The chalkboard isn’t just for the classroom anymore! With DIY Chalkboard Crafts, you’ll find everything you need to create one-of-a-kind accessories, decorations, and gifts using the latest home decor trend. This fun and original collection features 50 imaginative crafts that you can create using a few essential tools and a splash of chalkboard paint. You’ll…


Material relations, now available in paperback, tells the story of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century middle-class families by exploring the domestic spaces they inhabited and the material goods they prized. By opening the doors of the house, the book sheds new light on aspects of family life including love, marriage, sex, childhood and death. Historians have…


“Let’s Decorate” is a stylish, practical guide to turning a humdrum home into something special. It’s divided into two parts; the first, “Rooms to Inspire,”features 30 stylish examples, and the second, “How It’s Done, shows how to bringthose looksintoanyhome.All major techniques are explained, from hanging wallpaper to installing a laminate floor to tiling, painting a…


“Ultimate Guide: Plumbing” is an updated and expanded edition of Creative Homeowner’s comprehensive, best-selling plumbing how-to book. The most up-to-date products and techniques are covered. For the how-to information, strong emphasis is placed on doing things correctly, so all the projects use only code-compliant techniques. Author Merle Henkenius prepares the do-it-yourselfer to handle any plumbing…


This title shows readers how to add their own creative touch to this popular scroll saw woodworking project. It allows readers to move at their own pace with each of the three puzzle making methods set out in the book. Puzzle maker Charlie Ross personalises puzzle making by sharing with the reader different methods to…