Thrifty Chic: Interior Style on a Shoestring

Thrifty Chic: Interior Style on a Shoestring

Book rating: 05 Hardback

By (author) Liz Bauwens, By (author) Alexandra Campbell

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  • Publisher: CICO BOOKS
  • Format: Hardback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 224mm x 258mm x 26mm | 998g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1906525234
  • ISBN 13: 9781906525231
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 20,668

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When it comes to creating a home, "Thrifty Chic" shows you how to reuse and restore, revive and revamp, and recycle and reclaim, in order to create a stylish yet individual home without spending a small fortune. Room by room, the book explains how to give old furniture a new lease of life and how to bring a vintage charm to a room through an inspired use of fabrics and paints. There are ideas for window dressings as well as bed and table linens. There are projects for jazzing up old wooden furniture for both house and garden, and suggestions for pulling together mismatched items into cohesive schemes.The all-important finishing touches - display, china and ceramics, glassware, paintings and frames, fabrics and trims - are covered in detail, and you can learn how to create a variety of stylish accessories for your home. Get insider's tips on what to look for at antique markets and in charity shops, and how to care for and restore your bargain purchases. Whether you are creating your first home on a tight budget, or wanting to give your existing home a new look, "Thrifty Chic" contains a treasure trove of irresistible ideas.

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By Koby Campbell 22 Apr 2012 5

This book is a little plain, but it does have a few good ideas and things to try to spruce up an old vintage piece on a budget. I like how the book is divided into sections of the house, like hallway, bathroom, kitchen etc.
There is also a section at the back which gives you tips and clues to distress a piece of furniture to make it more vintage looking and neat things like that.
Nothing too drastic in this book as far as DIY goes, but is definitely a keeper!