Sunday, March 23, 2008

Junk Beautiful, New Book Review

Well the new, long awaited, book by Sue Whitney and Ki Nassauer is finally, almost ready to be released. I was able to get my hands on an advanced copy of "Junk Beautiful" and I just couldn't wait for it to arrive in the mail. I was checking my mailbox, everyday, like a kid waiting for Christmas. It finally arrived on Thursday, and it does not disappoint. I'm a visual person and so the first thing I did was to thumb through it and look at all the pictures. There was eye candy on every page, new ideas I'd never seen before, beautiful rooms that show off these ladies talents, not just as junkers, but as designers as well. I had to slow down just to take it all in.

Here's a peak at the inside of the book, I covered portions to protect the copyright.

Then after I'd looked at every room I decide to read the text. The goal of this book is to decorate every room of your home. So they've gone to several homes and "junk designed" different rooms in that home. You get to meet the owners of each house, you find out what their needs are for their space, and then the girls take you step by step through the projects. The photography is beautiful the text is easy to understand and the project directions are easy to follow. They've outdone themselves with this book, and it makes me realize they are in a league of their own when it comes to creativity and the re-use of junk.

Here's peak at some of the instructions pages, I covered portions to protect the copyright.

You don't want to miss this book, it is a must-have for all junkers. It made me want to get out in my workshop and start creating, and to get out to those flea markets and start finding. Get your copy today at the discounted pre-order price. Click the link below to order

Sue Whitney will hit the road with Junk Beautiful, See if she will be in your town:
Click this link to see their schedule here

And don't miss the Girls on Thursday on the Today Show March 27th.


Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Thanks for sharing Margo. Your review makes me want the book even more. I noticed in the April Country Home--the horse and rider finally delivered my magazine on Saturday--that the projects were by Ki only and I see that Sue is hitting the book trail. I hope they are only dividing and conquering and not dividing, dividing. I've seen that in too many partnerships!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

BTW--I have added you to my list of blogs I read or stalk on a regular basis Ü!

Rosemary said...

Hi Margo,
Hope you are having a nice Spring/Easter day.
Love the book review! I will have to get that one.
Thanks for sharing,

Simply Me Art said...

Thank you for the Review. This is one to put on my List. Have a Wonderful week.Jamie

Vee said...

Oh oh, now I want it! Thanks for the review, Margo!

Robin said...

Hi! I found you from the Vintage Rescue Squad...I'm loving your blog...we have a lot in common! I'll be back to drool some more!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations from Minnesota Margo! My husband taped the Today show but we scanned through it and didn't see Sue on the show. I'm going to go through the tape again a little slower, but maybe it got rescheduled???

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