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 Junk Chic 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.

  Date Published 3/28/2002

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Rated By: A reader
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Comments: Cheap, yet Chic...very cool!
This book brought new meaning to the words, "One man's junk is another man's treasure"! I thought the ideas in this book were one of a kind. How many times do you have an old piece of junk just sitting in the garage that someday you'll end up throwing away? If you're interested in making your home your "heaven on earth", this book is a must!
Rated By: David S Richardosn
From: Salt Lake City
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Comments: Something from Nothing
Step by step Junk Chic shows you how to apply a faux finish to practically anything. Learn how to create something from nothing for minimal cost and effort. Chic for Cheap! From stair rails to flower beds, this book is a treasure chest of ideas.
Rated By: David S Richardosn
From: Salt Lake City
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Comments: Something from Nothing
Step by step Junk Chic shows you how to apply a faux finish to practically anything. Learn how to create something from nothing for minimal cost and effort. Chic for Cheap! From stair rails to flower beds, this book is a treasure chest of ideas.
Rated By: David S Richardosn
From: Salt Lake City
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Comments: Chic for Cheap!
Step by step Junk Chic shows you how to apply a faux finish to practically anything. Learn how to create something from nothing for minimal cost and effort. Chic for Cheap! From stair rails to flower beds, this book is a treasure chest of ideas.
Rated By: Gonzalo M. Paternoster
From: Plantation, FL
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Comments: Dream Home for a few bucks!!!
This book was a great gift for my wife. We just bought a house and have a small budget to make the inside look like a dream home. This is a visually beautiful book and includes exceptional photographs. This book is a must have. Kathryn Elliott, we are ready for your next book.
Rated By: Chelsea
From: Riverside, CA
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Comments: Easy how to and fun all in one book!
This book JUNK CHIC is a great way to make your storage junk into a work of classic art! In easy how-to steps i was able to make a kitchen pot rack out of an old coffee table. and i enjoy every minute looking at my recycled work of art. If you don't already have old furniture or old nick-nacks of your own, this book gives helpful tips on stores where you can get for instance, a 10 dollar sofa! This is a great opportunity to get rid of that old Junk, and turn it into something chic!
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Comments: Yuck!
This book is so out-dated...every page and project says 1980's....I returned it!
Rated By: A reader
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Comments: over the top
I thought the the book was really over the top. The author's house was not typical of any house I have seen (hard to imagine her ideas in a normal house) and her crafts were outdated and not appealing. How many people can paint a mural or put a covered bed on the deck. This book was terrible. I can't recommend it to anyone.
Rated By: Sarah Rupp
From: Orem, UT
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Comments: Very informative
This is a one-of-a-kind book with lots of fun projects.
Rated By: Sarah Rupp
From: Orem, UT
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Comments: I don't have much money but these ideas are great!!!
I have always wanted to have a home that looked this beautiful, but never have had a lot of money. I have so enjoyed both the satisfaction of doing these unique and very affordable projects and then sitting back and seeing what I have created. I would recommend this book to anyone. I have seen the "Junk Chic", Kathryn Elliott on the local TV morning show (as a quest) - she is inspiring to say the least.
Rated By: Nanette Downer
From: Salt Lake City, UT
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Comments: I love this book!!
Whenever I'm thinking of doing a project around the house, I always refer to my copy of Junk Chic. Kathy has great modern ideas that are easy to do, don't cost much, and look great when you're done. If you like to decorate, you need to add Junk Chic to your book shelf!!
Rated By: "jscardone02"
From: Nashville, TN
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Comments: Cute, but disappointing
There were some great ideas, and I do appreciate the tools listings, but overall I was a little disappointed. It just didn't seem to be as in-depth as I had hoped. I hope that she expands on her texts in the future.