November 12, 2012

Ana White’s The Handbuilt Home

Dude. A few weeks ago I was contacted by Ana White’s representatives asking if we’d be interested in reviewing her brand spanking new book, The Handbuilt Home. Umm, is that a real question? Yes, please. You know we’re no stranger to applying her wood working plans in real life. Like Zoey’s play kitchen and our farmhouse dining table.

A few weeks later and I’ve finally wrapped up reading it. There must be something behind releasing books this time of year (YHL? Novogratz? Ana?) because I am up to my eyeballs in new reading material. That’s a good thing. Ana’s book did not disappoint. In fact, I’m a little overwhelmed at the moment with new projects floating around in my DIY brain. I’m crushing hard on this teal hutch.

And this recycling console. It would be a killer addition to our laundry room reno.

One of my favorite aspects of this book was one that caught me totally off guard. I expected page upon page of projects, but I was blown away by the first chapter – filled with a tools and equipment guide plus a wood/ material breakdown. This girl knows her stuff.

Now I just have to decide which project to tackle first! Thanks for the inspiration Ana!

Get your very own copy of Ana White’s The Handbuilt Home <–here!

We were provided this book for reviewing purposes at no cost. However, all words and opinions expressed are those solely of Cape 27. Bottom line, this book is the shizzz and we’d definitely be shelling out our own cash otherwise :)


9 thoughts on “Ana White’s The Handbuilt Home

  1. Becky

    I hear you on the project idea overload…YhL and Pinterest have my head swimming! I’ve just put Ana’s book on my Christmas list now…love her. She is inspiring me to get over my fear of saws, since my husband is not always as gung-ho about my projects as I am! Time to take matters into my own hands. :)

  2. Brenda

    I just bought her book and I love it! I was inspired by you to build the play kitchen she has plans for in the book. It’s my first time building something, so hopefully it will turn out. By the way, I just love your blog!

    1. Jessie R. Post author

      Thanks Brenda!

      Good luck with the play kitchen. We had a blast building it! And Zoey adores it even a year later :)


  3. Andrea

    Found your blog from YHL. You are seriously talented! I have enjoyed searching through your blog and reading about your DIY adventures in decorating. I have a question about your guest bathroom tile flooring, reviews are mixed via Home Depot site. What was your experience installing it? How well has it “held up” & what color grout did you use? Thanks!

    1. Jessie R. Post author

      Awe thanks Andrea! So sweet of you :)

      We love the hex flooring from Home Depot. It was actually my husbands first time laying floor tile and he said it was SUPER easy. The tile itself has help up great. Unfortunately we didn’t have a chance to seal it before we had a major spill in the bathroom so the grout isn’t looking so hot. Just make sure you seal it ASAP and you should be fine. We used grout color “snow white”, also from Home Depot. Hope this helps!


  4. Michael Johnson

    Okay, so as I’ve been exploring your blog for a month now I have come to the conclusion that I really don’t need to think… I can just come here and everything I can think of is sitting right in front of me!!! Amazing!!! So I saw the book here and yep, I went and got it!! This should go very nicely with the 3/2 fixer-upper my wife and I just closed on Thursday! Psssst Cape27 is our inspiration, we’re proud copycats! 😛 Thank you to both you and your husband for all this wonderful information.


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