A few weeks ago while on a girls’ weekend, I picked up Young House Love at Powell’s Books. I already discovered Young House Love, the blog, so I was excited to find a compilation of their DIY projects in hard copy. Being able to hold a book and flip through pictures is much more inspirational (and relaxing) than browsing around a blog.
Young House Love details 243 DIY projects to update your décor. Three major things made me fall for this book:
(1) There are stunning pictures and diagrams to help the reader understand the instructions.
(2) Almost all of the projects are simple and realistic – even for non-expert DIYers like me.
(3) I can tell the book was written by humans, not a panel of editors. It features an entertaining perspective from Sherry & John Petersik who describe their mishaps and adventures throughout the process of improving their décor.
Though the book came out in 2012, the ideas still seem fresh and relevant. Ideas range from simple and quick (re-hanging your shower curtain at ceiling height to make the room feel larger, p. 140) to more advanced (making a rustic-looking wooden headboard, p. 118). A lot of the ideas can be easily adapted to apartment life – a must-have for us!
For some great DIY ideas, check out their blog: Young House Love.