A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home

A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home

Painting, Crafting, and Decorating A Cheerful, More Inspiring Space

Book - 2014
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Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman, the sisters behind A Beautiful Mess and the "Martha Stewarts of the Anthropologie set," have attracted millions of fans with their happy, creative DIY style. Now, for the first time in book form, they share room-by-room, budget-friendly DIY projects anyone can do to transform their homes into cheerful, more inspiring spaces. Brighten your living room with a high-impact accent wall, restyle beloved objects into DIY decor for your bedroom, or customize pretty storage solutions to create a home office you actually want to work in. Throughout are fun lifestyle extras, such as tips for stocking the perfect bar cart and how to shop for "personality pieces" in thrift and vintage stores. Each chapter ends with party ideas, complete with decoration DIYs and recipes.
Publisher: New York :, Potter Style, an imprint of Crown Publishing Group,, 2014, ©2014.
ISBN: 9780770434052
Branch Call Number: 745. 5 LAR
Characteristics: 240 pages : chiefly colour illustrations
Additional Contributors: Chapman, Emma - Author
Alternative Title: Happy handmade home

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jannylegs
Jul 14, 2016

Not my scene, although who knew you could paint your dinner plates with a sharpie.

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lsj
Nov 29, 2014

It is a very good looking book with lots of DIY recommendations that may be inspiring to someone looking to decorate inexpensively. But, the photography and the styling creates a deceptive picture of "how easy" it is to decorate your home. For example, take a look at the kitchen pictures: who puts oranges in a wire basket on top of their shelves?!? It looks great, but for a book that's telling you to take in consideration the practicalities of how you live... The authors tend to contradict themselves by saying things like "make mistakes" in one section, but in the next telling you "it's important to choose the perfect couch or statement piece" and "choose your colour scheme carefully". What happened to the "beauty" of making mistakes? Tl;dr? Some interesting ideas. Take the book was a grain of salt.

tdk Nov 13, 2014

I wouldn't bother. Too many cheap-looking patterns. I couldn't live surrounded by this "mess". No usable ideas in here.

rowanquincy Nov 01, 2014

For the younger, cheap and cheerful crowd.

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