ponedjeljak, 25. srpnja 2016.

Easy No-Sew Upholstery / Jednostavno tapeciranje bez šivanja

Upholstering my old bed by ana@carpe_diem
 
 
Ovo je priča o preobrazbi mog zelenog kreveta u sivi :)
 
This is a story about  turning my green bed into grey :)
 
 


 
 
Prošle godine sam odlučila malo preurediti našu spavaću sobu.
Krevet neobične zelene boje mi se nije uklapao u planove,
a pošto je relativno nov, ima odličan madrac i spremište,
nije bio za otpis.
Krevet je bio presvučen mikrofibrom,
pa sam i za njegov novi izgled također potražila isti materijal.
Kupila sam sivu mikrofibru za bočne stranice,
te karirano sivo-bijeli materijal za uzglavlje.
Planirala sam to sve skupa iskombinirati sa crvenom i bijelom bojom.
 
 
Last year I have decided to freshen up our bedroom a bit.
I had upholstered bed in odd green color, that didn't fit my plans anymore.
But, since it is relatively new bed with great mattress and storage underneath,
it wasn't going to give it up.
The bed was covered in green microfiber,
so I have looked up for the same fabric to upholster it myself.
I have chosen grey microfiber for sides  and grey-white gingham for the head board.
I have planned to combine it with dark red and white pillows.
 




 
///Ustvari, nemam pravi tutorial u smislu korak po korak
jer sam krevet presvukla prošle godine i zaboravila sam fotografirati.///
 
Najprije sam oprala čitav krevet i pustila da se osuši.
Karirano platno sam nategla preko uzglavlja i zaklamala svakih par centimetara.
To je ustvari i jedini alat koji treba.
Dobro, još i škare, da se odreže višak materijala :)
I još jedan par ruku da pomogne držati materijal na mjestu.
Moja kćer i ja smo presvukle ovaj krevet u manje od sat vremena!
 
///In fact, this is not going to be a proper tutorial,
because I did this last year and I forgot to take photos!///
 
First of all, I washed entire bed with sponge and foam of mild detergent
and let it try
I have stretched the gingham fabric all over the headboard and stapled it every few centimeters.
Staple gun is actually the only tool you need.
OK, and some scissors to cut off the excess of fabric :)
And one more pair of hands to help you hold the fabric in place.
My teenage daughter and I have upholstered this bed in less then an hour, indeed!
 
 


 
 
Ostavila sam materijal ovako sa stražnje strane uzglavlja.
Ionako se ne vidi kad se krevet približi zidu!
 
I have left the fabric like this at the back side of the headboard.
It can't be seen when bed is facing the wall, anyway!
 




 
Krevet smo okrenule na bok da bi mogle materijal zaklamati i sa donje strane uzglavlja.
 
We have turned the bed sideways to staple the fabric under the  headboard.
 



 
Što se bočnih stranica tiče,
a one su ustvari sanduk ispod madraca,
izmjerila sam dimenzije i izrezala toliko materijala da ga ima dosta i sa donje i sa gornje strane.
 
My bed has a great storage under the mattress.
I have covered those sides in plenty of fabric.
 



 
Materijal sam prebacila preko unutrašnjosti sanduka,
zaklamala.
Opet sam krevet preokrenula bočno, na jednu i drugu stranu,
da bih mogla zalamati i ispod kreveta.
 
I have laid the fabric over storage liberally
and stapled the fabric to the storage sides.
Then we have turned the bed sideways again
so I could staple the fabric that goes underneath the bed.





Presvukla sam sve tri strane sanduka, odnosno,
dvije bočne strane i podnožje kreveta.
Na gornjoj fotografiji se vidi kako sam rješila problem uglova kreveta bez šivanja materijala -
mikrofibru sa bočnih strana sam prevukla i preko uglova,
neporubljeni krajevi bočnih materijala se ne vide jer preko njih dolazi treći dio.
Taj treći dio, podnožje, je  preklopljen sa krajnje lijeve i desne strane,
zategnut, zaklaman.
 
So, I have upholstered all three sides of the bed, not including the headboard;
left and right side and the bottom part, foothill.
You can see how I have solved the corners problem at the photo above - no sewing needed -
I have put on some fabric that covered both sides over the corners,
placed the third piece of fabric over the edges.
That third piece, fothill, is folded on the far left and right,
tighten, stapled.
 
 



 
Na taj način sam izbjegla šivanje i pojednostavnila postupak.
Mikrofibra je dosta nategnuta, ali ne previše jer je rastezljiva.
Nabori se daju lako izravnati i nisu previše uočljivi.
 
