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Sharing of my thoughts on various topics
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Which I love to build
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June 08, 2017

DIY Coffee Table

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I am into three-month self-challenge of house revamping. In this process, I have sold out my old cane sofa set and bought a new leatherette three seaters. OLX! yes, within a day old sofa set and a cane book rack sold out!! I am happy that I made a tough decision of selling existence set to buy the new ones. Now, I have the sofa, not a coffee table. So, the search begin.

I was not happy with whatever available online, price wise. I am having a tight budget. As I was going through youtube and Instagram seeking inspiration, this idea stuck me! Why not convert existing teak jali side table to a center coffee table!! For this, all I need is a glass top and some drilling and screwing.

I went out and bought a glass top of 14-inch diameter. I wanted to have a bigger glass top, skipped this thinking of our toddler. Felt not so safe to have a bigger glass top. In between polished the wood and now it's ready to go!


Existing teak table had a foldable base. I screwed and attached to the wooden top. The wooden top has beautiful brass inlay work. I removed center small design and made a drill and screw glass top.

And here is what the end product look like. I do not own cutting plier. Used kitchen pakkad to tighten the bolt. The result, revolving glass!! Cool, isn't it?


May 22, 2017

DIY Lamp Shade

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Now a days I am pretty much hooked into Instagram. There are so many inspirational decor images. One such image made me do this lamp. In that image they have kept a floor lamp which back lighted the palm plant and same was lighting above wall painting. In my case, I have just nailed a beautiful Jharoka which we bought from our recent trip to Jaipur and have a palm plant just below it. Thought why not use an old lamp shade base to do my type of floor lamp. 

I grabbed a piece of cloth, scissors, glue, gum tape and card sheet to do so. I measured old lamp shade base and cut the card sheet. I rolled paper to form a cylinder shape and glued it. I rolled same paper cylinder on cloth to get the measurement, cut and glued on this paper from outside. Looked fab to me. There was a little problem. I needed some base for the lamp. Thought of using beads. To gum the beads directly to thin shade is not possible. Suddenly a new idea struck me. I took out tooth picks, inserted beads in them and stick three of them to the bottom of the shade. DONE! 

Now I placed the bulb and the wiring into its place. My bead base allowed me to pass the wire out from the lamp shade. You can read how I fitted this wiring from this old tutorial.


 Here is the result. I am quiet Happy. How you feel?



With Jharoka, I'll write a new post :)

November 12, 2016

Deepavali 2016 : Part 3

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This is the last post of this series.  I am starting with this Godess Laxmi picture. On the last day of Deepavali, I added more rangolis and few diyas. We do not celebrate bhai dooj. Instead I kept lot of free time in this evening to enjoy the festival of lights. With light  background music, I rejoiced the moment with family.

This is how the night looked, I created colorful rangoli panel with free hand design.
A closeup;



This how dining table looked.

One Kolam and another traced Rangoli with center floating candle light.

This is what I did at the entrance, another colorful rangoli.

After years, staying at home and celebrating for four days with the family was an great experience. Hope you all enjoyed the festival well. Once again happy wishes! 



November 11, 2016

Deepavali 2016 : Part 2

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For Bali Padyam, I continued with the same setup, just changed diyas arrangements. I did Laxmi Kolam. Here how it looked.

Total setup on that day; I floated Sevanti flowers and candles in glass bowls, arranged them on TV unit. TV screen reflected same giving illusion of more lights. I draw another kolam on coffee table and kept tinted glass light holder and diyas. Here how all looked well.


This is from another view.

I have few closeups;

For the last day, I did some more rangloi and changed the diya settings. I'll share in my next post. Hope you like these. Happy Wishes.

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