This couple make the most beautiful DIY home furniture


With the current global health crisis, knowing what to do while spending a lot of time at home has probably been one of our main * concerns * lately. Some have explored new hobbies, collecting plants, and even creating content on TikTok. For the Pinoy couple Jeanne and Raymund, they launched a new house project: Clever crazy ideas. Together, they build their own wood decor and furniture, make succulent arrangements, and sell houseplants and plant accessories. Reymund works on the drawings and builds the furniture, while Joan does all the finishing touches (paint / stain, seal and protective coat). Their daughter, Cyan, also helps whenever she can. In an exclusive email interview with Cosmopolitan Philippines, Joan explained what their home decorating and furniture making has been like over the past year.

What made you decide to create your own DIY home furniture?

Jeanne: “I’ve always been the craftiest. In 2017, I started changing the theme of our house when the ‘farm craze’ became a thing. I started painting our little pieces of furniture in color dark and our table decoration with light colors And like wall and table decorations can be expensive (especially if you want to buy [those] you see in stores), I built shelves for our bathrooms and kitchens, and learned calligraphy. “

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“When the pandemic happened we all had to stay at home. I asked my husband if he could build a fence in our front yard so that our dog, Princess Goku, had more space to run. . Then he thought about building a patio and a pergola too, because our front yard was all gravel and ugly. After building the pergola on his own, that’s when he decided to go. realized he had the skills of a carpenter.

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“He loved building new things, so I took the opportunity and asked him to recreate items that I liked online but were too frugal to spend any money on. This includes a propagation station and honeycomb shelving for my plants. our surprise it was a success! We received consecutive orders until someone asked if we also make furniture. Although we didn’t know anything about building furniture at the time, we just said yes and made our first shelving unit.This client ended up ordering end tables and a coffee table from us.

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There is still a piece we have never made before and our customers would always end up loving it.

Between orders, my husband would build me the farm furniture that I always wanted to have. People started to notice our pieces and order custom furniture. There is always a piece that we have never made before and our customers always end up loving it. While it’s building, I usually wait my turn to finish it. Sometimes I take care of my 200+ plants, create wall / table decorations, repaint cabinets, or revamp old items around the house. This has been our side concert for the past year. “

What kinds of furniture and decoration have you made so far?

J: “Most of our old store bought decorations and furniture have already been replaced by our designs. So far we have built the following:

    • A six foot high A-frame shelving unit
    • A console four feet, six feet and eight feet long
    • A mid-century buffet table
    • A farmhouse buffet table with barn doors
    • An entertainment center
    • End tables
    • Coffee table

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    I also made wall panels, wall hangings, trays, table decorations, etc. Even my daughter makes her own macrame wall hangings. “

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    What’s the most fun and stimulating part of DIY furniture and home decorating?

    J: “Building custom furniture is always a challenge. We are constantly faced with new challenges and meet them every time, especially if we have clients who want a specific detail. It’s also difficult when asked to replicate a store room and match a specific paint color or stain.However, the best part of making furniture is when it’s built for our own home. .We can choose any style, color or design we want without costing us an arm and a leg.We just use cut wood that we have had from previous projects. It is very rewarding for us because it is a hobby that our family can do together, and naturally spend time with each other. “

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    Crafty Crazy Ideas is a store based in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. You can find out more of their work by visiting their Facebook and Instagram.

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