Book review : 51 DIY projecten / 51 rå projekter til hjemmet
written by Katarina Natalie Andersen, published by Terra Lannoo
genre interior & DIY, 144 pages
‘51 DIY projecten’ by Danish graphic designer Katarina Natalie Andersen, is one of those books that just by its cover convinces you that it’s something you got to check out. At least I couldn’t resist taking it home and having thumbed through the pages, I feel very inspired to start working on my own list of DIY projects, a list that keeps on growing and sometimes results into a finished project.
Although my first impression of Katarina’s projects was that they are a bit too industrial looking for me, the book definitely gave me some new ideas that I’d like to give a try. The biggest surprise to me was finding out that one of the 51 projects literally is a DIY-project that I’ve had in mind for a very long time. The magazine holder, inspired by the Foxy Potato’s VEGA Magazine rack, will probably be the first DIY project I’ll start with myself. Although I’ve also got this really cute vintage cabinet, I found in my grand parents house last year, that needs a fesh layer of paint. Of which a similar project can be found in the book as well.
No matter your style is or how small or big a project is you’d like to DIY, I’m sure these 51 projects will inspire you to start working on your own projects. The 51 projects have been divided into five categories, each focusing on a different material: concrete, paint, wood, scaffolding pipe and linoleum prints. Even if the materials Katarina used aren’t totally to your taste, a lot of the ideas can also be realized using different materials. For example the coatrack made of scaffolding pipes can easily be made with a different material, creating a totally different look (as we did in our house, something you’ll hear more about sometime soon).
Thanks Katarina and Terra for publishing this book. It inspires me to start with my own DIY projects as I’m sure it’ll inspire many others!