Ideas Galore: Enna's DIY Home

Ideas Galore: Enna's DIY Home

Grace Shu
Feb 16, 2010

Enjoying this month's Home Hacks? So are we! And if you're looking for even more DIY decor inspiration, you must check out the home of crafter Enna. Her apartment has some really great ideas, from a floor lamp constructed with a vintage tripod to making a family photo quilt and an ode to a classic 80's video game in the kitchen inspired by a French graffiti artst. Check out some photos after the jump!

In the living room, Enna hung a quilt she made herself featuring old photos of her family transferred to fabric squares. This alternative to framed photos is pretty unique, and easy to do in your own home with iron-on transfers. In our experience, the HP iron-ons seem to work better than any of the others we've used in past projects.

For her floor lamp, Enna bought this vintage wooden camera tripod off of eBay, and then made the lampshade herself using Orla Kiely fabric. If you're interested in making your own lamp, you can get a lamp kit that comes with pretty much everything but the bulb.

Enna's home office is arranged to maximize space with her apartment's angled ceiling: Using Ikea's flexible Billy shelving system along with a variety of Ikea's paper/media organizers, her supplies and reference books are easily organized and stored along just one wall of her office.

Instead of using wall decals (which has seemingly fallen out of favor), Enna painted her forest on the wall behind her bed. But what we love about it is that she chose a subtle color palette, making it extremely tonal, so it doesn't overtake the bedroom. Thinking about creating your own forest? Here's a How-To from AT reader Telmen that was featured on the NY site.

As big fans of the classic 80s arcade game, Space Invaders, it's no surprise that we're also big fans of Enna's kitchen. It reminds us a lot of French graffiti artist Invader's work where he uses mosaic tiles to recreate old school graphics from the game. In fact, he had actually produced Space Invader Kits where the tiles were all pre-cut and arranged (all you had to do was affix cement), but it looks like those sold out a looong time ago (you can, however, check 'em out here).

See more of Enna's inspiring home on her Flickr, and don't forget to check out her artwork in her shop.

(Images: Ennaland Flickr)

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