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.


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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User Review  - Kimberly - Target

Great book - perfect housewarming gift! Covers the gambit from heavy duty, major household changes to FREE, literally FREE, projects. Broken down with the info you really need to choose a project ... Read full review

Great do it yourself home book!

User Review  - winnieoli1 - Overstock.com

This is not only a great home inspiration book but it provides affordable step by step how to instructions on various home improvement projects! Plus it makes a great coffee table book Highly recommend!! 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 along with her husband John are the creators of the DIY blog Young House Love. They use their own home, along with other spaces, as the location for doable DIY projects. Their titles, Young House Love (2012) and Lovable Livable Home (2015), are both New York Times bestsellers. Their product lines sold by Target, Home Depot, and more. Sherry and her husband John live in Virginia with their two children and a Chihuahua named Burger.

John Petersik along with his wife Sherry are the creators of the DIY blog Young House Love. They use their own home, along with other spaces, as the location for doable DIY projects. Their titles, Young House Love (2012) and Lovable Livable Home (2015), are both New York Times bestsellers. Their product lines sold by Target, Home Depot, and more. John and his wife Sherry live in Virginia with their two children and a Chihuahua named Burger.

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