|Elliott uses her own home as an example of what can be done with cheap finds, and the transformation is quite remarkable and innovative. . . . well-written directions . . . Recommended for public libraries . . . "—Library Journal.
"Elliott uses her Oregonian home as a showcase of basic principles of making something from nothing—or at least from something ordinarily thought unsalvageable . . . save-the-stuff stories abound, and instructions are easy . . . to follow . . . Her creations are wondrously whimsical and imaginative."—Booklist.