DIY : fabric on can

In the following posts, I’ll show you how to customize your interior decoration with very low budget.

Today : how to create a decorative pen holder.

What you need :

  • Fabric patterns (old second hand cushion covers are so cheap and perfect for that)
  • Scissors
  • Double sided tape
  • Can, any size
  • Iron
Here s the fabric I’m gonna use :

 

  1. Cut the fabric in the same height of your can adding 2 centimeters. Make sure the length is longer than the perimeter of the can. Reverse each side one centimeter inside and iron it flat.
  2. Add some double sided tape around the top and the bottom of the can. Add a straight tape line too.
    Double sided tape
  3. Remove the other side of the tape and start sticking the fabric on the can along the straight tape, and all around the can. Make sure the fabric is well tight for a better looking.
  4. To finish to stick the fabric on the can, place another straight double sided tape on the already stuck fabric. Cut the left over fabric so that it will come just above the tape. Stick the fabric on the tape. Press strongly.
  5. Congratulations it is finished !

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Kitchen tip : declutter and reorganize

Here are a few simple tips to make your kitchen a better place while staying within a budget.

1. Declutter: 0 €

We often tend to keep lots of little things visible in the kitchen, some to have them handy, others because they are pretty or sentimental. Then gradually, we find ourselves faced with an amalgam where we finally can’t see … anything!

To feel comfortable in a room, we have to be able to free our mind. Thus, by leaving some empty spaces, it appears that we have always some room left to add things if necessary. We feel more free. Conversely, if the space is cluttered, you feel overwhelmed and adding an element is impossible.

Here’s an example:
BEFORE: Doing the dishes seem a chore. AFTER: What a pleasant place to do the dishes with a view of the greenery!

cluttered kitchen   Uncluttered kitchen

What we did here:

  • Remove the little trinkets and postcards,
  • Place garlic and onions elsewhere (because in front of the window, they germinate faster!)
  • Keep only a few decorative elements of the same style (up to three),
  • Add a little greenery, a few leaves considered as weeds in your garden can give a completely different style to your home!
  • We voluntarily leave the tomato, it gives a touch of color, and makes cooking more alive, more human.

Now, what to do with all that has been removed here?

 

2. Rearrange intelligently: for less than 40 €

  1. Where to display the postcards?

    One solution might be to install this magnetic chalkboard on one wall of the kitchen. IKEA, € 14.95

    If you only have a smaller space or if you want to customize a wall, try painting covered with magnetic chalkboard paint. Expect to pay about € 12 per 250 ml of paint Magner, about 0.5 m in 2 to 3 layers.

    Black paint : About 13 € pot 300mL at Castorama.

     

  2. Where to keep the garlic and onions?

    Under your wall cabinets, install a bar GRUNDTAL available at IKEA and by mail order, 40 to 80 cm for a price of € 2.99 to 3.99.
    On this bar, you can hang all sorts of things, such as cutlery drainer, which would nicely carry the garlic and onions! Its price: € 4.99.

    ikea barre support cuisine  +

    IKEA is filled with good tips and affordable products to complement the rail and free up the workspace: Click here to view products suitable for the walls.

  3. What about all those little decorative items left?

    If you value these objects and find them all nicer than each other, try to sort them in groups of 3 or 4 of the same style. Then, just display some of these objects and keep the others in the closet. You can then change your setting to suit your desires, without having to get rid of your little decorative objects.

 

The result: a stylish kitchen, tidy, and pleasant to live for less than 40 euros!

Uncluttered kitchen

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Wall Paper size XXL

This is a new way to hang wall paper on the wall. Throught this website, you can print XXL wall paper that you can custom with your own picture as well.

A large picture displayed on a wall in a room will create an effect of depth and the room will thus look larger.

The price : about 300€ for a large wall (L 372 x H 248.5 cm). You have the choice of any size.

The following picture is from a french TV show called “Maison à vendre” (House for sale). The design of this living room has been created by Sophie Ferjani, a french interior designer.

Take a closer look at this hotel room

While looking at the Cosy Mountain Magazine #10, I noticed this well designed hotel room picture. And I wondered : why is this room design appealing to my eyes ?

I’ll try to give you an explanation why in the following pictures, and hopefully if you enjoy this design as well, this will help you to remodel your own bedroom that way.

You can sleep in the bedroom at the 5 star hotel Albert her in Chamonix.
The design has been made that way to create a “zen mountain” ambiance.
Let’s have a closer look…

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Amandine