The economy may have stalled but life goes on - chair legs break, pillows lose their puff, painted walls get scuffed and sheets get torn or go out of style. From Jean Nayar, and the gurus at PointClickHome, comes this fundamental guidebook on DIY decor that's brimming with ideas for repurposing, reusing or replacing your accents and furniture. This collection of easy, appealing projects is illustrated with lively photos and simple how-to's. The book is divided into sections that offer multiple approaches for inventive and thrifty ways to renew and brighten up your home, including dressing up walls and sewing simple soft furnishings; recycling old furniture and brightening tamps and accents; making multipurpose furnishings and storage; sprucing up floors and ceilings; and, much more. Dozens of photos include inspiring ideas that you can interpret and emulate to revamp your living space. Sidebars with simple solutions on topics such as displaying your collections, easy vintage fabric finds and small space ideas enrich each chapter with additional tips and illustrate how "Real-Life Decor" is the most rewarding way to smarten up your home.