Retro Revamp: Funky Projects from Handbags to Housewares

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Chronicle Books, 2000 - Crafts & Hobbies - 123 pages
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So the dresser doesn't match the nightstand, the four kitchen chairs are from four different sets, and the bracelet is a thrift store special. Well, it doesn't mean you can't have styleand how! Thanks to Retro Revamp's chic and imaginative ideas, you can turn anything so-so into so, SO fabulous. Filled with full-color photographs, and decorated throughout with sassy collage-art and illustrations, this book is a treasure in itself. The projects inside range from necklaces to nightlights and are made from a variety of materials that are readily accessible at your drugstore, nearest vintage shop, or neighborhood sidewalk sale. For an evening on the town, don't be caught without Holly Golightly's Dream Bag fashioned from ribbon scraps and a made-in-a-minute Chopstick-do hair accessory to keep your tresses intact. Indoors, a nostalgic Mystery Date End Table and some Ugly Chair First Aid will have you entertaining with elan. And the Car Carma Dashboard Shrine and Mr. Potato Head Beach Bag will help you hit the road in style. You don't have to know how to knit and you don't have to be a kooky bottlecap collector. All you need is some extra junk you don't know what to do with, an adventurous spirit, and one copy of Retro Revamp.

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User Review  - TracyRowan - LibraryThing

Tired of all those books that look like they're going to give you some concrete information on how YOU can redecorate, refinish, refurbish, redo or re-anything, but then deliver only complicated and ... Read full review


Techniques HI Charming bracelet
Tools Hi Doityourself Necklace
MGlELY VOGUE HH Comfy TShirt Quilt

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About the author (2000)

Jennifer Knapp began her crafty career as the prize crayon-eater of Bay View Kindergarten. She is the author of Go Go Dogs.

Teresa Domka specializes in product photography and lives in Seattle, Washington.

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