Thursday, March 22, 2018

Styling with a handmade beauty !

I have always been inclined to stuff that are handmade. I appreciate the fact that someone has taken the pain to produce a piece out of their own imagination, skill and creativity!
This means whenever I travel near or far, such things catch my fancy and know what, next they come home with me as a cherished souvenir !

On one such recent trip, I bought one of  this handwoven basket home. In such  vibrant colours, couldn't resist buying one! These are made up of nylon wires. A very indigenous craft and has existed since the time of our grannies. But there is always an improvisation added in such crafts to sustain competition and here they have altered the shape of the basket. a pretty looking, Lotus like basket!


Am not a very impulse kind of a buyer. I buy only when I think it can be put to good use. That's my idea of a souvenir as well! It should be such that am reminded of the awesome time I had,whenever I utilize it. So now, that this beauty came home with me, I have styled it in various corners of my home and there is never a dull moment with it. The basket amazes me with it's versatility and instantly enlivens the surroundings.

come on, see for yourself!

Brilliant colour combination!

The insides...Uniform design...

Looks great with contrasting colours as well!

Can be used as a flower holder in  the prayer room

Suitably eye-catchy anywhere !

In combination with my brass artifacts

As a planter...

what Say?

Besides the kitchen sink ...

side table companion!

 Did you like it? Any such special souvenir that you have lugged home and the effort seemed all worthwhile? Share with me and the readers of sajavat.

As the summer vacation begins, hope you all have a gala time with your family.I shall return soon with many such travel stories, souvenirs, interior ideas captured from my travel and many more...

Monday, March 19, 2018

Transformation of the laundry space !

 Our homes are our pride and for a decor enthusiast like me, I would want each corner to be, just as I envisioned!
But you know,there are these small pockets in everyone's home that act as an eyesore but nothing much or great can be done about them. One such space in our home is the small corner in the dry area  which specifically caters to the  laundry requirement. This is how it looks...

I know you would want to reason it out with me saying how does it matter? How much of my time do I actually spend there? Hardly any! But still...

These are the following that had to be addressed...

1.The plain boring walls
2.Utility items like the ladder placed on the side,lunch bags that are hung on the wall giving an unpleasant sight!
3. Nailing on the walls was ruled out since the said walls had too many water lines running and I did not want to take any risk.
4.I wanted the entire transformation on a zero budget. Ehh!! Does that sound ridiculous to you? I was kind of very firm on this!

So, once the idea took seed, I started looking out for good pics, something that I can easily try my hands at and cover a portion of the plain wall surrounding the washing machine with some colours  and bring about a facelift to the space.
I am satisfied with the way it has turned out but you tell me, how is the final look. I shall wait to hear your comments.So do let me know.Any other idea that I can implement? Do feel free to suggest..

Leaving you with the step wise pictures of the transformation or the makeover if I may call it so!

This is the completed look. At least, the bare, boring white walls are a little vibrant now. I added a warli poster on the facing wall. A fabric hanging that had seen better days is used to cover the washing machine when not in use, the ladder and lunch bags have been designated a different place and I have a contented cheerful smile on my face!

Any area in your home that you would want to give  a makeover without spending a dime? How would you tackle it? or write in to me and probably, I can help you out!

The next post is on styling corners with a beautiful souvenir that I got from my recent trip. So stay tuned !!!

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