Home from the Hardware Store - You will love it!


Home from the Hardware Store
by Stephen Antonson and Kathleen Hackett
photos by Lesley Unruh
Rodale Books 2010
ISBN: 978-1-60529-572-5
*I bought this book from Lowe's*

My Review:

From the Publisher:
In Home from the Hardware Store, artist and designer Stephen Antonson and his wife, Kathleen Hackett ply the aisles of the home improvement center and emerge with a host of ideas for clever, original decorative objects any interior designer would love. Antonson and Hackett cast their eyes on pedestrian materials—drain covers, cork matting, plumbing parts, light sockets, brass nails—and see lamps, wallpaper, table runners, side tables, even cuff links. Organized by decorating challenge, chapters include ideas for lighting, windows and walls, furniture, tabletop, and storage. Beautiful full-color photos, including how-to pictures along with clear, concise, yet friendly instructions, accompany every project. Sidebars and quick tips are scattered throughout, providing DIYers with gentle reminders and instructions for basic tool and equipment use. Design lovers, crafters, and penny pinchers alike will find much to inspire in Home from the Hardware Store.

Inside the book (you will have to purchase to get the tutorials!):






Alexis said...

He was just on the Nate Burkus show! The book looks awesome. I am so glad I am not the only one that gets inspiration from the hardware store...

km said...

I love that last idea!!! Maybe now I would wrinkle my nose everytime we go in ACE or HOME DEPOT!

Elizabeth said...

Love your blog...you should check out


since it looks like you like decorating.

I am stopping by from Cym Lowell's Book Party Reveiw.

Hope you can stop by mine as well.