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Nowadays, so many fun projects can be realized with a low budget. I’m really picky about interior pieces and when I don’t find anything to my liking, I try to fabricate it myself. This is especially true for our TV shelving, I didn’t find anything remotely likable within budget. So we went to IKEA, bought a few pieces from the clothing storage line, went out to get some paint and voila! I really love the way it turned out and to this day, it’s still standing – grabbing some wood now. WHAT YOU’LL NEED We got two posts and the open cabinet from the IKEA STOLMEN SYSTEM, don’t forget about the end fittings, you have to buy them separately! We got ten of them, four for the open cabinet and 6 for the shelves. For the shelves we wanted wood, so instead of the STOLMEN ones we bought three EKBY LAIVA shelves. To strengthen the shelves we secured a U-profile underneath each of them. I don’t know if it’s really necessary – maybe when you stack books on them …



Long overdue, another DIY for you. See what I did there. So about two years ago, I made this yarn globe with my boyfriend and we were so proud of the result I wanted to share it with you. It’s a lot of fun to make – unless you’re like me and get stressed out when things don’t go the way you want them to – and it’ll look good in any home in my opinion. It’s a really versatile piece as it can be used as a light fixture or as decoration, and you can play around with numbers and sizes. Having created something out of nothing is really another kind of satisfaction. We fell in love with it and as to this day it’s still an eye-catcher in our living room. WHAT YOU’LL NEED Cotton yarn Wallpaper glue Exercise ball / (Blow up) ball / Balloon – but the shape will be less round – Plastic wrap – if you are using and exercise ball or (blow up) ball – Gloves – if …


MINI DIY: nail polish mug

You may have noticed my foxy mug  in the previous post, and  you may even be interested in owning one of these. Well, you’re in luck! It’s super easy to make one yourself. What you’ll need: Mug   .   Nail polish   .   Stencil   .   Small cutter I got my mug and nail polish from HEMA, but any kind of store like this one or second hand shop will sell them at low prices. I chose grey for this mug but it’s fun to play around with different colours. You can download the picture of the stencil I made by clicking on ‘Stencil’ above or make one yourself. It’s for you to decide how big you want the numbers. First cut out the stencil, I recommend using thick paper. You may have noticed the paper in my pictures isn’t thick at all, and yes, this means I screwed up the first time. We’re only human! But seriously, no thin paper, it’ll end up really messy and you’ll end up annoyed. Thick paper, way better. When you’re …