DetailsIn Junk Beautiful: Outdoor Edition, junk collector Sue Whitney offers tips to transform trash into outdoor accessories on the Today Show. Here, she shares examples of creative ways to make junk usable again. Click here to watch NBC's video with Sue Whitney now.
With her first book, Junk Beautiful, Sue Whitney helped millions of devotees transform junk into unique furnishings and accessories for every room in their houses.
Now, with Junk Beautiful: Outdoor Edition, she (with Kimberly Melamed) will help you reuse, recycle, refresh, repurpose and recreate discarded or discounted junk into functional, beautiful pieces for your outdoor spaces.
From creating the perfect patio and porches with panache to setting up a contemporary café for outdoor dining, the authors give you hundreds of practical, creative ideas to bring your junk beautiful dreams to the great outdoors.
Inviting and irreverent, Junk Beautiful: Outdoor Edition is a how-to book that's entertaining and quite useful at the same time, with plenty of before and after photos, and lots of fun, action shots of Sue and Kimberly in the midst of their junk madness.If you're a garage sale, flea market or thrift store junkie -- or the high cost of living has got you thinking you should start -- here's a book that will help you expand your outdoor horizons, without costing you a fortune.
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SKU HDS67077818 Table Of Contents Table of Contents
1. Please Enter
Summer at the Cottage
Fall in Love with Country
2. Patio Perfection
Tea for Two
The Living is Easy
3. Porches with Panache
Porch for 3 Seasons
4. Backyard Bliss
Sugar 'n Spice
By the Pool
A Concrete Jungle
5. Cooking Out
Chuck Wagon Cookout
6. Dining al Fresco
At the Lake
Down On the Farm
7. Sleeping Under the Stars
8. Rooms to Bloom9. How to Make the Rest
Sweet Potting Shed
Intro Greetings, Junkers!
Welcome back to the wonderful world of Junk Beautiful. We're glad you're here. What's so remarkable about it? This is the place where dreams really do come true. Ask yourself this question. In what other world can you take absolutely nothing like a barren piece of ground or an abandoned shack and transform it into something not only useful but absolutely fabulous? The answer is.... drum roll please... only in the jolly old land of junk. This time around we're moving our focus from behind closed doors to the great outdoors. So if you've been yearning to expand your horizons, come along for the recycling ride of a lifetime. On your marks, get set, go!
Our motto has and always will be reduce, reuse, and recycle. Not to mention repurpose, refresh, and recreate. That's a lot of 'r' words we know, but these expressions have never been as fundamental as they are today. We feel strongly about the need to use what we already have in our own storage sheds, in those belonging to others (permission granted), and stuff in the rough picked up at flea markets, swap meets, rummage sales, and many other places where junk abounds. What's to do with all of this rubbish? The possibilities are downright mind boggling.
Let's focus on the subject matter at hand. The nationwide trend seems to be running in the direction of downsizing on the square footage or in the alternative staying in the same pot you were planted and making it the best it can be. We say bravo to that! Scaling back at the homestead is admirable, but may leave you feeling a little cramped for space. If this strikes a chord with you, we have some ideas to relieve your sense of confinement. To get things started, please get off your chair (unless you read standing up), open your front door, and take a look at what surrounds your abode. Whoa! See what we mean? With a little imagination and some reclaimed treasures all of what you see can easily be turned into extended living space for you and yours. Pretty exciting, huh?
In the pages that follow you'll find bright ideas for outdoor living. From sleeping under the stars to dining al fresco, and everything in between, including the kitchen sink; you'll find it here. Have fun and enjoy the fresh air.
Until next time...
See you on the junk pile!Sue Whitney
Video No Author Sue Whitney with Kimberly Melamed ISBN 978-1-60085-743-0 Publication Year 2009 Pages 208 Photo No Drawings 350 full-color photographs Video Download No Other Formats 71224 Cover PDF eBook Format eBook (PDF)
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