With her relaxed approach to decorating, it was just the book to lift me out of the after-Christmas malaise and inspire me to do some projects. Here's a before and after of one I finished last night!
I had bought this little end table for $15 a couple weeks ago. After reading, I couldn't wait to get my paintbrush out and play around. I just set up the supplies in my living room and started having fun!
Best reminders from the book...
Don't be afraid to make a mistake. Doing something, even if it doesn't end up working, is better than living with something you don't like.
Decorating doesn't have to be expensive. In fact, getting creative with what you have, or working with a small budget can be very satisfying!
Do what you like. You don't have to follow someone else's rules.
And of course, it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful. This is the tag line of the title and it's a message woven throughout the book. I think it fits in perfectly with my New Year's resolution!
Have any of you read The Nesting Place? Let me know if you end up checking it out. I'd love to hear what you think!