do it yourself

14 Amazing Furniture Makeovers You’ve Got to See

This article was first published in Cromly. I've been talking to several people about refurbishing really old (and dilapidated) pieces of furniture lately, and even have some DIY projects waiting on the wings for me, so I decided to dig up this piece I wrote some time back (and even added several new items on the… Continue reading 14 Amazing Furniture Makeovers You’ve Got to See

Advertisements
do it yourself, home inspo, my works

Have date night at home

I produced and styled a story for Manila Bulletin Lifestyle about how to beat V-day traffic by holding date night at home. You can still go out and grab yourselves a copy for home date night tips (waiting for an online version of the story to come out), but here are some shots and outtakes from… Continue reading Have date night at home

do it yourself, my works

Today’s Task: Rearrange Furniture

Alternatively titled, "Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel." I went to my client's condo today to see what could be done about her furniture layout conundrum. You see we had initially planned a bookcase-surrounded TV cabinet. With a budget and space constraints in mind, we bought two bookcases and a square cubby… Continue reading Today’s Task: Rearrange Furniture

do it yourself, my works

How to Repaint & Reupholster Your Store-Bought Dining Set

We sold off our old, rectangular, Wengge-finish, 4-seater dining set last week, and as soon as that set was loaded onto our buyer's pickup truck, I couldn't help but breathe a sigh of relief.   For years, I've lived with that dining set (inherited from our in-laws' house) knowing that it was just too, well,… Continue reading How to Repaint & Reupholster Your Store-Bought Dining Set

do it yourself

How to make tape art over old appliances

Got really old, sad-looking appliances at home? No budget to buy newer, better appliances? Need a quick and easy DIY project to do something...anything about it? If you answered yes, yes, and yes to the questions above, then this is the post for you. Last week, while staring at our laundry area and racking my brain for… Continue reading How to make tape art over old appliances

how to style home office shelves
do it yourself, my works

How I (finally) styled my home office shelves (part 2)

Remember when I tried styling my home office shelves several ways, but wasn't quite happy with the results of my labor? I think I've finally styled them in a way that I find satisfying. If you don't remember, these are the different permutations of what my home office shelves looked like before. First they looked like this: Then, I… Continue reading How I (finally) styled my home office shelves (part 2)

Top view of a work desk with coffee and mobile phone
do it yourself

Monday morning how to: Clean up a messy room

Happy Monday, folks! Such fantastically gloomy weather to match everyone's upbeat, welcome-a-new-workweek mood. I myself woke up with such a longing for the weekend, even if I do have the privilege of foregoing rush-hour traffic by working from home. By 9:00 a.m., I was still in my pajamas, considering how it seemed like 5:30 a.m. to… Continue reading Monday morning how to: Clean up a messy room

do it yourself, home inspo

9 creative ways to make your own headboard

Hello! Well now wasn't today's onslaught of rain and wind (and hail in some parts of the metro, I hear!) something? I hope no one got hurt in this afternoon's maelstrom, and that everyone's home from the horrendous traffic that ensued. If you recall over the weekend, I posted about how I switched up the… Continue reading 9 creative ways to make your own headboard

do it yourself

Switching up the look of my home office shelves (part 1)

I spend almost every day in our home library, which is what I use as my own office. I'll have you know that we own a lot of stuff—and I do mean a loooot of stuff—and despite regularly holding garage sales, we never seem to run out of them. Our library is no exception. My husband and I are… Continue reading Switching up the look of my home office shelves (part 1)