scandi wood serving bowl

Boho Wood Serving Bowl

We love upcycling, especially if that means we can reuse what we own! Once we saw this beachy Anthropology snack tray, we were happily inspired to update an old tapas dish. Our version is painted all-over to give it a little Scandinavian flare. Use this tutorial as a guide to update a few of your older serving dishes; platters, trays and bowls are all perfect!By the way - upcycling is also great for transforming items you own into gifts for Christmas!

create the cutest polkadot doormat ever

Create the Cutest PolkaDot Doormat Ever

Doormats don’t have to be boring. I believe that a doormat is essentially the first glimpse a guest will have of your home. So, why not make it as inviting and fun as possible? We were so inspired by Anthropologie’s doormat that we decided to make it ourselves. This little polka dot doormat is the sweetest little thing – perfect to add a welcoming touch to your front door.

go bohemian with a diy fringed basket

Go Bohemian With a DIY Fringed Basket

This month, we’re taking inspiration to the next level! We are remaking a few of our favourite things from our favourite stores, and Anthropologie is top of our list! This DIY fringed basket with a beautiful boho vibe couldn’t be easier, and it’s a fun project for kids – BONUS!

diy pretty lace cement planters

DIY Pretty Lace Cement Planters

We were doing some research on ways to display plants in your home, and when I saw some beautiful Anthropologie clay planters, I knew that I had to make something like it! I have also been a bit obsessed with lace lately, so naturally, I had to experiment.We never really know if the things we try here are going to work, and this project is one of those trail-and-error types of adventures. But I LOVE the result, and I am really excited to share it with you! Here’s how I made these gorgeous lace cement hanging planters.

anthropologie fringe chandelier tutorial

Anthropologie Fringe Chandelier Tutorial

It’s funny how past trends pop up like unexpected guests, sometimes welcome and at other times not so welcome. Fringing is one such past treasure, and mind you, a very, very welcome one. Needless to say, when we saw Anthropologie's fringe chandelier we knew we had to have it too!

paper mach lampshade

Paper Maché Lampshade

I love well-designed, beautiful, and unique products. So, when my friend sent me an image of a gorgeous lampshade and asked me if I could make one for her, I happily agreed! The lampshade was for her nursery, but it took me a few months to collect enough egg cartons, so I totally missed the deadline. Now it's hanging happily in our playroom

easy cost effective bathroom make over, bathroom ideas, home improvement, painting, wall decor

Easy & Cost-effective Bathroom Make-Over

Give your tiny bathroom a facelift with paint, a dado and the very clever use of plumbing fittings!

diy window box garden

DIY Window Box Garden

Here’s a super easy, quick and cost-effective little tutorial for a gift for a loved one: a window flower box made out of a broken palette. A great project to do with your kids!

smart shelving from car accessories autocycle upcycle

Smart Shelving From Car Accessories - Autocycle Upcycle

I always love a good DIY challenge, so I was really thrilled when I was asked to join the an Autocycle Challenge. I had to buy something car-related from Gumtree, a secondhand online store, and upcycle the item into a covetable home décor piece. Let me show you how I turned an unwanted car ramp into über cool shelving in 6 quick steps!

decorative west elm ladder

Easy DIY Blanket Ladder

I never throw away cut-offs and wood scraps! They have a special place in my small backyard, where they often prove to be little treasure troves of pain, especially when feet find them. But they are treasures nonetheless; throw-away scraps are perfect for odd jobs, and their size and shape largely dictate what you can do with them; which is how this storage ladder came into the world.This ladder is not the most original DIY, but it is practical and pretty. Initially, I left it unpainted, but when I saw this West Elm version, I was convinced white paint had to be part of my ladder.
About meCreated by Mom, Interior Designer and writer Germarie Bruwer, Homeology is an inspiration resource and ideas sharing platform for creating a beautiful home. Homeology is your daily dose of DIY's on a budget, 30 minute make-overs for your home, the latest trends and styling inspiration. Our first book, Make Your Home (Penguin Random House / Struik Lifestyle) is available now!