What I’ve been up to lately…
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by Julia
1M ago
At the beginning of this year, I had claimed that I would write more personal updates again and now 5 months later I haven’t written any. So here I go because I feel like I have enough to share again. If you follow my Instagram and all the stories then you know a lot of this already… Germany I’ve been really worried about my dad who was in the hospital and I decided to fly to Germany last minute. The only affordable flight I could find was a one-top flight over Iceland with Icelandair. The night before my flight, my husband and I went for an after-dinner walk. My husband stepped in front of m ..read more
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How to make a fluted lampshade in different shapes and sizes
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by Julia
2M ago
Once again this is a project where I really struggled with the name because I have seen this type of fluted lampshade listed with different names such as scalloped lampshade, petal lampshade, and occasionally pleated petal lampshade. After doing some research, I believe the correct name is fluted lampshade and today I want to teach you how to make a fluted lampshade in different shapes and sizes. They can be cylindrical/tubular or tapered lampshades used for a variety of lamps or as pendant lights. While they look intimidating to make it was actually not bad at all. How to make a fluted lamps ..read more
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How to make a sink skirt curtain without sewing
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by Julia
3M ago
My kitchen sink cabinet door gets a ton of use and abuse from my family. I’ve had to repaint it about 8 times already and I’m sick of it. Since cottage core is in full trend right now, I’m embracing the look of cabinet curtains and sink curtains. So I wanted to figure out how to make a sink skirt without sewing to change the look of my kitchen quickly without much work. I’m happy to report that I accomplished that and I feel bad calling this a tutorial because it’s just such an easy DIY. What is a sink skirt? A sink skirt is a curtain that is hung underneath a kitchen sink, bathroom sink, pow ..read more
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13 ideas for updating a kitchen without replacing cabinets
Cuckoo4Design Blog
by Julia
4M ago
When people are looking into updating their kitchen without replacing cabinets, they often have lots of questions and face all kinds of challenges. When you do research online about how to update your kitchen, you find round-ups by big sites with beautiful photos. They showcase wonderful kitchens that might be cheaper than others but a lot of times not relatable or DIYable on your own. That’s the reason I thought I’d write a blog post about what I have done myself and what some of my friends have done. My house and kitchen were built in 2000 and guess what? I still have the same cabinets, I j ..read more
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15 stunning cascading chandelier options for visual impact
Cuckoo4Design Blog
by Julia
5M ago
I love good lighting whether I make it myself or buy it. Having stunning lighting in your home can make all the difference. Today, I want to share my favorite cascading chandelier options I found online which hopefully inspires you to add some visual drama to your home. What is a cascading chandelier? Cascade or cascading can mean a fall of material that hangs in a zigzag or uneven line which is used especially in fashion, draperies, or in this case lighting. Cascading chandeliers are commonly made of metal chains, fibers, seashells, wooden beads, crystals, or glass. 15 stunning cascading cha ..read more
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15 stunning upholstered channel tufted beds
Cuckoo4Design Blog
by Julia
5M ago
After Christmas, I decided that it was time to get our 17-year-old daughter a new bed. She had simply outgrown the bed in her room, the mattress was cheap foam and uncomfortable. My daughter knew she wanted a channel tufted bed. I tried to send her in the direction of a cane or rattan bed simply because I wanted something that was easier to keep clean since she isn’t the cleanest teen. And yeah I wasn’t either at her age. When I was searching for channel tufted beds with her, I thought the options we found would be a great blog post too. What is a channel tufted bed? A channel tufted bed is&n ..read more
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Surprisingly easy macrame pipa knot wall hanging tutorial
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by Julia
6M ago
This knot contraption looks difficult but is as the title already says, surprisingly easy. I’ve made small versions with my regular 4mm yarn. And I wanted to try to make a large macrame Pipa Knot wall hanging for my home. This knot is also known as a teardrop knot. I can’t wait to show you how easy it is. Surprisingly easy macrame Pipa Knot wall hanging tutorial Where does the macrame Pipa Knot come from The Pipa Knot is a unique Chinese knot that is based on the Figure 8 shape. The figure 8 is also the infinity symbol and not only in Chinese culture. It is universally known as ..read more
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Goodbye 2023 – some personal ramblings
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by Julia
7M ago
I don’t write many personal posts anymore for different reasons but it’s nice to put an end-of-year post out there in case someone is interested. It is also nice to see how great the year actually was. Yes, 2023 was a good year and it makes me happy seeing the highlights. A very important highlight is always having the privilege of turning a year older and being healthy. I celebrated my 48th birthday in February. So yes, soon it’s my birthday again ? Visit to the Florida Keys I was lucky to visit my friend Aniko in her camper in the Florida Keys. It was only for 3 days and we packed as much f ..read more
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Chic DIY boho ornaments using pampas grass
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by Julia
7M ago
I tend to call my home decor Vintage European Boho style. That’s a mouthful, I know but I love my vintage German decor that I brought with me from Germany and also lots of boho accessories with my many macrame projects and boho color scheme. I’ve been wanting to make today’s DIY boho ornaments for a while now because I love pampas grass so much. So let me show you how you can easily customize glass ball ornaments and turn them into chic boho Christmas ornaments with some dried grasses. Chic DIY boho ornaments using pampas grass I didn’t mention yet, that when I was just in Germany in November ..read more
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Easy DIY stars made from toilet paper rolls
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by Julia
7M ago
I love working with common materials that we all have in our house already and that are free. I have a huge bag full of tp rolls and love using them for different projects. Today I want to show you how I made super easy toilet paper roll stars and how I put my own spin on them since this is by no means a newly invented craft project. This is a great tutorial to do with kids just use craft glue instead of hot glue. Easy DIY stars made from toilet paper rolls This year I definitely had a color scheme/theme going on in my Christmas decor again. A lot of the decor was matched to my favorite velve ..read more
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