Naturally

DIY : a plant hanger with IKEA Heat trivet

To bring a bit of nature into your home when space is lacking, a plant hanger is ideal.

Do you remember the dreamcatcher I made with Virgile? I wanted to create my own plant hanger with natural and simple materials, and make a statement decor of it. Mixing wood, cork, cotton and wool in soft shades, it dress up an ordinary kitchen corner. Sunshine rays pass in the dreamcatcher while a lite breeze is enough to turn the cork mobile

Nevertheless, this plant hanger is 150 cm high but this DIY project can easily be reduced. It’s also possible to replace trapilho jersey by rope for a different effect.

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make sweet dreams with Orla Kiely

A piece of furniture makeover – before & after

Last weekend, I redo my bedroom decoration, which didn’t changed since we move in, 8 years ago. Would you like to see final result in a next post ? Beware, it’s dark.

I kept all furniture and took advantage to update the ancient step stool which serves me as bedside table. Found abandoned in an attic, it follows me since long now and is just large enough to put essential stuffs on my side of the bed.

But its painting was peeling and it deserved some care. Painting leftover and scrap piece of Orla Kiely wallpaper projected it towards modernity. This is a simplest DIY to revamp an old-fashioned piece of furniture.

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Xmas Origami

Thousand origami crane legend

This year, we have decorated our home for Christmas without Xmas tree, leaving them in pease in their forests. Seeing out of sight Xmas trees plantations refrained me to buy one since. We wanted an alternative as much symbolic decoration. After 3 D giant letters DIY, we have installed a decoration above the table where we eat. We changed background mural decoration for winter shades and suspended an origami paper crane garland just above the table.. (more…)

my paper crane masking tape mural decoration

How to make a large wall decoration with less than € 3 & 10 min?  

At the Be Frenchie house, most walls are white. It’s bright, relaxing and puts volumes in value. But, above all, this sober base allows to have fun. Decoration isn’t fixed, and, at the moment, I crave for origami. I bought a lovely handcraft paper crane patterned T Shirt on Etsy, a little present arrived from from Melbourne for Phileas, and we immediately wished to reproduce this pattern as a wall decor.

But how to trace a giant pattern on a wall without damaging it?

I racked my brain and found THE solution. It’s very simple, just take a roll of masking tape, a projector and your pattern. (more…)

Love is in the air – act 1

A wallpaper to give color to your desktop

Love is in the air at the moment at Be Frenchie house. Life isn’t always funny, but bringing a touch of color and tender words in our daily life can only embellish it. “Love is in the air”, John Paul Young, Care Bears disco tube follow us at the moment and will give us energy this morning to go back to school while the days get shorter. (more…)