When I was a child, my room was several shades of dusty pink which I abhorred. It was my grandma who chose the color pallet when she was still around. The rose-colored wall, the tinted windows, the stuffy polka-dot bedding, the mauve curtains… It should have been pretty cute, but it reeked of niminy-piminy ladylike […]
DIY & Crafts
Home improvement projects, DIY decor ideas, Upcycling and repurposing projects
We love the IKEA Besta LED light door and panel especially when you can control it with a wireless remote but we just could not bring ourselves to fork out all that money for multiple doors. So, we came up with a cheaper alternative and added voice support along the way. Here’s how we did […]
IKEA’s Billy Bookcase is a classic piece of furniture that has captured the hearts and imagination of many IKEA furniture fans. It’s simplicity coupled with it’s versatility has ensured that it continues to be part of the wide range of ever-changing merchandise in the furniture range.
Is the slouchy beanie still fashionable these days? I’m not exactly sure, but I certainly like the laid-back, ‘couldn’t care less’ appeal of it’s style, add that to my often crazy wind-blown hair, it’s a perfect combination.
After watching The Gentlemen by Guy Ritchie, I started looking up tables with BBQ grill built-in on the web for inspiration. I am talking about the scene with Hugh Grant and Raymond Smith in the garden patio. There was a rectangular dining table with a full length grill and chimney in the middle. It got […]
Indoor flower pots and planters do not come cheap. What if you can make them yourself for next to nothing? In fact, these pots and planters came straight out of the recycling bin. Here are some really easy up-cycling projects with plastic bottles to reduce waste and create plenty of pots and planters for any […]
Like the idea of a Kamado ceramic smoker and grill but put off by the price tag, here is how you can make your one with a trip to the garden center.
Here is a much improved terracotta clay pot smoker using Weber Cooking Grate, secondary smoking grate with a bucket BBQ as a fire bowl, handles from IKEA and good sized flower pots.
STOP, TAKE A BREATH, INHALE – EXHALE… If the stress this Christmas season is getting to you, and the thought of the multitude of preparations for the kitchen and gift buying is getting to you. Take a breather and try colouring. (Read our earlier post on why we think colouring for adults is great.)
With increasing fuel and energy bills, it is worth considering alternatives or ways to help reduce heating bills. What better way to do this than with these DIY hot air collectors. Even on a cloudy day, these solar air heaters perform surprisingly well and are definitely worth checking out. Here are your best options in […]