Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Announcing my newest issue: Recycled Style

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."

Matthew Mead's Recycled Style is available for pre-order via Amazon.com and Amazon.ca.


  1. Matthew... Your new book looks amazing... can't wait to purchase it and then apply your recycled style to my life and my home.

    Thank you
    Victoria Silva

  2. Just wanna say that I love your ideas. The Thrity Treasures "bookazine" really helped me to think outside the box when decorating. I can use items that I thought I would get rid of, now in fresh new ways. Thank you so much.

  3. Love love love your "bookazine". It really helps me to find uses for everyday items that i would normally throw away. Very inspiring and creative.


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