- Product # S70992
- Type Paperback
- ISBN 978-1-56158-981-4
- Published Date 2008
- Pages 224
- Photos 350 full-color photographs
Chapter by chapter, Sue and Ki take you on a junking journey to make over each room. You'll meet the homeowners, discover their hopes and dreams, then watch as Sue and Ki magically transform each item on the homeowners' wish lists into reality. A coatrack becomes an industrial-style water piece; a picket fence is re-upped for daybed duty on a sunporch; a lonesome dog kennel gate finds new life as the door to a bathroom.
Packed with plenty of "before" photos and fun action shots of Sue and Ki in the midst of their junk madness, Junk Beautiful is a decorating guide like no other -- inviting and irreverent. And with clear how-to instructions for nearly 30 projects used in the book, even the beginning DIYer will be satisfied. Junk Beautiful is a complete guide to junking paradise.
"In today's disposable world, it's refreshing to see the ingenuity and creativity illustrated by Junk Beautiful, where Sue and Ki transform ordinary, mundane, or seemingly hopeless items into fabulously functional pieces. This book is a must for all garage sale, flea market, and thrift store junkies!"
-- Tim Luke of HGTV's "Cash in the Attic"
"Assembled by Junkmasters Sue Whitney and Ki Nassauer, Junk Beautiful is overflowing with ideas that are fresh, original, and fun!"
-- Danny Seo, author of Simply Green Giving and Simply Green Parties
- Table of Contents
Reuse, Repurpose, Refresh 2 A Sunny Forecast 4 Shipshape Supper Club 22 Delectable Dining 46 Laundry Lounge 62 Making an Entrance 78 Living Room Luxury 94 A Suite Bedroom 116 Executive Home Office 142 Spa Among the Cedars 160 How to Make the Rest 184 RESOURCES 202 INDEX 203
Welcome to the pages of Junk Beautiful. If you find yourself reading this page, either you are already a devoted junker or you are about to become one. Sorry, junking is highly contagious and there's no avoiding it! Our advice is just sit back and give in to the urge.
What is junk? you ask. Some call it garbage, trash, or castoffs. To this we say, "Rubbish!" For us, fleamarket finds, tag- sale goodies, and dumpster discoveries all play an important role in uncharacteristically good home design.
In Junk Beautiful we demonstrate how to take the stuff no one else wants and with it breath new life into the decor of your home. People looking for an alternative to their hum-drum, cookie-cutter rooms will find dozens of fresh ideas for showcasing their own personal style á la junk.
After all, it's about time you discovered that junk is for everyone. We show you nine unique styles -- and rooms -- provide step-by-step projects for the do-it yourselfers, offer up junking tips, and highlight junk transformations through hundreds of beautiful and inspiring photos.
We recognize that like junk, people have personalities of their own; individual characteristics that make them unique. When we are invited into a home to work our magic, we pay lots of attention to the way our clients live. We like to think of it as "meeting the Fokkers." So in Junk Beautiful, you'll also get to know the hopes and dreams of our homeowners.
Junkers are not only stylish people, but they are also concerned about their environment. For years we have been encouraging people to create their own style, one piece of junk at a time. Remember, while doing this we're also saving the earth, one piece of junk at a time.
Until next time, see you on the junk pile!Sue and Ki