Friday, March 25, 2011

House Tour: 280 Square Feet Heaven

How I adore this House Tour from Apartment Therapy. This is how I would want my bachelorette pad to look like! 

This small 280 square feet (approx. 26 square meters) space is carefully planned you'd thought it's much bigger. The shiny and mirror surface of the floor to ceiling cabinets, giving the illusion of a bigger space.

Love the open shelves placement surrounding the main entrance.

And I can see some of my favorite furnishings from IKEA as well as from high end designers Phillipe Starck and Verner Panton.

Well, see the full tour here and go gaga yourself..

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Refashion: Fairy Top

I just made another refashion and was in a quite good mood to make the tutorial :D
I use my old stretchy shirt and sheer square scarf. Of course you'll also need scissors, needle and matching thread.
Fold the scarf in two with the backside longer than the front. Then cut a part of the scarf in its mid part to match the width of the shirt. Then attach that part to the shirt - mine is right below the bust line, but you're free to attached it at the waist line or else. Since my sewing machine is still in the box then I just hand sewn them together.

And that's pretty much it. I hope it's clear, if not just ask me anytime!

Please share if you make this kind of refashion, will you ;)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Starry Night

To the space and beyond!

The boys have a star shaped night lamp and I put a hand towel under making them look like a shooting star. Then hubby mounted the boys' swimming boards on their bedroom's glass door which kinda resemble space rockets :D

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fabric Wall Art: an upcycling project

I've been wanting to make a fabric panel wall art but haven't found (read: too lazy to look for) the right supplies yet. You know, the one where you stretch a fabric on wood frame (the one for stretching canvas) then fasten it with a staple gun.

So recently I've made my own version of the wall art for the boys' bedroom, after done unpacking almost half of our stuff from the boxes. I made adjustments on the supplies by using leftovers and existing everyday materials.

My formula is:
styrofoam + fabric + tacks + double tape = wall art

How to:
Stretch the fabric on the styrofoam, fasten with tacks and stick to the wall with double tape.

How easy is that! Don't forget to let me now if you make similar wall art like this :)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

it's coming together....


The kids' temporary bedroom (yes, it's temporary since the boys definitely need more space.. they grow so fast!) is almost done. Still insufficient storage, but we're progressing for sure.

Although we could barely walk through the living room since it's still full with piles of boxes, I'm definitely in a better mood now :)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Refashion: Fabric Flower Brooch

I got this maxi dress on sale a while ago. Though I like it so much but I seldom wear it because it's too long for me.. it's not the dress, it's super-petite-me. I should've shortened the length long time ago but instead I've finished doing it just now, thanks to my bad habit of procrastinating.

So here it is, the not-so-new dress which now fits me perfectly.
Notice anyting different? :)

Spot on! I've made a fabric flower brooch from the leftover fabric strip. How? It's easy! Just ruffled, tied and attached to the pin, there you have it. Not bad for an upcycling craft.