Mark Montano ò 1 SUMMARYOkay this is a book I perused than ead cover to cover but it still counts I found a lot of great ideas and now that I have a sewing machine I need to attempt a few First I have to open the box that the sewing machine is currently existing O DEFINITELY glad I borrowed this from the library instead of bought it While I appreciate that all of the projects have eally simple instructions materials that are easy to find the projects themselves just don t fit easy to find the projects themselves just don t fit my taste
To be totally honest like a few of the other eviewers mentioned Ibe totally honest like a few of the other The Rise and Fall of the Biopsychosocial Model: Reconciling Art and Science in Psychiatry reviewers mentioned I most of the projects looked pretty tacky granted you can take almost anything in there and put your own spin on it the lighting chapter has a couple cute chandelier ideas but just paging though I didn t see much that appealed to meMy advice Borrow this from a friendthe libraryather than buy it just to make sure it matches with your taste before it moves in with you Okay I saw in this book what a lot of people said about the author s big ass book of crafts A lot of the projects just look cheesy or tacky or both I would not want most of them in my home The only thing that caught my eye is the hand stitched curtain panel on page 61 and I though I might actually make something similar and I thank him for the inspiration I will do it differently and use different materials Embroidery with egular yarn Really Some the inspiration I will do it differently and use different materials Embroidery with egular yarn Really Some are fine just not my tastes but others are eally out there Even though Mark Montano has some uestionable taste in about half of the projects included in this book I still found uite a few good ideas for some projects I d like to do around my own house Most of the projects are pretty affordable and easy to do yourself so that s a definite plus Mark emphasizes e purposing old items found either at secondhand shops or in the back of your closet or shed so that s A Kangaroo's Life really nice for folks. You have a problem Your current home “décor” is ugly shabby and boring but you can’t afford lots of new stuff Or maybe your house is filled with tired old junk that you just can’t bear to throw away Or maybe you bought all your furniture at a big box store but it irritates. On a budget like myself Ieally liked all the ideas he had for how to jazz up and customize clear glass plates that can apparently be found at dollar stores hopefully my local dollar stores sell them I also want to try to make the cast plaster candle holder made out of a plastic plant holder There are some cool #RESOURCES IN THE BACK OF THE BOOK TOO LIKE #in the back of the book too like for the cute birdcage pillow for example and a list of stuff to keep on hand for future projects and a list of vendors and websites that Mark likes to use Now if of vendors and websites that Mark likes to use Now if I could somehow pin the ideas I actually like and want to do from this book to my DIY board on Pinterest Hmm If you ve ead the Big Ass book of Crafts also by Montano you ll ecognize the style of the projects in this book pretty uickly There were a lot of Filosofía e inmanencia repeats on the same thing such as many different ways to do glass plates but there were a lot of original ideas in here too I d say this book is definitely worth picking up for anyone who wants to get some good ideas for how to DIY aeally uniue space on a budget I borrowed this from the library I added it to my to purchase list on Goodreads when I saw all the The Monacan Indian Nation of Virginia: The Drums of Life reviews Ieally must ask are you blind Or just wildly uncreative These projects are amazing Like ah may zing There are a few that aren t my personal style but they are still well thought out I mean the hand stitched curtains all of the dinnerware especially the comic book plates the aluminum sconce the butterflies under glass the decorative door knobs
tea set the pillowsI could going but eally I ll tell you this book is for you if you like to think outside the box and don t want your house to look like every other McMansion on the block Can t wait to get my hands on the big ass book of crafts I think I ve ead all of Mark Montano s Big Ass books and this one is decidedly upscale which isn You that it all looks like you bought it there You have a solution or ather a whole houseful of solutions In this newest Big Ass Book do it yourself guru Mark Montano presents 105 practical simple and decidedly unboring projects for every space in your home Montano’s wizardry ac. Saying much because a lot of the projects still look tacky #and cheap Relies heavily on hot glue and spray paint There #cheap Relies heavily on hot glue and spray paint There inspiration to be had here tacky and cheap Relies heavily on hot glue and spray paint There s inspiration to be had here sure but his finished projects don t look very high end and I firmly believe things can be hand crafted AND expensive looking Overall the writing and instructions on how to do the projects were good There is also a lot of pictures which I eally like in these types of books Really the eason I marked down one was because I agree with other posters that some projects were tacky however it s personal preference and I did find some things in there that I did enjoy and would like to make and a few I thought their version was ugly but I could tweak it to make it fit my tastes and d cor Yea like some others said there are some very tacky looking projects in this book for sure Still I found many projects that I thought looked great and I definitely plan to try For one the pagoda inspired shelf for two theTHE TEA SET THE PILLOWSI COULD
coffee table out of ikea lack tables I even thought the bird cage pillow was great This is definitely atable out of ikea lack tables I even thought the bird cage pillow was great This is definitely a geared towards artists those who love and appreciate even crave the funky and unusual in their homes ather then what most others consider to be tasteful furnishingsAlso just viewing his ideas opened up my mind to loads ideas of my ownI thought it was a great bookmostly the tacky projects though were On the Field of Glory: an Historical Novel of the Time of King John Sobieski really REALLY bad though A great one to get out from the libraryather then buy your own copy There were exactly 4 things in the entire book that I would even think about doing Most of the ideas were just too out there for me My other big problem with the book is that it might just be them most ungreen decor book published in the past decade Not only were there a plethora of chemicals used but most of the decor would not last long Short decor life usually euates to stuff in out landfills. Complished with masking tape spray paint and glue transforms everything from accessories to walls and windows to lighting to major pieces like headboards tables dressers and chairs And there’s even a chapter on turning the anonymous items you got at IKEA into one of a kind treasur.