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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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This New York Times bestselling book is filled with hundreds of fun, deceptively simple, budget-friendly ideas for sprucing up your home. 

With two home renovations under their (tool) belts and millions of hits per month on their blog YoungHouseLove.com, Sherry and John Petersik are home-improvement enthusiasts primed to

Overview

This New York Times bestselling book is filled with hundreds of fun, deceptively simple, budget-friendly ideas for sprucing up your home. 

With two home renovations under their (tool) belts and millions of hits per month on their blog YoungHouseLove.com, Sherry and John Petersik are home-improvement enthusiasts primed to pass on a slew of projects, tricks, and techniques to do-it-yourselfers of all levels. Packed with 243 tips and ideas—both classic and unexpected—and 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. 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.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579654788
Publisher:
Artisan
Publication date:
11/05/2012
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
291,061
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

Meet the Author

Sherry and John Petersik are the married duo who chronicled their home improvement adventures on the hit DIY blog Young House Love, which spawned a New York Times–bestselling book of the same name, as well as product lines sold by Target, Home Depot, and more. They live in Richmond, Virginia, with their two young children and a feisty Chihuahua named Burger.

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Young House Love: 243 Ways to Paint, Craft, Update & Show Your Home Some Love 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Trut More than 1 year ago
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
redkitty More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
KatieJ1182 More than 1 year ago
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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ncoleyr11 More than 1 year ago
So many great ideas and inspiration!
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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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Great easy to complete projects for around the house. A great book for first time home owners.
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Ms-Darcy More than 1 year ago
Love this book by the Petersils, Sherry and John's book is a great for big and small DIY ideas!
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