Still, the blog-to-book path doesn't always lead to quality bookcase material, you know? A lot of the ones I've read just have blog content re-packaged in book form. I went ahead and bought this book anyway, and I've been so happy with it that I wanted to share it with any readers who may not have heard of it already. (Unlikely, but in case!)
No matter what you think of the blog (or the bloggers behind the blog), the book is so great for DIY rookies (like me!) who want to spruce up their home with no idea where to start. Sifting through blog archives can be just as overwhelming, so I find it really great to have one book with a bunch of ideas in one place.
The book is organized by area (Doze = Bedroom; Hang = Art; Stow = Organization) and I liked that too. Some of my favorite ideas, that I've bookmarked for my own house:
- Spraypaint an old chandelier. We have a few chandeliers in our house and I've now added "spraypaint them!" to our house to-do list.
- Alter basic bathroom bulb covers with paint. This is dipping a standard bathroom fixture into a bowl of bright paint.
- Master a framing arrangement. They offer a handful of different frame layouts and I'm hoping to mimic one for the wall above our couch (you may remember it's big and empty and in need of frames)
I know that many of you probably don't need a book to inspire you for these, and similar, how-tos, but for someone like me, it's a great resource. I do wish the binding was a little better (feels like it might pull away from the book soon), but I'm still happy with the purchase.
I hope to share some of my Young House Love successes soon!