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Check out the BE SEEN palette of Color Trend 2018 and let your home stand out. Use color in your home for that wow factor, that’s the easiest and cheapest way to make an impact. Tired of these grey, rainy days? You can’t do anything about the weather but you can certainly paint your home with the BE SEEN palette to make it an attractive place to cocoon in during the wet season. You can either paint just one accent wall or paint a whole room. I saw Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again the other day. Watching a feel-good movie with two tumblers of popcorn while it was raining cats and dogs outside is totally fun. Although it didn’t have the novelty of the first one (naturally), it was still enjoyable to watch. BE SEEN comes to mind with the blues of Mamma Mia’s Kalokairi Island. With the magnificent…

BE BOLD, the bright and playful palette of Color Trend 2018, is reminiscent of summer when people have the time to celebrate the sunny days with family and friends. When southwest monsoon wind habagat comes, some will argue that BE BOLD is even more fitting. We need the warm, vibrant and cheerful colors to brighten the rainy days. We made this video to lift your spirits. Allow the splashes of color to bring you energy, enthusiasm and an upbeat disposition. Do you want to paint your walls with these colors to surround yourself with happy vibes? Not a problem at all. Just go to a Mix and Match Station in a home depot close to your home and get these colors. You may need more time to allow the paint to dry between coatings but rainy days should not stop you from painting your interior walls. SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

As always with any DIY project we undertake, we like to share the estimate costing for each item we made. So here you go, watch the video to find out how much it would set you back to make a concrete pot, a tea light candle holder, a plant stand and  a concrete lamp base. Of course, your time and effort are not included in the costs. But then again if you do enjoy creating stuff, DIY is a good hobby to start. Who knows, you might end up with a viable sideline like Pete and Sarah! Here are the videos for the Concrete Couple: 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,…

For any entrepreneur who takes a risk by starting a business, the feeling is sweet when you see that there is resonance in the market for things that you sell, especially if you are the one who makes the products. If you are employed at the moment and you dream of starting a business, it is best to have a sideline first instead of jumping off the deep end and resigning from your job and go for it. This is a voice of experience talking. I think this is sound advice considering the Philippine inflation rate which soared to 5.2% for June 2018. Watch all the Concrete Couple episodes 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,…

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…

After making their own concrete pots and planting succulents in them, how is Sarah and Pete’s DIY crafts side business going? Watch the video below and find out. Any start-up will always have hiccups. Even established businesses can fail big time. Which is why anyone who wants to be a successful entrepreneur should have imagination, energy, stamina, endurance, determination, shrewdness, street smarts, and a big, BIG heart to handle failures and successes! And of course, let’s not forget luck! If you’re thinking that that’s a tall order, it is. But if you want to try something, don’t over analyze, just go for it! If you never take a step, that’s already a sure failure. One step leads to the next, just like Sarah and Pete’s journey. Concrete pots are just the beginning. Where will these lead? Watch out for Episode 4 which will be coming soon. If you haven’t seen…

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…

This new DIY webisode about the Concrete Couple starts with Sarah’s passion for plants especially succulents. She plants the little cute things in small pots, and with the help of husband Pete, takes photos and uploads them in a new website. But like all new start-ups, the going was tough. It took an inspired idea from hubby to move to the next step. Watch the cute couple as they start a new sideline which perhaps could grow into a business venture in the future. Who knows where the path will lead? You could too if you want to try your hand at business? Think about it. If it’s concerning an activity that you love doing, it wouldn’t be too much of a sacrifice to try it out in the market. So many people are making businesses out of their crafts. Why do you think platforms like Etsy or craft fairs around…