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Thrifty Chic [Hardcover]

Liz Bauwens , Alexandra Campbell , Simon Brown
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Book Description

April 1 2009
When it comes to creating a home, "Thrifty Chic" shows you how to reuse and restore, revive and revamp, and recycle and reclaim, in order to create a stylish yet individual home without spending a small fortune. Room by room, the book explains how to give old furniture a new lease of life and how to bring a vintage charm to a room through an inspired use of fabrics and paints. There are ideas for window dressings and bed and table linens, projects for jazzing up old wooden furniture, and suggestions for pulling together mismatched items into cohesive schemes. The all-important finishing touches--display, china and ceramics, glassware, paintings and frames, fabrics and trims--are covered in detail, and you can learn how to create a variety of stylish accessories for your home. Get insiders' tips on what to look for at antique markets and in thrift stores, and how to care for and restore your bargain purchases. Whether you are creating your first home on a tight budget, or wanting to give your existing home a new look, "Thrifty Chic" contains a treasure trove of irresistible ideas for interiors. *Thrift is the new "spend", and reusing and recycling rather than throwing away are now seen as an essential part of modern living. *Learn how to create a stylish and comfortable home without spending a small fortune. *Stunning photography by Simon Brown.

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About the Author

Liz Bauwens is a freelance stylist who has worked for House and Garden, Good Housekeeping, and Country Homes and Interiors. Liz Bauwens is based in London, UK.

 Alexandra Campbell is a writer whose work has appeared in many national newspapers and magazines including The Times Magazine, The Independent, and Financial Times: How to Spend It

Simon Brown is a contributor for Ryland Peters & Small titles including: "Thrifty Chic" & Romantic Irish Homes as photographer.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Find Oct. 23 2009
By J. Wall
This is a book I have flipped through again and again. Great photography compliments a real life approach to decorating.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Indispensable July 29 2011
Ce livre est bien illustré,ces images sont inspirantes.
Cela m'a donné de très bonnes idées déco.
Je recommande ce livre à tout les amoureux de la décoration
qui aime mélanger les styles, vieux et neufs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful concept and beautiful book Aug. 16 2013
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Thank you for a great service and giving me the opportunity of acquiring such an interesting knowledge in decorating. I love it and I think "recycling" and other form of "recycling art" is the future.

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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book with beautiful photos March 5 2010
By Mom2two - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a gorgeous book full of generous photos and helpful descriptions about how to achieve a beautiful interior on a budget from both used materials and affordable new buys (with emphasis on the former). A must-have for anybody interested in vintage chic or flea market style decor. I cannot disagree more with the reviewers who say Rachel Ashwell's books are preferable to this one. Ashwell's books focus one HER style: wrinkly flowery fabrics, distressed wood finishes, and WHITE walls. Not for everyone. Thrifty Chic is not only for Ashwell's shabby chic followers, but also features spreads of different styles including modern style spaces. The point is that you can decorate your place on a budget and achieve a completely unique style, not a carbon copy of a mail order catalog. Great tips, great photos, great projects. Highly recommended.
29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book June 15 2009
By K. Smith - Published on Amazon.com
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I enjoyed reading this book and love the pretty pictures - it has inspired me to go out treasure hunting. They also have some instructions for some decorator items you can make for your home - which are nice. I just wish the book was a little longer.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting July 29 2009
By Creative Class - Published on Amazon.com
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Very interesting. The way things are shown that I would have never thought of. I have thrown out better things that were used in the book. I won't do that again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fab Book! A must-have! April 27 2010
By Dedra Jenkins - Published on Amazon.com
This book is full of great pictures. Which, let's be honest. Is THE most important element for a design book. The rooms in this book are eclectic and very European inspired. It's one of a few that I reach for first when I'm looking for inspiration. This is the main reason I buy design books to begin with...inspiration!

So, if you like an eclectic look and are looking for inspiration on how to create this look for yourself, you'll be very happy with this book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars thrifty chic July 10 2009
By Suzanne A. Sisson - Published on Amazon.com
I found this book to be very informative in many aspects. I have applied many of the ideas to my own which made my home projects quite unique. In times of these economical hardships, it only makes sense to use, re-use, and create new things, many of which are "one of a kind"!!
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