Put away your roller! Open up exciting new decorating possibilities! You can do this by mastering the variety of techniques for decorative paint
ing and paint finishes detailed in this practical how-to guide.
From delicately stenciled bands of leaves and flowers to the richness of white alabaster or green serpentine marbleizing, you'll learn how you can give new life - and unique flair! - to furniture and rooms throughout your home.
Even if you're a novice do-it-yourself decorator, you'll be able to easily master nearly two dozen techniques, from sponging to creating trompe l'oeil. Let one of the nations top decorative painters guide you, step by step, in preparing, painting and finishing a variety of surfaces - from floor to ceiling. With patience and practice, you'll be amazed at what you can achieve!
Here are just a few examples from the book's 32-page full color "gallery" of interiors and furniture that received painted finishes.