Young House Love: 243 Ways to Paint, Craft, Update & Show Your Home Some Love

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Design ideas for every style, skill level, and budget, from the beloved couple behind YoungHouseLove.com

This debut book by bloggers Sherry and John Petersik is filled with hundreds of fun, deceptively simple, budget-friendly ideas for sprucing up a home. With two home renovations under their (tool) belts, 5 million blog hits per month, and an ever-growing audience since the launch of Young House Love in 2007, Sherry and John are home-improvement enthusiasts primed to pass on a ...

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Overview

Design ideas for every style, skill level, and budget, from the beloved couple behind YoungHouseLove.com

This debut book by bloggers Sherry and John Petersik is filled with hundreds of fun, deceptively simple, budget-friendly ideas for sprucing up a home. With two home renovations under their (tool) belts, 5 million blog hits per month, and an ever-growing audience since the launch of Young House Love in 2007, Sherry and John are home-improvement enthusiasts primed to pass on a slew of projects, tricks, and techniques to do-it-yourselfers of all levels. Whether an experienced decorator or a total novice, on a tight budget or with money to spend, any homeowner or apartment dweller will find ideas for his or her own home makeovers here. Learn to trick out a thrift-store mirror, spice up plain old roller shades, "hack" your Ikea table to create three distinct looks, and so much more.


Packed with 243 tips and ideas—both classic and unexpected—every project pictured was exclusively executed for the book. With more than 400 photographs and illustrations, this is a book that readers will return to again and again for the creative projects and easy-to-follow instructions in the relatable voice the Petersiks are known for. Adding a little wow factor to your home has never been more fun!

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
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.)
The Washington Post

“The Petersiks are so darn likable.” --The Washington Post

Gretchen Rubin
“Engaging, packed with gorgeous photos, and reassuringly realistic about both budget and skill level, Young House Love will inspire even the most un-crafty of homeowners to pry open a can of paint.” —Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project
Nate Berkus

“Engaging, packed with gorgeous photos, and reassuringly realistic about both budget and skill level, Young House Love will inspire even the most un-crafty of homeowners to pry open a can of paint.” —Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project

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“Their delivery is particularly charming and endearing, and their information is delivered in a smart way.” —Nate Berkus

From the Publisher

“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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579654788
  • Publisher: Artisan
  • Publication date: 11/5/2012
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 100,132
  • Product dimensions: 8.74 (w) x 7.64 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Meet the Author


Sherry Petersik and her husband, John Petersik, are the creators of the hit home improvement blog Young House Love. Now in the midst of transforming their second fixer-upper in Richmond, Virginia, Sherry and John spend their days tackling as many DIY projects as possible with their daughter, Clara, and their Chihuahua, Hamburger, by their side. They write a column in Better Homes & Garden's Do It Yourself magazine, and they've appeared on HGTV and on The Nate Berkus Show.

John Petersik, and his wife, Sherry Petersik, are the creators of the hit home improvement blog Young House Love. Now in the midst of transforming their second fixer-upper in Richmond, Virginia, Sherry and John spend their days tackling as many DIY projects as possible with their daughter, Clara, and their Chihuahua, Hamburger, by their side. They write a column in Better Homes & Garden's Do It Yourself magazine, and they've appeared on HGTV and on The Nate Berkus Show.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2012

    Young House Love

    Such great ideas and I love how they have broken it down so you know how much it will cost, how much time it will take and how easy or hard.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 9, 2012

    Tremendous variety of projects, from ultra-simple and ultra-quic

    Tremendous variety of projects, from ultra-simple and ultra-quick to more involved and takes much time; well-organized and superbly written (like the sense of humor of the authors, as well as the ideas they present). -KayTee

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 5, 2012

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    Highly Recommend - Anyone can do what is in here!

    John and Sherry have put together a book of awesome projects and tips that anyone can do! You don't need fancy tools, you're encouraged to find things from thrift stores, and you may have a lot of the supplies on hand already. This book is full of inspiring ideas for all areas of your home or apartment and once you get to crack it open, you'll just be dying to try some DIY.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2012

    I was so thrilled to receive my copy of this book! It has such g

    I was so thrilled to receive my copy of this book! It has such great ideas that anyone can do. For those of us who love our homes and love DIY projects this is a must have. It is such a great reference book for fun projects and new ideas that are easy to implement. John and Sherry are so loveable and I love that they included guest bloggers for other perspectives.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 10, 2012

    Amazing Home Decorating Book!

    Love this book by the Petersils, Sherry and John's book is a great for big and small DIY ideas!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 1, 2012

    I don't know what these reviewers are talking about. The book wo

    I don't know what these reviewers are talking about. The book worked fantastically on my Nook Color! Love the book and the blog!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 14, 2013

    Fabulous Book!

    This book has wonderful ideas anyone can to do decorate and enhance their home. I recommend it to anyone who just bought a home and it would be a great house warming gift. Also, if you don't read John and Sherry's blog, you must! They invite you into their home and share their wonderful ideas with you. Guaranteed you will feel like you "know" them!

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  • Posted February 18, 2013

    So many great ideas and inspiration!

    So many great ideas and inspiration!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Subjects weren't very new and interesting. Expected more.

    Subjects weren't very new and interesting. Expected more.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Awesome book. Very relatable couple. Great inspiration and hel

    Awesome book. Very relatable couple. Great inspiration and helpful step by step projects. Amazing transformation in their own home by two non-construction/design people. Definite purchase for a young couple looking for some DIY to spruce up their own place!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

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    I have been a follower of YHL since mid-2009.  I was so excited

    I have been a follower of YHL since mid-2009.  I was so excited to get this book.... But this book was disappointing. It literally feels like a list, a straight up list, compiled from other design blogs.  I guess I thought it'd be more in depth, more original.  But instead (as it said in the foreword) this is a bunch of ideas pulled from all kinds of design sites/books, compiled into a single book for anyone who doesn't use the Internet or read ANYTHING recently written about design to use. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2012

    Great easy to complete projects for around the house. A great bo

    Great easy to complete projects for around the house. A great book for first time home owners.

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