The Big-Ass Book of Home Decor and a GIVEAWAY!


The Big-Ass Book of Home Decor
by Mark Montano
Stewart, Tabori & Chang / Abrams Books
ISBN: 978-1-58479-825-5

My Review: I really hate it when I don't like a book. Decor books are so subjective to taste and individual style. So, please take a moment to watch the video review I did of this book. I took the time to highlight several of the projects.  Just remember, what I might not like, someone else will love.  This book received lots of praise from industry professionals - which I am not.

The book is divided into over 14 chapters and includes more than 100 projects laid out into 272 pages (400 color photographs).

The color photographs are both pretty and helpful. Each craft has a "you'll need list", a comprehensive "here's how" and step-by-step photos - very well written and easy to follow.  Basic sewing techniques are needed for some of the projects.

3 out of 5 stars.

From the Publisher: You have a problem. Your current home “décor” is ugly, shabby, and boring, but you can’t afford lots of new stuff. Or maybe your house is filled with tired old junk that you just can’t bear to throw away. Or maybe you bought all your furniture at a big box store, but it irritates you that it all looks like you bought it there.

You have a solution—or, rather, a whole houseful of solutions. In this newest Big-Ass Book, do-it-yourself guru Mark Montano presents 105 practical, simple, and decidedly unboring projects for every space in your home. Montano’s wizardry—accomplished with masking tape, spray paint, and glue—transforms everything from accessories, to walls and windows, to lighting, to major pieces like headboards, tables, dressers, and chairs. (And there’s even a chapter on turning the anonymous items you got at IKEA into one-of-a-kind treasures.

About the Author: Mark Montano is a designer and well-known host on TLC’s While You Were Out and 10 Years Younger, We’s She’s Moving In, and Style Network’s My Celebrity Home. He is the author of CosmoGIRL Cool Room, The Big-Ass Book of Crafts, Super Suite, and Dollar Store Décor. Montano is based in Los Angeles and New York.

*Thank you Leslie for the opportunity to review*


This giveaway is for my review copy of The Big-Ass Book of Home Decor. This book is in excellent condition & was only used for review purposes. The book will be shipped from me, paid for by me.

How to enter (any of these entries will work):

1. Leave me a comment with your email address. +1
2. Tweet or Facebook about this giveaway. Leave me additional comments that you did. You don't have to leave me the link. Suggested Tweet: (#giveaway #bookreview The Big-Ass Book of Home Decor @ABRAMSbooks @beachbrights). +2
3. Open to US.
4. Contest ends Thurs. May 27th.



Turley Times said...

I watched the video and the book looks intriguing. I thought a lot of the projects looked like Urban Outfitters/Anthropologie type home decor, which can be a little "out there" sometimes. But I bet that some of the projects could be adapted/altered to suit each person's own tastes. Thanks for the chance to win! (See my profile for E-mail address)


Scientific Housewife said...

Sounds like a fun book!

Jan said...

Sounds like a great read!

Jan said...

just tweeted too!

Unknown said...

My girlfriend and I were just laughing about this book last week. The title is great. I agree, it's got some jenky ideas in it. More suited for college kids.

Angie said...

Now that is my kind of book!! ;)

Haley said...

I would love to check out this book!

Eric Rogers said...

Thanks for another great giveaway!

Eric Rogers said...

I tweeted about the giveaway also.

A Musing Mother said...

I might like this book. I'm in.

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Ashley said...

I just moved into my first home and could really use some help in the decorating department.

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Jamie said...

This book sounds like just what I need. I just started trying some DIY home decor lately and need some good ideas.


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Jessica said...

I love home decor project books! This looks awesome. Thanks for the opportunity!

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Jessica said...

I tweeted. Thanks! (comment #1)

Jessica said...

I tweeted. Thanks! (comment #2)

Frugal Home Designs said...

I always interested in a new decor book. Thanks for the chance to win.

throuthehaze said...

This is something I would love :)
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Julie said...

I would love to win this! I tend to look at project books and cookbooks in the same fashion: as a guideline or inspiration, rather than a strict "How-to"!

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Marty said...

What a fun book!

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thanks for the chance :)

Linda said...

The name says it all! Would love to win.
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♔ jessica.marie said...

This book sounds right up my alley, I love to craft and have been wanting to start on projects since I will be getting my first apartment in the fall but have been lacking inspiration.

Thanks for the opportunity!

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Unknown said...

How-To books are so subjective! I just like to look at the pictures!

Linz said...

Ooh I love this!

Anonymous said...

I love DIY books!
Thanks for the opportunity to win!