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Upcycling ideas with an old bench, pair of doors and discarded frames: Part II

As I mentioned in my last post, up-cycling is a hobby I am deeply passionate about.  And when the item to be reused/up-cycled is wood, I really do not want to miss the opportunity.  So after the up-cycled bench in Part I of this post,  I had ample parts of the frame left over.  So, I… Continue reading Upcycling ideas with an old bench, pair of doors and discarded frames: Part II

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Upcycling ideas with an old bench, pair of doors and discarded frames: Part I

If you have been reading my blog for sometime, I guess you are familiar with my love for reusing stuff by up-cycling.  I enjoy transforming old stuff that has been discarded and unused to something I can find place in my house.  This is of course, notwithstanding all the effort that goes into getting the workmen… Continue reading Upcycling ideas with an old bench, pair of doors and discarded frames: Part I

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Manjal: handicrafts native, aesthetic and truly attractive

If you are in Chennai and in a mood to shop for something unique yet traditional and classy, head over to Manjal that is a craft store in M R C nagar. It is run by the M. Rm. Rm. Foundation, which is a nonprofit organization that champions the cause of rural crafts, traditions and… Continue reading Manjal: handicrafts native, aesthetic and truly attractive

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Dampness: “Fix it” now and enjoy freedom of a life time

With rains lashing most parts of the country now, it is that time of the year where the initial euphoria and excitement associated with the rains has worn off and many of us want the downpours to ease a bit to allow for freedom from all the seepage and dampness all around. And what best… Continue reading Dampness: “Fix it” now and enjoy freedom of a life time

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The courtyard house: top 5 decor inspirations

The classic charm and elegance of courtyard houses is something that never fails to enamor me.  The history and origin of these houses in India date all the way back to the Indus Valley civilization and are found in multiple forms in various parts of India. Whether it is the Nalukettu houses of Kerala, Havelis of… Continue reading The courtyard house: top 5 decor inspirations

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Choicest of Furniture at Cherry pick, Bangalore

If you are lover of classy furniture from globally renowned brands, then your destination is not very far. Cherry Pick, Bengaluru’s first International Furniture Boutique was inaugurated last weekend in Koramangala. A sprawling showroom spread over 25,000 square feet, the boutique has an exclusive collection of hand picked furniture from an array of  world famous labels, from the United… Continue reading Choicest of Furniture at Cherry pick, Bangalore

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Travel Souvenirs: keepsakes and memories in the house

One of the ‘must do‘ things on my agenda whenever we travel is to shop for souvenirs.  I usually research about the local arts and crafts of the destination upfront and once there, I shop for artifacts and objects that are unique to the place.  Apart from the experience of travel, it is a great way to… Continue reading Travel Souvenirs: keepsakes and memories in the house

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Upcycling idea: Door frame to wall shelves

Wood, according to me is always a commodity that should not be wasted and must be reused/recycled at every opportunity. So when another door frame was being discarded,  I was sure I wanted to upcycle this one also.  The door frame was much larger than the previous one I had worked on.  So I decided… Continue reading Upcycling idea: Door frame to wall shelves

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Upcycling Idea: cupboard frame to mirror frame

When we were looking to buy an additional mirror for one of the rooms, none of the ones available in the store matched what we wanted.  Either they were too garish with elaborate frames and fancy shapes or a size that was not suitable for us.  All I wanted was a simple rectangular mirror with… Continue reading Upcycling Idea: cupboard frame to mirror frame

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Main entrance or entryway make over

The main entrance to a house or any establishment for that matter, is according to me, a very important space as it creates the ‘first’ impression and a well maintained, neat aesthetic space is always ‘inviting’ and feels ‘welcome’.  Fengshui and vaastu experts would tell you that it is the most significant area as it… Continue reading Main entrance or entryway make over