Friday, May 30, 2014

Book Review: How to Fix Absolutely Anything: A Homeowner’s Guide

Love to buy in bulk? Create a can dispenser that will store eighty-one different flavors of Campbell’s soup. Got extra-large feet? The homemade Velcro sandals should help. Tripping over books? Turn your bedroom door into a bookshelf! From the pragmatic to the innovative, every imaginable craft or home improvement project is covered in How to Fix Absolutely Anything: A Homeowner’s Guide (Skyhorse Publishing, May 2014). ISBN: 978-1-62914-186-2 by:

Whether you’re looking for quirky, cheap household projects or just want to pull out a drawstring that’s stuck inside the waistband of your pajamas, we’ve got tried-and-true answers submitted by real DIY-ers. Can’t-miss projects include:

· Hack a mattress into a couch
· Fix a broken superhero without glue
· Install a rainforest showerhead
· Hang your bed from the ceiling
· Fix a totaled car
· Perform reconstructive surgery on a suitcase
· Patch a hole in your denim jeans
· Repair a broken chair rung
· Childproof a bunk bed
· Build a coffee table out of pallets
· Fix up old furniture with decoupage
· Make a canvas pocket bookshelf
· And many more!

My Thoughts: I wasn't sure what to expect with this newly released book but now that I have it in my hands...I am glad that I accepted the opportunity to review it. This DIY book is absolutely PACKED with all kind of DIY fixes, DIY home furniture projects, craft projects and so much more! Every project comes with step-by-step photos, supplies list and easy-to-follow instructions. Even a newbie can handle the projects in this book!

A few of my favorite projects featured in the book are: the How to Build a Roll-Out Pantry (to fit into a small space like the space beside your refrigerator), the coastal-beach design coffee table made out of wooden pallets, the project on how to use a pool noodle to cover up those uncomfortable bunk bed ladder rungs and how to turn an old wooden side table into a stylish and modern upholstered ottoman! Yes, there is a wide variety of projects covered in this book!

As I continue to read through the book I keep finding more fabulous ideas that I want to try so it looks like hubby and I will have a very busy Summer fixing up our home and making some new projects to spruce it up.

This is a fabulous DIY book for the handyman, crafter and do-it-yourself person. You can find very easy projects and then there are a few more complicated ones but I feel that anyone could handle them thanks to the easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photos. We give this new book a huge 2-thumbs up!

Disclaimer: Shelly Hill has personally reviewed the product listed above. Shelly has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Shelly did receive a free product to try out so she could evaluate and use it for her review. Her thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your opinions may differ. The Passionate About Crafting Blog is not responsible for delivery/shipping of giveaway items won from this blog nor are we responsible for mis-use or injury caused by items won from this blog.

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