If the thought of hunting through a musty, three-level, barn-turned-antique store or scouring a farm-country flea market early on a Saturday morning (when the dewy grass still dampens your toes) sends a rush of adrenaline through your veins, you will understand this. I've always been artsy & crafty, but recently, (maybe too much HGTV or DIY channel), I've been especially pumped at the prospect of creating my own home the same way I create design on a daily basis. Now, when I say creating, I'm talking about finding something that isn't and making it into something that is. I know I'm never going to have money falling out of my ears, nor do I want to. That being said, I am determined to have my own beautiful home, DIY-ed & thrifted, on a budget.
Last weekend, I purchased this book. Best book purchase of my life. It's like the DIY interior design bible. Inside is a gorgeous collection of whimsically decorated homes accompanied by a section of DIY projects, DIY basics (refinishing furniture, sewing a slip cover), flower arrangements, (if you've seen my pinterest you'd agree that this book was written for me), and lastly, a section of before and after makeovers. It's a lovely book, well worth $35. I know I'll be referencing it for years. Grace Bonney is quite a creative soul. If you haven't, go check out the amazing blog she started 7 years ago. What a well rounded collection of everything lovely. I can't wait to be home from Manhattan and back in the crafting game. I've been dying to get my hands dirty and restore a great piece of furniture to its former glory or make a quirky chandelier out of beautiful found mason jars.