I usually check Grace Bonney’s blog Design*Sponge every morning. The blog is beautiful fun and filled with great “Sneak Peeks” of beautiful homes, easy Do It Yourself projects, photos of furniture and rooms in their “before and after states.”
It is really a lovely site, and it has been the inspiration for many of my creative projects over the last few months.
When Bonney released a book this year I was so excited to get it. I just got it yesterday and I have been loving it. Last night I read and looked at pictures for a half hour and grinned the entire time. My grandpa used to say that eating bacon scientifically guaranteed twenty minutes of happiness, I’d say that the photos in this book alone guarantee at least thirty minutes.
The book is organized into five chapters: Sneak Peeks; DIY Projects; DIY Basics; Flower Workshop; and Before & After. To be honest, I haven’t even made it through half of the sneak peeks, but I can’t wait to get through the whole thing.
Check out the book, it’s available on Amazon and if you use my affiliate link, I’ll get a little extra credit. (Though the price stays the same for you).