Drab to Fab Transformation of an outdoor teak day bed

Sanding and upcycling teak furniture at home

There is nothing one can’t do with friends, music and some pizza thrown in. Or so I discovered over a weekend when I had the mammoth task of restoring the teak day bed which adorns our balcony. I decided to do it myself, after I got quotes of a few hundred dollars when I checked with some of the professional furniture restoration companies in Singapore.  Given our day bed had suffered the rigours of wind and weather so much that it looked …[Read more]

#under50dollarsA challenge!

#under50dollars challenge

#under50dollars is our creative twist to #SG50, to commemorate the 50th birth-year of Singapore. It is a challenge devised for our readers to appreciate the inherent value of things used and old. All  you will need is a good eye, some minor touch up or upcycling… and $50 in your pocket! The challenge: How it works? – Spend SG$ 50 to buy preloved/secondhand home decor items. – Just use the item as-is, or upcycle/recycle it to spruce up your home or a …[Read more]

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Be a “green” Yogi!

Where to buy Eco friendly Yoga wear and gear

With an increasing number of fashion conscious men and women adopting Yoga as the “go to work-out regime” today, yoga is not for the fashion backward anymore! Move on ill-fitted t-shirts and lounge pants, yoga is all about stylish comfort these days. Walk into any Yoga studio and you will see yogis and yoginis in an enviable range of yoga wear – imagine a cute printed tank on the girl ahead of you or classy sweat absorbing …[Read more]

DIYFramed for life

I just love collecting all things old and quirky, so when my sister-in-law returned from her African Safari holiday and gifted us a classic vintage photo-frame from Africa, it was a perfect gift. Small caveat though: I did not know how to put it to use, neither did the frame have glass in the front nor a mounting board at the back. For the longest time, this gorgeous piece of art adorned our study wall staring at …[Read more]