A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home

A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home

Painting, Crafting, and Decorating A Cheerful, More Inspiring Space

Book - 2014
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Step inside the world of Elsie and Emma, the sisters behind the d#65533;cor blog A Beautiful Mess . With tiny budgets and a crafty, can-do attitude, they overhauled each room in their first homes with DIY projects using family photos, vibrant fabrics, flea-market finds, and affordable furniture. Now, you can learn how to paint, craft, and decorate your way to a happy, bright space with distinct personality. In the same upbeat spirit and modern style found on their blog, you'll find fresh, all-new projects including:

* An inspired geometric-pattern coffee table made of balsa wood
* A hand-lettered statement wall featuring your favorite quote
* A quick and easy electrical tape update for your refrigerator
* A set of beautifully designed serving dishes
And more!

Packed with bonus styling tips from hanging the perfect gallery wall to making mismatched furniture work, Happy Handmade Home is design inspiration for personalizing your own space.

Publisher: New York : Potter Style, [2014]
Copyright Date: ♭2014
ISBN: 9780770434052
Characteristics: 240 pages :,colour illustrations
Additional Contributors: Chapman, Emma


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Jul 14, 2016

Not my scene, although who knew you could paint your dinner plates with a sharpie.

Nov 29, 2014

It is a very good looking book with lots of DIY recommendations that may be inspiring to someone looking to decorate inexpensively. But, the photography and the styling creates a deceptive picture of "how easy" it is to decorate your home. For example, take a look at the kitchen pictures: who puts oranges in a wire basket on top of their shelves?!? It looks great, but for a book that's telling you to take in consideration the practicalities of how you live... The authors tend to contradict themselves by saying things like "make mistakes" in one section, but in the next telling you "it's important to choose the perfect couch or statement piece" and "choose your colour scheme carefully". What happened to the "beauty" of making mistakes? Tl;dr? Some interesting ideas. Take the book was a grain of salt.

tdk Nov 13, 2014

I wouldn't bother. Too many cheap-looking patterns. I couldn't live surrounded by this "mess". No usable ideas in here.

rowanquincy Nov 01, 2014

For the younger, cheap and cheerful crowd.

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