Yesterday I squealed in the supermarket like a frenzied little girl. The latest issue of Homes+ Magazine is out and the DIY projects I put together for them look INCREDIBLE after Jackie Brown worked her styling magic on them. Feeling an urgent desperation to buy a bunch of lovely blue things for my house now.
I’ve wanted to try my hand at some triangle shaped cushions for a while so was glad to finally get that one out of my system.
The wooden plant stand, leather woven baskets and pegboard shelves were all inspired by homeware items I’ve seen for sale elsewhere and thought “I could totally make that”… and this is where probably where 90% of my tutorial ideas actually come from! You should try thinking this way too – next time you spot a nice item in store, think about how it was made and if it would be easy to replicate at home. I think you’ll be surprised how many expensive-looking things are easy to pull together if you just have a go. Then you’ll have a beautiful item at home that you can look at with pride knowing that you made that with your own blood sweat and tears (..ok maybe not tears…probably just sweat).
For the full step by step tutorials of these pretties and more, pick up the September issue of Homes+ mag in shops now or you can buy it online at Zinio (my new fave site for reading online).
Also if you download the Viewa app on your smartphone, you can scan the magazine’s page to load to the how-to video where you can see my crafty hands in action.
Fiona x(All images from Homes+ magazine. Photographed by Andrew Finlayson and James Henry)