Be Jane's Guide to Home Empowerment

Be Jane's Guide to Home Empowerment

Projects to Change the Way You Live

Book - 2006
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Ladies, Tighten Your Tool Belts and Make Your Home Your Own! Heidi Baker and Eden Jarrin did just that when they found themselves living in fixer-uppers and couldn't afford to hire professionals to help. With virtually no home improvement experience but plenty of eagerness to learn, they put on their tool belts, picked up their nail guns, and turned their blah and boring houses into beautiful homes they loved. The unexpected bonus? A sense of confidence that touched every aspect of their lives. Inspired by the experience, they started Be Jane, a company that empowers women to change their lives by taking on home improvement projects they never thought possible. And what the Be Janes can do, you can do!Be Jane's Guide to Home Empowermentprovides all the know-how and reassurance you'll need to undertake more than fifty projects large and small, from replacing doorknobs to adding trendy concrete countertops in the kitchen. Everything in here can be done by the most inexperienced do-it-yourselfer--just check the JQ (Jane Quotient) to see how much time and effort a project will take. So let the sawdust fly . . . and join the thousands of Janes who have learned that home improvement isn't scary--it's downright empowering!
Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307339904
Branch Call Number: 643 .7 BAK
Characteristics: xi, 244 p. :,ill., ports. ;,27 cm
Additional Contributors: Jarrin, Eden
Alternative Title: Guide to home empowerment


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Nov 21, 2011

If you are a woman trying to summon the courage to tear down that wall -- this is the book for you. They have bios from a wide variety of women (all ages) from all over the U.S. that have been successfully fixing and renovating their homes. They help you feel you CAN do it! I'd encourage you to seek some help in the beginning from other accomplished people so you don't make too many mistakes at first (and lose your nerve), but once you succeed in a couple of step-by-step projects, you will be unstoppable. They really take the mystery out of power tools and basic skills in DIY carpentry, plumbing and electrical renovation.

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