Friday, November 2, 2012

Want to Live in Sunset Magazine? Here's Your Chance

Sunset Magazine is one of my guilty pleasures. I like their mix of high end inspiration rooms with budget friendly projects. It is one of the things that encourages me to save my pennies where I can so I can put them toward something showstopping later.

Lately I'm gravitating toward hot pink

Sometimes I wish I could live in Sunset magazine.

Guess what? Now you can.

Sunset published two new books Sunset Make It Your Own: Baths: 40 Easy Weekend Projects

 and Sunset Make It Your Own: Paint & Color: 50 Easy Weekend Projects.

These books are more than decorating eye candy, although there is plenty of that too, they are project books.

I took a gander at both books to give the 411 since I'm mulling over bathroom and paint projects for the new year. Also, Sunset offered me a preview copy of the books so there's that (and you should know.)

I like the projects and ideas in both books. Sunset presents budget friendly projects with clear instructions and complete tool and materials lists that will not send to back to the store mid project (I'm sure that never happens to you, ahem.)

I scanned the pages of some of favorite projects from Sunset Make It Your Own: Paint & Color: 50 Easy Weekend Projects.

Husband and I considered doing a map wall at one point. A renter can punch up a bookcase like they did and without losing your deposit when you move, and the canopy is a no sew project (I've always wanted one since I was little.)

There are plenty of decorating styles represented in  Sunset Make It Your Own: Baths: 40 Easy Weekend Projects but true to me being me, I favor the not cold modern but contemporary projects. The thing that flips my switch are the oodles of cash I could save making their wood knob project. I've been drooling over similar knob/hooks at Design Within Reach that will never hang in my bathroom because they cost crazy money.

The same goes for the mirror mosaic. I like the look and the directions are not as difficult as you might think. Low effort high wow factor friends!

Both Sunset Make It Your Own: Paint & Color: 50 Easy Weekend Projects and Sunset Make It Your Own: Baths: 40 Easy Weekend Projects cost $18.95 each and are available at your favorite bookstore including

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Disclosure: Sunset provided me with preview copies to facilitate this review. This did not influence my opinion and all opinions are 100% my own.