Monday, February 8, 2016

5 DIY to try # painting upholstery

When you think about renovate an armchair two options can in mind (at least in mine). First upholster it, which means lots of work and staples, and an uncertain outcome because it's far from easy. Second sewing a cover, but it doesn't work for every chair shape. Painting? Nope, it never crossed my mind until I saw those awesome tutorials! Obviously it will not work for all chairs but it's a very good option to consider if the upholstery is in good condition. So, ready to paint?

 Painting fabric chair // Made + Remade

DIY painted chair makeover // Sugar & cloth

Painting upholstery // A beautiful mess

DIY stenciled armchair // A little bit of everything

Friday, February 5, 2016

DIY printable lampshade

You know I love lighting projects. You may remember the paper geo lampshade. If you don't want to mess with geometry drawing, this printable is the easy way to make it. And with funny pink and green polka dots, it's even better. The printable is available on my shop, it includes 15 sheets to make the lampshade and the PDF tutorial.

Beside the printable, you will need a pair of scissors and a glue stick. I will suggest you to use at least a 120 gr paper sheets. Regular sheets are to thin for this project. Please, remember to only use LED or energy saving bulb with your paper lampshade.

Cut the diamonds shapes following the lines.

Fold each shape in the middle, to have one side with the pattern and the other white. For the 5 shapes with a flap, fold it inward.

Take the diamond shapes (sheets 1 to 10) and glue them to each other. Put the glue on the blank part and paste the patterned part of the second diamond on it.

Repeat until the 10 shapes are glue together.

To close the base of the lampshade, you need to glue the first and last triangle together.

Take the 5 shapes with the flaps (sheets 11 to 15) and glue them together to form a pentagon. Leave the last section unglued.

Put glue on the flaps and paste the pentagon with the base.

Slide the socket and the bulb through the unglued slit.

Glue the last triangle to finish the lampshade. And Tadaaaaam!!! Your new polka dot lampshade is ready! Don't forget to ALWAYS use LED or energy saving bulb. They don't heat so it's much safer!

You can find the tutorial to make the tile side table HERE and the geometric planter HERE.

Get the printable HERE

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Best of the month # January

Hey, just in case you missed them, here are the three best post of January. You still have 11 months left to enjoy a nice calendar, so pick your favorite one and print it! If you look for an original wall art, maybe you would like to try to make a wall jewelry.
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