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|A few years ago, decorative painter Sunny Goode created Sunny’s Goodtime Paints with a single goal in mind: giving everyone the means to reproduce the beauty of old fresco plaster, stone walls, or glazed finishes in their own homes. Paint Can!—a lavishly illustrated, inspiring, and instructive primer on how to add decorative flourishes with paint—is the next logical step in her mission. She offers a complete on-the-page course called “Paint 101” and explains just what paint can do, from highlighting architectural details to making small rooms appear larger. And almost every technique is here: colorwashing, working freehand, stenciling, glazing, imitating stoneblock, and adding patterns to a surface. It’s the simple way to add color and personality to every room.|
ISBN: 1402730942 Date Published on 11/28/2006
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|• Easy, fun, inexpensive ideas make any room more livable fast|
• Eleven how-to projects make DIY doable
• Fun with friends—great weekend and volunteer projects for buddies and groups
Painting and accessorizing walls are surely the easiest, fastest, and least expensive ways to change the look and mood of a room. And it’s low-risk, too: Hate the look? Paint it over. But no one will hate the looks in The Naked Wall, the book that shows exactly how to dramatically transform rooms instantly. The first section, Dress It, covers tops, techniques and inspiration for choosing color, painting, accenting, and adding faux finishes, trompe l’oeil, murals, wallpaper, plaster, fabric, brick,tile, and wood. In section two, Accessorize It, the experienced and talented authors explain choosing and hanging art, framing art, displaying collections, and dressing the wall with mirrors, screens, textiles, and more. Eleven great how-to fast-and-fabulous projects—great for girfiriends and groups of friends—show exactly how to take walls from buck naked to best dressed.
ISBN: 0823031527 Date Published on 5/15/2006
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These finishes, created by sought-after professional Kass Wilson, look extravagant. Yet they’re easy for anyone to accomplish with just paint and other readily available products found in home improvement stores. The decorative choices are many, with something that’s perfect for any space or piece of furniture: distressing, gold leafing, faux tile, sponging, mottling, antiquing, and more. Beautiful photographs showcasing gorgeous finished rooms will entice even the most timid to try their hand—and the detailed photos and expert instructions ensure fantastic results. Those who still prefer a professional custom finisher will find this an excellent resource for explaining what they want.
ISBN: 140271467X Date Published on 4/28/2006
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Each of these 31 decoratively paint
ed projects, shown in color photographs and with easy-to-follow instructions perfect for the beginner, will beautify the home or make a thoughtful gift. An introduction, along with coverage of general supplies and techniques, provides the basics. Follow the templates to create a Hummingbird Birdbath; Dragonfly and Ladybug Pail; Spattered Rosebuds hurricane lamp; and Flipping Fish T-shirt. Worksheets are included.
ISBN: 1402734581 Date Published on 2/28/2006
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|Precise how-to for popular faux finishes and decorative treatments for walls, ceilings, and floors.
Step-by-step photos and instructions help DIYers achieve specialty looks.
Handy tips ensure success for beginners and experts.
Inspirational photos demonstrate effects of paint treatment on room character.
Details the latest procedures using standard tools as well as new-to-market products.
Includes basic painting techniques plus new types of finishes.
Bonus feature—color options for the most popular techniques.
ISBN: 0696225662 Date Published on 8/9/2005
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|Inspiring ideas to paint walls, ceilings, and floors.
Painting techniques—ragging, brushing, marbling, sponging, and other faux finishes.
Step-by-step photos and simple how-to instructions show homeowners it is easy to achieve the latest designer looks.
New techniques and materials to use.
Painting ideas suitable for any room in the house.
Basic painting information beginning and expert do-it-yourselfers will appreciate.
Tips to select colors and develop color schemes.
ISBN: 0696225476 Date Published on 8/9/2005
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More that 200 color photos and 40 projects make for an innovative guide to wallpaper
ing techniques, as well as an eye-catching, contemporary showcase of papers. Even the most intimidated will find the instructions easy enough to follow. Apply paper in vertical strips or in a patchwork pattern, or cover just half a wall. Or try papering a ceiling for an attention-grabbing decorative statement.
ISBN: 1579907431 Date Published on 8/1/2005
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Take a decorative paint
ing course right in your own home! Through a series of questions and answers, this latest addition to the popular “For the First Time®” series walks you through the basics of decorative painting, carefully building your skills with a collection of sequential projects. Familiarize yourself with the necessary tools and supplies, and then start learning to paint. Practice making scrolls on a filigree platter, and use the chiseled end of a brush when you make a palm tree bathroom
set. Work with splattering on a snowman candy dish, and stippling on a honey bear plate. A selection of more complex projects lets you move beyond the basics, as does an inspiring gallery of advanced ideas and designs by professional artists.
ISBN: 140272764X Date Published on 8/1/2005
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|The detailed techniques section explains how to make stamps from wood, linoleum, foam and rubber; how to design patterns and how tostamp different surfaces for a professional finish. |
ISBN: 1844761487 Date Published on 7/25/2005