Sherry Petersik: Blogger, Young House Love

Sherry Petersik — coach for the iVillage Get Organized for the Holidays Community Challenge — is one half of the married duo behind the hit home improvement blog Young House Love.

Now in the midst of transforming their second fixer-upper, she and her husband John spend their days tackling DIY projects while keeping their daughter, Clara, and their dog, Burger, out of trouble (and paint). 

The family lives in Richmond, VA, and have never met a ceramic animal they didn’t like. Sherry and John Petersik’s first book, Young House Love will be published by Artisan Books in November, 2012.

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About Young House Love: 243 Ways to Paint, Craft, Update & Show Your Home Some Love by Sherry and John Petersik:

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This debut book by bloggers Sherry and John Petersik is filled with hundreds of fun, deceptively simple, budget-friendly ideas for sprucing up a home. With two home renovations under their (tool) belts, 5 million blog hits per month, and an ever-growing audience since the launch of Young House Love in 2007, Sherry and John are home-improvement enthusiasts primed to pass on a slew of projects, tricks, and techniques to do-it-yourselfers of all levels.

Whether an experienced decorator or a total novice, on a tight budget or with money to spend, any homeowner or apartment dweller will find ideas for his or her own home makeovers here. Learn to trick out a thrift-store mirror, spice up plain old roller shades, "hack" your Ikea table to create three distinct looks, and so much more. 

Packed with 243 tips and ideas—both classic and unexpected—every project pictured was exclusively executed for the book. With more than 400 photographs and illustrations, this is a book that readers will return to again and again for the creative projects and easy-to-follow instructions in the relatable voice the Petersiks are known for. Adding a little wow factor to your home has never been more fun!

Young House Love is now available for pre-order on Barnes &

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