Hey everyone, how are you doing in this fine Election Day? Always exciting to see what happens right?
In need of some down time, I settled in for a few hours of relaxation yesterday evening with some really fantastic books published by uber talented bloggers and wanted to give them a much deserved shout out today.
A huge congratulations to John and Sherry of Young House Love on the release of their much anticipated book: Young House Love: 243 ways to Paint, Craft, Update, and Show your House Some Love.
Their personalities pop right off the pages and they are their charming selves inside the book just like they are on the blog. The book is filled with so many easy and inspiring ideas for sprucing up your place, you won’t know where to start!
This is clearly a labor of love by these two who carried us through their book journey. I was excited to be a teensy tiny part, you’ll find a dresser project I did a few years ago inside the pages too (thanks J&S for including me, proud to be #78!)
Interestingly enough, John and Sherry published a post this morning with a lot of behind the scenes details on the projects you see on the pages, it’s a great read alongside their book, be sure to put in on your Christmas list or grab it at your local bookstore and right here online!
Ana’s talents with woodworking have always impressed me and the projects inside the pages are incredibly useful to everyone. Ana has always done an incredible job breaking down the process of building furniture with wood so that it’s doable by anyone who’s willing to put in the work. The pieces are stunning and the tutorials superb!
I’m loving this versatile and practical sewing table project for myself since I plan to do a lot more of that in the future!
Congratulations Ana! I’ll be turning to your tips and tutorials over and over again in the future!
Another round of applause to the lovely Miss Mustard Seed, Marian Parsons for her beautiful book Inspired You! I know she poured her heart and soul into this text and it shows!
Marian’s enthusiasm for decorating and breathing life into old things and making them new is lovingly shared inside the pages. She tells the personal story of the transformation of her lovely home, and shares how she became a small business owner and furniture restorer.
Inside are many tutorials for sprucing up your spaces including lessons on curtain making, ideas for organizing your spaces with found objects, and tips on shopping second hand at flea markets, antique stores, thrift stores, and yard sales.
You’ll also find many of Marian’s best furniture transformations and her insight on how to do it yourself with information on everything from furniture stripping to distressing techniques.
Marian encourages us all to find our personal style and and make our homes reflect it. Congratulations Marian on a beautiful book! You can purchase Inspired You here.
The online sources once more for these inspiring books!
I’m so impressed, thrilled, and totally amazed at the talent of these authors and I just love seeing how the hard work of these deserving creative people became beautiful publications. All three are a welcome addition to my bookshelf and will be favorites for years to come.
Bravo to you John, Sherry, Ana, and Marian !!