A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home

A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home

A Room-by-room Guide to Painting, Crafting, and Decorating A Cheerful, More Inspiring Space

Book - 2014
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"Give your home a "happiness makeover" with the more than 90 DIY projects, decorating tips, and inspiring ideas in this first-ever home decor book from the creators of the mega-popular style blog A Beautiful Mess"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Potter Style, 2014
ISBN: 9780770434052
0770434053
Branch Call Number: 747 LARSON
Characteristics: 240 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Chapman, Emma - Author

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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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