Posts tagged DIY
CINDER BLOCKS

With a natural affinity for more industrial and minimalist aesthetics, the idea of using found items has always been a central focus in my approach to interior design. Cinder blocks are an easy, affordable solution to bring new life into your space. Whether it's the first space you are decorating as an adult or simply changing the vibe of your interior, cinder blocks are the way to go if you want something with a rough edge (literally). 

The following are a couple ways that people on the internet incorporated cinder blocks into their living space. 

1. As a  desk

1. As a desk

2. As a  bedside table
3. As a  media console
4. The cinder blocks and wood panels were all painted the same shade in order to provide a cohesive, unexpected elegance to the room. 

4. The cinder blocks and wood panels were all painted the same shade in order to provide a cohesive, unexpected elegance to the room. 

DIY: Marble Drawer

While there are many tutorials on how to upgrade a regular piece of furniture to a beautiful marble piece using vinyl contact paper, I was hardpressed to find anything using real marble on furniture. 

Recently, my mirrored bedside table tipped over and the drawer was cracked. The mirror would be easy to replace but it was difficult to find a shop that would bevel (cut and smooth) the edges. Therefore, I decided to use this as an opportunity to redecorate my bedside table. I already liked the mirrored aspect of the table so I knew that would remain the same, but I decided to use marble for the drawer. To keep things interesting I went ahead and used a honeycomb tile and the result was beyond what I would have expected. 

Watch the video below to see how I did it! 

Side note: I am not a professional if you would like to recreate this craft do so at your own risk.