The Homemade Home: 50 Thrifty and Chic Handmade Projects

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CICO Books, 2010 - Crafts & Hobbies - 192 pages
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With the same chainstores littering every high street and shopping mall, it can sometimes seem difficult to inject individuality into your home without paying designer prices. The Homemade Home provides the solution. Here, designer and stylist Sania Pell provides 50 inspirational yet easy projects for you to make, all for next to nothing. Turn basic white bed linen into something special by adding ribbon borders and embroidered panels, and update lampshades by recovering with fabric or paper. Give old furniture a facelife by repainting and adding paper collage decoration. Recycle glass jars into a stylish tealight holder, and use old teacups as pretty plant holders. Create family heirlooms by framing special pieces of children's clothing, or display tiny treasures in wooden box frames. Turn felted sweaters into appliqueed cushion covers or cosy scarves, and use the contents of your button box to revamp an old cardigan. With easy-to-follow instructions and artworks, The Homemade Home will inspire you to get out the paintbrushes and dust off the sewing machine, and create a truly stylish and individual home.

*Create a stylish home for next to nothing, using remnants of fabric, hand-me-down furniture, the contents of your button box, and the dregs of the paint pot.

*All projects are easy to make and, with easy-to-follow instructions, they are suitable for beginners.

*During time when we all need to be thrifty, The Homemade Home shows you how to create designer looks on a shoestring budget.

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Sania Pell is an author, interiors stylist, and designer, known for bringing a unique, handmade aspect to her work for publications such as Elle Decoration, The Sunday Telegraph, and The Mail on Sunday. After studying textile design at Edinburgh College of Art, Sania worked for one of London's top textile design studios for seven years. During this time she gained valuable commercial experience designing for different markets including Europe, the US, and Japan. Wanting a new challenge, she retrained as an interior stylist. The author is based in London, UK.

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