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Your Home a Living Canvas: Painting Murals & Faux Finishes on Any SurfaceTotal Hits - 3153  |  Hits Today - 1 Rating:   Rating Average (11)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Your Home a Living Canvas: Painting Murals & Faux Finishes on Any Surface
ISBN: 158180783X   Date Published on 6/25/2007
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Beyond the Basics: Faux Finishing Total Hits - 943  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (9)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Beyond the Basics: Faux Finishing
ISBN: 1402717520   Date Published on 3/1/2006
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The Ultimate Book of Faux Finishes Total Hits - 875  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (9)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Yes, you really can replicate the look of stone, marble, burled wood, and other seemingly impossible-to-copy textures. The Ultimate Book of Faux Finishes reveals how, with comprehensive painting techniques and tips that you’ll be able to employ for your own décor needs. Identifying photos show the delightfully deceptive quality of finished surface treatments. Easy-to-follow techniques include clear directions and photography.

Features:

* A "Teach Yourself" book for beginner-level painters * Includes 84 faux finish identification photos

* Offers instruction by Martha Kenton on how to paint faux finishes

* Faux finishes include: granite, lightly textured stone, marble, mottled stone, polished stone, bubble wrap, burled wood, worn leather, and stucco

ISBN: 1574865404   Date Published on 1/1/2006
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Professional Faux Finishes Made Easy Total Hits - 919  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (15)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Professional Faux Finishes Made Easy is better than a design team sent straight from HGTV. This essential guide shows readers how to transform their walls with fabulous, easy, faux finishes. Patrick Daly, faux finisher to the stars, shares his secrets for:

-Creating 30 professional faux finishes with quick and simple techniques

-Giving kitchen and bathroom cabinets a facelift on a budget

-Painting the popular Venetian plaster looks, plus beautiful faux leather, suede and wood grain finishes

-Learning faux finishes with step-by-step instructions & photos, and easy-to-find materials

-Starting a successful faux-finishing business

It only takes four or five steps to create most of the stunning looks shown here -- looks that are found in the interiors of multi-million dollar homes!

ISBN: 1581806019   Date Published on 8/1/2005
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Painting Borders For Your Home With Donna Dewberry Total Hits - 880  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (10)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
In this eagerly anticipated guide, America's favorite decorative painter show how to use her renowned one-stroke method to create colorful borders that give character and style to any home. Readers will find:

-Borders for every room in the house, from the laundry room to playrooms -Coordinating borders accompanying each project--perfect for home accessories -Projects easy enough for beginners and inspiring enough to attract experienced one-stroke painters and Donna Dewberry fans

With photos showing the borders in actual homes, readers will find the inspiration they need to create masterpieces for every wall in the house and to decorate furniture.

ISBN: 1581806000   Date Published on 2/23/2005
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Terrific Texture Techniques : Decorating with Dimensional FinishesTotal Hits - 1521  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (14)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Texture is one of the hottest trends in decorating, and with the complete program outlined here by Delta Technical Coatings-a widely recognized name in the crafts market--it's easy to achieve the wonderful faux-finish looks displayed in upscale home décor magazines. Striking photos showcase more than 30 projects large and small, ranging from entire rooms to gift ideas. A Selection of the Homestyle Book Club.
ISBN: 1402721447   Date Published on 2/1/2005
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Its Faux Easy With Gary Lord Total Hits - 913  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (11)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This book brings together Gary Lord's popular series of instructional brochures into one handy, at-your-fingertips volume. Readers will discover 30 fantastic ways to put the finishing touches on a room, from simple projects any beginner can complete to more advanced projects for the serious do-it-yourselfer. Each step-by-step faux finish project is comprehensive and contains:

* A "shopping list" of materials, tools, and paint colors

* Paint color samples that readers can use to buy matching paint of their preferred brand

* Professional tips and advice on how to successfully complete the project

* Gorgeous full-color photos of the featured decorative finish

From start to finish, It's Faux Easy has everything readers need!

ISBN: 1581805543   Date Published on 12/1/2004
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Decorative Painting & Faux Finishes Total Hits - 1064  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (16)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Decorative Painting & Faux Finishes shows how to turn an ordinary room into a modern work of art. Paint is the hottest design trend today. Exciting color photographs display the ways to use the magic of paint to create drama, texture, detail, and illusion around the house whether doing-it-yourself of working with a contractor. Easy step-by-step instructions walk homeowners through the process, from mixing paints and glazes to applying the techniques for sponging, ragging, stippling, color washing, spattering, combing, stenciling, marbling, and wood graining.
ISBN: 1580111793   Date Published on 10/1/2004
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Faux Mosaics: Make 20 Stylish Paper Mosaics in 3 Simple Steps Total Hits - 875  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (19)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
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 7/1/2004
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Faux and Decorative Painting Total Hits - 1000  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (17)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
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 6/1/2004

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