Wednesday, December 2, 2015

An earrings display frame

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Hello there :) Look what i have for my pretty ladies today, something that will not take any out of the world material. 80% chances are you already have them and in this holiday season you can make it for your loved ones. i guarantee you, they would kiss your hands ;) 

Color scheme according to my peacock theme, 
I just loved the way it turned out!

You wont believe how EASY and SIMPLE it is...
List of supplies:
a nice frame of preferred size, shape and color.
a cheap plastic place mat.
paints (optional)
chain. beads, lace, etc (optional)
glue gun.

Firstly I painted my frame with blue and green, just to highlight the detail a bit. And I didn't make it any neat, it was in rough coats, i'll show in the closeup shots.

Blue was to be done yet in this picture.

i then measure the size i needed to cut according to frame and cut it out. now because my mat was silver it was highly required to paint it gold, but just the gold borders didn't do the justice so i painted the petals blue.
and yet again blue was to be painted here. (SORRY!!!)

Done with the painting process, i glued it in the frame and added cahin in the inner border of the frame to give a more neat look.


You can see in all the closeup shots that painted strokes are really rough.

And once again the complete shot :)

This a really really must have addition on your dressing table because frankly, I at least  need to have everything right in front of my eyes when i get ready, or else i forget what I've got :| (my sister in law calls me "goldfish memory"

Do share your project with me if you make one, i'd love to learn from your ideas too!


Sunday, November 1, 2015

DIY Bling bling curtain

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Life has been getting busier day by day and soooooo many of my stuff is unfinished and finished projects are unpublished! This project is what i finished in august and here i am writing about it in NOVEMBER. And please excuse me while i also complain about how the time is flying ! it was my BIRTHADAY last week, I am 26 already, lion king was produced 21 years back, "dilwale dulhania le jaenge" (romantic super hit Indian movie) is 20 yrs old already, HOW??? and WHY??? I JUST FEEL TOO OLD NOW :(
anyways... that's what we call life and it will go on...
Lets start up with today's project as the title shows its one hell of bling bling curtain :D you do know how much i love all blings and glitters:D so ladies and gentlemen here i present you my hand mande curtain with double valance :D
i'll repeat here what i always say : "isnt it LOVE!!!" :p

Now the tragedy is i was in a hurry when i was making these and I forgot to take step by step pics. but I'll write everything in detail and trust me its really really REALLY easy to build. the good news is I filmed the tough part i.e plaiting the top.
My window is 3mtrs wide so I'll write all the materials to build the valance boxes first.

MDF or ply wood 12mm thick
Get it cut into 4 pieces of 20x10 cm
1 piece of  20x120
1 piece of 20x300 cm (you have to adjust the size according to your window)
4 hooks to hang them! 
wood glue and nails (if using ply wood) or screws (if using mdf)

You are going to join the two 15x20 cm pieces on the edges of both the long boards maing a "U".
Use alot of glue to bond it and the secure with nails or screws.
Here's a rough idea what it should look like.

Once you're done with building the valances, you will start the plaiting on it.
I used stretch fabric in metallic gold, using stretchable material will make it look more neat.
After the plaiting was done I secured ONLY the top ends with glue gun and left the fringe at bottom. just cut if the fringe is uneven. Watch the video for the plaiting process.
(the video might be a bit odd as it was my first time :D)

Next is just stitching the curtain, hem it and hang it on the regular curtain rod.
To make the top valance a bit more bling I used a nice string lace randomly allover it, and on the bottom valance i cut around 15 pieces of string lace and attached in the middle directly to the board with glue gun.
For the elegant flowy side panels I didnt stitch or hem it. Just held each orner and stuck it with glue gun on boardleaving enough space to make that pretty "U". Then used the same strings to fill that "U".
Once done with all, hang the pretty valances and give you room an entirely new look.



Next project is going to be the ceiling stenciling i did. seriously giving your ceiling a makeover can make a real dramatic change in your room.
you can see a bit of stenciled part in this picture.

Oh and lets not forget the cost:
fabric around 8kd 
the string lace 1.5 kd for whole roll from friday market
mdf 4,5 kd and 1 kd for cutting
this curtain cost roughly 15 kd, while a pro would charge 60+ kd 

Leave a comment below what you think about it. 
I love hearing from you all and definitely love seeing you creat something new!
Share when ever you do as i learn from you all too :)


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Huge Clock Gets Makeover

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Finally I am writing a blog. After 2 long, busy and sick months, actually still sick i am. my nose is so runny feels like I've a part of Niagara fit in there (EWW!) and lets just not talk about the itchy the coughy and what not throat, i fear my throat would burst, my ribs would break and my brain would fall out of my head due to the stupid pressure cough puts me through. Oh I am so hating it and missing my healthy self so much :'( never take any of the blessings for granted! 
And btw 
(I hope it looks like one :D)
Now coming to the topic, as you all know i started to do my room back in July, here is an update.
1. painting my walls is done.
2. stenciling the ceiling is done'
3. curtains are done
4. half wall wainscoting is done
5. the corner shelf is built but the painting and designing part is left
6. a clock makeover for my room is done.

