Egyptian Styled

Another art that has captured the attention of the world is the Egyptian art. Spiritual and symbolic in nature, the Egyptian art form is inspired by animals, birds and nature.

cmn42History has it that Egyptians used various metals and interesting color combinations to paint meanings on the tombs of the dead. Animals and spiritual beings generally were painted along with human figures (generally of the dead person) to bring them to an easy after life (or moksha).

The animals represented generally are the snake (for protection, loyalty, and reproduction), or the falcon (for success and prosperity), the cat (the keeper of after life), and other animals like the bull and the beetle. Symbols represent spiritual beings like the eye of Horous (or Ra), and the famous Ankh.

Although we don’t have to worry about those burried in the tombs, we can definitely get our protection and spirituality from the animals and symbols of the Egyptians. A dynasty so strong and advanced that we are still in awe of all their creations and connections to the beyond, keeping these symbols at home for their protection power is definitely a yes!

Keeping the consciousness of today’s environment, and the power of these symbols and artwork, a recycled lamp, hand- painted in power symbols, from ColorMeNew. To add to their spiritual strength, they come in plain colors of black and white, with a light to make them stronger.

Egyptian art, hand painted on recycled bottles, for your home and spirituality. Originally inspired only from ColorMeNew

(for more designs, refer to: www.colormenew.com)

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Quilt Styled

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Art forms are so magical, especially when they are inspired due to adversities. Like the quilts from the yesteryears came about in the New World (also known as industrial kickstart times) when migration to USA was rampant. As people migrated in large numbers, and due to shortage of textiles and warm clothes, the ladies of the house used all that they could find to put together cloth materials to keep their families warm. Thus, the innovation of the quilted patterns, which are now considered as collectible art forms even placed in museums.

The beauty of quilted art is that at first sight, they are warm to look at and colorful. Pretty little colorful patterns sewn together to jump under them and cozy up.

How about though, using this warm by your bedside, lit prettily at night keeping you in a good mood, and promising sweet dreams? A dream catcher on top of the bed can add to perfection.

Inspired by the brightness of this art and it’s history, it was so much fun to make this lamp fwitenglish quiltedfrom glass bottles.

A crazy mix of colors, all promising a gallant atmosphere, adding to that hint of “cozy” touch to your everyday living. Simplified in designs to bring in love, balance, and harmony. Cozy is definitely not restricted to just couches and quilts.

Handpainted, recycled, quilted patterns on glass bottles, only from ColorMeNew.

(for more designs, refer to www.colormenew.com)

Customized Creations – 1

It has been an absolute blessing to have so many supporters and followers of our products. Did I mention that we love making customized lamps for our clients?? Personal, full of love, and oh! the happiness when they see their vision on a lamp, and then extend this happiness further to the one they’re gifting, or when they decorate their spaces with it! That is the true success of our mission, and I am happy to that we’re succeeding at it.

Since past 2 months we have been making a lot of customized lamps, and I want to share our creations with you.

Ok, I am going to be a little biased, and begin with my most favorite…

The Zen 11139450_754610877990184_2267580839268811974_nMusician:

From a beautiful wife, to her loving husband, on this birthday. A believer of zen, a music lover, and passionate about Glenfiddich whiskey, all combined to bring him a perfect lamp, with warm yellow lights to bask in during this lone time with his guitar, strumming his favorite tunes.

Only Love Love Love: 11011881_796917237092881_6885460591027712805_n

For our favorite French client who is in India for work while his love stays in France, and a gift he send to her to remind her of all the love he has for her, and how he misses her so dearly! This lamp has only hearts and reds to accentuate his love in his heart.

Happy 1510409146_776259152492023_3761282554513475408_n (1)th Anniversary:

For our client to her sister-in-law, to celebrate their 15th anniversary. A mix of patterns, inspired from our English Quilted collection, to represent a little bit of happiness, a little bit of fight, and a whole lot of love. Our clients says that she wants the lamp to be personalized with such brightness, because she wants to celebrate the joy of having a sister in her life. One of our favorite stories, definitely!

For your customized moments to share with your loved ones, fell free to call us  on 9730623936 or email us here or just drop in a line on our Facebook page

Reuse, Recycle, Redecorate- Plastic!! Originally Inspired 2!!

So, plastic recycling has been on my mind since a while, and this is my 2nd project in recycling plastic. In my previous blog, I tried to recycled soda plastic bottles to make some curtains, in black and white, and colored!

Let me tell you, it was tedious, cutting all the plastic and linking it up, but I had fun with it!!

