home: made [ desk ]

home: made [ desk ]

Head to themerrythought.com to be inspired to make this fab desk. Using an Ikea drawer unit as a base with the addition of a wooden table top and a pair of legs, you are good to go.

Obviously you will need to have some basic woodwork skills or at least know someone that has to complete this project, but it’s a great one.

We love the use of the drawer unit, it looks like it was meant to be part of the table and more expensive than it would actually be.

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home: made [ concrete vase ]

home: made [ concrete vase ]

Head to PaperNStitch blog for a great, simple tutorial for making a cool modern vase from concrete.

Concrete is still big in interiors and doesn’t look like that’ll end any time soon. It’s such a beautiful and versatile material which suits so many parts of the home.

home: events [ embroidery hoop workshop ]

home: events [ embroidery hoop workshop ]

Need to be amongst people on Valentine’s Day? What’s better than getting creative, learning a skill and getting to have something for the home as a result?

Love the sound of this workshop at West Elm on Valentine’s Day – book now HERE

They say;

Learn to cross stitch a felt heart onto 100% wool felt. In this workshop you’ll get to stitch three hoops, in the colour combinations of your choice. This technique is really easy so suitable for beginners, but more experienced crafters will find it really satisfying too. You’ll go home with the project kit, including a template and pen, so you can carry on stitching hearts, for friends and family. Each participant will receive a Cotton Clara goody bag and there will be drinks and snacks provided on the evening.

Price: £35

home: made [ blanket ]

home: made [ blanket ]

During January there is nothing better than curly up on the sofa in the evenings wrapped in a warm blanket. So why not try making your own.

The last couple if years has seen arm knitting grow in popularity and its a fun way to create your very own chunky knit blanket.

Perfect for a bedroom or living room!

Give it a go by following the tutorial at woolcouturecompany.com

home: made [ headboard ]

home: made [ headboard ]

It may just be part of your bed, but the headboard has the opportunity to stand out creating a focal point and lift the room. It can also be as functional as it is attractive.

With various options, why not try making / adapting your own. We have found some tutorials to inspire you and guide you to creating your perfect headboard.

Plywood headboard / burkatron.com

Padded headboard / by stylebyemilyhenderson.com

experthometips.com

apartmenttherapy.com

home: featured [ Aerende ]

home: featured [ Aerende ]

Beautiful, ethical and with a story behind each piece of homeware, Aerende is a wonderful curated range of products, made in the UK, by talented creatives that face social challenges.

They say;

Aerende (a-ren-day) An Old English word meaning care or message

Aerende is a lovingly sourced collection of handmade items for your home. All of our products are created in the UK by people facing social challenges. Produced in low-volume batches and designed to improve with age, each purchase from our range of ethical homewares directly supports and provides opportunities for our talented makers.

Our range will enhance your home, yes, but it also treads lightly on the world beyond your door. Hence our strapline of life-improving homewares. By uniting heritage skills with environmentally sustainable materials and ethical business practices, each limited-edition item exemplifies our commitment to beauty, utility and integrity. Welcome to our world.