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Young House Love: 243 Ways to Paint, Craft, Update & Show Your Home Some Loveby Sherry Petersik
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Design ideas for every style, skill level, and budget, from the beloved couple behind YoungHouseLove.com
This debut book by bloggers Sherry and John Petersik is filled with hundreds of fun, deceptively simple, budget-friendly ideas for sprucing up a home. With two home renovations under their (tool) belts, 5 million blog hits per month, and an ever-growing audience since the launch of Young House Love in 2007, Sherry and John are home-improvement enthusiasts primed to pass on a slew of projects, tricks, and techniques to do-it-yourselfers of all levels. Whether an experienced decorator or a total novice, on a tight budget or with money to spend, any homeowner or apartment dweller will find ideas for his or her own home makeovers here. Learn to trick out a thrift-store mirror, spice up plain old roller shades, "hack" your Ikea table to create three distinct looks, and so much more.
"Do we really need another forum for glib and talented bloggers to instruct novice decorators? Yes, as it turns out, we do. The Petersiks, whose snail-mail address is Richmond, Va., and whose Internet address is www.younghouselove.com, splashed into the blogosphere when they decided to document upgrades to their dark, dated home. After the makeover, bright colors and light prevailed. While the couple has an obvious flair for transforming fixer-uppers, at first glance, the book's projects look elementary. Stack books in the fireplace in its idle seasons? A voracious reader of shelter magazines could have thought of that. Still, the very simplicity of some of their ideas might be a virtue. Completing something far less than a full makeover — like a task that can be done in an evening — could be a genuine confidence builder. And the book is solidly apartment-friendly. There is some gold, like the steps to reupholster a chair, hidden in tips for framing and stenciling accessories. This book is a natural for beginners. Experienced do-it-yourselfers should keep looking." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
Sherry Petersik and her husband, John Petersik, are the creators of the hit home improvement blog Young House Love. Now in the midst of transforming their second fixer-upper in Richmond, Virginia, Sherry and John spend their days tackling as many DIY projects as possible with their daughter, Clara, and their Chihuahua, Hamburger, by their side. They write a column in Better Homes & Garden's Do It Yourself magazine, and they've appeared on HGTV and on The Nate Berkus Show.
John Petersik, and his wife, Sherry Petersik, are the creators of the hit home improvement blog Young House Love. Now in the midst of transforming their second fixer-upper in Richmond, Virginia, Sherry and John spend their days tackling as many DIY projects as possible with their daughter, Clara, and their Chihuahua, Hamburger, by their side. They write a column in Better Homes & Garden's Do It Yourself magazine, and they've appeared on HGTV and on The Nate Berkus Show.
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