So you see i have quite a few blogs to be written in row in upcoming days and I promise this time I wont take ages.
and also beside the room i have a few more tiny projects done and my most favorite of them is "DOLCE AND GABBANA STYLE FLORAL GLASSES". Cant wait to share that :')

And the project today i am sharing is the clock makeover.

you wont believe the price i got it for. it was just 1kd, from old Friday market. People keep asking me how do you find such awesome stuff there.
My only formula is that make a clear concept in your mind of the look you want, and go for hunt, you come across so many pretty things over there that literally cost a few fils or a few dinar for some furniture pieces. Sometimes the color may not be the one you looking for, but thats what paints are made for :D
PAINTS!!! my super super suuuuuper hero! Cant imagine my life or in fact the universe without it.
This time no before pic because my excitement makes me crazy and i forget about taking pictures.
but here's a during pic:

All I used was acrylic paint and gold paint.
Wanted it to be solid green but that was killing the details so i just took a wet sponge and light wiped off the wet paint from the details.
the just highlighted a few spots with gold paint. LOVED how it turned out and Love how its a perfect addition to my peacock theme

closeup shots are from bottom angle as i am too short and the clock is too high on wall :P
Its literally huge, sizes about 80cm long and 30cm wide. HUGE!!!

And another one.

see how peacock-ish it is :')

clock 1kd
green paint 1kd
gold paint .5 kd
total: 2,5 plus unlimited awesomenessssss!!! 

the next project to be shared is the curtain i designed. hopefully will post on saturday.
till then have fun, be creative and live your moments to fullest :)


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

how to make a unique Rings organizer

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Something that i must tell you all who hate their houses, who hate their apartments, who hate their areas, moving to a new place is just not easy! Soooo many things to work with, so many changes to adjust with and a lazy person like me is definitely going to take ages for that :(
oh well... I've got so much on my to do list that i feel like i wont be able to finish till next year. But what even the hurry :P the longer i take to work with something the better results i get, the more you people are going to love me for it :D  (I know you love me and i love u too :* )
Coming to the post, are you going to try killing me if i told u that this post is about a month old and it was just my laziness that i took so long to post it? Of course you wont, i mean how can u even think of killing me when you I've got so much more on my mind *grins evilly*  (if you ever meet my sisters in law, ask them to define my this smile :P )
This is one crazy project and i am loving it. A ring organizer out of an old book :D yup yup!

Uniqueness... isn't it?

Old books
glue gun.
accessories to decorate (optional)
the treasure...

Remove the covers. (excuse the dim lights, it was 3 am in the morning when i started this... thank you insomnia, you're one of the reason behind my creativity :/)

Stick the edge of both books on a piece of cardboard.

First determine how many portions you want in your holder. 
Now take tiny portion of pages and separate just one page on the right side.

Bend the portion towards right and tuck it into the middle.

The single page you left on right, bring it toward the left from the top of the bent portion, and tuck it into the center. 

Keep repeating till all the portions are done and just glue the last 2 portions with the cardboard :)

I am in love how the pictures turned out.

Special thanks to the lady who sent me all these books for free, shout out to you Ma'am,you're awesome!:)
This ring organizer is perfect to gift your sister or mommy :) or your  "bae" (Ive no idea why this word came into existence).  Send me a picture on my fb page if you make one:)

Keep dreaming...
Keep DIY-ing..

Friday, July 10, 2015

DIY chunky trendy rope necklace

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What a relief when you finally get to create something after like, AGES!
I agree with my statement a 100% that art is my relaxation therapy. I've been creating stuff for past 3 days and man it feelS sooooo gooood :D
Eid is just a week away and i am not getting time to visit markets for tiny things plus i am TRYING to save for my room decoration(till now i am failing miserably :( ). so here is what I've been thinking  of making for a whole week and finally did it today.

THAT pendant kind of thing was not some jewelry.

do not look at anything as "useless piece of crap".
just a bit of creativity and VIOLA! :D

Here is what you need:
Some piece of old broken jewellery
Cotton rope
Metal stud lace
Glue gun
Thread and a needle

Cut the rope of desired length.

Untwist it and separate the strands.

Tie one end with thread. Secure using glue.

Make a braid and secure the other end.

Use a thread to stitch the pendant with braid.

Now stitch the pearls on it.

Separate the studs by opening the hooks at back.

Use glue gun to stick the studs

Poke ribbon from the front side of your necklace towards the back side using the scissors

Sucure using glue gun.

Take a single strand and wrap it around the end. 

Add more studs if you want to.
And once more a look at complete project :)

Do share with me if you create anything similar for your eid :)
Do not forget to grab your seat in my upcoming classes IF YOU LIVE IN KUWAIT.
Its going to be so much fun, you can afford to miss a single project.

Find the details HERE