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Student Furniture -- Grown Up.
on October 30, 2005
Most of us moved into our first unfurnished apartment with a collection of junk furniture that we picked up from our parents, from garage sales, flea markets and who knows where. Later we upgraded a little at a time, buying new things that we thought would better fit the image we were trying to create.
The theme of this book is that you can do just as well, maybe better by staying with the flea market stuff. Ms. Chalmers has a sense of style that makes her collection of junk look a lot better than mine. I really liked where she decanted the bubble bath into an old Vodka bottle.
The covers of the book pretty well illustrate the nature of the book. The front cover shows a dinner table, all the chairs match and so on. On the back is another, none of the chairs match each other.
You would never, of course, match what she did in the book. You'll never finc the exact items. But the ideas she puts to geather to show what can be done are excellent. A very enjoyable book.