Hi, friends! After more than two years of anticipation (on our part, haha!), our new book, A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home, is in stores.
You can find our book here.
We spent the better part of last year tearing apart our homes, working weekends, and trying (and retrying) projects for the book. I still have scrapbook paper plastered to one of my bathroom walls from an experiment we were doing in making your own wallpaper (it really works—haha!). It was a crazy experience, and I treasure the funny memories we made during the process. Did you know we had to reshoot our cover image three times? Emma and I were even more bonded (like old married people) by the end of this project. Books will do that to you. Nothing like knocking through a 300 item checklist together to teach you to value and appreciate the other person (or in our case, team!). It’s intense, but at the end of it all… so, so gratifying.
This book was a passion project. A dream to create. It was a collaboration and a team effort. Today I just wanted to say thank you to each of your who is celebrating along with us.
Extra thank you’s to those of you who have been loyal readers for years and years, those of you who have seen us try, fail, move forward, mess up, rework, and keep going.
Thank you so much for encouraging and supporting us as we live our dream, one milestone at a time. We hope you enjoy our new book. The most fulfilling part of the entire experience is seeing those Instagram photos come in of you guys trying our DIYs at home.
Cheers to YOU! Thank you so much for reading. -Elsie
Credits // Photos by Sarah Rhodes and Janae Hardy.
I absolutely love it.
Congratulations ladies!! (And the whole team too)
Hi Jake! Send me an email at support AT redvelvetart DOT com and I’ll be able to help you with that 🙂 -Jacki
Is there a way to become a retailer of this book. I have a shop and would love to have a few copies of it for sale. Please let me know how to get in touch. Thanks.
Can’t wait to read it 🙂
congrats on your beautiful book! it’s available at powells.com, one of the country’s biggest independent bookstores (and luckily for me, santa’s fave place to buy prezzies!)
i found my copy (first day!) at Powell’s in downtown Portland. There were only a few copies, but it looks like they’ll carry it online too. For any Portland, OR-area folks looking for it 🙂
girls- the book is seriously so great, i’m going to be pouring over it this weekend. also, i might have fangirled a little bit when both of you liked my instagram photo! (@stacymrutherford)
Congratulations ladies!! Can’t wait to pick up a copy!
it looks so great!!
I can’t wait for my copy to be delivered!! It looks so inspiring! 🙂
I bought the book on Amazon and I’m flipping through right now! Wonderful! it is the gift I bought for me to celebrate my 49 years
So excited to get my copy!
this is random but elsie, can i ask where you found the chambray shirt you are wearing in the last picture. i have been looking everywhere for one that only buttons half way up. 🙂
Aw man, I wish I had found out about free shipping earlier! Amazon charged me as much as the book to get it to NZ. Cannot wait for it to arrive!!! www.fishpond.co.nz also stocks it. 🙂
Yahhh! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!
I got it on my front porch yesterday and I was so freaking excited! I love all of the projects in there and I cannot wait to try them out. My little house is going to get so much love!
the clover field
I can’t wait for my copy to arrive! I ordered my copy on AbeBooks.com, a global marketplace for new, used, rare and collectible books. Thousands of independent booksellers list their books for sale on AbeBooks (including Book Depository), and Happy Handmade Home is being sold on AbeBooks by sellers from the US, UK, Canada, and Australia.
Here’s the product landing page: http://www.abebooks.com/products/isbn/9780770434052/13509812286
I actually work in marketing at AbeBooks, and will certainly be promoting your book the second my copy arrives!
Thank you, and congratulations!
Talk about perfect timing. I just moved into my own place three days before the release. So excited!
Congratulations! Hope it sells millions of copies!
Wow well done that is so awesome. Congrats.
On another note, thanks for getting rid of the continue button. I am so happy.
You girls are an inspiration.
Congratulations on the book! I have it on my wish list until pay day then it’s getting brought 🙂 I need the inspiration for my home 🙂