I’ve been in a bit of a magazine rut lately. I pick them up, hoping for some inspiration or great imagery to strike me, but I’ve been finding them a bit… boring. I can drool over the lavish interior design and stylish models, but I can’t really afford any of it, and so much of it seems the same. But then yesterday I saw a magazine that I’d never seen before, Fresh Home, and decided to take a quick peek. And I really liked it! Even the Editor’s Letter, which I don’t usually read, was entertaining and fresh, and captured exactly my love of hardware stores as the launching spot for all kinds of imaginative projects (including stairway balusters-turned-pirate swords). It seems to feature a combination of DIY projects – useful ones! – and interior design, and for each project they list the approximate cost for doing-it-yourself, as well as the cost to buy-it-yourself, the skill level needed and the time it should take. I don’t know if it’s new or just hasn’t been on my radar, but I’m excited it’s out there – this issue is full of good advice and ideas, from storage tips to building media storage to tiling walls. Who knew you could make your own erasers?? This may prove to be dangerous…
rosie/the fabric shopper13 years ago
I've not seen that mag either how cool! I will have to add this to my list. I love to study over magazines and when I just have to get rid of some of my piles, I go through them again very carefully cutting pictures and articles and adding them to specific scrap books. Does that sound a bit obsessive 🙂 HA!
mo13 years ago
I just picked this up the other day and I loved it too. We are doing our kitchen right now and it was one of the only magazines I've bought for that that even made any sense to me!I wish it came out more than four times a year.
monaluna13 years ago
Oh, no – four times a year doesn't seem like enough! But then, there's a lot in there to fuel projects for a while.
Rosie, that doesn't sound obsessive – I do the same thing! I have my magazine tears organized into decor, garden projects and travel. Oh, and 3 3-inch binders full of recipes.
live a colorful life13 years ago
I like that magazine as well. And I have a whole drawer full of recipes…and I'm not even the one who cooks in this household!
LambAround13 years ago
Thanks for the heads up on the magazine! I'm a magazine junkie, but I had never heard of this one either.