home: made [ vintage chest of drawers project ]
As her tag line says ‘inspiring your creativity’, she definitely does.
Medina Grillo, of Grillo Designs, is a creative and talented lady. Her blog is full of exciting interiors and homeware DIYs, craft projects and more. Explore her blog and instagram for an abundance of inspiration (and witty intelligent chat!)
We picked this up-cycling of a small vintage unit as one of our favourite projects, which she did to show the versatility of working with second hand furniture (this piece sourced from a charity she was working with to promote buying second hand!) Just one of the many exciting projects that fill her cool home; inspiring people to make more of the homes even if they are renting but still want to make design statements within their four walls – inspirational, budget friendly ideas.
And if you’re a fan of a great Ikea hack her blog is the place to go!
home: made [ painted glass jars ]
This super easy diy project will transform basic glass jars into quirky monochrome storage containers.
You could do this with any pot or jar you like, some spray paint, washi tape and a sharpie.
Experiment with different patterns and shapes to create some chic Scandi inspired home accessories.
Full tutorial at hunker.com
home: made [ placemats ]
We are always looking for ways to make a statement for dinner parties with the place settings.
We found some incredible ideas on DIYS.com – with varying levels of skills needed, there’s all sorts of creative projects to make stylish placemats to finish of your dining place settings perfectly. These could be used for home or for a wedding, kids party or other function. There’s lots of ways to personalise settings with names, themes, and colours.
Special placemats at a wedding could also then be the wedding favour or personalise them for a kids party and then pop them in the party bags at the end!
home: made [ Ikea cabinet hack ]
We love a good hack, and this one from hunker.com is a goodie.
Turn an Ivar cabinet from Ikea into a really modern woven fronted alternative. By simply cutting a panel out of the doors and attaching some cane webbing you can make a huge transformation.
Head to hunker.com for the tutorial
home: made [ plant pot designs ]
With Spring in the air it’s time to think about outdoor living, planting and gardens. It’s great to make personal touches within your space with your own design creations on plant pots. This can allow them to match a colour theme, follow a trend, label what’s in the pot or personalise them as a gift!
We love the design idea from Homedit with its modern geometric look and metallic colours.
For a plethora of ideas head to BalconyGardenWeb or have a look on Pinterest
All you’ll need is paint and, if it’s not outdoor paint then a good fixer spray or varnish will ensure it lasts and holds up to the weather. You can get plain pots from garden centres, IKEA, or try online at Hobby Craft or Baker Ross for great prices.
home: made [ potato printing ]
In a modern world of retro, midcentury and monochrome prints being so on trend, it’s great to be able to try out your own designs with the simple print technique of using a potato!
Head to the super Design Sponge for a great ‘how – to’ feature to inspire you!
Inspiration and ideas from Pinterest
home: made [ wall art ]
We love having wall art in our homes, creating focal points and bringing colour and pattern into a room.
If you are feeling creative and want to save a few pounds then why not try making your own.
Burkatron.com has a fab tutorial showing you how to do just that, using a handful of items. Make your modern art as simple or complex as you like, and use the colours you love.
Head to burkatron.com for all the details.