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Handpainted Tiles For Your Home Total Hits - 1011  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (10)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
From the kitchen backsplash to the bathroom walls, decorative tiles are one of the hottest trends in home design. This book shows do-it-yourselfers how to get this colorful, high-end look for a fraction of the cost. Readers will find:

-22 designs complete with step-by-step photos and instructions

-All the popular home décor looks, including wine and grape motifs, Tuscan-inspired designs, florals, palm trees, and more -Easy painting techniques using inexpensive acrylic paints

-Ideas for ceramic floor and wall tiles, as well as tin ceiling tiles -- all available at any home center

With no firing or special materials required, the projects in Handpainted Tiles for Your Home are sure to be a hit with readers!

ISBN: 1581806418   Date Published on 4/27/2006
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Handpainting Fabric: Easy, Elegant Techniques Total Hits - 564  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Handpainting Fabric shows readers how to use readily available paints, dyes, and art supplies—along with simple, innovative techniques—to create stylish wearables and eye-catching accents for the home. The book presents step-by-step lessons in painting, dyeing, discharge, printing, using wax resists, and creating special effects on a variety of fabrics, including silks, velvets, and sheers, all with stunning results.

Inspirational examples of fun and elegant clothing (scarves, wraps, vests, skirts) and dazzling decorative accents (pillows, throws, curtains) provide ideas for using embellished fabrics creatively. Information on adding stylish details such as linings, tassels, and fringes is also included.

ISBN: 0823016269   Date Published on 5/3/2006
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Handy at Home: Tips on Improving Your Home from America's Favorite Handyman Total Hits - 865  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The co-star of mega-hit sitcom Home Improvementoffers a handymans manual full of sure-fire household advice on everything from unclogging toilets and installing doors to choosing the right tool for the task.andy at Home is filled with tips, cautions, and reminders that are organized by activity for those with household crises or those just wanting to upgrade their lifestyle. From yard and garden advice to information on safety and home security, these tips are delivered in a no-nonsense, to-the-point manner.Maybe the roof is leaking, maybe the chimney is clogged, or there are vermin in the walls. At such times, Richard Karn is there to help.
ISBN: 0312306067   Date Published on 9/7/2006
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Hanging Wallpaper (Fix-It Maps)Total Hits - 933  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (7)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Similar in format to those handy laminated city maps, this map on hanging wallpaper offers unrivaled convenience to the home handyperson. It's filled with illustrations, tips from the experts, and step-by-step directions you can really understand.
ISBN: 0376070099   Date Published on 5/11/2006
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Hannah's Art of Home: Managing Your Home Around Your Personality Total Hits - 886  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (21)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Learn how to de-clutter, clean, decorate and organize your home according to your personality style -- Starry-Eyed Dreamer, Master Mind, Creatiave Spirit, or Mother Hen
ISBN: 1931868824   Date Published on 10/18/2006
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Hardwood Floors : Laying, Sanding and FinishingTotal Hits - 3437  |  Hits Today - 0 Rating:   Rating Average (4)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
While wood flooring has been much in vogue in recent years, it has received little if any exceptional treatment from do-it-yourself writers. Bollinger, an experienced flooring contractor, has produced what has to be the definitive guide to installing and finishing wood floors. He addresses the three types of flooring: strip, plank, and parquet--covering such topics as estimating costs; selecting wood types and grades; preparing the underlayment; planning the layout; sanding; and applying various finishes. Bollinger brings in many tricks of the trade, such refinements as wood and metal inlays, and ideas for dealing with the irregularities that invariably crop up in the repair or layout of floors as part of renovation projects. Nicely illustrated with photos and drawings. For most public libraries with active how-to collections. A companion video is also available; contact the publisher.
ISBN: 0942391624   Date Published on 4/29/2006
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Heart & Home's Charming Paint & Decoupage Projects Total Hits - 294  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
From unique baby gifts to garden decorations, even the simplest craft can become a beautiful vintage treasure with Melissa Frances’ clever techniques. Frances, owner of the Heart & Home Company, which makes exquisite labels, boxes, and jars, has some great ideas for personalizing décor and creating an individual style. All it takes are some easy-to-find supplies and the more than 80 breathtaking artwork labels that are reproduced right here for the reader to copy. Use them to add charm to the nursery (a Vintage Baby Block or Display Case), to create a cozy antique kitchen (Hanging Utensil Holder, Window Frame Shadow Box), to make Christmas especially merry (Holiday Ribbon Box), and to add pretty feminine touches everywhere. A Selection of the Homestyle Book Club and the F&W Book Clubs.
ISBN: 1402715536   Date Published on 5/4/2006
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Heart-To-Home Creations: Comfort Pillow Heartspa Leader's Guide Total Hits - 950  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (10)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Heart-to-Home Creations: Comfort Pillow Heartspa Leader's Guide
ISBN: 076442940X   Date Published on 6/21/2006
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Heather Luke's Curtains Total Hits - 322  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Brimming with ideas and written by a top curtain designer, this portfolio of designs is the starting point for anyone considering a set of new curtains.
ISBN: 1589230884   Date Published on 5/24/2006
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Henry Chapman Mercer and the Moravian Pottery and Tile WorksTotal Hits - 464  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930) was one of the leading figures of the Arts and Crafts Movement in America. His unique ceramic murals, pavings, and sculptural reliefs were of great importance to the reform of architectural decoration early in the twentieth century.

"The author has carefully used the phrase 'Renaissance man' to describe her quixotic subject, and she fully exploits a rich lode of surviving papers, business and personal, in order to shed light on Mercer's diversified career as an archaeologist, scholar, collector, designer of reinforced concrete buildings, and tilemaker. . . . Suffice it to say that Ms. Reed and her publishers have spared no expense in producing a beautiful book. Indeed, my satisfaction with Henry Chapman Mercer and the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works is complete. Cleota Reed's book satisfies in terms of both content and arrangement. The author has filled an important gap in the story of the Arts and Crafts Movement in the United States by rediscovering Henry Mercer's role."
--Pennsylvania History

"Not only is this a fine reference book for the academic, but it will also interest anyone who likes ceramic tiles, since the author has done so much research and shows us Mercer's methods. It is a must for those interested in the early Arts and Crafts Movement in the United States. . . . I found the preface very informative, not only in regard to Mercer, but concerning artists in general. The appendices are thorough and extensive, as is the bibliography, and the book is indexed. . . . Fine photographs."
--New York-Pennsylvania Collector

"Immaculately researched, written, and illustrated."
--Journal of Design History

The book's elaborate appendices document all of Mercer's catalogued tile designs as well as his art pottery and the subjects of his major themes. The bibliography includes all of Mercer's publications in his several fields of interest and comprehensive lists of the literature about him, his work, and the ceramic art of his times.

Cleota Reed is Research Associate in the Department of Fine Arts at Syracuse University.

ISBN: 0812216016   Date Published on 4/29/2006

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