Category: DIY

DIY – Antique Finish Picture Frame
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by on January 17, 2019January 17, 2019

DIY – Antique Finish Picture Frame

This post is about how you can turn an ordinary picture frame into an ornate one with details. When I posted a question on what should I DIY next, someone said antique frames and I suddenly had this idea. Also, the antique finish paper created in last weeks DIY needed I have been dabbling with...

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DIY – Faux Antique Paper
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by on January 10, 2019January 10, 2019

DIY – Faux Antique Paper

This post is about how you can make ordinary colored paper or handmade paper look like a hundred year old without much effort. It can be done by kids or adults, and using ingredients that are available in every household. One of the things I really enjoy doing is executing an idea that is in...

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by on October 12, 2018October 12, 2018

DIY – Stencil Making for a Multi colored Motif

This Post is about how you can make your own stencil to print multicolored block print like motifs. The stencil can then be used on walls, on furniture and even on fabric. I’ve been block print crazy for like ever now. I even took a one month intensive course of wood block printing. It was...

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DIY – Textured Wall
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by on August 8, 2018August 16, 2018

DIY – Textured Wall

This post is about how I achieved the rosette textured wall finish on my dining space wall. I learnt the basic technique from my friend Girija while I was assisting her with a mural, then I added my own touch.  I wasn’t planning on turning it into a blog post, so some intermediate pictures are missing,...

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The Lamps I Made
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by on May 1, 2018September 14, 2018

The Lamps I Made

This post is about some of the lamps that I have made in the past that I absolutely adore. Also announcing some new developments at PreethiPrabhu.com here. A few weeks ago I was generally ranting on my Instagram stories about how I am hitting a dead end in terms of taking the blog forward. Even...

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DIY: How to get a Distressed Look? Dry Brushing!
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by on December 19, 2017September 14, 2018

DIY: How to get a Distressed Look? Dry Brushing!

This post is about how you can achieve an aged and distressed look using a method called dry brushing. It can be used on wooden artifacts or furniture. Here I have tried it on a wooden decorative and a side table. I have been fascinated with distressed furniture for a very long time now that...

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DIY – Changing Upholstery Type 1
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by on November 28, 2017September 14, 2018

DIY – Changing Upholstery Type 1

This post is about how you can change the upholstery of chairs that have the seat and backrest fixed to a frame with screws. We will get to the slightly complicated one in a different post. If you keep in mind a few simple steps, you can change the upholstery of any chair or sofa...

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Water Lamp
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by on October 16, 2017September 14, 2018

Water Lamp

This post is about how you can make a lamp out of a glass bowl and a few things that you may have lying around the house. Things you will need to make water Lamp:- A Transparent Glass bowl Pebbles (colored or natural) Water Cotton Wicks Plastic sheet (can be cut from a restaurant takeout...

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DIY: Jam bottle Lantern with Glittery Sand
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by on October 14, 2017September 14, 2018

DIY: Jam bottle Lantern with Glittery Sand

This post is about how you can make your own outdoor lantern using things you already have at home. This Jam bottle hanging lantern will look good during the day and at night.  Things you will need for making colored sand:- Sand Sieve Watercolors Empty Jam Bottles Plastic sheet to dry the sand Small bowl to...

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