Nov 11

[ARCHIVED] DIY Home Repair made easy (and FUN)!

The original item was published from November 11, 2015 10:16 AM to November 30, 2016 3:18 PM

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With the weather turning cold, now is the perfect time to tackle those pesky indoor home DIY projects you’ve been putting off. Whether it’s repainting, re-organizing, or tackling larger renovations, these are just some of the books Frank L. Weyenberg Library has to offer:

homemakers.jpgHomemakers: a domestic handbook for the digital generation–Brit Morin
Morin, founder of the lifestyle app Brit Co, takes home projects to a new, tech-savvy level with this great how-to book. Whether you’re a DIY newbie or a seasoned vet, her tips, tricks and shortcuts will help beautify your home without the designer cost and aggravation. Her book is well-organized, divided into areas such as: entryway, kitchen, living room, dining room, etc. For creative ideas and some fun along the way, this is a solid choice.

cupcakes.jpgCupcakes and Cashmere at home –Emily Schuman
As a lifestyle-advice blogger, Schuman knows a thing or two about interior design/entertaining at home. Her designs are well thought-out and explore the idea of creating an atmosphere that is both fashionable and livable. Her DIY project ideas and party-planning tips give confidence to the young host/hostess. If you are looking to create a home décor that is inviting and allows for entertaining with ease, this is the book for you.

designmom.jpgDesign Mom: How to live with kids: a room-by-room guide –Gabrielle Stanley Blair
Design Mom offers help to the busy Mom who wants to make the most out of every space in the home. Blair helps with simple fixes, storage ideas for toys, using small-spaces effectively and rainy-day DIY projects that can be worked on as a family. Room-by-room, she gives tips and tricks on how to avoid the clutter and create a kid-friendly home with style. A highlight are her kids’ bedroom decorating ideas for painting and accessories. Give this book a try, it will be well worth your time.

doityourself.jpgComplete do-it-yourself manual –editors at the Family Handyman
Looking to do larger renovations in your home? In need of a go-to reference guide? Complete do-it-yourself manual is just the tool you’ve been looking for. This book offers instructions on everything from power tools, plumbing, electricity, landscaping, furniture repair, painting and wallpapering, etc., and is a wonderful resource for both amateurs and experienced DIY’ers. Complete with over 3,000 photos this book breaks down the most difficult home-repair projects making them easy to visualize and understand. This truly is a must-see.

beecottage.jpgThe Bee Cottage story: how I made a muddle of things and decorated my way back to happiness –Frances Schultz
Combination memoir and decorating book, The Bee Cottage Story is a different take on the traditional home-design book. Schultz shares gorgeous photos along with her unique perspective as she embarks on the make-over of her East Hampton home, aka: Bee Cottage. Taking her time, she discovers that much like issues in your personal life, interior design is a continual process that can teach you about yourself. The reader is welcomed into Schultz’s life while also gaining useful design knowledge. A beautiful read.

Begin the process of sprucing up your home this fall with a stop at our library.  We look forward to seeing you!

*Images courtesy of EasiCat