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Why buy when you can do-it-yourself (D-I-Y Project)

 

Remember this car seat that hubby turned into a sofa and now sitting at our terrace where we relax after a busy day.

And a wooden bench he made from wood scraps he bought at a surplus hardware. I’m thinking if he could make another one like the piano bench at musiciansfriend.com I saw yesterday while browsing the internet, told him the idea and he is very much willing to get his hands for new D-I-Y project at home, he’s already drawing the picture and  measurements for this new project and excited to start soon and so do I, to see how it will turn out. 🙂

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Bathroom Make-over

 

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If it’s been awhile since you’ve decorated your bathroom, it’s probably time for a few changes. Next to the kitchen, a bathroom is one of the rooms that can actually add value to your home. Even if you aren’t planning to sell in the near future, updating your bathroom can give it a bright new look that will enhance the rest of your home’s decor.

A New Coat of Paint

Of course, one of the easiest and least expensive upgrades you can do to any room is to simply add a new coat of paint. It’s amazing the difference that new paint can make. Whether you choose something bright and cheery or you opt for a neutral tone that allows you to add a splash of color with accessories, paint can make a dramatic difference in a bathroom.

Add a Vintage Style Vanity

Photo : https://www.instockkitchens.com/vintage-white-raised-panel-vanity/

A new vanity can definitely help to create an entirely new look for your bathroom. Today, vintage designs are extremely popular, even in the bathroom. You can find many beautiful vanities that are not only affordable, but they can also be easy to install. Factory direct bathroom vanities allow you to eliminate the middle man, so you can save money on your bathroom update. Of course, in addition to vintage designs, you’ll also find many other beautiful vanities when you shop with factory direct sellers.

Install Tile Around the Tub

While a new tub or shower installation can definitely be a nice touch, you can also make a dramatic difference by simply upgrading the tub surround. You’ll find a wonderful selection of beautiful tiles that can be installed around your bathtub. In fact, many homeowners choose to do their own tile installation, but you can also hire a professional for this project. Tile installation can sometimes be tricky, so if you’re in doubt, leave this job for an experienced installer.

Choose New Light Fixtures

Old light fixtures can immediately date your bathroom. When upgrading, be sure to look at new lights. You’ll find many beautiful lighting options at reasonable prices, and their usually easy to install, especially if you don’t have to run new wiring. From elegant wall mounted sconces to pendant lights or flush mounted ceiling lights, modern fixtures will help create the look you want for your bathroom.

With a few simple changes, you can add an entirely new look to your bathroom and take it from drab and dated to bright and modern.

From junk car-seat to terrace sofa

 

Can you recognized this seat? If you’re a car owner it looks very familiar to you, I’m sure. Well, this an old car seat that my husband’s friend owned. His friend’s son had a car shop repair but eventually closed, so there were some car accessories left in the shop backyard like this one lying around and candidate for rotting, so my ever recycling-enthusiast husband asked this car seat from his friend to bring home. As he was already have something in his mind on what to do with this junk. The same one he did with our DIY terrace bench.

A few days later he started assembling materials he needed. He bought woods and began constructing frame, spray-painted it black, for the arm and back-rests, he got it from our old computer chairs, so don’t be surprise if they were not of same shape. lol.. cleaned and fitted the whole car seat then added the back-rests and arm-rest last. And that’s how it looks now, it is placed in the terrace where we can sit and relax comfortably, even some friends who came by are very impressed, specially his friend that gave this junk car seat was surprised at the outcome. lol.. When it comes to furniture, I don’t need to buy online as hubby is always to the rescue.

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