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Our Review

Featuring interior style on a shoestring budget, Thrifty Chic showcases homes decorated with charity shop finds and reclaimed materials.

If you long for a cosy and stylish home, but can't afford to spend a fortune, then this book will teach you how to decorate without breaking the bank. The book is filled with insider knowledge and tips for finding a bargain when vintage shopping and how to breath new life in to old furniture.

Complete with how-to projects for revamping and crafting unwanted items and shabby chic decorations, it's time to raid your local markets and charity stores and give your home some thrifty chic.

You can pick up a copy of the book from CICO Books.

Publisher's Description

When it comes to creating a home, "Thrifty Chic" shows you how to reuse and restore, revive and revamp, and recycle and reclaim, in order to create a stylish yet individual home without spending a small fortune. Room by room, the book explains how to give old furniture a new lease of life and how to bring a vintage charm to a room through an inspired use of fabrics and paints. There are ideas for window dressings as well as bed and table linens. There are projects for jazzing up old wooden furniture for both house and garden, and suggestions for pulling together mismatched items into cohesive schemes.The all-important finishing touches - display, china and ceramics, glassware, paintings and frames, fabrics and trims - are covered in detail, and you can learn how to create a variety of stylish accessories for your home. Get insider's tips on what to look for at antique markets and in charity shops, and how to care for and restore your bargain purchases. Whether you are creating your first home on a tight budget, or wanting to give your existing home a new look, "Thrifty Chic" contains a treasure trove of irresistible ideas.