That's how I managed to avoid sewing and make this project easier.
Fabric is tighted enough, but not too much since microfiber is a little bit stretchy itself.
All wrinkles can be straighten up easily and are not very noticeable.




 
Ovo je dezen madraca. Pa....
 
This is mattress pattern. Oh, well...




 
Na dijelu sanduka koji se nalazi odmah do uzglavlja je jedino ostao originalni materijal,
zelena mikrofibra. Taj dio se uopće ne vidi kad se madrac spusti i kad se krevet napravi,
tako da nisam htjela trošiti vrijeme da se i taj dio presvuče.
Vidi se i da je sanduk sa uzglavljem povezan šarafom.
Nisam niti skidala te šarafe kod presvlačenja uzglavlja,
nego sam nategla materijal do šarafa, a od šarafa prema dolje prerezala materijal do kraja.
Donji dio materijala sam zaklamala ispod kreveta i sve je ispalo dobro, čvrsto, nategnuto i uredno.
Uzglavlje se da vrlo lako odšarafiti od sanduka,
ali je sam sebi zamislila da ću biti brzo gotova, pa se nisam upuštala u to.
Možda ubrzo promjenim dezen uzglavlja,
pa ću ga kompletno odvojiti od sanduka i propisno tapecirati :)
 
 
On this forth, upper part of the storage unit, I have left the original fabric, green microfiber.
You can not see that part once the mattress is on place and bed is made,
so I didn't want to waiste my time upholstering it.
You can see on the photo above that the headboard is connected with the storage with some screws.
I did not unscrew them on purpose,
I have tighten the fabric untill the screws, then  cut the bottom part of the farbric from the screws down. I have stapled the bottom part of the fabric underneath bed and everything turned out just fine, fabric so tight and neat.
Of course, you can separate the headboard,
but I planned to be over with this soon enough,
so I didn't do that.
Anyway, I am thinking of changing the headboard again,
so I am going to make it properly next time :)
 
 



 
Taa-daaa!
 
Krevetac snimljen prošle godine, odmah po završetku presvlačenja.
 
My bed, photo taken last year, right after it has been upholstered.
 





A ove godine sam se odlučila za još jedan mali makeover,
umjesto crvenih detalja dodala sam modre i crne -
jastučiće morske zvijezde,
školske ploče na zidu,
modra navlaka za luster (tutorial OVDJE).
 
 
And this year I am going for another small makeover again,
I added some navy blue and black decor -
sea star pillows,
black chalk boards on the wall,
navy blue pendant cover (tutorial HERE).
 
 



 
Zavjese su sašivene od iste sive mikrofibre kojom je i presvučen krevet.
 
The drapes are made out of the same grey microfiber that I have used for upholstering my bed.
 
 



 
Mislim da će mi ovaj sivi krevet poslužiti kao dobra baza za različite stilove i boje uređenja spavaće sobe. Trenutno sam u modroj fazi, ali ubrzo se mogu vratiti na omiljenu crvenu boju ili pokušati sa žutom, narančastom... Potrebno je samo malo detalja u drugoj boji i soba je već drukčija.
 
 
I believe that this grey bed will suit my needs perfectly, expecially as a solid base to different styles and colors. I am in a navy blue phase right now, but I can easily switch to my favorite red or try other colors like yellow or orange... All I need is some details in other color and the room looks quite different.
 
 
What do you think?
 
 


utorak, 12. srpnja 2016.

DIY Slip-On Pendant Cover / Sjenilo za luster

 
DIY Pendant Cover by ana@carpe_diem


Prije skoro tri godine smo renovirali naš Pansion.
Imali smo dosta starih lustera kojih nisam namjeravala baciti.
Barem ne sve djelove!
 
Almost three years ago we have decided to remodell our Pansion (B&B).
We had plenty of old pendants that I didn't want ot get rid off.
At least, not the all parts!




 
Zadržala sam metalni dio sjenila, osvježila ga novim slojem boje.
Odmah sam znala da ću napraviti nove lustere od njih.
Ovaj metalno sjenilo je šire sa donje strane
Saavršeenoo! Za moj naum :)
 
I kept this metal part of the fomer pendant shade, refreshed with new coat of paint.
I knew right away that I am going to use all of them.
It has a bottom part slightly wider then the top.
Peerfeect! For my idea :)
 
 


 
 
 Nakon što sam izmjerila dimenzije sjenila,
izrezala sam platno odgovarajuće širine i duljine.
Naravno, platno je i šire i dulje od samog sjenila.
Sve što se treba napraviti je presavinuti rubove i prošiti ih.
 
