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A beautiful mess happy handmade home : painting, crafting, and decorating a cheerful, more inspiring space / Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman.

By: Larson, Elsie [author.].
Contributor(s): Chapman, Emma [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Potter Style, 2014Description: 240 p. : colour illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780770434052 (pbk.); 0770434053 (pbk.).Other title: Happy handmade home.Subject(s): Handicraft | House furnishings | Interior decoration -- Amateurs' manualsDDC classification: 747
Contents:
Living rooms -- Kitchens -- Dining rooms -- Bedrooms -- Studio spaces -- Outdoor spaces -- Playrooms -- Small spaces. Bathrooms ; Odds and ends.
Summary: "Step inside the homes of Elsie and Emma, the sisters from A Beautiful Mess, and learn how to paint, craft, and decorate your way to a colorful space with distinct personality. With more than 100 ideas and brand-new projects - from stamping your own wallpaper to updating vintage cabinets - you'll never be stumped by an empty room again."--Back cover.
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Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman, the sisters behind A Beautiful Mess and the "Martha Stewarts of the Anthropologie set," have attracted millions of fans with their happy, creative DIY style. Now, for the first time in book form, they share room-by-room, budget-friendly DIY projects anyone can do to transform their homes into cheerful, more inspiring spaces. Brighten your living room with a high-impact accent wall, restyle beloved objects into DIY decor for your bedroom, or customize pretty storage solutions to create a home office you actually want to work in. Throughout are fun lifestyle extras, such as tips for stocking the perfect bar cart and how to shop for "personality pieces" in thrift and vintage stores. Each chapter ends with party ideas, complete with decoration DIYs and recipes.

Includes index.

Living rooms -- Kitchens -- Dining rooms -- Bedrooms -- Studio spaces -- Outdoor spaces -- Playrooms -- Small spaces. Bathrooms ; Odds and ends.

"Step inside the homes of Elsie and Emma, the sisters from A Beautiful Mess, and learn how to paint, craft, and decorate your way to a colorful space with distinct personality. With more than 100 ideas and brand-new projects - from stamping your own wallpaper to updating vintage cabinets - you'll never be stumped by an empty room again."--Back cover.

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Publishers Weekly Review

In the cover photo, the authors, two sisters who produce A Beautiful Mess blog, lounge on turquoise couches, a white shag rug on the floor; one is typing on the laptop while the other fluffs a polka-dotted pillow. Whether or not the reader likes the aesthetic of crafty meets hipster chic, there will be a desire to be friends with the author-hosts so as to be invited to their next party for a "Birthday Cake Martini." The book mostly consists of beautiful, if standard, porn-with-pillow-shams photography (lots of light filtering through filmy window coverings), but the authors do show a bit of decorating daring, including a black living room accent wall that actually looks good. Every few pages, the sisters offer a craft idea, which range from the unoriginal, such as creating a kids art gallery wall using wire and clothespins, to the bizarre, in which white electrical tape is employed to give style to a black refrigerator. In the introduction, the authors instruct readers to identify what features stand out in "favorite spaces" of all kinds, to make lists of how rooms might be used unconventionally (playing cards in a dining room), and to do some soul searching ("Make a list of 100 things about YOU.") The idea is to make home an expression of one's personality, a skill that the authors have clearly mastered. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.