About the author
Liz Bauwens is a freelance stylist who has worked for House and Garden, Good Housekeeping and Country Homes and Interiors. Alexandra Campbell is a writer whose work has appeared in many national newspapers and magazines including The Times Magazine, The Independent and Financial Times: How to Spend It. Together they are the authors of Simply Country and Thrifty Chic, both available from CICO Books.
Liz Bauwens is based in Chelsea, London and Alexandra Campbell is based in Faversham, Kent.
Room by room, Thrifty Chic explains how to give old furniture a new lease of life and how to bring vintage charm to a room through an inspired use of fabrics and paints. There are ideas for window dressings as well as bed and table linens. There are projects for jazzing up old wooden furniture for both house and backyard, and suggestions for pulling together mismatched items into cohesive schemes. The all-important finishing touches—display, china and ceramics, glassware, paintings and frames, fabrics and trims—are covered in detail, and you can learn how to create a variety of stylish accessories for your home. Get insider tips on what to look for at antique markets and in thrift stores, and how to care for and restore your bargain purchases. Whether you are creating your first home on a tight budget, or wanting to give your existing home a new look, Thrifty Chic contains a treasure trove of irresistible ideas.