Wednesday, April 14, 2010

More than 60 easy design projects for an eco-friendly home

• Strong green message brings a twist to the DIY genre
• Offers ways to enhance personal style at home
• Perfect for the "recessionista" or "economista" in every family!
• Printed on 100% recycled paper with soy inks By featuring more than sixty projects that embrace the popular eco-ethic, Emily Anderson takes the DIY genre to every room in the house. From detailed instructions on turning old sweaters into hand-knotted rugs to tips on assessing local thrift shops and estate sales, Anderson makes re-styling a home practical and fresh at a very low cost. Projects encourage first-time crafters and DIY pros alike to use repurposed items—old lamps, extra sheets, mismatched dishes—to create new décor. Turn old bed pillows into stylish floor cushions, teacups into candles (soy wax only, please!), and old fabric into festive holiday garlands.

Creative and resourceful domestic advice throughout inspires readers to shop local consignment stores, raid grandma's closet, and recycle a home's excess clutter through craigslist or garage sales. Eco-Chic Home proves that with a little ingenuity and thoughtful changes, everything old can be new again.

EMILY ANDERSON is an author and designer whose work has been featured in The New York Times, MSNBC, Martha Stewart Weddings, and The Today Show, among other media. She is the author of Eco-Chic Weddings and hosts a popular blog by the same name. She received a degree in interior design from Parson's School of Design and lives in New York City with her husband and two children

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