Sunday, January 15, 2012

From trash... to WOW!!!... (ii)

Remember my new year resolution...?? ORGANIZING home sweet home. ...yeah yeah.. I am still sticking to it.  This post is about super simple and awesome DIY project that I read about @ EPBOT...for organizing shoes. With so many shoes to organize and making sure you find them in time for that perfect outfit or occasion.... A total $0 budget project...

Super gorgeous idea EPBOT....  I am gonna try this out soon...!  Did you guys like it ??



Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Love for bone china...

Being a typical girly girly..and that too a tiny puny one.... I tend to fall instantly in love with small, delicate pretty bone china crockery!!!  In India, we have such a  " chai (tea) culture" (yes, we were a former British colony! ) that we love to own beautiful tea sets....and yes bone china is used on a daily basis and not considered "too fancy" to be just on display , because it is culture. Some of these are often passed from one generation to next.

Recently, I fell in love with these miniature bone china tea sets.  The cups were just about 1.5 inch high...and the pot was probably just over 5 inch.  They were so cute.........see....see...see

Beautiful eh?!... 


Monday, January 9, 2012

Spirit of Venice...

 I have this crazy obsession with Europe.. and Venice in particular.... I have dreamt of living in this place ever since.... I can even remember.. and I just thought of penning (brushing) down my thoughts..I painted the "Spirit of Venice". 

I had a few images in mind.. to that I added a bit of google research .  Some images that inspired me were..


 On canvas, It looks like this...

Hope you'll liked it.  Is there a city that totally makes you gaga as well??? 


Images@ create-me

Friday, January 6, 2012

Dinning with tulips..

 The last few weeks have been  so "creatively" satisfying that I can probably do too many back to back posts... :D.. Here is the oil painting I made a few days back for a friend's housewarming ( apartment warming??)

Sharing it with you guys here.. 

 I would call it " dinning with tulips".  It is a 16 inch X 12 inch in size..on canvas with oils...Did you'll like it?? 

Oh and one more thing... 2012 is turning out to be one hell of a lucky year for deals and steals... check out my latest one..

...check out the price tag...beat this. :P..

Have a great weekend !!...xoxo

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Loving it @ student budget...

 Hello dearies, 

  So you all know how my tiny little apartment really has no more place for any decor or wall art unless I really rearrange my furniture and walls or get rid of stuff... **sighhhhh**...(I know I have promised a house tour to many of you ..will do soon :))... and if you love decorating, you can not resist deals.and amazing finds...and I end up buying more and more.. .. **problem**... so when my  friend needed someone "to do" the apartment...I was more than willing to do it.. simply because I would get to shop and fill up the brand new place... new so much more.

But there was a itsy bitsy issue about budgeting of course..being a grad student gets to you at times.. but then you want to enjoy life too as this time will not come again.. So I was told no more than $50 on decorating.  

We went to the a couple of thrift stores and garage sales.  I have been dying to tell you about my awesome steals and deals...  check out these goodies ..


Wall murals bought at a local garage sale.... now hanging in the dining area . *$2* for both

Wall art from a thrift store... now in the kitchen. *$1*

Baskets bought at a thrift store... now hiding loads of junk & crap... *$1* for both.

Huge wall art from a local thrift store... now in the living room.. *$4*... I was so tempted to keep this one for my self... as I have ikea- lack side and coffee table... would go so perfectly with it... :)

Decorative glass jar from a thrift store.. now on the floor in living room... *$3*.. I am not sure what we can do with this... it looks pretty nice when it is empty.. but maybe we can put in some potpourri or some pines..(picked from the streets of Pittsburgh)... 

Back to the budget..we spent a total of $11...loads more to shop... :):)..Yayyy!!

Did you like my deals and steals...??