We Indians have a very connection with Divans (day bed) in our homes. I think 80% of Indian homes would have a divan in the living room as it is convenient for extra seating or to relax down on a bed. But ya how many of you really miss good divans here in US. Either […]
I found these antique chairs in facebook marketplace and caught my eye for a repurpose project. Well you must be thinking its a tough job to fix it. Guess what if you have donr my basic upholstery 101 project of upholstered ikea foot stool then tgis is a piece of cake. All you need for […]
When it comes to glass table top furniture, there is almost nothing you can do to give it a new look. But you know what I wont let you run out of options :), we can try out some gold foil over it. Lets checkout this interesting project to turn any boring pain glass into […]
Things you need for this project: I have added all the items you need in the amazon Antique Mirror list Citristrip – You can find it in lowes or homedepot. Metal Scraper/Steel wool Muriatic acid Glasses Gloves Rag Brush Empty Spray bottle for acid Water hose Mirror spray paint in case of “Oops moments” Decoupage […]
Put simply, decoupage involves cutting out pictures, gluing them to an object and then coating the pictures and the object with layers of varnish. The finished item can look so beautiful that it appears to be professionally painted. You can buy a large selection of supplies specifically for it , but the nice thing about this […]
The Ikea banana fiber low seating ottoman is a beautiful piece if you want to add some traditional ethnic style low seating in any room. To enhance the beauty of this piece I have added an upholstered cushion on top of it and it just looks amazing. check out the complete post on how you […]
Embellishing your painted furniture with stencils is a simple way to add excitement to the design. It’s also the perfect opportunity to add a textural element and make a unique statement. Adding a raised stencil adds extra dimension and interest and looks amazing when dark waxed or glazed to bring out the highlights!
How many of you already started decking up your home for the festive season. Well, its really been an eventful week for me with the hurricane, family sickness, navarathri…phew!!! But nevertheless my festive decor preparations would never stop 😜. Well thats my energy booster. So ya lets do some intresting DIYs for this diwali. Moss […]
I tried working on this thriftstore trunk a couple of times and nothing really worked on it. Tried bapu painting, traditional rangoli, tried some french stencils…they didn’t seem to create an impact I wanted to give it. I just repainted it to its original color and left it to rest while my son made it […]
Layering different color paints is quite a tricky task. But when it comes to Annie Sloan, it definitely makes it easier to blend the colors. I took a side table that I found on Facebook marketplace and wanted to give an Indian traditional touch to it by doing a Kalamkari fabric decoupage on the table. […]
Celebrate this Ganesh Festival with creating your own Eco-friendly Ganesh idol This Ganesh festival do your bit to save the environment by making your own Tree Ganesha madeof soil and seeds. This unique idol is designed to grow in to a tree after immersion. Materials you need: Air dry clay Knife Acrylic paints Seeds Check […]
Krishnashtami is around the corner and this beautiful Krishna theme decor would be a great backdrop for Krishna theme party or Krishnashtami pooja. This backdrop is pretty simple and wouldn’t take much time except for doing some hands on painting :P. Pardon me for some novice pictures on this project 🙂 Materials needed: scrap PVC […]
Festive season is on! We have Varalakshmi vratham coming up next week. There have been a lot of questions on the jewelry and accessories that I used to dress up my ammavaru last year. And I want to share some sources so that you can go shipping spree to dress up your ammavaru this year.I […]
Indian weddings traditionally have a lot of ceremonies and rituals. We are a blend of vibrant colours, rich accessories, meaningful rituals and fun festivities. There is one tradition in India that we rewed at the age of 60,and I am so lucky to get the opportunity to arrange my parents Silver wedding anniversary with rewed […]
I kept seeing those ads on Facebook with beautiful mixed wood walls by stickwood which I thought they were stunning, but alas, I don’t have the kind of dough it costs to purchase them. I was determined, though, and I wanted to recreate this look. A simple solution would be to use reclaimed wood. Here’s […]
Ever since I saw the napkin decoupage project done by sweetpickins, I was so inspired to do one of my own. I found this beautiful curved dresser on facebook marketplace for 20$. I decided I was going to do the napkin decoupage on this one. Materials needed: Sander/Sand paper with high grit. Chalk Paint Your […]
Etched glass doors can be very expensive to buy and if you want a custom design instead of standard ‘stock’ designs they price will be even higher. With a little work you can create your own etched glass door for a fraction of the cost. I always wanted a Ganesh etched glass door for my pooja room. […]
Fairy lights aren’t just for holidays: whether they’re lighting up your Christmas tree, wedding or dorm rooms, these lights are practical ways to add a little twinkle. Since these decorative accents can do virtually no wrong, spruce up your space with these modern luminaries. They are so versatile, you’ll want to keep them on display […]
The next time your beautiful bouquet of roses starts to wilt, instead of tossing the pretty petals in the trash, make potpourri. Rose petals have a calming scent, and creating a mix that leaves a lovely lingering scent in your home is so easy. This gold dipped DIY also makes a memorable homemade gift. All […]
From holidays to weddings to showers to birthday parties, photo booths are all the rage right now! Why not create one for your next celebration? They are super fun and this easy DIY fairy light backdrop is perfect for any occasion! The cost for this backdrop setup was less than 50$, yes you heard it right. All […]
If you are a rustic style lover then you will definitely like this creative DIY Chandelier made from a rustic tree. Use the fallen branches form your garden and make something creative and artistic. Using branches to decorate your home is suitable at any time of year, but winter is by far the best season for it. In winter you can find […]
I was checking out for some whitewashed mirrors and a beautiful mirror at Pier one imports caught my eye. But the mirror was like 400$ and I did not want to spend that much on it. And I kept searching and I found a beautiful carved mirror at Tjmax for 120$ but wasn’t whitewashed. So I […]
Some goodwill finds are so beautiful when you transform them like these antique pillar and the candle stands😊 I am yet to tranform a few more from my collection 😉 All I did was to add a little antique brass buff to it. And this is how they look.
I saw a beautiful daybed in the world market, I so fell in love with it. But I felt the white was not bringing in the right character out of it, I wanted to add some color to it. Also, my living room has the rest of my furniture in neutrals, so decided to paint this […]
Desi DIY wishes you all a very happy Deepavali. I am posting my deepavali decor pictures, I wish you would enjoy the tour.
I was always crazy about old Indian aged doors that we find in most of our villages. But I dint really want to spend thousands of dollars just to own one such unique piece. So why not try your own, ya this time I tried to make a modernized version of an antique aged door […]
Every time I visit the world market, I come across these beautiful hand painted intricacies. I get so nostalgic looking at them, they remind me of the painted muggus that we used to do over the entrance of our houses. I so wanted to try this myself and started off searching for an entry table […]
I know this post is supposed to be a spring post and not a fall post :P. I waited this long to see a lily bloomed in my water feature, but had no luck on it. I can wait no more to share this simple yet elegant project for your garden. I really fell in […]
brundhavamadhi andharidhi govindhudu andhari vaadele. I wish there is a cute little krishna in every home to cherish this janmashtami today.
Ever since our childhood, we always had a habit of sitting on the floor while eating which is also an ancient culture for many Asian countries like India, Japan, China, etc. This practice not only brings the family together but also has many health benefits since you are sitting in a yoga posture (Sukhasana). We […]