Sunday, June 26, 2011

Diy-ing!

Yes, I've been a busy little bee! DIY-ing like there is no tomorrow!

After that kitchen shelf and then the pottery project, the DIY bug really got me! Plus, I have made a conscious decision to stay away from the computer every Saturday, and so with time hanging heavy on my head, I start prowling around the house to see what I can do!

Here are 2 more of my latest projects.....

I took some old unused glass spice jars, roped them together by tying the rope around the neck of each bottle and then stringing them all together, added some water and money plants....and made a jungle for my birdies in my bird mobile! Not at all my original idea, I was inspired by this post by Sahana! I just added the bird mobile twist to it.




And then this one!! The BIGGIE! An old rope chair that came unravelled thanks to my chubby black dog that sits on it and watches the world go by....
here is an old bedspread.....too small for any of our beds! 
So after  many tedious but necessary calculations.....
I cut it into strips lengthwise
 24 strips, 8 feet long, 3" wide
Then twisted each into a rope and started tying them onto the frame, across and back, knotting each strip on one side
 4 strips done
 Weaving it in and out was very tough, but had to be done for strength
 This is how far I got yesterday, I added a few more today. Its going to be another 2-3 days before its done. All the stretching and pulling and knotting...cannot do too much on one day.

I will post pics as soon as I am done! I only showed a few pics here, for a more step-by-step look, go here!

9 comments:

Emreen said...

Looks like an interesting Saturday...!! I already looked into the spice jar planters in the flickr link that you had sent.Its a cool idea ...and the bird mobile combination looks lovely...!!

Waiting to see the completed chair.now... !!

Have a great week ahead.!

Rachana Saurabh said...

Thats cute planter..!! Looks so good.. And chair work is very interesting..

Neha@ Allthingsbeautiful said...

Wow Kamini....You and I do have similar tastes. Ever since I saw Sahana's home tour, I knew I have to try the bottle planters...I have all my jars ready, only waiting to be roped together...maybe I'll do it soon.
Yours looks awesome with the bird mobile, nice idea!
The chair looks very interesting, you have a lot of patience...waiting to see the final outcome.

Shalini said...

This looks really lovely! I don't turn on my comp on the weekend either...fri and sat for us....and I really get so much work done without the urge to check mail or other stuff every hour or so.

Richa said...

Ur so so creative. Loved the glass jar planters..

nishaslifestyle.blogspot.com said...

the way u arranged money plant is cool...gr8 idea...love it soo much...

Vaishali said...

What neat ideas, Kamini. I love how you put together those spice jars and the bird mobile into a really lovely planter for the money plant. And that chair looks like it's going really well.
Your blog's inspiring me to try home decorating projects again-- I really loved coming up with ideas for my home until my four-pawed brood took over. Now I feel lucky if I can keep the couch fur-free. :)

Patricia Torres said...

Oh I love.. I love that jar.. DIY.. wow!! wow!! Im shocked.. You are so so super talented..

The chair.. wow!! I dont believe what you've done with it..

Aathira said...

Love the spice jar mobile... and birdie addition makes it so much more interesting :)