When BHG invited us to give away five copies of our brand spanking new book to you guys, we couldn’t say yes fast enough! You might know us from our DIY blog, Young House Love, where we chronicled seven years of our lives as we fixed up three homes here in Richmond, Virginia. We’re a pretty average family (two kids, one hilarious chihuahua, and too many crumbs and stray blocks to count) but we’re really passionate about making our house work as well as it can for our family, and trying our best to just trial and error our way to a home that we love.
Our site also spawned a book back in 2012 (called Young House Love), which amazed us all by hitting the New York Times Bestseller list! And now our second book, Lovable Livable Home, is officially out in the world and we’re ridiculously excited. Seriously, we might need a jazz hands intervention over here.
Lovable Livable Home is all about creating a home that’s meant to be lived in, not just looked at, and it’s chock full of projects, makeovers, and awesome homes with different styles, challenges, and budgets. Our aim was to show that there’s not one right way to make a room your own by sharing a ton of beautiful and functional spaces that showcase a variety of different living situations, like: having lots of young kids, lots of pets, older children, downsizing, moving a lot with the military, limited storage space, renting, or accommodating a family member in a wheelchair – just to name a few!
We also included some fun DIY projects and tutorials to help you add style, organization, and personality to your home as well as including a bunch of never-before-seen updates to our own home (with all of the how-we-did-it details). Like our dining room, which looked like this before we got to work…
… and now looks like this thanks to a bunch of pretty easy and affordable updates!
We also had a lot of fun transforming our living room, which looked like this when we moved in….
… and became this once we added a little bit of sweat and love (and a lot of paint). All of the shopping sources for these rooms are included in the book too, for anyone wondering where the furnishings or accessories might be from.
So that’s a little peek into what you’ll see in Lovable Livable Home. We’d love to see you on our book tour, which kicked off last night! We’re hitting up 12 cities and can’t wait to see everyone and have fun eating cookies, taking goofy photos, and signing ceramic animals (and books of course!).
Thanks for letting us chat your ear off about this book baby of ours, and good luck in the giveaway!
To enter for a chance to win a copy of Lovable Livable Home, comment below with which room in your house you’d like to makeover! You can also gain a second entry by following @BHG on Twitter and tweeting with #BHGYoungHouseLoveSweepstakes. Official rules here.