The Little Book of Quick Fixes for the Home Handywoman

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Quadrille, Apr 1, 2007 - House & Home - 304 pages
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London-based designer and author Bridget Bodoano reigns as the queen of do-it-yourself. For all the women who have great ideas for improving their homes and want to implement them independently comes her book The Little Book of Quick Fixes for the Home Handywoman. The book's simple organization and clear language will give beginners a working knowledge of tools, plumbing, electricity, and general home improvement projects. So what's the first step? Go shopping, advises Bodoano, for essential tools like a power drill and a toolbox. Then you'll learn to strip wallpaper, paint a room flawlessly, tile backsplash or sand a wood floor. There are questions and answer sections, helpful color illustrations (such as how to drill a hole in the wall), descriptions of the most important tools, like power jigsaws, and suggested weekend projects that will help you practice your new skills. Each chapter lays out the pros and cons for many projects, which help you decide whether to tackle a project yourself or call a contractor.

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About the author (2007)

Bridget Bodoano trained as a designer and is now a freelance writer and illustrator. She contributes to several publications including World of Interiors and is the author of Quadrille's The Little Book of Quick Fixes for Eco-Conscious Cleaning, The Little Book of Quick Fixes for the Home Handywoman and Living with Color (forthcoming). She was named "A Craft Hero" by Life and Health editors of The Guardian (U.K.) in 2007 who said "her books are DIY bibles for women who wish to maintain a stylish interior without...breaking the bank.

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