Have you ever been out dining and got the urge to quickly dump the cutlery in your bag when no one was looking? Then you decided it was dumb because what would you eat with, right? Some restaurants have really fantastic cutlery but can you blame them? It’s their business.

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DIY laundry wire basket *

DIY laundry wire basket *

3 DIY laundry wire basket

Keep your dirty linen private!

It’s disturbing how clutter can build up in a space in a seemingly short period of time. I call it the phenomenon of unending clutter. We struggle with dirty laundry which litters the floor, gets piled up in a corner or on the edge of the bed. This makes a space look  muddled and untidy.  Figuring out a functional yet stylish storage for this becomes a challenge. Baskets offer a good storage solution. I will show you how I made this beautiful wire basket that you can use in your home to store up just about anything that you need tucked  away.

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Baskets for potted plants *

Baskets for potted plants *

Basket flower potOh the many uses of our beloved Kiondo!

The kiondo is a traditional african basket. This basket comes in various shapes and sizes and has many functions. I have seen the kiondo used several times for its aesthetics as well. I had these little baskets tucked away in the kitchen and decided they needed to start working for me pronto!

You probably have one of these cool baskets somewhere, time to take it out because there is now no excuse to display your plants in unsightly ‘kasukus’.

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DIY hand painted curtains *

DIY hand painted curtains *

You deserve the curtains you want!

It is becoming increasingly difficult to find modern curtains at an affordable price in Nairobi. I know probably not everyone will agree with me on this. A quick search on Facebook returns an army of curtain vendors but how often do you see curtains that you know are exactly what you need?

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Decorating your home with DIY knick knacks *

Decorating your home with DIY knick knacks *

 

G cleff art

A DIY budget is the best budget!

 

Spray painted lamp glass

 

 

Stamps on a wall

 

As always,

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