The Big-Ass Book of Home Decor: More Than 100 Inventive Projects for Cool Homes Like Yours

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You have a problem. Your current home ?d?cor? is ugly, shabby, and boring, but you can?t afford lots of new stuff. Or maybe your house is filled with tired old junk that you just can?t bear to throw away. Or maybe you bought all your furniture at a big box store, but it irritates you that it all looks like you bought it there.
 
You have a solution?or, rather, a whole houseful of solutions. In this newest Big-Ass Book, do-it-yourself guru ...

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Overview

You have a problem. Your current home “décor” is ugly, shabby, and boring, but you can’t afford lots of new stuff. Or maybe your house is filled with tired old junk that you just can’t bear to throw away. Or maybe you bought all your furniture at a big box store, but it irritates you that it all looks like you bought it there.
 
You have a solution—or, rather, a whole houseful of solutions. In this newest Big-Ass Book, do-it-yourself guru Mark Montano presents 105 practical, simple, and decidedly unboring projects for every space in your home. Montano’s wizardry—accomplished with masking tape, spray paint, and glue—transforms everything from accessories, to walls and windows, to lighting, to major pieces like headboards, tables, dressers, and chairs. (And there’s even a chapter on turning the anonymous items you got at IKEA into one-of-a-kind treasures.)

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Montano (The Big-Ass Book of Crafts), host of the TLC television series While You Were Out, presents over 100 projects for decorating, creating, and repurposing furniture and decorative accessories. He offers clearly written instructions illustrated with color photographs of the steps. The wealth of inspiring projects that require only basic skills—e.g., decoupage, spray paint, glue gun—will make this a popular choice for both experienced and inexperienced crafters.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584798255
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 469,811
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Montano is a designer and well-known host on TLC’s While You Were Out and 10 Years Younger, We’s She’s Moving In, and Style Network’s My Celebrity Home. He is the author of CosmoGIRL Cool Room, The Big-Ass Book of Crafts, Super Suite, and Dollar Store Décor. Montano is based in Los Angeles and New York.

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  • Posted May 21, 2010

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    Review by www.beachbrights.blogspot.com

    I really hate it when I don't like a book. Decor books are so subjective to taste and individual style. So, please take a moment to watch the video review I did of this book. I took the time to highlight several of the projects. Just remember, what I might not like, someone else will love. This book received lots of praise from industry professionals - which I am not.

    The book is divided into over 14 chapters and includes more than 100 projects laid out into 272 pages (400 color photographs).

    The color photographs are both pretty and helpful. Each craft has a "you'll need list", a comprehensive "here's how" and step-by-step photos - very well written and easy to follow. Basic sewing techniques are needed for some of the projects.

    YouTube Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aaaJMhQG1c

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  • Posted July 4, 2011

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    love it

    books like this are for inspiration and diversity but if you think a lil im sure you will find something of your own out of it but personaly i prefer it the way it is

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