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Crafting a Meaningful Home :  27 DIY Projects to Tell Stories, Hold Memories, and Celebrate Family Heritage - Meg Mateo Ilasco

Crafting a Meaningful Home

27 DIY Projects to Tell Stories, Hold Memories, and Celebrate Family Heritage

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As the second decade of the 21st century begins, we're more compelled than ever to find refuge in our homes and personalize our living spaces with DIY projects that celebrate who we are and where we've been. InCrafting a Meaningful Home, Meg Mateo Ilasco shares 27 projects that tell personal stories and celebrate heritage, all easily created on a budget. Learn how to decoupage a plate with photos of a best friend; silkscreen upholstery with folk motifs; artfully display love notes; sew a teepee from a vintage quilt top; or create family silhouettes for a festive banner. Contributed by a hip cast of well known designers from across the country, the projects are, at once, nostalgic, sentimental, and modern. Clear instrucshy;tions are easy to follow, even for beginning crafters.

About the Author

Meg Mateo Ilasco is a designer, writer and illustrator. She is the principal of Mateo Ilasco, a design studio in the San Francisco Bay Area that creates paper and home goods. She is the author of Craft, Inc. and the follow-up Craft, Inc. Business Planner, as well as the upcoming Creative, Inc. (which will be released by Chronicle in September 2010, around the same time as Crafting A Meaningful Home) and Space Planner: A Home-Decorating and Design Workbook. She writes a monthly business column for Design Sponge and hosts Modern Economy, a series of on-site and online sample sales for independent designers

ISBN: 9781584798675
ISBN-10: 158479867X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st September 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 18.7  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.8
Edition Number: 1