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The concrete couple is on a roll. They’ve come up with ideas for their sideline business and have made them a reality – from a plant pot, to a plant stand, to a tea light holder. This episode is about making a concrete lamp base. Watch the video below: Feeling bold enough to make this? You’ll never know if you have the knack for DIY until you try. Then when you’re done, imagine the excitement of having to choose the color. Just look around your room and decide what would work best! This type of lamp works wonderfully with industrial interiors. In fact, this webisode is geared for that type of style. If you want to know more about the industrial style, read The Paint Palette for Industrial Interior Design. Watch all the Concrete Couple episodes for more DIY ideas: Episode 1, The Start of a Business Venture Episode 2,…

If you’re able to make a plant stand, making a concrete tea light holder should be easy. Watch the video to see how Sarah does it with concrete mix, water and a sandwich ziplock bag. Just recently I answered a friend’s FB post lamenting that his PhP 1,000 does not buy as much anymore. His friends, including me, have replied to this and the thread is getting longer with the discussion getting more enthusiastic. One said that, “…it is best not to rely so much on your salary. Start some business or a sideline.” That reply got more answers–some for, some against, some skeptical. Pete and Sarah started a sideline business because she liked presenting her succulents in a more attractive light. Then the idea just snowballed. Now she’s making concrete tea light holders. If you haven’t seen all the Concrete Couple episodes, here they are: Episode 1, The Start…

Sarah and Pete are on a roll with their side line business of making concrete pots for their succulents and selling them online. But now they want to up the game and make a concrete plant stand too. You know those trendy stools you see on the web that are being used not only as plant stands but for other things like a cup of coffee or gadgets? Here’s a photo to give you an idea. But better yet, watch the video below and find how hubby Pete does it. If you haven’t seen the Concrete Couple episodes, here they are: Episode 1, The Start of a Business Venture Episode 2, Pete and Sarah’s Pot Project Episode 3, How’s the Business Going? Episode 4, DIY Concrete Plant Stand Episode 5, Easy DIY Concrete Tea Light Holder Episode 6, How to Make a Concrete Lamp Episode 7, When a Sideline Shows…

Not any kind of pot would do for Sarah. She put on her crafty hat and started a pot project, making something unique for her succulents. She added a dash of paint for a trendy look. She chose a subdued pink which is still so hugely popular ever since Millennial Pink came out a couple of years back. Let’s see if Sarah’s DIY pot is going to work. If not, I say plod on if you feel the fire. Yes, that means you too, dear reader. Failures mean that you are moving and learning and growing. Watch the other videos of the Concrete Couple for more DIY ideas: Episode 1, The Start of a Business Venture Episode 2, Pete and Sarah’s Pot Project Episode 3, How’s the Business Going? Episode 4, DIY Concrete Plant Stand Episode 5, Easy DIY Concrete Tea Light Holder Episode 6, How to Make a Concrete…

Wall, check. Coasters, Check. Menu sign, check. Metal bar stools? Carlo wanted to tie the look of the Fruit Shake Bar’s metal bar stools to the geometric wall he made. He chose a cool yummy color like Boysen Nile Green 650 for the bar stools. He then distressed the painted stools so that they would fit in with the breezy boho vibe of his mama’s fruit and shake bar. Follow Carlo’s and Mama’s story – Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 (How to paint a geometric wall) Episode 4 (Make your own wooden coasters) Episode 5 (How to repurpose a wooden pallet into a menu sign) Episode 6 (How to distress metal bar stools) Episode 7 (The new look of Mama’s fruit shake bar) Episode 8 (Summary and costing) Other Let it B Webisodes For other DIY webisodes, please go to: DIY Diva Move on Max I <3 Me There are…

After making wooden coasters, Carlo moves on to repurpose a pallet into a menu sign. Mama’s delicious fruit shakes deserves a pimped-up menu sign that lists what she has on offer. He chose colors that would complement the colorful geometric accent wall he made. Follow Carlo’s and Mama’s story – Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 (How to paint a geometric wall) Episode 4 (Make your own wooden coasters) Episode 5 (How to repurpose a wooden pallet into a menu sign) Episode 6 (How to distress metal bar stools) Episode 7 (The new look of Mama’s fruit shake bar) Episode 8 (Summary and costing) Other Let it B Webisodes For other DIY webisodes, please go to: DIY Diva Move on Max I <3 Me There are also other DIY craft videos that you can watch. Just visit our Youtube channel.

If you’re the crafty type, do a Carlo move and make your own wooden coasters. After making a geometric wall in his Mom’s neighborhood fruit and shake bar, Carlo sawed wooden hexagon pieces and made them into coasters. Painting them with bright hues could bring you joy every time you use them. Just like Mama, who now has cheerful looking wooden coasters to use when serving her delicious fruit shakes to customers, most of them already her sukis. Making your own things instead of buying them gives a feeling of accomplishment. There are some people who go as far as making their own Christmas gifts to give to loved ones. I admire those people because you know they spent a lot of time making something for you, when it would have been easier to go to a store and buy the gifts. Even handwritten letters are such a rarity these days.…

I ❤ Me ends with this summary of DIY projects that Alex did and the cost of doing them. To enumerate: Photo string board Ticket memory box Crate shelf Photo breakfast tray Chalkboard wall calendar The I ❤ Me Episodes Follow the journey of Alex – Episode 1, The Joy of Self-Love Episode 2, Make Your Own Photo String Board Episode 3, Make Your Own Ticket Memory Box Episode 4, Make Your Own Crate Shelf Episode 5, Make Your Own Photo Breakfast Tray Episode 6, Make Your Own Chalkboard Calendar Episode 7, Enjoy Your Creative Fruits Episode 8, Summary Take a page out of Alex’s book. Have a creative burst during your me time. It can be very fulfilling. SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

Nowadays most people track their schedules through digital calendars on mobile phones, laptops, tablets and other gadgets. Some like to still use planners, notebooks or calendars, which is why they are still sold in stores or given aways as corporate gifts. It’s all a matter of taste really, much like the preference for an ebook versus a real book. When Kindle came out, there was a shift in the market that resulted in many bookstores closing down worldwide. But if the latest event The Big Bad Wolf held in Manila recently was an indication of how things would go for real books, I’d say the demise of the printed word is not imminent. How to Make a Chalkboard Calendar For Alex, buying a calendar is not enough. She wants to make her own chalkboard calendar, a really large one, on her wall. It doubles as decoration too. For offices, this…

How’d you like to have a breakfast tray that has your photos which you know for sure would bring a smile to your lips? Follow Alex’s example and make your personal tray. Actually, you can also use this idea to make really great gifts for family members and friends for any occasion. This is such a personal gift to give someone. With one glance they would know that you have spent a lot of thought and effort to give them something meaningful. Boysen products used for surface preparation and painting: Flatwall Enamel for priming Quick Drying Enamel for color For her tray, Alex chose a lemon yellow color, a lively and cheerful hue to start the day. Then after gluing the photos, she poured premixed resin which she bought from a craft store to protect the photos. Follow the journey of Alex – Episode 1, The Joy of Self-Love Episode…