My 2nd plastic pplastic wallroject are the colorfully painted, and tried together plastic bottles with lights. These are not LED lights so they can be hung anywhere, and attached directly to the existing electrical point.

The best part about this product, is the mood light it creates. I am an absolute shadows and reflections person, and this lights is a guaranteed mood setter.

Colors used are reds, yellows, greens, and blues. The length of the entire project is 6 feet so it can be hung directly from the ceiling.

It comes in 4 different color combinations – basic colors (red, yellow, green), black and white, plain jane (blue and white) and uni colors.

For more information, write to us at shweta.cmn@gmail.com

Do share your plastic DIYs, if any!

Reuse, Recycle, Redecorate – Plastic!! Originally inspired!

In my previous blog, I shared a photo of a lady who converted her entire house exterior into a fabulous hippie design using plastic bottle caps and nails! So classic!

Using her art as inspiration, I made my own plastic home decoration. Simple yet hippie, I made some divider curtains out of plastic bottles. Find picture below:

For some reason2015-06-28 23.08.44, I love black and white as a combination for dividers. I think they add such an oomph to the existing walls. My house has bright colorful walls in new leaf green, eggplant purple, and prussian blue. So this combination was an absolute hit!! I will try and post more pictures.

You can use oil paint or lacquer paint for this. I used transparent pet bottles so as to get the absolute black and white effect, which failed somewhat in the green sprite bottles.

The best part of these curtains is that they are reused plastic, so definitely light, easy to clean, easy to hang, and the sunlight makes this whole arrangement glow beautifully!

I would be delighted to make you a collection, with colors of your choice!  We take international orders, so if you are in the far West, we can still ship them to you!

Do let me know how you liked these! Your feedback is absolutely awaited. Also, if you have any of your own plastic recycled decor, do share in the comments section.

Dont forget to check out more of our stuff on our Facebook page or on our website.

Reuse, Recycle, Redecorate

Old legs on a stray ply

The good old sofa in the drawing room was starting to lose it’s legs. Old yet fully functional, it is a 3 pieces standing on steel legs. The legs were, however, dying! Instead of fixing them over and over again, I decided it is best to put them to ease. So, I ripped them away. The sofa looked really great without them! I could relate to throw the good stell away,so were put to a better use. Legs are meant to hold weight and that is exactly what they were re-recruited Rummaging through the pile of discarded pieces of ply, I found 2 perfect pieces that could be used to give the right base to let these sturdy legs do their job. They can now be used as clothes/ purse/ belt hangers. Pictures as- Image. Image

The 2 hangers that can be used in the bedroom or at the entrance to hang scarves, purses, belts, umbrellas or just traditionally clothes. They have been created to not just be used for their task but also provide aesthetic sense to the room as wall art. Geometric shapes and bright colors, they will be a great addition to your room. Customization and shipping available.

Get in touch with us at shweta.cmn@gmail.com or by phone on 9730623936. Dont forget to check out our upcoming new website

The Challenge- Accepted (Part II)

The Project: Contuining from Part I, after accepting the challenge to make over my friend’s bedroom in Rs. 7,000… the results are finally out. The budget, which was the main criteria has been kept in check and achieved. We added a new door to the bedroom and a new glass pane to the broken door on the bookshelf, and yet, the budget did not overshoot – not including the labor charges (did not rise from the expected charges).

The whole project took a week to finish. We recycled as much as we could. What we recycled-

  • The glass panes from the old cupboard were cut and framed to make doors for the new horizontal cupboard.
  • One of the overhead cabinet door was broken and had been discarded long ago. So we used the one in the corner, and left the corner space open for decoration
  • The Formica on the old cupboard looked shabby. Formica cannot be removed. A general way to refurbish it is to stick Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) on top of the old formica and put up new Formica on it, or paint it. We did neither. To save MDF (made from wood) we decided to spray paint the old doors. Guess what… the results were awesome. Great matt finish to the new recycled doors – and Rs. 1,300 cheaper.

We had to buy some new items as there was not enough material we could reuse for the project. Total New Items Bought:

  • One 8 x 4 feet plywood – All the new furniture including cabinet doors, framing, and shelves has been made from just one ply.
  •  75 feet of skirting wood – We have more remaining which we are going to use for our other art projects.
  • One 7 x 4 feet plywood- This whole ply was used to make one door. We could not use the old door as it was more than 20 years old and had rotted from the inside. It was to be recycled as per our initial plan.
  • One 2 x 3 feet of glass pane – The old glass had broken such that we could not fix it. But we have found a new use to it. (which will revealed later)
  • Accessories (magnets, handles, paint)

Total Cost: Rs. 6, 660!!