INSIDE : Learn how to transform your home without losing your renter’s deposit with amazing DIY ideas from Medina Grillo of Grillo Designs. A book review of Home Sweet Rented Home.
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I believe I started following Medina of Grillo Designs sometime early last year, but when you see someone with such creative talent – you just KNOW they will do great things… like writing the most lovely DIY home decor book for renters, Home Sweet Rented Home.
Believe me when I say this book is a great read for anyone. Medina seamlessly incorporates her beautiful aesthetic and style into the pages of this DIY book.
She has broken the book into 6 main categories : walls, flooring, storage, lighting and windows, home accessories and built-ins.
Her entryway was the first project I saw and I think my jaw hit the floor. Friends, she used removable wallpaper and it makes my heart so happy. I love her ability to stick to a limited color palette while mixing her patterns and making EVERYTHING look amazing.
Another thing I loved about her book, is she talks about how to do a project, like how to paint furniture (below). She includes a little backstory, the supplies needed and a few items to note.
Then, on the following pages are adorable illustrations and a step by step tutorial on how to complete the DIY project.
Although we own our home, our last home was an adorable little rental house. And I found it so helpful to find other renters who were pushing the envelope on making their rental space, their home.
Medina does an INCREDIBLE job of sharing completely do-able, budget friendly, uber creative rental projects. So much so, that I am almost convinced to pull out my husband’s power tools and give a few of these projects a try myself!
I was gifted this book, but without a doubt all my glowing reports are 100% my own.
Be sure to pre-order your copy of Home Sweet Rented Home today!