Crafting A Colorful Home

Crafting A Colorful Home

A Room-by-room Guide to Personalizing your Space With Color

Book - 2015
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Knit, stitch, and paint your way to a more colorful and happy home with color expert and crafter Kristin Nicholas.

     Learn how to make your home sing through handmade crafts and a bold use of color. Kristin Nicholas, color expert and all-around master crafter, shares her secrets to selecting colors and patterns and explores the variety of crafts and decorating touches that have made her home so unique. Going room by room, Kristin uses her own 1751 farmhouse as a leaping-off point for craft projects perfect for every space. You'll find a range of step-by-step projects to make your home cozy and bright, including knit pillows, embroidered curtains, crocheted blankets, and painted lampshades. Along the way, Kristin also shares DIY techniques on refinishing furniture, faux finishing walls, mural painting, and recycling wool clothes. Full of inspiration, and with vibrant photographs throughout, this is a complete guide to creating a home that reflects your own handmade style.
Publisher: Boston :, Roost Books,, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781611801293
161180129X
Characteristics: xvii, 203 pages :,colour illustrations

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JessRB
Apr 29, 2016

This is organized by rooms; at the start of each section, she talks about what she has done in her house for a couple pages and shows a lot of pictures. She then has instructions for a couple of projects. About half of the projects are fiber-related. She does a lot with paint, both stamping fabric and actual painting; one of the projects is painting a mural on a wall!
I'd agree with the other reviewer and say that I liked how she gave a list of books. I looked up a lot of them in the library catalog and KCLS has a lot of them. :)

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MusicalKnitter
Nov 03, 2014

I really enjoyed this book. I loved her emphasis on colour as this can be a wonderful addition to a home. The ideas are fun and very flexible which makes it applicable to anyone if they wish to make it their own. It is eco friendly as she emphasizes reusing older items and making them over:). It is also nice that she lists her books that inspire her.

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