Two Simple DIY Home Accessories
Above: We were inspired by the dipped-dyed look of these poufs from La Galerie Vegetale in Paris.
Above: To recreate your own, begin by sourcing an inexpensive rattan pouf, such as the plain, banana-fiber Alseda Stool from Ikea; $29.99. Lightly sand the area to be painted, especially if the pouf has a lacquer finish. Then pour your paint into a large tub and dip the pouf to the desired level. Alternatively, you may want to use painters masking tape to define the area to be be painted and use a brush to achieve the look.
Above: To start, consider the inexpensive Foto Lamp from Ikea; $19.99. Choose a spray paint that adheres to a metal surface (a low-VOC option is the 100-percent acrylic Krylon H2O Latex). Wipe the lamp with a damp rag and let it dry. Cover the section of cord closest to the lamp with masking tape to protect it from the paint.
Above: The industrial-looking spun aluminum gets a wash of bright color.