Thursday, December 16, 2010

Over the Counter #33

Lowe's just came to my neck of the woods in Canada, so of course DH wanted to check it out. So, the latest book to catch my eye as it passed over my library counter and under the scanner was Home from the Hardware Store by Stephen Antonson and Kathleen Hackett. Subtitled 'Transform Everyday Materials into Fabulous Home Furnishings."

From the publisher Rodale Books:

"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."

Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But... I can mention them and maybe one of them will catch your eye as well. See if your local library has them on their shelves!)


Kaye said...

If The Big Guy tells me he's going to Lowe's I know I won't see him for a while. Lol! Interesting choice of book this week. Have a great weeek, Luanne and happy reading/scanning.

Pam said...

Oh we LOVE this sort of thing. LOVE design books.

bermudaonion said...

I wish I had a creative eye like that!