Pearl Lowe's Vintage Craft: 50 Craft Projects and Home Styling Advice by Pearl Lowe
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
'Vintage designer Pearl Lowe shows you how to create the authentic vintage look in your own home with her expert advice and simple craft projects.
This practical guide, complete with inspiring photography includes …
• 50 step-by-step craft projects
• Sewing, painting, upcycling and crafting secrets
• A how-to guide to sourcing your own vintage treasures
• And Pearl’s little black book of shops and suppliers
An absolute must-have for lovers of vintage and all things handmade.
Craft projects include …
Dyed lace window panels
Midsummer and winter wreaths
Two-toned fringed lampshade
Personalised rubber stamp
Sumptuous padded headboard
Upcycled chest of draws
Antique ghost mirror
Handmade vintage-style tiles'
This is a beautifully presented book, which gives inspiration into upholstering and creating a ‘new look’ in the home.
The book is broken down into sections:
Heavenly Kitchen & Picture Perfect Dining
Dream Living Space
Bathroom & Small and Special Spaces
I particularly like this layout of the book as it is quick and easy to find which area you are looking for.
In each section there is a wide range of ideas for craft in that area. This is very clear and easy to understand and includes stunning photographs. Each idea comes with good instructions and what you will need section to help you get under way.
At the back of the book there is ‘Pearl’s Little Black Book of shops and suppliers’ which includes a selection of places to buy vintage furniture etc. Behind this section of the book there is a pattern section, and I really love this, it even gives you a colour code. These are linked with page numbers so you know which part of the book it relates to.
This book gives you great ideas to freshen up existing furniture, this is a craft book not a ‘make from scratch’ book so if you are looking at finding out how to make furniture this is the wrong book for you. If you are looking to bring some life to existing pieces and perhaps make things for craft fairs this is for you.