morning lovely readers, I am still enjoying vacation time in the Netherlands
and am not posting so regular as I
normally do, but today I am very happy to have a book-review and Book GIVEAWAY for you just before the
Bloesem is part of a blogtour organized by Chronicle Books to help
spread the word about this must-have book: Furniture Makeovers by Barb Blair from Knack Studios. Photography by J. Aaron Greene and foreword by Holly Becker.
Finally then… for all of you who had been hoping for guidance on how to restore, revamp and transform your vintage furniture finds…the wait is over… even for those of you blessed with two left hands (no offense, dear husband… ) furniture makeovers have never been this accessible and, simply, lots of fun to learn… enter Barb Blair with her new book Furniture Makeovers, published by Chronicle Books. Many of you will have come across Barb’s Knack Studio – a blog, studio and online shop full of furniture make over inspiration!
As a keen collector of vintage furniture, it is great to get some hands-on advice, tips and tools, discovering clever tricks to personalize those special finds… even better, with my newly acquired make over knowledge (that is, after reading the book which I haven’t done yet…only browsed through the lovely images which are actually an excellent DIY manual by themselves…), there are no limits to what you can do with partially damaged, worn and torn or faded vintage pieces… come to think of it, someone should write a book on vintage ceramics makeovers, or perhaps I am getting carried away now… :)
- WIN a copy of Furniture Makeovers -
Are you interested in the book ... sure you are ... well there are two ways of having a chance to win:
1.) just leave a comment below telling us about your makeover plans
2.) and/or leave a comment on Bloesem's Instagram tagging a friend at the same time for another.
This giveaway is CLOSED ,runs until Friday 2 August and the winner will be announced on Monday 5 August here on Bloesem Living.
WINNER IS HomeMarit at instagram
- Good Luck ! -
ps. Jan shared one of the awasome DIY projects from the book over at poppytalk last week ... Using Découpage ... you know that age-old technique that was used centuries ago in places like France, China, and Russia.
Furniture Makeovers is available over at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, or Chronicle Books.
All images are by Irene Hoofs, founder of Bloesem.