Home from the Hardware Store: Transform Everyday Materials into Fabulous Home Furnishings

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50 stylish projects from the aisles of the home improvement center

In Home from the Hardware Store, artist and designer Stephen Antonson and his wife, Kathleen Hackett ply the aisles of the home improvement center and emerge with a host of ideas for clever, original decorative objects any interior designer would love. Antonson and Hackett cast their eyes on pedestrian materials—drain covers, cork matting, plumbing parts, light sockets, brass nails—and see lamps, wallpaper, table...

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Overview

50 stylish projects from the aisles of the home improvement center

In Home from the Hardware Store, artist and designer Stephen Antonson and his wife, Kathleen Hackett ply the aisles of the home improvement center and emerge with a host of ideas for clever, original decorative objects any interior designer would love. Antonson and Hackett cast their eyes on pedestrian materials—drain covers, cork matting, plumbing parts, light sockets, brass nails—and see lamps, wallpaper, table runners, side tables, even cuff links. Organized by decorating challenge, chapters include ideas for lighting, windows and walls, furniture, tabletop, and storage. Beautiful full-color photos, including how-to pictures along with clear, concise, yet friendly instructions, accompany every project. Sidebars and quick tips are scattered throughout, providing DIYers with gentle reminders and instructions for basic tool and equipment use. Design lovers, crafters, and penny pinchers alike will find much to inspire in Home from the Hardware Store.

 

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Chic is not typically what comes to mind while shopping in the hardware store, but sculptor and set designer Antonson and Hackett (coauthor, The Salvage Sisters' Guide to Finding Style in the Street and Inspiration in the Attic) find inspiration in building materials. The simple, well-organized projects—e.g., a room divider made of concrete molds and a copper-flashing table runner—include furniture, lighting, storage, and children's toys. There is no instruction for tool use, and illustrations showing construction are skimpy (although glamorous photos of finished projects are plentiful). Despite shortcomings, this appealing book shows distinctive and adaptable uses for hardware materials.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605295725
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/9/2010
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

KATHLEEN HACKETT is coauthor of The Salvage Sisters’ Guide to Finding Style in the Street and Inspiration in the Attic.

STEPHEN ANTONSON is a sculptor and set designer. He and Hackett live in Brooklyn.

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