Sunday, January 13, 2013

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Take those walls DOWN!

A brand new apartment with bare walls, no floors, no power. A clean slate - perfect state to start design :)

Floor Plan:

First thing I did was to take out the wall between kitchen and dining to make it an open kitchen and bring some natural light in.

and this is how it looks now!!

The next question was where the stove would go?! After many discussions with my parents, who wanted the stove to be east facing, we decided to have an island in the same place where the stove was before just that it would be an island with 3 breakfast chairs :D :D Exciting!!!!

Just to give you an idea, something like this

I have to ofcourse think about what color would work in my apartment but yeah! This is the idea :)

If you have any suggestions, I am all ears :D

Monday, October 8, 2012

Dream home back home

Its every Indian's dream to own a house and I am no exception! For a very long time, I have wanted to own a house and make it a real HOME with my family. This dream has finally come true after having to endure the many struggles associated with property ownership, if you know what I mean.. Lets leave all the struggles alone and focus on the happy part that I have finally bought an apartment in chennai. Its 1650 sqft 3BHK apartment in an up and coming area. I have dedicated the next few years of my life to paying off the loan :(. The thought of having my parents live there happily makes me forget that part though! :) After 6 months of loan processing, it was finally sanctioned and I am very very excited to start designing the apartment. In the coming months, I will share my designs and progress on the house! yayyyy!! :D

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Dining table makeover part 5 - Final reveal

Alright, its time to reveal the final output of 2 months project of the dining room make over. I had sooo much fun creating this beautiful colorful family room dining room. Hope you had as much fun looking at it!

More projects to come..see you soon!

Dining table makeover part 4

I thought I had enough time to write about the makeover but I have to run for a party. I am going rush a bit and share the complete project.

Ok so we have dining table,curtains,walls now. One last project was to set up the dining table. I stitched runner,table mat, hand towels and a ring to tie them.

Dining table makeover part3

Now that I have the walls covered and a beautiful dining table in place I dyed the white window curtains to turquoise blue and painted the dining table white, painted chairs white and changed the chairs upholstery with a colorful materials.

I used a oil primer zinsser primer and then painted with glidden pure white paint

Thanks to  my hubby for choosing this beautiful upolstry

Dining room makeover part 2

Since the idea is to have a colorful space, I painted all the frames in different colors. Theres also more to these frames. I wanted it to be special and create interest for the viewers.
I made all my family members do something that they always wanted to do but never did and take a pic. I put their pictures in their favorite color frame. It took sometime to get the pictures from them and I am still waiting for more but it was fun project to do.

Heres the empty frames..will reveal the pictures later (oh thats my husband working :))