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|“Baskett, author of numerous instruction books, presents furniture decorating projects created by various artisans. Experienced craftspeople will find this an inspiring book with its colorfully decorated furniture...recommended.”—Library Journal. Twenty-nine inspirations show you how to use paint, stenciling, stamping, and glazing techniques.|
ISBN: 0806929731 Date Published on 5/3/2006
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Give new life to old furniture or transform unfinished pieces with quick and easy decorative techniques, such as block painting, stenciling, stamping, sponging, distressing, stippling, glazing, and design painting. The 29 projects in this full-color collection include a chair with a watermelon motif, a rocker with posies, stripes, and swirls, and a Southern Magnolias Armoire.
ISBN: 0806964251 Date Published on 5/4/2006
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A unique collection of accessories that can transform any bedroom into a comfortable refuge, this book includes over 140 color photos and illustrations.
An excellent book with projects to made that don't have that country 'craft fair' look. These projects will add style,flair and an air of quiet elegance the bedroom. Simple projects and beautiful pictures help open the mind to what can be!
ISBN: 0762100281 Date Published on 6/21/2006
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|Everything you need to know to shake off the disappointments of the past and find the lasting joy and happiness you desire with the power of feng shui! Fast Feng Shui for Singles provides a unique, holistic, and highly effective program to get you from being alone to being in love.
Step-by-step guidelines show you how to use feng shui to heal old heartache and rediscover a sense of self; attract new opportunities and jump-start your social life; nurture a budding relationship; fan the flames of passion; and overcome barriers to intimacy, communication, and commitment. Filled with journaling exercises, meditations, rituals and feng shui tips on every aspect of turning your love life around.
Fast Feng Shui for Singles prepares and inspires you to transform your home and heart into environments that welcome romance and support a lasting, loving relationship with the man or woman of your dreams!
ISBN: 1931383049 Date Published on 7/6/2006
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|Love the look of custom paint finishes? Don't have a clue how to start? Brush up on all the basics with Faux and Decorative Painting, a beginner's guide to the newest techniques in decorative painting. Get all the latest info on trendsetting colors and today's high-style finishes. The 225 how-to photos illustrate the most sought after techniques, from exotic-sounding faux bois and shar-pei to extremely subtle but dramatic effects. You don't need fancy equipment, either. Alternative applicators include cheesecloth, crumpled bags, sponges, and easily modified brushes. Special attention is devoted to large wall spaces to create a finish that's magically 'seamless' even when painted in sections. A great beginner's guide for masterpiece-quality results. |
ISBN: 0376014105 Date Published on 5/3/2006
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|Why create a single faux element a painted table, wallpaper, or window treatment when you can design an entire room in faux decor? This exciting book will enable home decorators and artists to swath their homes and workspaces in faux fashion without breaking the bank.
Sidebars and photographs illustrate how to fake it from floor to ceiling, with projects including special Gallic effects such as trompe l’oeil; glazing, marbling, and striping techniques for walls and ceilings; antique furniture look-alikes transformed from flea- market finds; floors that recall the cobblestone streets of New England; art prints and collectibles; accents such as fireplaces, trellises, and Brittany lace window treatments.
A fun and practical guide to decorating in the Faux Chic philosophy of style, color, comfort, and charm, this book will help readers transform ordinary living spaces into fabulous fake London flats, charming Tuscany farmhouses, and more.
Carol Endler Sterbenz is a well-known lifestyle author, syndicated columnist, and media personality. She is the author of more than 30 lifestyle and home-decorating books, including best-sellers like The Gnomes Book of Christmas Crafts and American Country Folk Crafts. She was founding editor-in-chief of Handcraft Illustrated, a leading home decorating and craft publication. She lives in New York City.
Genevieve A. Sterbenz is a professional designer. She is the author of 5 home-decorating and craft books, has written for leading trade publications, and has worked as creative consultant and photo stylist for the nationally syndicated column "By Hand." Currently a spokesperson for Krylon’s Home Décor and Kid’s Tuff Paint, she lives in Manhattan.
ISBN: 1564969592 Date Published on 9/20/2006
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|Home based business popularity is at an all time high. Skilled decorative painters considering going into business now have an instruction guide to ease the transition. Teresa Van De Veere Pratt, an expert in the field of faux finishing, shares her generous knowledge of the business in this detailed book. From faux finishing techiques to necessary tools to sample contracts and how to attract customers, this reference walks readers through the essential steps needed to start and keep running their own faux finishing business.|
ISBN: 0873494938 Date Published on 5/4/2006
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|Create stunning mosaics without the mess of broken glass!
The magic of mosaics is easier than ever! Award-winning author Tera Leigh will help you recreate the look of traditional mosaic projects with innovative ideas using a variety of inexpensive materials. There’s no broken glass or messy grout to contend with!
The Faux Mosaic technique is completed in three easy steps:
1. Paint on your grout.
2. Create beautiful tiles using scrapbook paper, wallpaper, stamped paper, painted paper or even old holiday cards and glue them to the grout.
3. Glaze the tiles for a realistic shine.
Using this easy technique, you’ll learn to create 20 step-by-step projects using a variety of creative tiles and fun and functional surfaces. Decorate a necklace, jewelry box, coasters, memory book, napkin rings and more! These colorful, stylish projects can be completed by crafters of any age and skill level, and many can be done in less than two hours. The versatile techniques and materials allow you to apply amazing mosaic designs to virtually any surface, including terra-cotta pots and jewelry.
With Faux Mosaics, you’ll find all of the inspiration, instruction and ideas you need for beautiful designs to fit your personal style.
ISBN: 1581805659 Date Published on 9/20/2006
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The colors, textures, and versatility of polymer clay make it a perfect medium for creating faux surfaces--and these 30 recipes for special finishing, shaping, baking, and molding techniques will transform polymer's appearance. Craft gorgeous faux gemstones; fool the eye with imitation metals, including Balinese silver and verdigris copper; and copy must-have naturals, from bone to leather. Or make simulated agate, slate, and marble. You'll find information on all the types of polymer clay, from translucent ones to some with mica powder, and see how to enhance their surface with paints, inks, wax compounds, and confetti. The unusual include a handsome makeup set, lapis lazuli drawer pulls, and Opal Earrings.
ISBN: 1579907512 Date Published on 5/22/2006
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|Keeping house is an art that many of us have lost. With more of us working long hours outside the home and spending less time within it—mainly chasing after kids or crashing out on the couch—we don't have time to make the bed, let alone polish the silver. And yet we love our homes and want them to be comfortable, clean, and safe—we just need someone to tell us how.
Cerentha Harris, herself a harried working mom, offers practical, stylish strategies for cleaning and caring for the home. She understands the concerns of today’s readers. Her tips are time saving and easy to follow, and whenever possible they’re environmentally sound: Instead of relying on expensive, and perhaps harmful, chemicals, Harris shows us how to tackle the toughest of home tasks with earth-friendly cleansers and a bit of ingenuity and elbow grease.
For anyone who has ever wondered how to decorate on a budget; wash a feather-filled duvet; baby-proof, pet-proof, or burglarproof; sanitize the kitchen and deter pests; clean textured wallpaper (bread works best); or otherwise make their home stylish, cozy, and truly their own, Feather Your Nest is an indispensable, delightful companion.
ISBN: 1569243557 Date Published on 10/17/2006