TAME THE CLUTTER WITH A NIFTY SIDE TABLE
Here are two household items you never thought could work together: metal flowerpot stands and old-fashioned enamel washbasins or trays. With some spray paint, the unlikely pairing becomes a practical side table that is a breeze to assemble. We sprayed the basin, tray and stand in darker shades for a grown-up look, but you can opt for versions with old-style flower motifs if you’d prefer a more nostalgic touch.
The plant stands come in a wide variety of heights, so you can apply this idea to any corner of your home for various purposes, too. The plant stands are available at plant nurseries, while the enamel basins and trays can be found at shops selling traditional Chinese wedding supplies.
TURN YOUR RECORD COVERS INTO INSTANT ART
Vinyl records are as collectible for the music they contain as well as the artwork on the sleeve. You can put them to good use even if you don’t have a turntable – just slip your album of choice into this specially designed frame from Austrian turntable specialist Project. The metal frame flips open from the front so you’ll have easy access to the record.
CREATE A COLLECTION OF VESSELS
Instead of spending money on a statement piece for that bare tabletop, try this easy DIY idea. Gather a collection on vases in various sizes and heights (you can even upcycle empty wine bottles or plastic planters), and cover them completely in two to three layers of matte-black spray paint. Grouped together, they make a dramatic, Baroque-style composition that is both classic and contemporary. Flowers become optional.
USE PAINT, NOT WALLPAPER
Create a feature wall with just paint – and we’re not talking about the usual striped or sponged effects, either. Create intricate designs on any plain wall with a patterned paint roller. The patterned roller is attached to a paint applicator – coat the applicator in the water-based paint colour of your choice, and the pattern gets transferred onto your walls as you roll. For the picture above, we used Decorette‘s flora-and fauna patterns.