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Rustic Accents for Your Home: 45 Projects from Vines, Twigs & Branches (Rustic Home Series) Hardcover – October 1, 1999


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A stroll through the woods or even a trip to the backyard will yield most of the no-cost materials needed to create the nature-inspired decorative items featured here. Using very basic tools and supplies (pruning shears, hammer and nails, wire, glue, and twine), the authors whip together twig-bedecked baskets, lampshades, desk accessories, clocks, frames, bathroom caddies, window treatments, and dollhouse furniture, as well as such major pieces as a headboard and faux mantel. Directions are adequate for these generally simple projects, but more photographs of the finished product would have been preferable to the colored drawings that illustrate most projects. --Amy Handy

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Bethmann and Fox fill their book with rustic-style projects to be made from natural materials. They begin with what types of tree materials to collect and how to go about it, they explain the supplies needed, and they illustrate the common techniques used for the projects, such as binding and notching. The easy-to-follow projects that follow range from simple to complex. Whereas Abby Ruoff's Making Rustic Originals (LJ 5/15/99) explained how to add rustic accents to existing furniture and decorative accessories, most of the projects here show how to create new items, such as plant stands and dollhouses, wholly from twigs. Public libraries should purchase where nature crafts are popular.
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Product Details

  • Series: Rustic Home Series
  • Hardcover: 118 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; No Edition Stated edition (October 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580171354
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580171359
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 0.6 x 10.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #942,069 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Laura Bethmann is an artist, author and master gardener. She enjoys giving presentations and workshops, but most of the time she's squirreled away in her southern New Jersey studio printing and painting. Her third book, Hand Printing from Nature, is packed full of inspired ideas and projects for creating designs and home accessories direct from Nature herself.

Laura studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Pratt Graphics Center and Syracuse University. Her nature printing techniques have been featured on Home and Garden Television, Lifetime Television, the Discovery Channel and Good Housekeeping magazine. Laura's watercolor paintings and nature prints reveal the intrinsic qualities of nature and can be seen in galleries and museums. Stop by for a visit at www.laurabethmann.com

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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 7, 2000
Format: Hardcover
The authors give some background detail about their lives and their philosophy of living, and it is engaging, but most of these projects are not things you'd want to see displayed in your home. The majority look like a bunch of twigs tied together, which is, of course, the idea. Except I'd like them to have some style too. One notable exception: the lampshade pictured on the cover. Some of the projects are illustrated with drawings instead of photographs, and that makes me suspicious. Couldn't the authors make one of these themselves, so it could be photographed?
I would have been happier with some more practical projects than a toothbrush easel that comes with the caveat that toothbrushes displayed in it may hang crookedly.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 28, 2000
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What a great book! I love walking in the woods. With these simple projects I can bring some twigs home and turn them into something that is both a reminder of the outdoors as well as a useful object. (And a conversation piece.) Also, we don't have to spend a lot of money to make something. And the basic information about using tools and materials will help me with future craft projects. Thoreau would have loved some of these items for his cabin at Walden Pond!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By sheila armstrong on August 25, 2013
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I like the premiss that even kids can make something from this book. Nice size and directions.I will keep it in my library and make a few more of the peices.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 15, 2013
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The negative review of this book is completely unfair and plain silly....nowhere does it state on the book that this is about making furniture. They are ACCENTS for the home! And they are really cute ones at that. For someone who has nearly nonexistent carpentry skills or creativity, the projects in this book are easy, ridiculously affordable, rustic and beautiful. What a joy to collect lovely twigs, leaves, bark, etc. from my backyard and bring them into my home in a completely new and different way.

If all you see is "a bunch of twigs bundled together," then you are entirely missing the simple beauty meant to be showcased here. I absolutely love that I don't have to know how to use power tools or follow complicated patterns to create something in a short period of time that I'm very proud of. There are projects here for every room in the house...accent your bedroom, bathroom and kitchen with rustic ease! It's simple to make several projects a day and they are perfect for gifts as well. The only thing I wish for is the author to go ahead and write another book, and soon! I'd love some more of this!
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chuck Lavine on January 23, 2013
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I am learning to make rustic furniture not frilly lampshades or sticks tied to together. If this is what "Rustic Accents" are, I'll stick to rustic furniture without the accent. Sorry folks.... not even close.
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