DIY Fails

Hi guys!

Christmas is just around the corner and what a better idea than to DIY all your xmas presents? I always prefer DIYed gifts as I find them more thoughtful and personalised.

So, as I looked through YouTube, I found a couple lovely ideas for DIYed frames and I thought I should give them a try. And guess what guys… they both failed miserably lol! I followed the steps exactly as shown in the videos but for some reason my DIYs didn’t look as good as the ones I watched.

DIY Fail #1 – Decorate with nail polish (marble effect)


The concept is very simple. You feel up a bowl with tap water and drip a few drops of your favourite nail polish. You continue dripping nail polish drops until you have a marbled effect on the water surface. You then dip in your frame and when you take it out you should have the marble nail polish pattern transferred on your frame. Alas! It was impossible for me to make the nail polish floatĀ on the water surface. I couldn’t mix the colours to create a marble effect and eventually I ended up with this…


It’s not really bad but it wasn’t what I had in mind. Continue reading “DIY Fails”

Top 5 picks #17

Hi guys!

Following our new post series, let’s check out another idea to refresh our bedrooms for Winter.


This is a cosy look for those cold nights! May I remind you that these posts are not sponsored – we only want to inspire you šŸ˜‰

All items from Ikea

See you soon x


Top 5 picks #16

Hi guys!

Let’s refresh our bedroom for an autumn-y / winter – y look (winter – y? Seriously? LOL), shall we? Over the next weeks, we’ll be sharing colour combinations that might inspire you to revamp your bedroom.


All items from Ikea / ceramic pineappleĀ from H&M Home

(These posts are not sponsored – we only want to inspire you ;))

See you soon x


DIY: Update an old basket

Hi guys!

I had this old rattan basket in my storage room for ages. I didn’t really know what to do with it as it looked really “tired” so I decided to “upgrade” it. I used acrylic white paint to paint half of it and it looks so modern now!


If you want to try this with your old baskets, make sure you remember the following.

  1. Clean your basket with a wet cloth and leave it to dry before you start painting.
  2. Use masking tape to make sure you paint the basket in a straight line.
  3. Enjoy your new vamped rattan basket.

This can be used for toy storage, keeping cushions and throws in your living room or towels in your bathroom.

Would you try this?

See you soon x


Top 5 Picks #15

Hi guys!

It’s been a while since we posted a Top 5 and we couldn’t think of a better Top 5 comeback than a Bathroom one lol! Why you ask? Here at the Blingo HQ we treat all rooms equally and with the same love. Poor bathrooms are so often neglected – but with some effort you could have a bathroom that makes you proud.

  1. Clean it! Everyone loves a clean, decluttered bathroom. First step is to empty all the cupboards and give them a good scrub. Then check all your products for expiration dates, signs of spoilness or old age. Do you really need all these things? Make sure you keep only the items that you use or really love. Use plastic containers or cute baskets to sort your things. Continue with the rest of your bathroom.
  2. Dress it! Once your bathroom is nice and clean you can dress it using matching textiles – towels, bath mats, shower curtains. Matching towels are a must!
  3. Decorate it! Now the fun part… use small frames, decorative objects and luxurious candles to create the perfect atmosphere.

A clean, sparkling bathroom is very relaxing and it will make a big impact on your mood.


All products from Asda/George Home / Primark

See you soon x


Colour Schemes 2016 #2

Hi guys!

How have you been?

Autumn is here! No, I’m not being funny, I know it’s mid October lol, but where I live autumn usually comes around this time of year. And so, I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate Fall (school starts, there is a cold breeze in the air, so many changes and decisions to be made… for some people autumn is considered to be “the beginning of the new year”) with the Autumn Colour Schemes for 2016.

As the weather gets cooler, we covet a cosier and warmer environment, so browns and beiges and neutrals are always welcome. Visit the Benjamin Moore website for more ideas.

Textiles and different textures are also very important. Try to pick warm and fuzzy textiles for a cosier look.


Oversized Decorative Pillow White

Faux Fur Stool White

Payton Side Table

Glass vase

Steamer Side Table

Fretwork Rug

For more inspiration visit our previous colour schemes or our Top 5 picks for Autumn.

See you soon x