I've been a long time fan of Miss Mustard Seed - I completely admire her drive and ambition and it's safe to say, she gets more done in one day than I do in a month. No joke.
Her new book debuts this week and we're giving away THREE copies!
Inspired You is full of beautiful pictures of Marian's home, her furniture, her original DIY projects and has the same enjoyable feel as her blog.
In the book, she wastes no time and immediately gets to the meat of what she's about - teaching the rest of us what she knows. The book includes an endless list of step-by-step tutorials with plenty of pictures for those of us visual learners.
If you're interested in learning the ropes of second-hand shopping, she has an entire chapter dedicated to antique stores, yard sales, flea markets, thrift stores and online classifieds. She even talks about dressing down to get a better price. "…people will quote a higher price for people who look like they have money burning a hole in their pocket." How have I never thought of that?!
Marian is the queen of Milk Paint and has recently started her own line of colors. She dedicates several pages to both Milk and Chalk Paint. She covers how to use them, when to use them and how to properly apply them.
The most inspiring part for me is when she says,
"Throw out the notion that good design is expensive, must be carried out by a professional and can only be bought in a fancy store. I live in a real home on a thrift store budget and have never taken a design class in my life."
Want to read it?
If you're interested in winning one of THREE copies, just leave your comment below!
The giveaway will close next Monday 11/12.