For all of us who love bringing home the lost, the unloved, the dented, the frayed. This book tells how to turn them into great decorative pieces and knock-out furniture! "The trick is to see beyond nicks and wobbles, color and intended purpose and to focus on potential. For example, a vintage leather trunk encased in Lucite works as a stunning coffee table. Pages from old books wallpaper a foyer. A cushion fashioned from a baseball diamond’s home plate makes a garden chair comfortable."
Written by Stan Williams, New York based live-style journalist and Housing Works* devotee - this is a fun read and a darn handy decorating manual. I had a chance to flip through it when I was at Lisa's House a few weeks ago and have added it to my Amazon wish list.
*The HOUSING WORKS is a grass-roots AIDS service organization that has provided life-saving health, housing, employment, advocacy, and prevention resources for more than 20,000 HIV-positive homeless New Yorkers since 1990. All profits from Housing Works Thrift Shops and Bookstore directly support the organization’s client programs. To donate or become a member, visit www.housingworks.org.