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Painting Home Accessories: 15 decorative painting projects, from start to finish Total Hits - 309  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Decorative painting is an immensely popular craft because even a beginner can create impressive results.

Painting Home Accessories, part of the Step-by-Step Crafts series, presents detailed, photographed instructions for decorating home accessories and small furniture. There are popular garden designs (a sweet Rose Lamp, a cheerful Daisy Chair), sophisticated faux finishes (Italian Marble Table, Crackle and Gold Leaf Wastebasket), and also perfect presents (Berries and Blossom Mirror, Pansy Placemats).

A comprehensive introductory section covers tools, equipment, and techniques, including step-by-step instructions for the brushstrokes. Design templates are included. The clear, fully illustrated instructions make it easy to progress from the first simple items to more accomplished pieces, making Painting Home Accessories the ideal introduction to one of today's most popular crafts.

ISBN: 158923135X   Date Published on 11/1/2003
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Country Living Country Paint Techniques Total Hits - 211  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Before taking out the brush, dip into this manual that demystifies every traditional and modern paint tech-nique, from aging and antiquing to sponging, ragging, and crackling, from stenciling to freehand drawing. Remarkable color photos reveal a myriad of marvelous possibilities, and comprehensive instructions for each technique make it easy to create the look you want.
ISBN: 1588162567   Date Published on 3/28/2003
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Paint Finishes (Diy Essentials)Total Hits - 248  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This is an easy to follow guide, with tips and techniques for creating decorative paint effects around the home.
ISBN: 1842156926   Date Published on 10/1/2002
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Craft Painting Sourcebook: A Guide to Beautiful Patterns for 47 Everyday SurfacesTotal Hits - 201  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This book offers readers the encouragement to clean out the garage and brighten up their homes with hand-painted crafts for glass, ceramic, and wood. Whether they want to make beautiful gifts or redecorate the house - here are all the techniques they'll need to transform everyday objects and flea-market finds into stunning hand-painted creations. Step-by-step instructions are supplemented with clear and vivid color photographs to make these projects fun and easy for crafters of all levels. Learn how to work magic on tables, chairs, bowls, mugs, vases, and more.
ISBN: 156496924X   Date Published on 9/1/2002
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100 Bright Ideas for Color Total Hits - 207  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Now anyone can change the look of their home in a day or less! This new series makes it easy with quick, inexpensive ideas perfect for readers decorating their homes for the first time. Each title is packed with practical advice and inspirational photos that illustrate 100 great design ideas.

Full-color spreads showcase each gorgeous finished project, while step-by-step instructions ensure their easy completion. Readers will also find "quick fix" pages throughout--ideas that can be used to improve the look of any room instantly, along with inspirations for giving every room a creative finishing touch. It's just what they need to make every last detail perfect.

ISBN: 1558706283   Date Published on 8/1/2002
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House Beautiful Paint Total Hits - 233  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
No decorating tool has come into its own in recent years more strongly than paint. Always the simplest, least expensive way to change the look of a room -- today, thanks to the availability of thousands of colors and finishes, painting is one of the most complex as well, bringing color, texture, and pattern to every kind of surface.
ISBN: 1588161897   Date Published on 8/1/2002
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Off the Wall: Lean To: 25 Inspirational Ideas for Vertical Surfaces Total Hits - 914  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This is an innovative series which shows you how to creat and embellish your home with everyday materials. Each title includes 25 projects with step-by-step photographs that clearly explain the stylish ideas, providing creative inspiration for truly original effects.
ISBN: 1842155636   Date Published on 6/1/2002
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The Complete Book of Decorative Paint Effects: 30 Creative Projects Using Ceramics, Wood, and FabricTotal Hits - 272  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Save serious decorating costs by using paint: it’s a breeze to revamp furniture, walls, windows, and almost any kind of accessory. Just imagine floral Victorian tiles bordering the living room fireplace; striped and spotted mugs brightening the kitchen; a folk art cabinet creating extra storage space in the bathroom; and lots more. You’ll find all the techniques for 30 enticing projects, divided by room.
ISBN: 1843302144   Date Published on 5/28/2002
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Decorative Painting Color Match Sourcebook: The Complete Guide to Finding Color Matches Total Hits - 299  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
No matter which brand of paints a decorative painter uses, projects detailed in pattern books will frequently list colors not readily available-colors which often must be matched for the project to turn out just right.

Back and better than ever, this indispensable, best-selling guide offers a simple solution to these color matching dilemmas, eliminating the need to buy a lot of new paint. Using the patented Tru-Color System, it allows painters to create any project using paints they already have-regardless of the brand used by the original artist.

Following an easy-to-reference alphabetical format, decorative painters can quickly match all the colors of the most popular acrylic brands, including Americana, Ceramcoat, Folk Art, Jo Sonja and 1837 Legacy (plus four oil brands, including Archival, Prima, Rembrandt and Winsor Newton). Where a perfect match is not available, a specific mix is provided. It's a truly revolutionary guide.

• Now includes 20% more oil and acrylic conversions • Saves decorative painters valuable time and money • Enables users to cross match colors among all major brands • Features more than 350 exact color swatches

ISBN: 0967772710   Date Published on 5/1/2002
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Papering Walls & Ceiling (Do-It-Yourself)Total Hits - 276  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Aimed at the novice home decorator and experienced enthusiast alike, this book contains practical advice with step-by-step techniques and problem-solving information. There are explanatory diagrams for instant reference, plus handy guides to tools and equipment.
ISBN: 184215561X   Date Published on 4/1/2002

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