home: made [ pen holders ]

home: made [ pen holders ]

With her gorgeous home and constant inspirational DIY updates in her house as well as projects on her blog, we love the modern creativity of Grillo Designs.

Explore her blog and Instagram feed for all the back catalogue of super DIYs and collaborations.

Our pick today is a simple but very effective project to make pen holders, from the Grillo Designs blog.

In a climate where more and more of us are working from home, it’s become important to create efficient, beautiful and productive working zones in our houses. Little details, like pen pots, can make easy and affordable difference to lift the look of the work area.

home: made [ plant ladder ]

home: made [ plant ladder ]

With more and more of us indulging in the live if plants it is no suprise we find ourselves struggling for that last piece of shelf space or window sill.

Avoid the drama by creating your own plant ladder. A low level stand which can house a selection of your favourite plants.

Using some basic tools and pine board, follow a great tutorial at themerrythought.com and make a fab new plant storage solution.

home: made [ DIY mobile ]

home: made [ DIY mobile ]

This super cute mobile will be a great addition to any babies bedroom. The bold monochrome colours will engage the baby, and it looks so stylish too.

With an embroidery hoop, some wooden discs, paint and thread you can create this lovely piece in a few hours.

Head to earnesthomeco.com for the full tutorial.

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: found this [ peel and stick wallpaper ]

home: found this [ peel and stick wallpaper ]

If you are looking for a temporary design fix or perhaps in rented property and don’t want any long term style changes, then wall paper that isn’t permanently stuck may be the perfect choice.

Simple peel and stick this versatile wall paper for an instant style update for a interior. You could use on walls, cupboard fronts, stairs or even inside shelving to add pattern and interest.

Available in a variety of patterns, NuWallpaper from Dunelm, at just £24 a roll, is an affordable effective option.

They say;

Created with a peel and stick backing that can be easily applied to any smooth surface, the peel and stick wallpaper is perfect for renters as it is easy to apply and can be re-positioned or removed at any time without leaving behind sticky residue or damage. The paper is also great for DIY or upcycling projects as it can be easily cut and applied to bits of furniture to cover up old marks or simply to give it a refresh.

home: made [ raffia lampshade ]

home: made [ raffia lampshade ]

Last week we spotted this really cool and relatively easy DIY project from the boys at Mini Moderns.

Turn an old lampshade into something a little bit special, using raffia and a bit of patience. We really love the effect it gives and of course you can do this with any size shade.

To get this 1960’s vibe head to Mini Moderns Instagram, hit on their ‘lampshadeinspo’ story, and follow the tutorial.

home: made [ marble coasters ]

home: made [ marble coasters ]

This diy project is not only very easy to make but also allows you to experiment with colour and design.

These marble coasters are made with black and white clay blended together, rolled out and cut into shape. Easy peasy, but so effective!

Head to homeyohmy.com for the full tutorial

home: event [ KANA workshop ]

home: event [ KANA workshop ]

Founded by Ana Kerin, KANA LONDON is a clay workshop with a difference. Rather than using a traditional wheel to create the pieces, Ana’s workshops teach you how to hand build.

With an array of workshops to choose from a you can find one that suits you. From a tableware taster session to a three week course, or something in between.

My approach to work is experimental and playful, as I never follow a procedure, and invent new recipes daily. I work with a unique mixture of clays and mix my own glazes, often turning my back on traditional ceramic practice. Hand building, rather than turning on the wheel, further emphasizes the individuality of each piece. 

Head to kanalondon.com for tickets [ from £35 ]

home: made [ shelf bracket ]

home: made [ shelf bracket ]

This is a cool little make to start of the new year. Follow the tutorial at themerrythought.com to create these fun shelf brackets.

Using just a handful of items and tools you can build these brackets to your spec for the space you have.

Paint them up to suite your style, or leave them natural for a more subtle finish.

themerrythought.com