The Homemade Home

The Homemade Home

50 Thrifty and Chic Handmade Projects

Book - 2010
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With the same chainstores littering every high street and shopping mall, it can sometimes seem difficult to inject individuality into your home without paying designer prices. The Homemade Home provides the solution. Here, designer and stylist Sania Pell provides 50 inspirational yet easy projects for you to make, all for next to nothing. Turn basic white bed linen into something special by adding ribbon borders and embroidered panels, and update lampshades by recovering with fabric or paper. Give old furniture a facelife by repainting and adding paper collage decoration. Recycle glass jars into a stylish tealight holder, and use old teacups as pretty plant holders. Create family heirlooms by framing special pieces of children's clothing, or display tiny treasures in wooden box frames. Turn felted sweaters into appliqueed cushion covers or cosy scarves, and use the contents of your button box to revamp an old cardigan. With easy-to-follow instructions and artworks, The Homemade Home will inspire you to get out the paintbrushes and dust off the sewing machine, and create a truly stylish and individual home.

*Create a stylish home for next to nothing, using remnants of fabric, hand-me-down furniture, the contents of your button box, and the dregs of the paint pot.

*All projects are easy to make and, with easy-to-follow instructions, they are suitable for beginners.

*During time when we all need to be thrifty, The Homemade Home shows you how to create designer looks on a shoestring budget.
Publisher: London ; New York : Cico Books, 2010.
ISBN: 9781907030192
Characteristics: 192 p. :,col. ill.,25 cm.
Alternative Title: Home made home


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Jan 13, 2012

I've always said there's a BIG difference between home made and hand crafted -- and these projects really demonstrate that principle! For the most part, these projects look like kids' crafts, not things I would make to decorate my house.

Oct 11, 2011

With few exceptions the projects in this book like they were done by elementary school students. Tacky.

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