Ideas for Creating your Own Unique Home StyleBook - 1998 | 1st ed
In a few hours, you can transform an entire room--without breaking the bank. In less than the time it would take to shop in store after store for a housewarming gift, you can make a gift that is all the more meaningful because you made it with your own hands. Instead of spending a fortune on new table settings for a special dinner party, Bari shows you how to liven up your old china, glassware, and table linens for mere pennies.
Each project--from making a stitchless bed canopy to color-washing walls to making a mosaic serving tray using old, mismatched china--is fully illustrated with step-by-step color photographs and gorgeous pictures showing the finished product in Bari's or her friends' homes.
The twenty-five projects in Eclectic Living require only the most basic materials that you can find in crafts stores, hardware stores, or even at flea markets or in your attic. In the list of materials needed for each project, Bari indicates where you can buy them; she also provides a resource guide to suppliers, as well as a glossary of terms and tools used in the projects.
Bari firmly believes that home decorating, gift giving, and entertaining should not be difficult or expensive, nor should they be dull. That's why all of her projects are fun, simple, and dramatically effective as opportunities to express your own creativity and personal, eclectic taste--this is not department store style. It's yours.