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And now I do! Advance copies of 50 Flatpack Hacks (Australia, released July), and I Modify IKEA (the US edition, released this October) arrived just days ago.
|one of many visits to IKEA. meatballs, anyone?|
To my husband Jeff who constructed and developed, and came up with the genius idea to use a bottle opener as a drawer pull in our bar cart project!
The original version of the book had 100 projects and so my co-author Charlotte Rivers and I were encouraged to seek contributors. Of course there were additions and subtractions along the way all resulting in a really great book.
Meet the Modifiers/Hello, Hackers
Here's the lovely Charlotte, my co-author. We've never even spoken but were constantly in-touch by email during the making of this book. She is brilliant and so wonderful to work with. I hope we meet someday. This is Charlotte's sixteenth book!
Here is a snapshot of most of the people who helped. I say most because countless family members, friends and colleagues offered support to me in many ways. I plan to showcase my designers in another more in-depth post but for starters here's the team; I hope you will visit them online. I always try to include friends and their businesses in my editorial work whenever possible.
Marisa Bettencourt: Answered my SOS to help with last-minute photos which were of course, stunning!
Stacey Flesch: Quickly supplied beautiful bespoke work as I knew she would!
Danielle Driscoll: Rising DIY home and lifestyle blogging star; many thanks to Luke and the boys, as well!
Pernilla Frazier: Sunniest person, genius seamstress and astute community-minded shop-owner!
Nancy Chace: Master of decorative paint, curating storied interiors and promoting her town!
Matthew Mead: Lifestyle guru originally to be my photographer until way too many schedule snags got in the way but was there for me with encouraging texts and calls throughout.
Janeen Chabot: Appeared in a flash to help with a big smile!
Sam Harradine of Chic Mouldings, who out of the blue offered to send me the appliques of my choice!
Kimberley Bell of Peony & Sage, who responded to my query of "I'd even love scraps from your waste bin" with a box of beautiful samples.