- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Artisan; 1 edition (November 5, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1579654789
- ISBN-13: 978-1579654788
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 1.1 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 316 customer reviews
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#218,320 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #67 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Home Improvement & Design > Decorating & Design > Painting & Wallpapering
- #348 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Home Improvement & Design > How-to & Home Improvements > Do-It-Yourself
- #473 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Home Improvement & Design > Decorating & Design > Decorating
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Young House Love: 243 Ways to Paint, Craft, Update & Show Your Home Some Love Hardcover – November 5, 2012
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Do we really need another forum for glib and talented bloggers to instruct novice decorators? Yes, as it turns out, we do. The Petersiks, whose snail-mail address is Richmond, Va., and whose Internet address is www.younghouselove.com, splashed into the blogosphere when they decided to document upgrades to their dark, dated home. After the makeover, bright colors and light prevailed. While the couple has an obvious flair for transforming fixer-uppers, at first glance, the book's projects look elementary. Stack books in the fireplace in its idle seasons? A voracious reader of shelter magazines could have thought of that. Still, the very simplicity of some of their ideas might be a virtue. Completing something far less than a full makeover—like a task that can be done in an evening—could be a genuine confidence builder. And the book is solidly apartment-friendly. There is some gold, like the steps to reupholster a chair, hidden in tips for framing and stenciling accessories. This book is a natural for beginners. Experienced do-it-yourselfers should keep looking. (Nov.)
“Allow us to introduce you to the king and queen of DIY: John and Sherry Petersik [whose] first book is jammed with more than 200 ideas—everything from rehabbing furniture to customizing a backsplash.” —Redbook
“No-attitude advice and step-by-step directions for lots of everyday projects.” —Washington Post
“Loaded with pictures, tips, and step-by-step tutorials, the Petersiks’ book offers a fresh and not-too-serious approach to infusing a home with personality.” —Dallas Morning News
“DIY gurus John and Sherry Petersik show how to radically reinvent plain pieces.” —Country Living
“This book is a natural for beginners.” —Publishers Weekly
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I think that you can live in a condo or apartment or a home and put this advice to work. For me this book is a practical and fun how to make your place of residence a comfortable home. I also think that the age range for this book is not limited to those under 35 either, the advice is great for people of any age. The photos and advice are easy to read and understand as well. I always loved Martha Stewart as well but I found her stuff too be too time consuming and difficult. This is the Jr. version of that but also keeping it real. This is a great gift for anyone wants to spruce stuff up at home.
The writing style echoes that of the blog. It is fun, conversational and, at times, quirky. The book itself is lovely. I actually prefer the matte pages to glossy, finding them easier to read with an overhead light. The photos were fine and very helpful.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone!