March 21, 2012

DIY weekend

A lazy Saturday afternoon, great ideas doing the rounds in my head and some lovely music to accompany - a perfect setting for a craft project that has been pending since long.

So I get the object I’ve planned to work on. It’s a grater. Yes, a grater! The paints and brushes finally get to step out of the cupboard and all arrangements made, I get down to business.




Getting my hands dirty in paints always leaves me feeling happy. The neck strains, the back aches as I try to paint the little corners of the grater, but nothing seems to bother me while I’m absorbed in that moment.

Finally, the humble grater gets metamorphosed into an objet d’art.




But the purpose of painting it all pretty was something else. Those who know me well know about my huge collection of earrings and how I’m always on the lookout for a nice jewellery box for all those lovely pieces. So to make my morning looking-for-the-earring-pair ritual easier and add a kitsch angle to the boring jewellery box, this was my solution.



:)

P.S. Use an old paint brush as the sharpness of the grater can easily spoil the brush bristles.

P.P.S. Try going for an aluminum base as it’s much easier to paint.

P.P.P.S: Acrylic colours can easily stain the clothes so be careful. Else feel sorry about spoiling your favourite pyjama, like I did.

11 comments:

Puneet said...

P.P.P.P.S: Nice !!!

Priyanka Prasad said...

I'm so happy to see the earring I gifted you, add charm to that DIY jewellery box! :D

bhumika said...

@puneet - dhanyawaad :)

@pri - yea :) apparently most of the earrings you see in the pic here are gifted. i just realised that.

Magical Homes said...

I saw the first two pics and thought - how pretty. and then when i realized what you were actually doing my jaw dropped in surprise. What an AWESOMELY creative idea.

bhumika said...

@magical homes

thank u and welcome to my blog :)

det-res said...

This is so cool! Love the ideas and the earrings. Looks like I need to find friends who like to buy gifts.

bhumika said...

@ det-res

thank u. and surely it makes for such a wonderful gift.

mitali said...

God. Bhumi. you are so creative. How the hell do you come up with such ideas!!

Shru said...

wow thats very unique idea... i loved it... super cool.....
cheers
shru@meraprithvi.blogspot

Priya Mohan said...

Wow.. loved this simple and stunning idea!..

Geet Mala Gupta said...

wow nice we can try to make one at home ;)