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The long-awaited home décor bible by the beloved design blogger"Thank you," wrote a reader to Design*Sponge creator Grace Bonney, "for teaching me that houses don't have to be frumpy and formal. They don't have to be matchy-matchy or rigidly modern." They can just be comfy and unique and reflect who you are, no matter how small your budget or space.That reader is one of the 75,000 unique daily visitors to Design*Sponge, who make it the most popular design site on the web. The site receives 250,000 pageviews every day and has 150,000 RSS subscribers and 280,000 followers on Twitter.
Ever think, “I could fix that”? With The Quick & Easy Home Repair Manual now you actually can fix that. Whether it’s simple projects like a busted pipe or clogged toilet, or bigger upgrades like a new floor or a deck, you’ll find all the information you need to fix the trouble spots and make your dream home a reality.For the first time homeowner and the venerable household-handyman, there is no better resource than this ultimate DIY manual. Learn how to prepare for unwelcome surprises as well as how to handle them when they inevitably happen.
Who hasn’t daydreamed at one time or another about selling produce at a farmer’s market, keeping chickens, or planting an orchard of fruit trees? Inside every do-it-yourselfer is a longing for a more independent lifestyle and the satisfaction that can come from getting one’s hands dirty while turning some earth.Whether one is thinking about a second home in the country, starting a part-time farm, or going back to the land, Living on an Acre is the classic USDA handbook, offering a comprehensive and fully updated guide to:• The benefits of rural versus urban life• What to consider when remodeling an older house• How to build a barn• Growing for self-sufficiency versus growing for profit• Beekeeping• Raising livestock• Land conservation• And much more!
Knack Studio founder Barb Blair is famous for her "knack" with furniture: spotting classic pieces and transforming them into modern showstoppers. In this inspiring book, Blair goes beyond the nuts and bolts of furniture refinishing to show how to style rooms with each customized piece. For instance, she transforms a well-worn coffee table with a painted ombré design, and then reveals how to incorporate it into a bright and sunny den, a cozy reading nook, and a cheerful bedroom. With instructions for 15 before-and-after furniture projects—dressers, tables, beds, armoire, and more—in Blair’s signature bold style, a "toolbox" section detailing her favorite techniques and materials, and photos of dozens of inspiring interiors, Furniture Makes the Room unlocks the secrets to decorating livable rooms around statement pieces.
The wealth of information in this work is sure to come in handy to the readers. It helps you learn how to: get back sparkle on your utensils; eliminate eggy smellin cakes; demoth your woollens the natural way; light up your interiors; and, get the gloss back on your diamonds and pearls. Also find tips here on Cleaning, Gadgets, Economy, Recycling(salads/raitas/dals/chapatis/sweets), Storing etc. So get ready to streamline your housekeeping yourself and your family with clinical efficiency.
Internet star Christine McConnell bakes, decorates, sews, and styles it all . . . with a twist—now she shows you how to do it on a shoestring budget.Photographer and stylist Christine McConnell transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary—from everyday dinners, to desserts for all occasions, to the walls of your kitchen, and even some over-the-top creations just for fun.Taking inspiration from the likes of Tim Burton, Wes Craven, Alfred Hitchcock, and Vincent Price and mixing in a dash of Stepford Wife, McConnell’s baking and home DIY projects are a league above and beyond anything you’ve seen before.
After kitchen renovations, bathroom makeovers rank second in popularity. This book tells readers everything they need to know to remodel a home bathroom, from planning the renovation and choosing materials and fixtures to putting in the finishing touches. Step-by-step photo essays, pro-level advice, and insider’s tips cover every step in the process. The reader is guided through designing a floor plan; framing walls; roughing in the plumbing and electric supply; installing drywall, flooring, cabinets and countertops, tub and shower enclosures, and moldings; and more.
There’s no place like home! And that’s why we’re back. Dare to Repair, Replace & Renovate is the sequel to Dare to Repair, the national bestselling home repair book for women. In our first book, we taught you how to fix a leaky faucet. In this book, we teach you how to replace it. In our first book, we showed you how to change the direction of ceiling fan blades. In this book, we show you how to install a new fan. We’ve gone from basic repairs to easy projects that can make your home more comfortable, more beautiful, and more valuable.
Spending money is the last thing anyone wants to do right now. We are in the midst of a massivecultural shift away from consumerism and toward a vibrant and very active countermovement that hasbeen thriving on the outskirts for quite some time―do-it-yourselfers who make frugal, homemade living hip are challenging the notion that true wealth has anything to do with money. In Making It, Coyne and Knutzen, who are at the forefront of this movement, provide readers with all the tools they need for this radical shift in home economics.T
In The New Bohemians, LA-based designer Justina Blakeney defines the New Bohemians as creative individuals who are boutique owners and bloggers, entrepreneurs and ex-pats, artists and urban farmers. They embrace free-spirited, no-rules lifestyles and apply that attitude to all areas of their existence, including their homes. With little distinction between work and play, the new boho home often includes an office, art gallery, showroom, photography studio, restaurant, or even a pop-up shop. The New Bohemians explores 20 homes located primarily on the East and West coasts.
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