March 8th, 2007
About 8 or 9 years ago I had multiple rooms in my home photographed for a book that Better Homes & Gardens put out on stenciling. It was very exciting and gave me the opportunity and incentive the get the rooms “done”. They gave me a whole section entitled “Enriching the Ranch”, as I live in one of those quintessentially boring American contributions to the world of architecture. I was just looking at the book the other day for the first time in a long time and it prompted me to get off my butt and post a new series of gallery photos Around the House. It’s a little nostalgic for me as some of the rooms have been redone a couple of times and I am trying to work up the resolve to do it all again! Some pages from the book, which actually has some pretty nice applications throughout.
I know I am biased, but do you think that they might have sold a few more books off the rack at Home Depot had they chosen something other than giant carrots and cabbages to grace the cover?! The book is out of print now, but there are lots of people selling it used on Amazon. Forget the cover, it’s definitely worth the price of a latte to have it on your shelf.