Exciting news

My kitchen is in the new book, Design*Sponge at Home!!

I've been reading the blog Design*Sponge for years now, so when the author, Grace Bonney, announced that she was publishing a book, I was so excited! I pre-ordered it months ago and yesterday it finally arrived in the mail (by the way, isn't the cover so pretty??). I was flipping through last night and there it was: Libby's Kitchen.

I can't believe it! The author had asked for before & after submissions on her blog maybe a year ago or something, and I sent in every DIY project I've ever done. She asked for better pictures of my kitchen, so my friend and photographer Mike came over for a photo shoot. I sent them to Grace and she thanked me for the pictures, and that was the end of it. She certainly didn't say anything about it being chosen for the book, so I just assumed it hadn't been chosen. So that's why I was so surprised to see my little yellow kitchen on page 347 in the Before & After section of the book!

YEA! So exciting :) And regardless of the fact that my kitchen is in it, you really should get this book. Its beautifully done and has almost 400 pages of homes, DIY projects and before and afters to inspire you.

9 comments:

jeannieo said...

OMG, Libby! That's so cool! Your kitchen is really beautiful :)

allison said...

wow, that's fantastic, libby! i love design*sponge :) you're famous!

Julia said...

thats awesome news! extra reason to want the book

LeeLee said...

That's lovely. What a great kitchen.

Lexi said...

SO exciting - congrats!

xox Lexi
Glitter & Pearls

Fat Cat said...

Oh wow ! How exciting ! And absolutely deserved.
Your kitchen was my main inspiration when I decided to redo mine :-) And also, I discovered your blog thanks to it. I saw some pictures of it (I think it was over at Door16) and clicked on the link...

Libby Gourley said...

fat cat: that's awesome! i had no idea! your kitchen is looking great too...i love the dark grey on the wall :)

charm home said...

A big congrats on having your kitchen published!! Thats awesome. xo, Cristi

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

Wow!!! Love your kitchen! So fantastic to be featured in the book! Glad to find your blog!