A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home

Painting, Crafting, and Decorating a Cheerful, More Inspiring Space

by From the creators of A Beautiful Mess, Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman

Step inside the world of Elsie and Emma, the sisters behind the décor blog A Beautiful Mess.  With tiny budgets and a crafty, can-do attitude, they overhauled each room in their first homes with DIY projects using family photos, vibrant fabrics, flea-market finds, and affordable furniture. Now, you can learn how to paint, craft, and decorate your way to a happy, bright space with distinct personality. In the same upbeat spirit and modern style found on their blog, you’ll find fresh, all-new projects including:

• An inspired geometric-pattern coffee table made of balsa wood
• A hand-lettered statement wall featuring your favorite quote
• A quick and easy electrical tape update for your refrigerator
• A set of beautifully designed serving dishes
And more!

Packed with bonus styling tips from hanging the perfect gallery wall to making mismatched furniture work, Happy Handmade Home is design inspiration for personalizing your own space.


Recent Reviews

Not my favorite decor book

Heather Ring

3 Stars

Is it time to reinvent your space? Are you hoping to throw a party and are in…

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Super Inspiring

Christen Krumm

5 Stars

I have been a fan of Elsie and Emma going on about eight years. For the longest time their blog has been the "can't miss" blog to read. Their newest book, Happy Handmade Home, is an extension off their blog. Not only are the pages swimming…

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Visually rich and inspiring book filled with DIY projects

Cheryl Lyons

5 Stars

This book is a feast for the eyes, filled with vibrant colors and textures.  Before you even get to the actual DIY projects, the pages showing the author's home environments spark creativity and inspire.  The authors invite readers…

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Book Review: Happy Handmade Home

Nadia Hassan

3.5 Stars

Happy Handmade Home: Painting, Crafting, and Decorating a Cheerful, More Inspiring Spaceby Elsie Larson and Emma ChapmanBest Features: Plenty of renter/small-space friendly projects; authors do…

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A Beautiful Mess: Happy Handmade Home Review

brittany yokely

5 Stars

I really enjoyed this book. it was really inspiring and helpful. I think everyone who is interested in giving their home a unique touch should pick this book up.

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