Sherry and John Petersik are full-time bloggers with a knack for all things DIY. Meet one of their babies, Young House Love, a blog dedicated to the adventures of their first home renovation project.
After a big move from New York City to Richmond, Va., Sherry and John faced a 54-year-old home in desperate need of a makeover. Three years and 1,350 sq. ft. later, their home has become the source of inspiration for Young House Love. Together, they write a column for Better Homes and Garden’s Do It Yourself Magazine and have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post and on TheNest.com.
I can’t resist before-and-after pictures, so John and Sherry’s House Tour is my eye candy. They take us through every room in the house, making it easy to see the amount of love that went into the placement of each tile, nail and paint stroke. If you’re like me and are already packing your bags to move into this cozy home, they provide a room-by-room source list sharing the whereabouts of each item, from the living room paint color to the dining room table runner, so you can bring the look straight to your own home.
Check out the projects page and tackle some of the tutorials they’ve put together inspired by their home renovation adventure. Learn how to add bedroom built-ins, upholster an old chair (the easy way) and even paint a wall mural.
Facing a harrowing design dilemma? Let Sherry and John’s Mood Boards ease your pain. These room-ready collections provide the color schemes, furniture, accessories and fabric patterns for ideas and inspiration to bring into your own home. Each of the 150 (or more) boards comes with a breakdown, giving you the ideas, location and approximate pricing for each item. With tons of color schemes to choose from, you’re bound to find something that screams your name.
For all you hopeless romantics and avid DIYers, check out the Young House Love garden wedding. Sherry and John share their special day with us, complete with all the information needed to throw a simple, creative and inexpensive DIY wedding. With recycled wine-bottle pitchers and handmade signs, the pair kept the event below $4,000.
Watch Young House Love at work by browsing through the video archives and their collection of home makeovers, complete with before-and-after pictures and design recommendations. Check out this incredible kitchen makeover.
I can’t forget Sherry and John’s other babies, their 5-month-old daughter Clara and their lovable Chihuahua Hamburger, who has also joined the blogosphere.
Are you embarking on your first home renovation project? Or maybe you’re battling your second (or third) home remodel — share your tips with us!