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

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by Sherry Petersik, John Petersik
     
 

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New York Times best seller

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,

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New York Times best seller

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:
11/05/2012
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
180,606
Product dimensions:
8.74(w) x 7.64(h) x 1.07(d)

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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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