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Not up to the hype,
This review is from: Young House Love: 243 Ways to Paint, Craft, Update & Show Your Home Some Love (Hardcover)
I follow the Petersik's blog and I admit that I was looking forward to the book. Over the last few months, the Petersiks built up anticipation for the book on their blog by repeatedly saying "we can't show you this yet because we did it for the book!"
Well, I'd estimate that the book is maybe 25% new material. And much of the new stuff is just a slightly different iteration of something they have done before, in great detail, online. (Yes, I know that you can spray paint almost anything a bright color and make it cute.) That, combined with the book's poor production values, means that you can learn everything you need about "Petersik Style" from the Young House Love blog and the book adds little.
The Petersiks' disappointing foray into print media has convinced me that for home decorating ideas, online pictures, instructions, and video are far superior communication methods. In other words, read the blog and save your money.
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Initial post: Nov 23, 2013 7:24:48 AM PST
I found this review to be on the spot! I expected to see lots of new ideas and out of 243 presented, I only found 2 to be something I haven't already read or thought of before. Most of the suggestions have been around for YEARS! Wow, I can paint a piece of furniture? Never thought of that before (*sarcasm). I wouldn't waste my money buying the book - sign it out from the library if you are curious.
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