After I took the measurements of the metal shade,
I cut the fabric accordingly.
Fabric width and lenght is bigger then metal shade itself, of course.
All ou have to do is fold the edges and machine sew it.
 
 
 
 
 
Odlučila sam se najprije za materijal na sitne plavo-bijele prugice,
namjerno sam htjela vodoravne pruge.
 
I decided upon these tiny blue-white stripes,
I deliberately choose horisontal stripes.
 
 
 
 
 
 Umetnula sam lastik u ušitak ruba.
Koristite sgurnosnu iglu ili ukosnicu, što je pri ruci.
 
Insert the elastic band in the folded edge.
You can use safety pin, or hair pin, what comes handy.
 
 
 
 
 
I tako, vrlo jednostavno i brzo,
dobije se navlaka za sjenilo lustera
koja se može skidati po želji radi pranja.
 
And so, very simply and fast,
you get slip-on cover for pendant shade
that you can easily take off to wash.
 
 
 
 
 
 Kao što sam rekla,
namjerno sam uzela vodoravne prugice jer sam znala da će se materijal naborati
i da će izgledati kao valovi.
 
Like I said earlier,
I choose horisontal stripes on purpose beacuse I knew it will look like waves.
 
 
 

 
Napraviti ovakvu navlaku je bilo vrlo jednostavno,
tko da sam ubrzo sašila još nekoliko, u drugim dezenima.
 
Making this slip-on cover was so easy,
I made several more in diffent pattern.
 




 
Kupila sam nove visilice sa grlom,
montirala stara sjenila sa novim navlakama
i svaka je soba dobila još više morskog ugođaja.
Ove lustere imamo i sobama ravnog plafona i u potkrovlju,
i svugdje lijepo pašu.
A najveći mogući plus ovim navlakama je da se lako skidaju i peru!
 
I got new electric cords,
installed old shades with new covers on
and each room got even more of nautical, summerly look.
We have these pendants in rooms with flat ceilings and in attic,
and they suit every room just fine.
And the best part is that these covers are comming down easily so they can be washed
when needed!
 
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What do you think?
 
 


 
 
 
 

 

utorak, 5. srpnja 2016.

Easy DIY Striped Pillow / Prugasti jastučići

Striped Pillows by ana@carpe_diem


Ljeto je.
Inspiracije morem i plavom bojom mi na fali :)
Gušt mi je kad mogu napraviti nešto sama, brzo, a efektno.
Upravo takvi su ovi prugasti jastučići,
ili, kako bi  mi rekli, "na rige" (pruge).
 
Summer time.
I've got pretty much inspiration with sea and color blue :)
I expecially love when I got a chance to make something by myself,
fast, but effective.
These striped pillows are just like that.






U zadnje vrijeme koristim dosta plave boje,
kuća mi je preplavljena mornarsko plavom bojom sa sitnim bijelim točkicama,
plavo-bijelim prugicama i modro-bijelim kareom.
Naravno, imam dosta ostataka materijala.
Sve te ostatke sam izrezala u trake,
u tri različite širine i zašila jednu traku za drugu nasumično.
 
 
I've been using a lot of blue lately,
I have navy blue fabric with small white dots,
blue and white stripes and navy and white gingham all over my house!
Of course, I have plenty of leftovers.
I cut those leftovers into stripes in three diferent width and sew them together randomly.
 
 



 
Pozadina.
 
Back side.
 
 



 
Kao i većina mojih jastučnica,
i ovu sam napravila na principu omotnice.
 
Like many other pillow cases that  have made,
these ones are envelopes, too.
 
 




Gornji i donji dio se preklapaju.
 
Upper and lower part are overlaping.
 
 



 
Upotrijebite pribadače da se pričvrsti donja i gornja strana,
prošije se mašinski.
 
Use pins to secure both top and bottom of the future pillowcase,
sew with mashine.
 
 



 
Dobit ćete jedinstvene prugaste jastučnice
koje će dati morski štih sobi.
 
 
You'll get unique striped pillow cases
that will provide summer feeling to the room.
 
 


 
 
Ove jastučnice sam napravila posebno za jednu gostinjsku sobu.
 
I have made these pillow cases expecially for a guest room.
 
 



 
Svaka je različita i lijepo razbija bjelinu sobe.
 
