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Today I want to give you a DIY – From old retro breadbox to Scandinavian/Industrial side table. Years ago I bought this old bread box in a second hand shop for the children’s room. The girls had a lot of retro stuff in their rooms and it was a perfect storage for toys + I loved the flowers and the colour combination. However the girls and I are done with that much retro at home, and my daughters didn’t want it in their room’s any longer. I was thinking about bringing it back to the second hand shop, but…… then I got the idea of giving it a makeover. Because it is made of a metal material it would be a perfect object with an industrial kind of look, and the colour black would fit perfectly to my work area/room. Everywhere here in Holland you can find these kind of…

Easy wrapping tip with great effect This weekend we had a 9 year old birthday party. Going to a birthday party sometimes comes with a challenge in finding the right present. But this time it was luckily not that difficult. It was a birthday girl and that makes it for me so much easier to find something special. I have two girls myself, so I am use to all that girly stuff and kind of know what is hot and what is not. A second challenge that I like to take is wrapping the present in a special way. Make it interesting before you see what you really get. You can buy all kind of nice things to decorate your presents with, but I prefer to do it my way and not too expensive. After all the wrapping always get thrown away after it has been unwrapped and I find…

SMALL TIPS FOR RESTYLING YOUR KITCHEN Restyling your kitchen can be a quite expensive thing to do, but it doesn’t have to cost much money if the basic is allright. With very little effort and money you can reach big results. Here at home my kitchen is an important place. I spend a lot of time there and it is open to our dining- and living room so we all have contact to each other. I love open spaces and lately I have been changing style around the house and now it was time to change the kitchen as well so it all would fit together. But a issue here at the moment is, (like by many people) that we have to be careful with the money we spent. We actually didn’t have any budget to use on redecorating the kitchen, so I thought of some small inexpensive ways to…

DIY Concrete lamp I got this great idea for pimping my old Ikea lamp from Pinterest and I wanted to try it myself. A concrete lamp above the girls desks would be a perfect match with the new style they now have there, but I was afraid of buying one completely made out of concrete because it properly would be to heavy for our celling. The lamp that I have from Ikea is very light of weight and only need a thin layer of concrete all over so I imagine that it would be an easy project to do. I must admit that I have never worked with concrete before. You see a lot of great DIY’s everywhere with concrete and I have for a while wanted to try different thing out with that material and this will be my first project. This is what you need for making…

I love to recycle old stuff and give it a new life, and I specially have a weakness for wooden blocks. I don’t know why? but you can do so many different things with them. I will here give you a description for a DIY Memory game that you can easily make yourself. All you need is for this DIY Memory: Wooden blocks ( very easy to find in the second hand shops) Important is to look for the same shape, otherwise the game will be too easy. Paper in different colors (paper with a lot of different patterns and pictures will make it more fun and colorful) Think about using old magazines and leftovers from wall paper. Try to use what you already have at home. A scissor or a hobby knife Glue (for paper) A little punch. You can use any form you like. You can also easily…

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