Each time I create a new publication my goal is to bring the reader as close to the process as possible. In my new bookazine, RECYCLED STYLE, I share my work space, my favorite products, style tips and step-by-step "how-to" shots so you can easily follow along. As we launch our revamped blog, we want to gear up and share everything there is to know and do about "recycling style" and bring the experience right into your home. Below is a quick synopsis of the book, and stay tuned in the weeks to come when we unveil sneak peeks into the issue and share chances to win prizes and hear about our upcoming projects:
"Re-use, repurpose, recycle" is the style mantra of design guru Matthew Mead who makes the up-cycling of easy-to-find objects the smartest way to feather your nest. From transforming furniture with homemade chalk paint to rewiring a lamp topped with your own custom lampshade, Matthew Mead shows you step by step how to make the most stylish home decor projects. Fabric remnants become painted floral pillows, thrift store frames are re-cast as colorful decoupaged shadowboxes, gift wrap becomes graphic and engaging party favors. Matthew takes you inside his "up-cycle" workshop where he shares his expert tips on cleaning, painting, and re-crafting everything from cast-off dining tables to pretty decor projects made using seashells and natural finds. You'll find his tips on all kinds of easy-to-find materials and the best craft products used to re-cast everything into the most desirable and modern home accessories. Create a terrarium in a vintage glass jar, make an easy tiered entertaining stand with a few tin pie plates, re-imagine your garage as a stylish and spacious great room. Matthew Mead unlocks your ability to see the potential in what is easy to find and transform, and how it can fill your home with personal, useful and beautiful style."