Category: DIY

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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DIY: Clay Lotus Candle Holder
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by on October 13, 2017September 14, 2018

DIY: Clay Lotus Candle Holder

This post is about how you can make your own Lotus Candleholder using air dry clay. This the also the first post by Padma who is a part of Team Preethi Prabhu.  Ma’am (Preethi Prabhu) is the inspiration for all my DIY’s. An idea that runs through my mind, I share it with her and...

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DIY Kalamkari Carpet Planter Basket
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by on August 31, 2017September 14, 2018

DIY Kalamkari Carpet Planter Basket

We see gorgeous dhurrie planters in images of homes around the world but they are hard to come by here in India. This 10 minute DIY is simple to make, but has tons of style. If you dint have to measure and cut, it would be a 2 minute DIY and you will be surprised...

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My TOP 5 Favorite DIY’s
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by on June 26, 2017September 14, 2018

My TOP 5 Favorite DIY’s

Everyone has their own way of relaxing and unwinding and mine is to create something. My DIY time is the “me time” and if you see me irritated and wanting to bite your head off, its coz I haven’t created something for a long time. DIY is not always about saving money, there are times...

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Day 9 – DIY Plywood shelf
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by on June 13, 2016September 14, 2018

Day 9 – DIY Plywood shelf

Left over plywood is a situation in every construction site, even when you get small pieces of furniture made, there is always some left over ply that is considered waste and dumped in trash. While I need to think of what to make with small bit, slightly big pieces can be put to use immediately....

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