As you may have seen as a spoiler on my Instagram account, we have over-renewed our bedroom in the most magical way. In this article, I share with you an easy and cheap way to make...your own bedside lamp. The backstory :
Our bedroom isn't done yet, because there are still some crafts I want to add left. I look forward to sharing our reno with you, because everything was done with our own two hands. Literally. After finishing some of the more demanding tasks, like painting, installing new curtains etc. we sat and admired the result (!) and I said...
I dyed two decorative pillows using an avocado. No, you didn't read that wrong. I actually dyed two decorative pillows using an avocado. In fact, I decorated them with small tassels made of thread that I had also dyed with avocado too. Those of you that have been in the company of A Shiny Day, you may have realized that avocados are a part of my life. I love them very much because they are an important element of my vegetarian diet and after enjoying one, I can give the most beautiful pink dye to any fabric, using only its peels...
Picture this : It's January, it's 5 degrees outside, and you are curled up in front of the fireplace with a cat on your lap, listening to relaxing music and drinking hot tea. This is hygge. In this article, I will talk about a concept I discovered about a year ago that seems to fit my lifestyle perfectly. Who knows? This might also, inspire you to change some small details of your daily life in order to enjoy the magic of Hygge too.
But what is Hygge?
Roughly translated, I would say that hygge is anything cozy. A comfy warm atmosphere...
The condition is as follows : Outside is something like 5C to -15C degrees, depending on the region of the world from which you are reading this article. You are freezing and all you want is to snuggle under the duvet with a hot chocolate. I get it. Tomorrow I will share with you the most delicious recipe for homemade hot cocoa. But today my advice is this : Stay home and craft something.
And what is more cozy than embroidery?
I love embroidery. It's a love that my grandmother passed on to me, who taught me all the secrets of...
A few days ago I made this very easy knitting yarn wall decoration. I really want to share with you how you can create this wall decoration for your house. It will cost you close to nothing and take you less than an hour. By making this decoration, you can give a warmer hue to a space that you don't know how to decorate.
You will need : Knitting yarn in three colors : Beige, rotten apple and brown. You can use whatever colors you want, depending on the space in which you will place the decoration.
A wooden round bar for...
A boring and somewhat awkward box has been transformed into a lovely and handy storage box.
As a Greek blog, in some cases, English titles are more suitable. Like this construction. It's clearly a "makeover".
The backstory :
This backstory is short. Lately, (i.e the last two years!) I've been trying to find the best way to organize the materials for my constructions. I found these beautiful bamboo boxes in a store by chance, and they were very cheap.
I didn't like the handle and when I got home I realized that apart from it being shoddy, it was also very uncomfortable....
There's an easy way to turn a boring plastic flower pot into a beautiful home pot using a cotton rope! I'm sure you know all about the love I have for plants by now, and you certainly know that I take care of a lot, here at home. Many plants mean many transplants and many transplants mean many plastic pots. When it comes to plants and home decor, I'm always looking for a beautiful pot, a clay pot, a knitted basket in which I can put the plants. At some point, I exhausted all of my options. Concrete pot, clay pot,...
After 8 months I can proudly say that Operation Rainbow is over. My colorful pictures were framed and became a wonderful and super-colorful wall decoration. Right now that I'm typing this, I'm smiling from ear to ear because indeed, I am very, very pleased with the result.
And I'm sure, as soon as you see how Operation Rainbow came out, you will refer to your most colorful photos to make it too! Don't waste any time, comb throught your hard drives and phone! Look for the color! Operation Rainbow : What to do : Rummage through your cell phone, your computer and your...
It's Saturday morning, my cats are fighting and I will share with you how you can make a beautiful rainbow decoration for a kid's room, or not (!). If you follow ashinyday on Instagram, you may have come across #ashinydiychallenge. If you don't follow ashinyday on Instagram and don't know what I'm talking about, I'll tell you immediately!
#ashinyDIYchallenge | The backstory :
As I may have mentioned in a previous article, on most of my shopping trips (online or offline), I often find myself thinking "I won't buy it, I can make it myself". My friends think the same when it...
Time: 30 minutes | Cost: 11 euros It is this time of year that we are experimenting with home decoration. We make various changes, alter objects, decorate the rooms that need more care and ... bring new plants home! At the moment, 25 little plants live (and thrive) in my house (crazy plant lady alert). I don't have time to count the plants in the terrace now (!) but they are also thriving. That will be until tomorrow that the infamous snow and frost will begin, I imagine. One of the beautiful details that we have added lately to the house...