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Modern Paint Effects: A Guide to Contemporary Paint Finishes from Inspiration to Technique Total Hits - 188  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Modern Paint Effects is a colorful exploration of the newest paint products and how to use them to achieve exciting effects in the home.

Illustrated with dozens of specially commissioned full color photographs, Modern Paint Effects is materials-based and technique-oriented and opens with a detailed examination of the newest materials:
Pearlized Paint; Matte Paint; Glossy Glaze Paint; Metallic Paint; Sparkly Paint; Graphite Paint; Mid-sheen Paint; Marmorino.

Annie Sloan then demonstrates various decorative techniques using the new paint products, suggesting innovative applications and dynamic color combinations including:
Colorwashing; Sparkle paint; Combing; Sponge rollers; Dragging; Spotted stone; Glazing checks; Stamping; Hand-painted stripes; Stencilling and reverse stencilling; High gloss paints; Incising; Stippling; Masking; Using a long-pile roller; Matte paints; Using crackle medium; Rubbing back; Using pattern and (distressing) texture; Semi gloss paints
and many more.

A glossary and a list of suppliers of these new products round out this excellent and inspirational decorating resource.

ISBN: 155209488X   Date Published on 5/3/2006
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Modern PlumbingTotal Hits - 947  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Modern Plumbing
ISBN: 1590703502   Date Published on 7/12/2006
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Modern Upholstering Methods Total Hits - 239  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This book is a republication of what appears to be "modern" methods of the 1950s. By the data, illustrations, tools and materials described in this book I conclude that the republication was not updated to the methods of the 1990s. For example, data quoted is from 1957 through 1960, the term "vinyl" is not used and the material is not described, and all tacking is literally done with tacks and not staples. If you are looking for a book to understand the methods of the past, then this is it. But don't expect to learn about truly modern methods and materials.
ISBN: 1561673153   Date Published on 6/20/2006
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Modern Vintage StyleTotal Hits - 1930  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
In Modern Vintage Style, Emily Chalmers - interiors stylist and owner of hip boutique Caravan - shows how using vintage items in a contemporary context can introduce humour, flair and personality to a home. Decorating should be fun and inspiring, so there are no style diktats; no 'this-must-go-with-that'. Modern vintage is all about trusting your instincts and taste and using a bit of imagination in seeking out the right items to create a perfect balance of old and new. In the first section of the book, Inspirations, Emily offers up imaginative and varied examples of furniture, lighting, textiles, decorating and collections & display. In the second section, Style, she shows you exactly how to pull the look together, applying her decorating philosophy so you can cook & eat, live, sleep and bathe in tune with Modern Vintage Style.
ISBN: 1849750998   Date Published on 11/3/2011
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Money-Wise Makeovers: Modest Remodels and Affordable Room Redos Total Hits - 1948  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (12)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Amid a mood of collective belt-tightening, instead of moving out or moving up, Americans today are staying home and staying put. But just because they're keeping the homes they have, doesn't mean they have to compromise the way they live. In fact, now that new home construction is down, suppliers, contractors and craftspeople are more available and more amenable to negotiating their rates-even for small projects-than ever before. So, if you want to upgrade your home and improve its value without spending a lot, now is the perfect time to do so.

Clearly organized room-by-room, including outdoor spaces, and filled with evocative before and after photos, the book shows readers how they can change the spirit of a room at various budgets, either with DIY decorative changes or modest remodeling efforts that transform their spaces for contemporary lifestyle needs.

This sequel to last year's popular title Staged to Sell (or Keep) will contain a selection of DIY project ideas with how-tos in each chapter, as well as sidebars including practical tips on space-saving ideas and storage solutions. Appendices will include a section on informative tips on Choosing a Contractor and advice on Creating a Punch List and Establishing a Budget.
ISBN: 1933231718   Date Published on 11/4/2011
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Mood Indigo: Decorating with Rich, Dark Colors Total Hits - 272  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (6)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
These two books demonstrate the effective use of bold, dark, and vibrant color in interiors. Lee, interiors editor of the Times magazine of London, successfully shows that "dark colors don't have to be overpowering or somber they can be inviting and comforting." Although she begins with an overview of how light, texture, and tone can affect dark colors, most of her book is a gallery of photographs grouped by different colors and showing the use of each in a variety of interior design styles. The subtitle of Ferer and Palazzo's book is misleading. Rather than providing practical advice for modern decorating, the authors present bold, colorful, and eclectic examples of contemporary interior design by visiting the homes of celebrities and designers such as Bette Midler, Donna Karan, and Bill Blass. Purchase Mood Indigo for large interior design collections. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
ISBN: 0823031365   Date Published on 5/5/2006
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More Creative Window Treatments: Complete step-by-step instructions with full-color photosTotal Hits - 332  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (3)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The best just got better. We've updated this fantastic book to include the latest in window fashions. This revision includes some more modern window treatments such as shades, contemporary curtains, and even shoji-style screens.

From selecting a window treatment to draping a swag, this companion to Creative Window Treatments covers everything readers need to know to make decorator-style window treatments themselves. Included is information on shades, curtains, top treatments, and alternative treatments such as frosted windows and screens. Over 400 color photos make it easy-to-follow.

ISBN: 0865734887   Date Published on 5/10/2006
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More joy of airbrushingTotal Hits - 130  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
More Joy of Airbrushing . . . Plus
ISBN: 0962342629   Date Published on 5/9/2006
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More Lampshade Patterns II: For Medium to Large Sized Shades Total Hits - 249  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
More Lampshade Patterns II: For 15" to 22" Diameter Shades
ISBN: 091998505X   Date Published on 5/2/2006
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More Sew-It-Yourself Home Decor: Over 50 Easy-To-Make Designs For Beds, Chairs, Tables And WindowsTotal Hits - 285  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Today's homeowners want their homes to be distinctive and stylish without hiring expensive decorators and designers - now they can create the look they want easily and inexpensively with this companion to the very popular Sew-It-Yourself Home Décor. With the same brilliant photography and easy to follow instructions for even more fabulous projects, sewers will easily create elegant window dressings, cushions, bedcovers, table linens and more.

This beautifully illustrated book presents simple, step-by-step instructions, as well as color photos and illustrations, for more than 50 home decor projects for every room in the house. The book includes a list of tools and materials needed to complete the projects, as well as instruction on basic sewing techniques, ensuring success for beginners as well as experts.

-50 easy-to-create, yet elegant home décor projects for every room -Step-by-step instructions, color photos and illustrations -Features a list of tools and materials needed


ISBN: 0873498038   Date Published on 6/13/2006

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