Pretty in pink

Whanightstand_1t are you buying your mom for Mother’s Day? Chances are high that it’s either flowers or chocolate. This year, I tried to come up with something more creative and personal, and I am really loving the result!

I picked up this vintage nightstand at the thrift store for €3. The top was quite damaged but I just couldn’t leave it 🙂 . I just love old stuff, I guess.

Knowing my mom was looking for a new sidetable nightstand_2for her living room, I decided to add some colour and personality to the nightstand so it would make a great Mother’s Day gift.

This is what it looks like with a layer of adhesive foil (Chiwy lily rose) attached to the top. No more signs of damage, yay!

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Easy does it!

If you are looking for an easy DIY project that willGo with the flow curacao_04 give you instant satisfaction, read on!

I created this so-called “IKEA hack” for the 2015 product shoot. Using a splash of high gloss white paint and some pieces of adhesive foil, I gave this plain step stool an entirely new look.

The best part of this project is that you can change it up anytime you want. As you might know, the adhesive foil is super easy to remove, so you can choose a different print (and paint colour!) whenever you feel like shaking up your kitchen interior! 😉

I had so much fun doing this, so I’m sure you will enjoy it too!

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Charming cabinet

First of all, I would like to wish you a very happy 2015! May all your wildest dreams come true this year ;-). I will do my best to write even more fun oilcloth and adhesive foil DIY projects this year, to keep you inspired.hallway_1

You may have noticed the blog silence over the past few weeks. I have been very busy preparing the new Lola collection – this year we are celebrating the 10th anniversary!! – in every aspect: designs, marketing materials, a stand for upcoming trade fairs, etcetera.

All the planning has almost come to an end, so I am starting up some new DIY projects. For now, I wanted to show you how to give your hallway a quick update, using oilcloth. I found this cabinet in a second hand store, and immediately thought it would be great to fit my scarves, gloves and hats. However, the top was a bit scratched, so I decided to glam it up with the Melrose Pepper design from last year’s winter collection. I used spray glue to attach the oilcloth to the top of the cabinet. This way, the oilcloth stays in place for as long as I want it to, but it is still quite easy to remove when I want to replace it with a less “wintery” design in summer. Looks great, doesn’t it? 🙂

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P.S. Keep an eye on the website and Facebook over the next couple of weeks, plenty of new things to be revealed 🙂

Tissue box 2.0

Yes, it’s that time of the year again. tissue_1Runny nose, coughing, drinking liters of tea and watching movies on the couch. The perfect time for a little tissue box project :-).

You might remember a similar project from last year. Back then, I made a super easy no-sew tissue box cover out of oilcloth. This time I chose to use my sewing machine, which makes the project a little bit more difficult, but also gives a prettier result. And once you have one made, you can re-use it over and over again when your box is empty.

I’m very happy with how this turned out! The Boogy lagoon design is cheerful, and contrasts well with the raspberry red border. I added a little label to make it even more personal. Of course you can use any type of decorative ribbon for a similar look.

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Pimped out, chromed out office cabinet

I officially have the most hideous office cabinet in my workspace. It used to be funky red but after years of crafting abuse, it has turned into a monster. With the help of some leftover adhesive foil I managed to pimp this boring and outdated cabinet in less than half an hour! And a picture says more than a thousand words so here you go: before & after.

lola office cabinet after

lola office cabinet before

Simple but stunning

lola chair - chiwy denim

Sometimes it doesn’t take much to create something beautiful. I just got a hand on some gorgeous vintage chairs last week. They are a little bit worn down since they come from a school, but that doesn’t matter. I added some adhesive foil, Chiwy Deniw, and voila!

Don’t forget that beauty often lies in the most simple things.

 

Oilcloth Kitchen Rack

Every summer has those rainy weekends where you could go out and do stuff, but you prefer to stay inside and make some yummie food. My kitchen is not that big and I bought an additional little rack from Ikea: the BESTÅ. Ofcourse I had to pimp it with some oilcloth before putting it to good use.

This is so simple. You just have to wrap all the seperate pieces with oilcloth and attach them with double sided tape. Afterwards, you can put the entire rack together and it will look absolutely fabulous. I used the Heartbeat Vanilla design, but ofcourse you just have to pick a design and colour that matches your kitchen. For more inspiration visit my website!

kitchen rack oilcloth heartbeat vanilla

kitchen rack oilcloth heartbeat vanilla

kitchen rack oilcloth heartbeat vanilla