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 […]
Celebrate this Ganesh Festival with creating your own Eco-friendly Ganesh idol Materials you need: Air dry clay Knife Acrylic paints Check out the video.
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 […]
Found this beautiful crafted metal piece in goodwill. The moment I saw that I knew it would fit my decor. Just buffed some metallic antique brass paint over it and here it looks, like one traditional temple pillar.
Festive season is on! We have varalakshmi vratham coming up this week. And i know a lot of you might not have a murthy, so here I am to show you how you can make beautiful ammavaru with a lamp shade. Materials you need: Nail two dowels in cross shape. Make sure the height matches […]
I am not a great artist, but I am just trying a few hand painted things lately. I want to checkout my designs on a few jewelry boxes before I put them on furniture. So here I present my vignette with decoupaged Bapu’s painting. Bapu has a unique style of paintings. He is known for […]
Ikea Malm dresser is one such piece of furniture that every second house would own. It is light weight and suits with any type of furniture. well having that said, it is kind of monotonous too. But you can do a quick make over and turn them into designer pieces. For this project I chose […]
Today’s project is pretty simple but its one of my favorite pieces. I got a small size coffee table from goodwill for like 10$, the moment I looked at it I knew what I wanted to do on it. I was looking for a piece to which I can add bells, and this was so […]
Hello guys, hope you guys are having a happy friday!! I am quite busy with some exciting DIY projects( will see them all soon). When you think of beautiful summer evenings, first thing that comes to my mind is a nice family dinner outdoor in your backyard. I did not want to let go this […]
I have been asked by my viewers if I sell my repurposed furniture. I always wanted to make an impression with my piece of work and have my style of collection before I can product them. So here I am with the first piece from my Antique Mughal collection
With the spring on, gardening work is keeping me quite busy these days. I have been looking forward to talk about my most favorite projects. I wanted to make a statement with my entry way and had looked for so many console tables online and in-store. But nothing really stole my heart. I started looking […]
Henna art has been our traditional art for mehendi. Lets extend this beautiful art over some candles and candle holders to gift your mom this mothers day. Materials used: Acrylic oil paint tube. Cellopad roll Cellotape Before we can make the art, we should make the cone and fill in acrylic paint in stead of […]
Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage. We love visiting beaches and after a long time we got a chance to get some vitamin “Sea”. We had an adventurous week at puerto rico, flight delays, missed baggages, heavy rains. Neverthless, we enjoyed every moment rain or shine. The tranquilizing blue waters, pouring rain forest […]
My friend had a hawaiian theme for her daughter’s second birthday and I so wanted to do a photobooth for her as a surprise. I started collecting some materials from my garage for the project. Materials used: Old Cardboard sheet from amazon boxes Styro foam sheet from shipments hot glue Flowers from dollar store Candle […]
Hello Guys! I am really glad I am finally able to make it to my first post. I am still getting a hang on my site design though. Well can’t wait anymore to talk about one of my recent DIY’s. I know there are a lot of blogs/posts online on Annie Sloan Chalk Paint projects, but I […]
Garage is the best place to dump all the storage we ever carry from ages, but we never care to organize it. Lets spare a weekend in building this storage shelving unit so that we can better organize our storage. All it takes is some 2×4’s, tools and screws.Shall we get started!! Materials needed: 1. […]