Young House Love: 251 Ways to Paint, Craft, Update, Organize, and Show Your Home Some Love

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Artisan Books, 2012 - House & Home - 336 pages
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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.

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Packed with 243 tips and ideas--both classic and unexpected--every project pictured was exclusively executed for the book. With more than 400 photographs and illustrations, this is a book that readers will return to again and again for the creative projects and easy-to-follow instructions in the relatable voice the Petersiks are known for. Adding a little wow factor to your home has never been more fun!

  

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Great ideas with step-by-step instructions. - Goodreads
Writing style was interesting and accessible. - Goodreads
The book is a great edited intro to their online work. - Goodreads
The writing is cheery and encouraging. - Book Verdict
There isn't a plot to possibly spoil. - Goodreads
It is mostly pictures. - Goodreads

Review: Young House Love: 243 Ways to Paint, Craft, Update & Show Your Home Some Love

User Review  - Ashley Nicole - Goodreads

I am obsessed with this couple! They are fantastic! Can't wait to use this tips and tricks once we buy a home! :) Read full review

Review: Young House Love: 243 Ways to Paint, Craft, Update & Show Your Home Some Love

User Review  - Katie - Goodreads

SO MANY IDEAS! Some are a little too cutesy for me, some are a little to pricey. Others are a little too basic for a seasoned DIYer like myself and some are a little too much for me to take on myself ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
6
Introduction
10
01 CHILL Living Ideas
22
02 NOSH Kitchen and Dining Ideas
72
03 DOZE Bedroom Ideas
104
04 RINSE Bathroom Ideas
128
05 STOW Organizing Ideas
142
06 HANG Artsy Ideas
166
08 CHEERS Entertaining Ideas
260
09 SPLAT Painting Ideas
274
10 OUT Exterior Ideas
306
A Few Parting Words
322
Resources
323
Stuff We Love
334
Thank You
335
Photography Credits
336

07 TWEAK Accessorizing Ideas
216

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About the author (2012)

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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