This extremely simple DIY lamp makeover was made on a day when I was totally bored, had nothing to play with, save some paper and a pair of scissors. But sometimes something pretty comes out of boredom too, wouldn’t you say? I did nothing more than fold a square piece of paper, start making cuts that I felt were turning out into a delicate pattern, unfolded to check once or twice, folded back & snipped a little more till I was satisfied, then adhered it to the inside of the lamp with some transparent tape. In short, a paper snowflake, umm a square paper snowflake. New lamp in seconds!
Happiness is taking a long, warm bath. Oh yes! That’s exactly what happiness is after a long day’s work, don’t you think?
My husband and I moved into our new apartment only two months back. And there is still a lot of decorating to do. But as I hear from many of my friends, that’s supposed to be the fun part! My bathroom walls are still quite bare and I wanted to give them a temporary something before I can decide on some cool decor. I looked up some funny bathroom quotes on the internet. To be honest, most of them tended to be more gross than funny! But this one really clicked for me. It does have warm, soothing, comforting feeling to it. This DIY practically cost me zero money and quite less effort, just enough to write down the words on a blank sheet of paper and paste it up on the walls with some scotch tape. I made little loops of tape at the corners so they wouldn’t show up on the front. I would have framed it but I am yet to decide where exactly I want to drill holes in the walls. So, as I said, I needed a temporary solution. And then I thought I should add some color, too. So I printed out a sheet with some overlapping shapes. What do you think?
I really can’t help myself one walks these days, almost always returning with a bunch of leaves, or twigs or pine cones to put up around the house. But autumn decor is a kinda must-do, right? Especially if you have a whole forest floor of beautifully colored fall goodness at your disposal! Adds a bit of warmth to my little corner here.
My husband says I am planning to bring the rain-forest indoors! But hey, what am I supposed to do? Autumn is here and if I don’t take care of these babies, I might as well have a bunch of potted twigs in a few days. Now, I wouldn’t want to do that. But there is that other issue of space. My apartment thankfully has big windows, which means long window sills. However, I didn’t want to fill them out with houseplants either. Then I had an idea. Why not hang them up?! We have these three sets of hot water pipes that feed the electrical heaters at our place. Anyone who has lived in a place that needs indoor heating would know what I mean. Here’s a picture, though.
I’d thought of hanging vertical buntings on them to make them look less bare, but I liked this idea way better. All I needed were some IKEA pot holders, some string and some plants. And that was that.
I am quite thrilled, it looks quite good, don’t you think? The one with the purple flowers is called Campanula and the ones with the green leaves are Chlorophytum comosum, more commonly known as spider plant or airplane plant or hen-and-chickens (the last one, wonder why?) I love that the new shoots are hanging out low, they make nice shadow patterns too.