home: made [ painted basket ]

home: made [ painted basket ]

It might seem pretty straight forward, but painting pieces of furniture and accessories yourself does take a bit of prep and time.

We found this great tutorial for spray painting an old wicker basket. Updating it with a new colour and handle will give it a new lease of life.

Head to hunker.com for all the details

home: made [ side table ]

home: made [ side table ]

We love this idea for a side table or bedside table using plastic tubes and a wooden top.

This design of table has become a popular style recently, but can be quite pricey ( West Elm used to do one ). You can make your own version for half the price with this tutorial from hunker.com

You should also check out Luke Arthur Wells Instagram stories, as he has done a similar one.

home: made [ Baskets ]

home: made [ Baskets ]

A beautifully created book to teach the art of basketry. Tabara carefully walks us through the projects to create some unique basket designs to fill your home.

Get your copy of this wonderful book direct from La Basketry for just £15

They say;

This book will teach you how to master the versatile art of basketry. Each of the four chapters tackles the different materials and their subsequent techniques, including grasses, rope, twine and cane. Learn how to add pattern and colour to your woven wonders as you create a colourful collection of 15 storage accessories of your own. The projects include laundry baskets, baskets with lids, rope bags, a picnic basket, a gorgeous woven lampshade and a stylish collection of patterned tableware.

Discover more about this tactile craft as Tabara N’Diaye explores its history and origins through her Senegalese roots. With clear instructions accompanied by the beautiful lifestyle photography and illustrations throughout, Baskets demystifies the art of basket-making for makers at all levels.

home: made [ plant stand ]

home: made [ plant stand ]

With everybody buying more indoor plants than ever before, often you can struggle to find fun and interesting ways of displaying them.

We found this lovely plant stand DIY from themerrythought.com. Allowing you to stand two plant pots on this compact wooden stand will make a great addition to any room.

Follow the tutorial at themerrythought.com

home: made [ DIY interiors book ]

home: made [ DIY interiors book ]

With a lot of time at home, many people are turning to extra DIY and home improvement projects.

Our pick of the books, you should get you hands on to help with styling new looks for your home, is Mad About The House, by Kate Watson – Smyth ;

A practical how-to guide from the author of Mad About the House, the bestselling book and UK s number 1 interiors blog. This easy-to-use dictionary of interior design answers all those questions you wanted to solve but were afraid to ask.

The book begins with the most important questions of all: Who? What? When? Where? Why? and How? The aim is to answer these before you start any decorating scheme and you will avoid the most common mistakes, save money and, most importantly, create a home that works for you and the people who live there. Mad About the House: 101 Interior Design Answers is the super-practical guide that allows you to dip in and out so you can solve all your decorating dilemmas.

Available from Amazon for £14.99

home: made [ towel rail ]

home: made [ towel rail ]

If you are looking for a budget towel rail for your bathroom then look no further. This sleek black example is pretty straight forward to make and look great.

The modern design would look perfect in minimal bathroom, but it could quite easily be adapted and painted to fit other styles.

Head to hunker.com for all the details

home: made [ tile stickers ]

home: made [ tile stickers ]

For a little update for the kitchen, bathroom or to create a feature in any room, try tile stickers.

The last few years have seen a huge growth in the range of designs available, quality and styles.

They can create a quick and simple new look, and can also be easily removed or changed. A great way to change a look according to current trends.

Our favourite picks:

Tuscan, Very £19.99

Floral, Trouva £12.99

Dutch, Wayfair £14.99

Spanish, Spin Collective £24.00

Black & White, Amazon £9.99

Juni, Wayfair £29.99

home: made [ kids crafting ]

home: made [ kids crafting ]

In the current situation we are in there is a lot of time needed to entertain kids and adults alike. Are you running out of ideas?

No fear…The Merrythought has created a selection of super fun craft ideas to pass the time. These really cute objects are all made from household recycling.

Head to themerrythought.com for the full tutorials and all the details you need.