Stylist Femke Pastijn has a huge talent for styling and coming up with very simple and creative DIY ideas for the home. Taking forward the neon trend she thought of a solution for both hanging your tea towels to dry and covering your windows in a unique way. The wall hook made using a ruler and some spools are fun and very decorative for every sewing room. (All published in Dutch magazine 101-woonideeen)
I'm sure you will enjoy browsing Femke her website ... so much eye-candy and not only DIY ideas, the houses she has styled for various photo-shoots are very nice to see. I would really consider calling her for adding some spice and ideas to my home too. Her contact details are right here.
Today I would like to share a personal project with you that I finished last week. Two chairs that I bought a long time ago while living in Toronto ... vintage chairs in a beautiful shop on Queen street, not sure if the shop is still there?
I never really liked the upholstery but last year I bought a whole roll of this retro fabric for only 6 euros and although I first imagined them as curtains in a perfectly white bedroom I decided to use them for these chairs instead.
The bedrooms here in our new Singapore apartment are a bit brownish already with all the wood used for the cupboards and floors so it was better to use white and light curtains instead. Not sure what I will do with the remaining fabric though :)
Upholstering chairs like these is actually quite easy. Just make sure you have the right stapler (you can buy in all the craft and hardware stores). Make sure you follow the patterns of the fabrics and stretch the fabric not too hard but strong enough so it doesn't wrinkle on the top. Corners are always a bit tricky but just experiment a bit and pretend you are wrapping a gift.
Good luck! ~irene xoxo
Let's stick with the insect trend ... this time make some bumblebees yourself ... a wonderful new Craft Project posted on BKids today ... you want to make them too?
Hello there! I’m Pien Neve from Amsterdam and I am very proud to be the brand new guest blogger on Bloesem Living. Irene invited me to become the new DIY/craft contributor after seeing my DIY wall hooks.
For this first edition, I made a DIY notebook which is very easy to make ... just a few simple steps.
I got this idea when I caught my boyfriend using those horribly boring, cheap-looking and old fashioned school notebooks. Remember those? The kind you didn’t even want to use during college :).
About thime to give these notebooks a fresh look. I have to admit that my boyfriend is now going to work every day with a big pile of loose papers, while I am using his notebooks now. They have become to beautiful to bring to the office!