Home from the Hardware Store: Transform Everyday Materials Into Fabulous Home Furnishings (Paperback)

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50 stylish projects from the aisles of the home improvement center

In Home from the Hardware Store, artist and designer Stephen Antonson and his wife, Kathleen Hackett ply the aisles of the home improvement center and emerge with a host of ideas for clever, original decorative objects any interior designer would love. Antonson and Hackett cast their eyes on pedestrian materials drain covers, cork matting, plumbing parts, light sockets, brass nails and see lamps, wallpaper, table runners, side tables, even cuff links. Organized by decorating challenge, chapters include ideas for lighting, windows and walls, furniture, tabletop, and storage. Beautiful full-color photos, including how-to pictures along with clear, concise, yet friendly instructions, accompany every project. Sidebars and quick tips are scattered throughout, providing DIYers with gentle reminders and instructions for basic tool and equipment use. Design lovers, crafters, and penny pinchers alike will find much to inspire in Home from the Hardware Store.

About the Author

Kathleen Hackett is the former executive book editor for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. She has written for both the Pottery Barn Style series and Budget Livingbooks, as well as various other publications, including "Elle Decor". She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and son.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781605295725
ISBN-10: 1605295728
Publisher: Rodale Books
Publication Date: November 9th, 2010
Pages: 178
Language: English