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Fabulous Finishes for Your Home: Step by Step Total Hits - 420  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
With acrylic paint and a few simple tools, decorative painters and home decorators can create lively finishes on walls, chairs, floors-virtually any surface! In this book, they'll learn the 'tricks' from Karl-Heinz Meschbach, one of America's leading experts on decorative finishes. Illustrated, step-by-step instructions show how to create a fantastic range of effects-from easy finishes like ragging and mottling to fancier faux finishes like crackling, verdigris and heartgraining. With these can't-miss techniques-and Meschbach's expert advice for picking the right colors and finishes for any job-even the absolute beginner can achieve impressive results!
ISBN: 0891349219   Date Published on 5/3/2006
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Fabulous Floorcloths : Create Contemporary Floor Coverings from an Old World ArtTotal Hits - 530  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
If you want to create an exciting focal point for a room or disguise a boring floor, a colorful floorcloth may be the solution. Created from heavy canvas and adorned with paint, stencils, stamps, paper decoupage, or fabric appliqué, a floorcloth can be a simple accent or a work of art. Consult this book for excellent directions on materials, preparation, finishing, and an array of decorative techniques. The 15 step-by-step projects are divided into simple, intermediate, and advanced, so you can jump in at whatever skill level feels comfortable. Greet visitors with a stenciled welcome mat bordered with paper-napkin decoupage, perk up a bedroom with a Victorian lace design made by spray painting over paper doilies to form the delicate pattern, step into a pool of light with a circle of faux stained glass, or bedeck a table with a runner sporting classical Greek figures. The designs are pleasant and the color illustrations adequate; more photos of the finished floorcloths in actual rooms would have been nice to give a better sense of scale and context. But the thorough instructions and smattering of helpful tips make the book worthwhile. --Amy Handy
ISBN: 0801990548   Date Published on 5/5/2006
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Fabulous Painted Furniture: 10 Projects That Give Your Flea Market Finds New LifeTotal Hits - 935  |  Hits Today - 2Rating:   Rating Average (7)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Using this book and some basic paint supplies, you can transform your tired old wooden furniture into functional works of art. This book is great for turning "flea market finds" into "shabby chic" style furniture. Beginners and even experienced craftspersons will enjoy these organized projects and easy to follow step-by-step instructions.
ISBN: 1581804628   Date Published on 5/3/2006
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Fabulous Painted Projects for the Home : The Best of Plaid Total Hits - 975  |  Hits Today - 2Rating:   Rating Average (15)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Fabulous Painted Projects for the Home: The Best of Plaid
ISBN: 1402717512   Date Published on 5/5/2006
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Fabulous Silk Florals for the Home Total Hits - 243  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Silk flowers are the largest section in craft stores, reflecting the popularity and numbers of enthusiasts in this pursuit. This book provides a wide variety of creative projects and innovative ideas for decorating and beautifying their homes using silk flowers. With clear step-by-step instructions, this book makes flower arranging easy, affordable and enjoyable for everyone.

Using an interior decorator approach, projects are geared around creative use of color, season, mood and room placement ideas, including table arrangements, wreaths, candle and flower displays, holiday arrangements, floral swags and baskets, wreaths, topiaries and more. Each project includes a beautiful photo of the finished piece, a complete list of materials needed, and all the step-by-step photos necessary to ensure that the reader succeeds with style!

* Includes 15 beautiful projects
* The clearest and most complete step-by-step instruction currently available
* Emphasizes the use of readily available silk and dried flowers popular in craft outlets everywhere

ISBN: 1581801084   Date Published on 7/10/2006
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Family Circle Painted Furniture : 100+ Home Decorating Projects Total Hits - 450  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Culled from the expert pages of Family Circle and Family Circle Home Crafts magazines, here are more than 100 fun and creative painting projects. Refurbish a garage-sale find, express your style on an unfinished piece, and add pizzazz to almost any item using sponging, stenciling, distressing, striping, and other techniques. Turn a plain cabinet into an elegant sideboard using faux tortoise finishing. Add a feminine touch to a basic chest with stenciled roses. Go wild painting animal prints on boxes, flowerpots, and even an end table. Use chalkboard paint to give a child furniture she can write on, and more!
ISBN: 1931543305   Date Published on 5/3/2006
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Family Room Projects You Can BuildTotal Hits - 764  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Family Room Projects You Can Build
ISBN: B000BRLHPE   Date Published on 10/26/2006
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Family Rooms (For Your Home)Total Hits - 767  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Family Rooms (For Your Home)
ISBN: 0316652105   Date Published on 10/26/2006
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Fan Handbook: Selection, Application, and Design Total Hits - 921  |  Hits Today - 2Rating:   Rating Average (13)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Here is the first comprehensive guide to all aspects of modern fan technology. The book takes you through the design, selection, maintenance, and repair of fans used in a wide range of applications and industries, including airfoils...centrifugal fans...mixed-flow fans...roof ventilators...cross-flow blowers...regenerative blowers... and more. You'll find information on fan codes, standards, and specificationsÑplus complete details on fan testing, physical laws affecting fan performance, ventilation requirements, and symbols and conversion factors.
ISBN: 0070059330   Date Published on 9/19/2006
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Fantastic Finishes: Paint Effects and Decorative Finishes for over 30 Projects Total Hits - 382  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Creating beautiful and unique effects with paint and other finishing materials is one of the strongest trends in crafts and home decorating today. This book shows how easy it is to transform everyday objects and furniture with simple, creative paint effects and decorative finishes. Color throughout.
ISBN: 0801989426   Date Published on 5/8/2006

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