Home from the Hardware Store
Transform Everyday Materials into Fabulous Home Furnishings
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50 Stylish Projects from the Aisles of the Home Improvement Center
In Home from the Hardware Store, artist and designer Stephen Antonson and his wife, Kathleen Hackett ply the aisles of the home improvement center and emerge with a host of ideas for clever, original decorative objects any interior designer would love. Antonson and Hackett cast their eyes on pedestrian materials--drain covers, cork matting, plumbing parts, light sockets, brass nails--and see lamps, wallpaper, table runners, side tables, even cuff links. Organized by decorating challenge, chapters include ideas for lighting, windows and walls, furniture, tabletop, and storage. Beautiful full-color photos, including how-to pictures along with clear, concise, yet friendly instructions, accompany every project. Sidebars and quick tips are scattered throughout, providing DIYers with gentle reminders and instructions for basic tool and equipment use.
Why spend thousands on seen-'em-a-thousand-times furniture and accessories when inspiration for innovative, modern home design is as close as the aisles of your local home center? If you can assemble a flat-pack shelving unit, you can easily transform simple, everyday materials into tables, lamps, shelves, and decorative objects--and mark every room with your individual style. Home from the Hardware Store
Design lovers, crafters, and penny pinchers alike will find much to inspire in Home from the Hardware Store.
- Rodale, November 2010
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