I got an autographed copy of Mark Montano’s Big Ass Book of Home Decor at the Eclectic Products booth at CHA. This is the first Mark Montano book I have read (even though he literally wrote the book on dollar store decor… it’s called Dollar Store Decor, and I’ve had it on my to-read list forever.) I can’t believe I waited so long to check Mark’s books out! Big Ass Book of Home Decor could easily have been named “Big Ass Book of Dollar Store Decor.” This book was written for US, people!
If you love Dollar Store Crafts, then you will love this book. So many of our favorite dollar store materials are included, and some new-to-DSC materials from the hardware store, like rebar tie wire (which features prominently in several projects). Mark’s projects are mostly big and impactful, with lots of large-scale craft projects like chairs, mirrors, and other must-have home accents. His style is cheap and cheeky, with lots of exuberant color and a dash of kitsch.
I paged through the book and cracked up at Mark’s funny commentary and stories, and I felt like Mark and I were cute from the same cheap crafty cloth. His cloth is a lot funnier, though! Great creative minds think alike and it’s really cool to discover that I’m on a similar track to someone as creative as Mark.
If you’ve been waiting for me write a book, just go pick up Big Ass Book of Home Decor and cross out Mark’s name and write mine in.
Oh, and Mark has JUST released a new book called Pulp Fiction
Favorite Big Ass Projects
Twisted Lycra Lamp Sculpture
Lucite Plate-Holder Chandelier
Striped Butterfly Chair
- Mark Montano’s Blog
- Buy at Amazon: The Big-Ass Book of Home Decor: More than 100 Inventive Projects for Cool Homes like Yours
- Big Ass Project at Mark’s Blog: HP Lovecraft Chandelier
- Big Ass Project at Mark’s Blog: Paint Chip Art
- Big Ass Project at Mark’s Blog: Colorific Tea Set
- Review of this book by Amy at Mod Podge Rocks
d: Links to buy books are amazon affiliate links & this book was given to me free by Mark Montano with no strings attached. Review was my idea, and all opinions are mine.