DIY projects round up

As I mentioned in my earlier post!!!!

The best way to set New Year goals is to label the year with an attribute!!! Like rejuvenation, like kindness, like relationship building!!!

SO this last year woll probably be the year of DIY for me!!!!!!

From crazy painting feats to transorm my house to an entire room makeover based entirely on DIYs is how I would sum up my year!!!!!!!!!!!

Here a look of those DIYs! If you are looking for some easy fun ways to upgrade your room I am sure you will find inspiration ther!!

 

DIY striped ceiling:

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One of my most favourite DIY of the year!!! And definitely the most remarkable one as well!!!!

 

DIY feature walls:

 

I created about three DIY feature walls this year!!!! And one of them I got done in under two hours!!!

 

This washi tape grid wall is the easiest way you can upgrade your room over a weekend!!!!

 

Read all about the feature walls here

 

DIY wall art:

I created a tooooon of DIY art to brace my walls! From the DIY canvas light art to the decal on the wall to the patriotic makeover my home got!!!

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Read about them all here, here and here.

 

DIY Ikea hacks:

One of the most favourite DIYs of mine are the ikea hacks!!!! I did a marbled ikea dresser makeover and a DIY ikea hanging light!!! Soon to be featured on the blog!

 

5 min DIYs:

Okay not all of them are 5 min DIYs but they are definitely the easiest DIYs I managed to create this year!

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DIY color block planters

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5 min DIY tutu wall hanging

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And whille you are at it check out my DIY string canvas diamond art as well!!! Its totally worth the mention!!

And check out my entire room makeover with DIYs!!!!! Here and here!!!!

I am so proud to sum it up as aΒ  succrssful DIY year!! And here is to many more DIYs to come!!!

 

 

Room Makeover roundup

The biggest project I handled this year has to be the girls bedroom makeover on a budget that I designed for my daughter!

It was huuuuuuuuge!!

It took me ages!!! It was mostly DIY and on a budget!

It was super fuuuuun!!! I got over some insane amount of design fears!!!

I mean its no small feat to take a place from this

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To this

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Here is how I did it!!!

Inspirtaion:

Here is the list of inspirtions that I went through!! I went through about a bazillion images (mostly on pinterest coz we love binging on that;) ) But I mean bazilllllllion!!!!!

Moodboard:

Ofcourse I was overwhelmed!!! Surrounding yourself with information does that to you. So you need to fine those skills by designing a moodboard.

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This is the mood board that I designed for the room!!! You can read more about it here!

 

Feature wall:

The first step of the transformation process was the feature wall!!!!

 

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I chose a simple but gorgeous color block wall. I went from the fear of paint to the height of numbness to mastering the mixing and spinning the rollers in a matter of four months!!!!!! I took me a while! But I am proud to say I did it!!!! I got over my fear of paint and I nailed a gorgeous wall for my daughter!!!

You can read about the whole process here!

DIYs:

It was a budget makeover so It was fuuuuuuulllllll of DIYs. From the simple transformations such as covering the toy boxes with chevron boxes or painting a simple tv trolly to act as a side table to the more advanced Ikea furniture hacks.

The entire lsit of DIYs would be:

The tutu wall hanging

The DIY canvas light art

The cloud Decal

The toy swing

The ikea marbled dresser

The DIY ikea chandelier

The DIY headboard

The DIY mint star pillows with pom poms

The DIY ikea ribbon table

The DIY tassel throw

The DIY dream catcher

 

Whewwww!!!

It was allllot of DIYs

Favourite DIYs:

My favourite DIY has to be the Ikea marbled dresser!!! It tuned out gorgeous!!! Was super easy and is still intact and gorgeous!

Least favourite DIY:

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That would be the toy swing!!! It was uneven! Took insane amount of time and most of the time it would look like clutter hagning than cute!

Well executed DIY:

Well the most well executed award goes to The Light art canvas!!! I got allllot of compliments for that and allot of requests for it as well. I have to say the first time I attempted it was a total flop!!! Wasted the entire canvas. And I am so glad to say I went for it again!! And what a beauty it turned out to be!!

Shopping:

Lets skip the running around town for the perfect nitty gritty things I collected over time! But when you are budget designing its always a good idea to survey the market and zero down on the perfect items than something youd compromise on and regret later!

So alllllllot of surveying went into the perfect collection attempts.

Shoot:

It took me two whole days to put everything together!!!! And in its place!!!!

Reveal:

I am sooooo glad to announce the ROOM REVEAL!!!!!!! FINALLLYYY!!!!!

Here is the room reveal day 1

And room reveal day 2

You can read the entire post here andΒ here!!!

The amount of time and effort to work on this makeover is nothing when I heard my daughter screeeeeeaaaaam and squeeeeeel with excitement when she saw the complete look!!!!!!

I think that day my feet didn’t touch the ground! πŸ™‚

All that hardwork paid off!!

I hope you enjoyed this post of my room dΓ©cor adventure!! And inspired too!!!! Maybe a little!!! I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions about them! And of course would love to hear about your adventures with dΓ©cor!Β  Feel free to add in comments below!!!

Have a fantastic day and a gorgeous year!!!

Beetroot Salad

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I loooooooove vegetables!!!!!

Don’t get me wrong I am an ardent meat lover! And I loooooove to go on the meaty side every so often I a week and not just the lean ones I am afraid πŸ™‚

But vegetables! I love them too and by that I mean not just the regular tomato cucumbers I love the more challenging cauliflower, zuchini, Egg plant , capsicum sort. You know the ones people generally develop preference to! I don’t have any! I love them alllllll!!!!

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And one of my most favourite cold weather vegeatable is Beetroot!!!!

This purple sweet zincy vegetable makes awesome substitues for potatoes in most of my dishes and I love to make its soup (shared the recipe here) I also love it in burgers :0 but most of all I love it in salads!!!!!!

Paired with greens it works beaaaautifully!!! You can boil it or grill it or simply chop it up for a gorgeous purply winter sweet salad.

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I keep the dressing really simple

A dash of vinegar

A pinch of salt

A dash of olive oil

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Its heaven in a bowl!!!!!! Vinegar cuts beautifully through the beetroot and the olive oil moistens it juuuust a little bit with the salt elevating the flavour generously!

We all find it easier to lean towards vegetables in summer and somehow its harder to toss on in winters!!! I love this coz its soooo easy to put together and I have a fall salad up in my sleeve!!!!!

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Ingredients

Beetroots

2

Lettuce

1 cup chopped

Cucumbers

1

Vinaigrette

Vinegar

2 tbsp

Salt

1/2 tsp

Olive oil

2 tbsp

Method

    1. Chop the beetroot in chunks and either cook them or simply toss them in a bowl.
    2. Add the chopped lettuce leaves and cucumbers.
    3. Combine the vinegar salt and olive oil in a bowl.
    4. Drizzle over the beetroots and salad leaves and cucumbers.
    5. Toss to combine well.
    6. Serve and enjoy!