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.
Editor in Chief of Woman's Day Special Interest Publications and a Home Director for Pointclickhome.com, Jean Nayar has produced stories on residential design and home d cor for a wide range of consumer and trade publications and has authored six books on design and decorating, including most recently" Curtains, Cushions, Covers & Blinds" (Mitchell Beazley, 2008), "Green Living By Design" and "Staged To Sell (or Keep) "(both Filipacchi Publishing, 2009). As an author, editor and stylist, she regularly dispenses practical household wisdom on everything from easy DIY decorating to eco-friendly design to full-on remodeling projects in print, online and on air-and recently appeared on The Fine Living Network. She lives with her husband in New York City.