A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home #review

November 18, 2014



I received a copy of A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home and read it cover to cover right away. I am a huge fan of DIY so I was excited to get this book. I also do alot during the holidays and leading up so I was hoping this book would give me a few awesome ideas. My oldest daughter also loves DIY and making things so I was able to share this book with her.
 

The book quality itself is great. 235 pages full of ideas, pictures, and stories. I loved the photography and the stories throughout the book. You can easily make your way through the living room, the bedrooms, and into the kitchens with the DIY ideas.  From easy to make Yarn Pillows to a Flower Vase 9 Ways. There are ideas that can be made into great hostess gifts for the upcoming holidays. There are also everyday ideas for kids Playtime Blanket and letter Accent Art. 


Overall the quality of the book is good. The pictures are clear and easy to see. The instructions are easy to understand and clearly written out. There are also ideas throughout the book for hosting dinner parties and recipes to go along with certain events and rooms. Honestly, I would have to say the only real downfall was that the book, while it offered DIY, it a little younger feeling, Maybe more for beginner DIY'ers.  Not all, but a decent amount of the tutorials and ideas were fairly simple and things I could have or already have thought of. 
We keep this book on the bookshelves and it is a nice book to have on hand for a little refresher. I think sometimes DIY'ers need to step back and go through the simple, basics every now and again to get even more inspiration. I think this would be a good addition to a DIY collection or as a host gift. 
 


About the book and authors:

Step inside the world of Elsie and Emma, the sisters behind the decor blog "A Beautiful Mess." With tiny budgets and a crafty, can-do attitude, they overhauled each room in their first homes with DIY projects using family photos, vibrant fabrics, flea-market finds, and affordable furniture. Now, you can learn how to paint, craft, and decorate your way to a happy, bright space with distinct personality. In the same upbeat spirit and modern style found on their blog, you'll find fresh, all-new projects including: - An inspired geometric-pattern coffee table made of balsa wood - A hand-lettered statement wall featuring your favorite quote - A quick and easy electrical tape update for your refrigerator - A set of beautifully designed serving dishes And more! Packed with bonus styling tips from hanging the perfect gallery wall to making mismatched furniture work, "Happy Handmade Home" is design inspiration for personalizing your own space.

You can order a copy of A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home over on Amazon as a print book or on the Kindle and on Barnes & Nobles

Disclosure: I received this book from Blogging for Books. However, any opinions and thoughts are honest and my own. This post does contain affiliate links, which means that I may receive a commission if you click a link and make an actual purchase. 


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