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Wary Meyers' Tossed and Found: Unconventional Design from Castoffs Hardcover – September 1, 2009
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Top Customer Reviews
Seriously beautiful book, which would be great to leaf through for the photography and the cool illustrations alone, but then you're immediately impressed by the crazy ideas and one-of-a-kind projects and how-to's, and you feel totally encouraged to go out there, grab some raw materials, and create your own world of special stuff.
IMO this book blows away other diy design guides I've checked out because it inspires and challenges you to take your ideas to inventive extremes instead of just spoon feeding you some warmed over projects you'd find in a magazine. I've never seen anything like this before.
Wary Meyers has a solution for the chest of drawers gathering dust in the basement (can't wait for my husband to copy that French dresser); for the extra yardage left from the bedroom draperies ( a custom jewelry box made from that fabric and the old wine box with special memories); for the football that has seen its last days (my son needs a new lamp for his room); and for the piles of wood from years of unfinished projects (my daughter and her boyfriend
are planning to make the monogrammed mantle for their apartment). So, BRAVO to the authors for their ingenuity, for their clear and very witty presentation, and especially for writing a book with the good of the environment in mind. This book is top on my list for Christmas giving!!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've been obsessed with these two for over ten years. the book is rad. the projects are ok, but it's more just a visual pleasure coffee table situation.Published 3 months ago by bee
Wonderful outside-the-box thinking on things I would have thrown away (and probably did). I bought five more copies of this book for my most creative friends. Everyone loves it!Published 18 months ago by Shell seeker
I found these guys through a few Pinterest pins and when I saw they had a book out at good (to me) used book prices, I jumped. If only it were longer! Read morePublished on September 24, 2012 by Karen Tiede
Nice book with a lot of helpful information. A good mix of useful (not fluff) text, diagrams, images, etc. Read morePublished on January 22, 2012 by Sam
Great ideas. Projects are a bit complicated for a novice, we didn't attempt any. But it's great to look at & be inspired for other stuff. Really liked the eifel tower mantel. Read morePublished on January 29, 2011 by Sunkist
Exactly the sort of book that a second-hand diva like myself just ADORES - well done & thank you! Loads of fab ideas for those wacky yard sale treasures! Read morePublished on October 14, 2009 by E. Combs