Friday, 30 December 2011

DIY PROJECT: accessories board

So, as you all know, I went ikea the other day.

This is how the "noticeboard" look in real life..

It also includes this, which I didn't use, but I suppose it's for you to hang the board with.

These are the transparent pins, which I love it! Reason being I didn't want to have different coloured pins sticking out from my accessories.

So these are the papers I found lying around my room.
1. Baby pink colored paper

2. Some patterned paper that sticks? I dunno what it's called. I think the picture would explain it better than me.
/ramble starts here
I decided to use these papers first, so as to keep the board clean. I mean, cork boards are not exactly the easiest thing to clean on earth. Plus, I THINK they do not handle moist well too. Also, the reason why I decided to randomly use any coloured paper first (I know it's a extra step) is because, I've yet to decide what colour should my new upcoming room's wall be. (I dunno why I'm explaining) Although, I've kinda decide, regardless of the wall colour, I'll use a white textured paper as a base. I might change my mind, thus the extra step!

Even using a A3 sized paper, it could not fill up the whole board. You may want to find a bigger piece of paper if you are considering getting the board from ikea.

You may want to skip the next two steps/pictures, if you are not particular with the paper alignment.

What I'm doing here is just making a mark on the paper, so that I'll know how much I should cut. If you are afraid you wouldn't be accurate, use a ruler to help you.

After I got the length, I basically used a pencil to mark the centre of the paper. I'm going to cut it in half, for the top piece and the bottom, as seen in the pictures below.. If you are able to cut straight lines without any help, you may skip this step too.

This is how it looks like after I pasted the top and bottom. Again, if you like this look better, you can stop at this step. For me, I'm doing this to protect the cork board, so I'm going to continue with the sides..

Same thing, making a mark, for the length.

For me to cut it straight instead of ugly jagged lines.

This is the finished product. I'm gonna go ahead and put my accessories on it.

Style 1

Style 2 (if you could see the difference) I prefer style 2, I feel it looks neater this way.

Obviously, you could tell, I'm gonna need more than just one organiser. But for now, my room is fully packed, I've yet to move into my new room. I haven't had the time to organise it better. blahblah /procrastinates further.

Friday, 23 December 2011

Ikea haul

#1 A cork board- $9.50sgd, ikea calls it noticeboard.
I've been searching for something like this for a DIY project of mine (next post).
Daiso also sells it, somewhat a A4 size, or you can always purchase their photo frame-$2sgd and their cork board sheets- $2sgd which is mega thin. BUT, you can always combine a few pieces of cork board sheet together! I MIGHT do another DIY project using these materials from Daiso. (might)

#2 Shoes tree in grey-$1.80sgd comes in two sizes, large one here, Daiso have these too! Though, I can't seem to find it anymore!

#3 Jar with lid- $2.95sgd? another DIY project, a gift for J. I'll post it up soon!

#4 4jars- below $5sgd, ikea calls it the spices jar. The same DIY project for my girlfs. (:

#5 Multi-use-hanger- $9sgd
This is for me to organize my scarfs which are a lot! Previously, I used to use FIVE hangers to hang all my scarfs, 5 normal hangers as seen in the photo. Now, it looked so much neater! (:

Hi everyone, I decided to do a haul for my first post. (:

(You can skip this whole paragraph and get to the haul if you cant stand reading so much. )
So, my bro is getting married somewhere during June'12, I know, the world is ending on 2012, but as of now, life still goes on right? You must be wondering, what has my bro getting married have anything to do with this haul. Well, it has everything to do with this haul! He is moving out!! Which also happens on June'12, and I'll finally get my own room! Gasp* After 21 years, okay, 22, I'm turning 22(meh). Let's not be dampen by the age issue, okay, so ever since he told me that his BTO will be ready by June'12, and he will be getting married. I've been having a lot of home deco ideas, DIY projects going thru my mind.

His room is really in a wrecked state, a really MEN room, not bothering with any details, colors, decorations and whatnot. Not to mention, UNTIDY! So really, this is a very BIG project.
Now, after waiting for a couple of years, it's finally dec'11!
Christmas is coming, blahblahblah. && I can finally really start to hunt for furnitures and people wouldn't think I'm crazy. Not that I've started hunting. I merely went ikea to have a look, to see if there is anymore new ideas, better ideas. Yes, i already have a rough gauge, what I wanna buy, and where it will be.

I know, #kan chiong, but I can't help it, I'm excited about it, if I may, over excited will be a much more accurate term.
So after my grandmother story (after all, it's my first post!), let's get started!