Continuing the home-y spirit of the last entry, here’s a list of things we’ve made around the house. A couple of notes:
Curtains can be expensive yet are the easiest thing to sew. We have all manners of DIY curtains at home:
And the best thing is, many of these fabrics came from a bag of home decor fabrics sold as remnants for the magical price of (drumroll…) RM10! I know, #bestbargainever
I love these because they’re the most useful piece of furniture when you have a toddler/pre-schooler who would quite like to be self-reliant and reach things himself. For adults, it also makes for a good footrest under a computer table, or a compact stool for extra seating (like outside the bathroom ).
The inspiration and rough instructions came from Pinterest finds like below:
We will probably keep on collecting milk bottles to make at least one more pouf, although it might take another year!
I was so keen on getting the small white shelf (especially) done because someone has a habit of dropping bits like receipts and coins on any horizontal surface in any room of the house and then has trouble recollecting the exact location when needed.
I have since discovered the power of such shelves, trays and/or baskets to act as “crap collector/hider”. We have crappity-baskets everywhere!
The bamboo mirror was made from a bathroom mirror and (surprise) bamboo from a craft store. The ottoman was a coffee table; shortened, painted then switched out the table top.
Oh, I forgot! The clock was a small DIY project too.
Because I like having things to look at around the house. Most of these are my husband’s khat (calligraphy) designs but we made them together.
That is it, for now! I have most of these projects up on Facebook if you need more information.
And, I might be learning how to make soap from used cooking oil soon. Wouldn’t that be a super-functional DIY?