DIY Eiffel Tower Makeover with Spray Paint

Happy new year my lovelies!

I am super excited about 2015 and I have many goals that I am determined to achieve them (in sha Allah). Incase you missed it, I uploaded a video titled {A New Year, A New You} sharing tips on how to achieve your goals.

So this year I am in a DIY/decorating mood. I love decorating, I could browse Pinterest for inspiration ALL DAY! I decorated several rooms in the previous house, my sewing room  and my girls bedroom way back in 2009!

The girls and I moved into our house last year and I haven’t had time to do much decorating but this year I plan on focusing on turning our house into a home. So expect many DIY and sewing projects on the blog :)

To start of the year I decided to do a little DIY with one of my favorite  and probably the cheapest methods using  “Spray Paint”.

The girls room are currently being painted and I think I am more excited about it than they are. Whilst that is being done I am working on small projects for their rooms.

Last year when mummy went to France she brought back miniature Eiffel Towers as gifts for the girls.

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The color was a dark to reflect the real one which is nice but I remember seeing colorful ones around which were crazy expensive and thought this could be easily achieved with a can of spray paint!

This was what it looked like before..

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Since we had two we sprayed one in yellow and the other ones in bronze, this was the outcome..

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I absolutely love how they turned out, they just look so much better!

The process is super-duper simple:

All you need is your spray paint cans costs approx (1.200 to 2.000 RO) and you can get them from paint shops

Your object, make sure it is clean from dust.

You will need to do this outside to not ruin your walls and floor and  to avoid inhaling the spray

Make sure you cover your walls and floor with news paper (to avoid getting paint all over the walls), I used to a tile to secure the newspaper since it was kind of windy yesterday.

Eiffle 03 SCU Then you are ready to spray paint, you will want hold the can at a distance 30 cms at least and spray short bursts while moving your ahead side to side or up and down.

The reason of doing that is that you don’t want to concentrate on spraying on one spot because the paint will become running and not stick to the object.

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Keep spraying and rotating, then leave it to try for a couple of minutes or hours depending on how big or small your object is.

You do that until you achieve the desired color

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Once the colour has dried make sure to use lacquer paint or hairspray to ensure that the paint doesn’t peel off (thanks bro for the tip!) and VOILA!

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One of the things I love about DIY projects is that  I can involve the girls in them, they had fun since they got to use the spray paint. My brother Bader had come to visit and he helped out and gave me tips so it turned out to be a family affair :)

We are off to buy other spray cans for another DIY project for their rooms, cant wait to share it with you.

Check out my other DIY Posts

How to re-use your Bath and Body Works Candle Jar

Make your own Palazzo Pants

DIY Brown Sugar Scrub

Thank you for stopping by wishing you a great year ahead!

Warm stitches

by mayya

A Letter to a Younger Me – Featured in The Woman

I always thought that if I had the chance to go back into time and advise myself what would I advice would I give to myself.

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Ms Rekha Editor of The Woman magazine got in touch with me to do just that, but since we can’t really go back into the past,  she has asked me and other women to write a letter to  our “younger” self.

Four women opened up and shared letters to themselves. Among them is Ms Karima Farid (the one below me), Ms Emily Shotter and Ms Shyline D’Mello.

The Woman Feature

 The letter is meant to be to a one year younger me – I took a stroll down memory lane and went back to the beginning of 2014, tried to remember my feelings during that time and the advise I would give myself to prepare for whats to come.

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Click here to read the full feature online.

I love the fact that I got to reflect on my life to see that we are indeed stronger that what we think of ourselves and I choose to believe that everything we go through in life is to make us better. It is a learning process there are ups and there are downs but there is a lesson to be learned from every experience.

I would love to hear from you, if you could write a letter to your younger self what would advice would you give?

by mayya

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