 
Each one is different and it tones up the whites in the room.
 
 
 


 
Mislim da se dobro uklopilo sa ostatkom dekora u sobi
koji je također napravljen od istog materijala.
 
I believe it settled with the rest of the decor,
since it has been made of the same fabric, too.
 
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What do you think?
 
 
 
 



petak, 24. lipnja 2016.

DIY Nautical Style Banner / Girlanda u nautičkom stilu

DIY Nautical Style Banner by ana@carpe_diem
 
 
Ovaj napravi-sama projektić je bio vrlo brzo gotov,
skoro pa u trenu!
Imala sam jedan prazan zid na koji je naslonjen krevet,
a nikako na njemu nisam "vidjela" neke slike ili fotografije
ili nešto treće.
 
Ideja o girlandi je došla spontano,
a boje/dezeni su oni koje sam već imala kući.
 

 
Now, this was a fast DIY project, almost in a blink!
I had one empy wall next to the day bed.
I couldn't visualise it with some photos or pictures
or something else hanging off.
 
Banner idea just popped.
Colors/designs are fabric that I had at home at the point.
 
 



 
 
Sve što treba je malo tkanina, različitih dezena
konop
škare
čekić
čavli, 3 kom
 
 
All you need is fabric, different patterns
twine or rope
scissors
hammer
nails, 3 pieces
 
 
 
 
 
 Tkaninu izrežite u obliku trokuta,
presavinite jednu stranu i to zašijte mašinom.
Ostale rubove nisam prošivala.
 
Cut the fabric in triangular shape,
fold one side and machine sew it.
I left other sides unfinished.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rasporedite trokutiće i nanižite na konopac.
 
  Arrange your triangles and line them up with rope.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ukosnica vrlo dobro dođe!
 
Hairpin comes very handy!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rasporedite pozicije za 3 čavla,
zabijte ih i zavežite girlandu.
 
Arrange the three nails, hammer them to the wall,
tie the banner's end to them.
 
 
 
 
 
 Oko srednjeg čavla omotajte konopac da se girlanda ne skliže.
 
Tie the rope around the middle nail, so the banner doesn't slide down.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Taaa-daaaa!
 
 
 
 
 
Ovo je trajalo nekoliko minuta,
ne računajući šivanje. 
 
I was finish in matter of minutes,
not counting the time I've spend sewing pieces.
But, still!
 
 
 
 
 
 Dobila sam ukras za zid koji mi se sviđa -
i tooooliko mi se sviđa da sam napravila još jednu girlandu
za drugu sobu!-
 
I've got a wall decor that I really like -
sooooo much that I have made another one for another room!-
 
 
 

 
 
 Sad se bojim da će mi na svakom praznom zidu visiti koja girlanda :)
 
Now I am afraid that I will have banners on every single empty wall :)
 
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Kako vam se sviđa ovaj brzi projekt?
 
How do you like this quick project?
 
 
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nedjelja, 19. lipnja 2016.

Succulent Love

Succulent Love by ana@carpe_diem


Succulent love, indeed!
 
 
A friend of mine adores succulents.
She advised me to plant some,
since my biggest issue with flowers is -
 
I forget to water them regulary   :(
 




So, I asked my mom for some, my neightbour gave me some,
I bought some -
 
and I fell in love instantly.
 
 
 
 
 
 
I decided to introduce succulent as much possible
into our B&B's decor.
 
 
 
 
 
 
I placed some on the indoor,
and some on the shiny side of the window.
 
 


 
 
 
 
I had some really really really small pots.
 
 
 
 
 
You know those wholes on the center of wooden desks made for sun umbrellas?
 
 


 
 
Well, I  have disguised them with succulents!
 
 
 
 
 
 
I also had a broken pot.
I was pretty much inspired with many fairy gardens I saw online this year.
I didn't have any fairy props, so I decided to leave it simple.
 
At least I got to use the broked pot!
 


 
 
Finally,
I had some leftovers.
Actually, I hadn't any more containers so I decided to plant them in plastic containers.
 
I used them to decorate the old barrel.
I put black containers in old cups.
 
Well, some don't quite fit :)
 
 
 
 


I have planted these succulents last month,
May 7th, actually.
It was the International Naked Gardening Day.
 
//// I had a blast with my FB friends that day  ;)  ///
 
 
I have showed you the photos taken at planting day and today, after month and half.
I notice that some succulents did warp in that period.
But, they are still beautiful.
 
And, most importantly, they won't die on me!

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