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Lovable Livable Home: How to Add Beauty, Get Organized, and Make Your House Work for You - Sherry Petersik, John Petersik

Lovable Livable Home: How to Add Beauty, Get Organized, and Make Your House Work for You - Sherry Petersik, John Petersik

DIY is not my thing; my thing is reading books. Young House Love was a blog I found and followed closely. I was never going to do any of their projects, but despite our different tastes and inclinations, I loved it. There are lots of pretty pictures, and many ideas if you need some, and their whole attitude is very pragmatic and individual: this is what we want.

This book does a fine job of recreating the feel of the blog with lots of pictures, some text, some step-by-steps, and a big helping of "sometimes you screw up and then later your change that."

Used to be Better Homes and Gardens magazine ran a feature every year of 100 projects under $100. I loved that issue! Playhouses and cool teen beds and such. These ideas would fit in one of those issues perfectly. (big impact with low pricetag is part of their thing).

Plenty of inspiration, if one is looking for that sort of thing. I just find the pretty pictures very soothing.

Library copy

 

Library copy