How I transformed my dining table from black and boring to a visual feast!

My ever-transforming dining set!

My dining table was a basic black four-seater with cream cushioning.
I didn’t mind it much – it had a cute look, and the oval glass at the center of it added to its subtle attraction.
But then!
My painting frenzy got the best of me and I couldn’t quite resist the urge to play around with it!
The poor thing!
It has seen a myriad of colors!
I’ve painted it white, grey, dark blue, vanilla, went back to black for a minute, gave it a distressed look (that was a finishing I actually liked..)


Formula tin repurpose ideas

My toddler is a formula addict and I always have an empty can in my hand every two to three days.
While surfing around for some DIY inspo, I stumbled onto beautiful up cycling projects for formula tins.
I decided to hoard on to a few cans and try a few t

How cute is that?
Check out others on my pin interest diy board *here*{pin interest page}
D’u wanna do this?
Grab your empty formula can and let’s whip up a cute crayon tin for our little lovelies *here*{diy link:ilivelovediy page}
Did you like what you made?
You can always go back to the *tutorial*{link again} to trace back your sties and perfect your skills.
Send me pictures of what you made? *link to twitter/web page/email etc*

My living room upholster: ashamedly unplugged

I’m about to unleash – on the World Wide Web – one of my most embarrassing life situations.
My recent ex-furniture..

!PICTURE 1: Layout image of old seats. Reduce brightness

I know. Yuck. Eew. Gross. Whatever.
What human being can get so comfortable to not even realize her furniture has aged to the point of near-rottenness!?
And my poor kids. They had to sit on those—things!
The color tone has over the years transformed from luscious golden to poop-like brown.
This is how they looked in the first years..


I bought this cute n’ cozy 5-seater in 2007, when I was pregnant with my first child.
I loved my seats – they illuminated my apartment space!

However, 6 years and two kids later, they have disintegrated into tired, sagging fat ragbags – and all the while, it never quite hit me how bad my furniture looked.


The front part looks like a hanging lip.
Every time I think of all the guests I’ve had in my home, completely oblivious to the embarrassment my seats were to my home, I hang my head.

Honestly, i knew that my living room as a whole was due for an upgrade, but I was comfortable.
I get comfortable very easily.
Being a work-at-home mum for the last couple of years, you can easily blend into the daily routine and the daily visuals. As far as I was concerned, there was no hurry. It was just another agenda on my very long, “one day” to-list.
So when a friend of mine boldly told me off and demanded I buy new seats – and went as far as to question my mental state in order to justify how I could live like this—whoa.
Let’s just say it was a welcome eye opener.
The sheers finally fell off my eyes and saw my seats for what they trully were.
And with a gasp, a hot tear and a resolve to show my friend I’m no trailer girl, I set of to replace or upholster my seats!

On my next entry, I will let you in on my much needed, refreshing journey of tearing up the old and ‘wearing in’ of the new.
And what a refreshing sight, my new seats; ooh!
I’m talking of a complete overhaul.
Totally different color. Like, the other side of the color wheel.
Totally different fabric. Somebody say leather baby! Whoop!
I even went ahead and mixed two colors, when the primary color ran out – even at the fabric store!
I can’t wait to show it to you.
See you on the other side!


Pin-interest inspiration!

I stumbled into pin interest last year, and with all the social media platforms erupting by the hour, I didn’t get it.
Right now, the pin-interest applications for iPad and iPhone sit squarely on the first pages of my screens.
I LOVE pin-interest. I get to meet a myriad of like minded individuals: we communicate with images that resonate with who we are.
With pin interest, there’s limited chatting. The pictures do the talking. Each images speaks more than a thousand words.
When I started to realize what a knack I had for DIY, I googled related content and was pleasantly mesmerized by the home makeovers and upholster projects. I was even more surprised to see that it was more of a women’s thing, especially in the US.
Take a look at the website here for a glimpse – no, a visual feast into a web world of all things and a community that bonds through imagery.

My DIY, Recycle & Upholster Journal.

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