Monday, June 10, 2013

DIY: Interior Designing Your Own Place

I know how to use a high-speed sewing machine. I learned it by myself. If you know me, you'll say it is weird. I am many things. It all started when I told my mom that I spent one entire weekend sewing my court wedding dress by hand. Yes, you heard it right. I made my court wedding dress by hand. Mom sent me a second-hand electronic sewing machine two weeks after. Isn't she the sweetest?

The Mister and I were preparing our December wedding in 2009 when my crazy self realized it'll be our 8th anniversary on a once-in-a-lifetime date of 09/09/09. My crazy self convinced the Mister to have a court wedding on that date! The Mister had no choice. But my crazy self couldn't just go on a court wedding without making it extra special. I dreamed of wearing a nice, simple gown with a bouquet of simple flowers at least. The court wedding was not part of the budget. But I had to have that gown. So I went on crazy lengths just to have that gown. If I can't buy me crazy self a gown, I'll make me crazy self a gown. I'll share that dress with you in a different post.

Before I got pregnant, I spend my weekends cleaning our place. I am a bit of a control freak. I don't like a messy bedroom or a messy kitchen or any messy room of the house. I even pin my bed cover to the mattress just so it is neatly tucked day in and day out. Yes, I do that bedsheet pinning until now. You'll know what I mean when you'll have a glimpse of our bedroom. It looks like this ALL the time.

And please...Nothing under the bed.

See what I mean? And my husband is just so annoyed living with me. Well, we always annoy each other. I am a crazy wife. My head's never empty with something crazy to do. After all, I don't have any hobby to spend a great deal of my time with before I got pregnant. Of course, everything of that changed when I became a mom.

Please take notice of the interior design. Please take notice of the curtains and the bed covers. Please, please, please. Hehe. Forgive my crazy self. I am just proud of my DIYs. You can't discount the presence of that fab bag! It belonged to this room, you see. Yes, I made those curtains and bed covers and pillows from scratch using my high-speed sewing machine. It's not rocket science, mommies. Divisoria offers a wide array of nice, but cheap fabrics. You can do it yourself. You just need to have a lot of patience, time and passion to do it. Oh, you'll need a high-speed sewing machine too!

Here's another fabulous set. The Mister said he feels like waking up inside a Louis Vuitton bag with these curtains. I said, "That's the whole point!" The design spells L-U-X-U-R-Y! And I can't afford luxury so I just have to make it.

I am no professional when it comes to interior design. I just read a lot of stuff. I learned that when decorating a home, you've got to have a theme first. I wanted a contemporary design. It offers simple, uncluttered look. I learned that you have to play with only two or three colors. Make one of them your main color and the other two your accent colors. Do you love my red-white-black theme? Achieve na achieve ko diba? And mommies, that sunburst mirror on top is also a DIY. Play with cheap frames and furnish a sad wall with them.

I was 5 months pregnant when I made my burgundy curtain and bed cover set.

These fab mirrors are refurbished. They're the ones you'll buy anywhere at 100php. Revamp them with a new frame. Wood is one cheap material you can use for a new look. Paint 'em and voila!!! Oh, that's the Mister living with me crazy self. You can gather that he just woke up inside a Louis Vuitton bag and had to separate himself from that nightmare by watching cartoons online.

P.S. I wonder how our own home will turn out by the time we've transferred. I'm uber excited. I can't wait to interior design Free's bedroom. But first, I need our house turned over ASAP!


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