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|Right here we find a price reference to fulfill your expectations of a reliable encyclopedia covering those cherished furnishings found throughout homes from colonial times up through the 1800's. A multitude of furniture, fixtures, appliances, and knick-knacks hundreds of years old are found throughout this volume.|
ISBN: 0517661837 Date Published on 9/15/2006
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|Comprehensive guide includes 27 authentic, ready-to-use, full-size patterns for restoring, decorating trays, tinware, boxes, rockers, chairs, walls, more. Complete instructions.|
ISBN: 0486257495 Date Published on 9/20/2006
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|Bored with your home's interior? Easy Decorating Makeovers can immediately help you see your home in a new light. This book shows you how to revitalize rooms by using what you already own and by making strategic purchases. Simple solutions include arranging a room around a focal point, finding balance by redistributing heavy pieces, pulling furniture into conversation groupings, creating your personal style with accessories, and tapping into the power of paint and fabric. The book features 50 before-and-after rooms and 15 do-it-yourself projects such as slipcovers, bedding, and woodworking. These makeovers are as sensible as they are beautiful—you can make some big-impact transformations in just one hour. |
ISBN: 0696217228 Date Published on 9/4/2006
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|Oh, what a splash of paint can do to customize a home! Ordinary tables, chairs, clocks, cabinets, floorcloths, and more go under the whimsical paintbrush—and emerge transformed into hip, fashionable, and unabashedly colorful furniture and accessories. Anyone can do it: no art training is needed to complete these projects, devised by the owners of the popular Purple Cow store. Their trademark creations will cheer up any space, thanks to the bright hues, primitive and rustic styles, and abundance of plaids, zig-zags, dots, and swirls. Highlights include a leopard-spotted dining table, gingham lampshade with woven ribbon, and pink shutters. |
ISBN: 1402725132 Date Published on 5/2/2006
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|With the techniques in Easy Painted Home Decor, readers will learn how to create the beautifully coordinated d?cor that makes a house a home.
This step-by-step guide takes readers through the entire process, from inspiration to finished room. Ten simple projects can be mixed and matched to fit any taste and any setting. Do-it-yourself decorators and crafters will learn how to dress up any surface, from soap dispensers and mirrors to napkins and lampshades, with designs including: -Plaid and stripes -Dots and checks -Simple floral -Butterflies -Fall motif -Candy and gingerbread man -Tulips or pansies -Fruit and vegetables
With Gigi Wright-Turpin's easy-to-follow instructions, an elegantly decorated room is only a weekend away.
ISBN: 1581805365 Date Published on 5/4/2006
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If you're serious about learning to upholster like a pro, you can learn quite a lot from Heather Luke's extremely comprehensive guide. Step by step, Luke takes us from the raw beginnings (the stripped-down wooden framework) through the inner workings (webbing, springs, horsehair, and batting) to the selection, handling, cutting, and attachment of fabric, as well as the elegant finishing details. She reupholsters chairs, stools, headboards, cushions, dressing tables, screens, even glorious tented ceilings, all with thorough directions supported by clear color photos. Despite the excellence of this volume, however, it is not for the faint of heart: although there are chapters with easier projects like slipcovers and fabric-lined baskets and boxes, this is mostly a guide for the dedicated upholsterer-in-training. But since hiring a professional reupholsterer gets pretty costly, can take weeks of lead-time, and may not result in exactly the look you want, perhaps it makes sense to try it yourself. And for dedicated students of upholstery arts, this is a fantastic resource--one they shouldn't do without. --Amy Handy
This book is beautiful and has good basic information, but after taking a beginner upholstery class, I realized that this book is a bit outdated. While it tells the reader to use a tack hammer and tacks, my teacher showed me how to use a staple gun! Much faster and easier to handle. Also, foam and dacron are much easier than horsehair and some of the materials listed in the book.
This is the only upholstery book I own - and with it, I have upholstered every piece of furniture in my house! The author has instructions for all of the basics of upholstery while focused on specific projects. She has 4 or 5 types of dining chairs, 4 or 5 types of arm chairs, ottomans, sofas, slipcovers, all kinds of furniture - even headboards! All with great step-by-step color photos.
No upholstery book is going to have a picture of the couch in your livingroom. This book is designed to be a resource so you can use her directions for the arm on Chair 3 and the back on Sofa 2. This book is not a decorating book. If you want decorating ideas, buy another book. This is a great how-to-book for the basics of upholstery.
If you are basically handy and have an attitude that 'It can't be that complicated' - you will love this book. I have upholstered 3 couches, 16 diningroom chairs, 5 various styles of armchairs, and 1 tufted fainting couch (82 buttons!) - all from techniques I learned from this book.
Step by Step? Only if you know how to figure out things in between the spartan instructions and supposed step by step pictures! There isn't enough information for a beginner and nothing new to advance an intermediate. There's SOME good information on fabric types, supplies, etc. and color coordination, but even that is mainly limited to the contemporary "shabby chic" or "French apartment" look.
ISBN: 0801986303 Date Published on 6/13/2006
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This easy-to-understand guide explains the symbols of education success and how to activate the education corner in your home.
I hope reader not to be trapped by reading Education series by using Feng Shui. I bought this Feng Shui book in a store in Kuala Lumpur and tried to apply to my children and it doesn't work.
I used this book to energize my son's Education and personal development CORNER as advised and his grades have shown an enormous jump. He is so motivated and is now talking seriously about College. it is an amazing change. I am definitely a believer in feng shui.
ISBN: 1862041202 Date Published on 6/5/2006
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|From the rich simplicity of early American models through the polished beauty of Georgian & Colonial re-creations, up to the startling smartness and novelty of the futuristic electric lamps which have danced in the eyes of Americans for years. Jeanette, Handel, Moe Bridges, Art Deco, Wicker, and much more is found within this volume. 2004 Price Guide |
ISBN: 0891453881 Date Published on 4/26/2006
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|Including lamps not featured in the first volume, this book will provide use to every serious lamp collector. Aladdin, Ivanhoe, Miller, Empire, Handel, and many other manufacturers are included. All shades and bases are complete, thus making identification easy for the electric lighting enthusiast. 2004 Price Guide |
ISBN: 0891454306 Date Published on 4/25/2006