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Decorative Designs : Over 100 Ideas for Painted Interiors, Furniture, and Decorated Objects Total Hits - 411  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (3)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
"In this sumptuous paperback volume, Graham Rust, the accomplished painter and muralist, showcases his distinctive vision with one hundred decorative designs for every room in the house, including objects large and small, from cupboards and firescreens to delicate miniature boxes, as well as grand mural schemes for whole rooms, executed on panels and walls. The result is both an enchanting world of exotic and colorful interiors and a practical sourcebook of ideas for amateur and professional decorators alike. Some items, such as stationery, bookplates and monograms, are suitable for everyday personal use, while a few are frankly whimsical, such as the chinoiserie dog kennel or the cocktail tray with a design of jewel-like frogs. In his previous acclaimed book on mural painting, The Painted House, Rust fulfilled his dream project of muraling an entire mansion, room by room. In Decorative Designs, he expands his vision, presenting ideas with practical application for an entire range of objects that can personalize any home, large or small. Lavishly illustrated in color throughout with original sketches alongside finished works, Decorative Designs offers a breathtaking vista of creative ideas from one of the world's leading decorative artists. A must for interior designers and decorative painters, it cannot fail to inspire anyone who dreams of creating a uniquely beautiful home."
ISBN: 0821226576   Date Published on 5/11/2006
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Decorative Floors in a Weekend: Simple Step-By-Step Projects for Maximum Effect With Minimum Effort Total Hits - 281  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This guide presents home decorators with an innovative collection of 15 projects for stylish and contemporary floor treatments. Using techniques such as decoupage, stenciling, crackling and distressing, decorators can achieve all kinds of creative projects, from bright floral-patterned floor coverings to dramatic Greek-inspired borders. Also includes techniques for decorating old tile, refurbishing wood floors, and laying a simple mosaic floor.

Designed for today's busy do-it-yourselfers, this book offers: attractive, easy-to-complete home decorating projects; full-color, step-by-step instructions; inexpensive materials lists; affordable pricing.

Home decorators of all skill levels will delight in the inspiration this guide brings. It provides specialized instruction for planning, executing and completing every project in two days' time. Each project features a timeline, materials list, detailed instructions, and an inspirational, full-bleed image of the completed work. Best of all, crafters can easily tailor each project to suit their own room configurations and color schemes. Easy-to-copy templates included.

ISBN: 1558706178   Date Published on 6/13/2006
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Decorative Folk Art: Exciting Techniques to Transform Everyday Objects Total Hits - 361  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Transform everyday objects into beautiful heirlooms with this complete course in decorative hand painting. It covers every technique and brush stroke, and offers an array of inspirational patterns. Master the basic designs and then do one of 20 projects: decorate a wooden tray with a Tree of Life, a curved box with flowers and curlicues, and a bride's box. Or try a cobalt blue towel rail with golden Mexican marigolds, a Japanese Cherry Blossom Placemat, a Fruit-in-a-Basket Clock, a Russian table, and an Aboriginal Garden Seat!

ISBN: 0715301489   Date Published on 5/4/2006
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Decorative Furniture With Donna Dewberry Total Hits - 370  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Decorative Furniture with Donna Dewberry: Enhance every room in your home with these easy painting projects
ISBN: 1581800169   Date Published on 5/1/2006
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Decorative Glass of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries: A Source Book Total Hits - 900  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (25)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
"Is it a how-to or an exploration of decorative arts in the last 200 years? It is a combination of both, quite properly...from William Morris to Walter Gropius....with step-by-step illustrations..."Booklist. 192 pages, 200 color illus., 90 b/w illus., 9 X 10 1/4.
ISBN: 0715304976   Date Published on 5/24/2006
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Decorative Glass of the 19th and Early 20th Century: A Source BookTotal Hits - 840  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (11)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
A celebration of the beauty and versatility of stained, painted and etched glass, concentrating on domestic glass in all its uses and forms. This collection of over 150 color photographs is the ideal source of inspiration and reference for homeowners, stained-glass makers and restorers alike.
ISBN: 0715312588   Date Published on 5/24/2006
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Decorative Glasswork Total Hits - 908  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (22)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This elegant and informative edition to the series illustrates the remarkable work being produced by today's enamellists using time-honored methods. 25 beautiful projects accompanied by over 300 full-color photographs are shown in simple, step-by-step sequences, including delicate floral inspired earrings and charming buttons for a sweater. The book begins by explaining basic enamelling techniques such as champleve and cloisonn with clear sequenced photographs and text. Instructions for preparing enamels and metal, applying enamels and firing enamels are also covered. A glorious gallery of work by the best contemporary artists is also included for inspiration. Beginning and experienced enamellists will rejoice in the unique projects and detailed information about this beautiful ancient art.
ISBN: 1859673759   Date Published on 5/24/2006
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Decorative Lighting Ideas & Projects (Better Homes & GardensTotal Hits - 248  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
In home centers across North America, lighting sections are expanding in response to consumer demand. This book will help people use lighting more effectively.
ISBN: 069621394X   Date Published on 9/15/2006
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Decorative Mini Murals You Can Paint Total Hits - 845  |  Hits Today - 2Rating:   Rating Average (11)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
By starting small, Decorative Mini-Murals You Can Paint makes it easy for anyone to experience the joy of mural painting.

Kerry Trout guides readers through 12 step-by-step projects, including country vistas, gardens, flowers, a grandfather clock, trompe l'oeil objects and more! Readers can choose the project and surface size that matches their ability and comfort level, making this book perfect for beginners and advanced artists alike.

ISBN: 1581801459   Date Published on 5/3/2006
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Decorative Murals With Donna Dewberry Total Hits - 1211  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (21)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
With Donna Dewberry's help, even inexperienced do-it-yourself home decorators can turn any wall into a masterpiece! Donna has completed more than 1,200 custom decorative paint jobs for homes and businesses, perfecting a variety of surefire techniques along the way. In this book, she shares some of her favorite tricks and techniques for creating:
- trompe l'oeil murals
- floral designs and leafy garlands
- faux wood, marble and other finishes
- popular theme designs, including gardens, animals and European scenes
- and other grand ideas for painting foyers, doors, windows, kitchens, dining rooms, bathrooms, bedrooms ... practically every room in your home!

Just follow the illustrated, step-by-step directions for great, professional-looking results. The hardest part will be deciding which gorgeous effect you want to paint first. Donna helps there, too, offering expert advice on choosing the right effects and colors, along with answers to all your questions on surface preparation, tools, paints and more!

ISBN: 089134988X   Date Published on 5/3/2006

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