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Painting & Decorating Birdhouses: 22 Step-By-Step Projects to Beautify Your Home and Garden Total Hits - 230  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This book makes it easy (and fun!) to turn an unfinished birdhouse into something special - from a quaint Victorian roost to a southwest pueblo, a log cabin to a lighthouse ... even a watermelon, sunflower or strawberry dwelling! Twenty-two clever projects show you how to make eye-catching, decorative birdhouses for your home, and functional houses to grace your garden. No experience required! All it takes is a raw-wood birdhouse, some paint and a few accessories easily made out of twigs, Popsicle sticks, moss and other inexpensive materials. Just follow along with the clear, step-by-step instructions and before you know it, you'll be decorating your own, one-of-a-kind houses ... the kind any bird would be proud to call Home Sweet Home!
ISBN: 0891347372   Date Published on 3/1/1997
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Step-By-Step Exterior Painting Total Hits - 409  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Exterior Painting (Step-By-Step)

  • Everything you need to know about painting a home's exterior to protect it from weather and make it more attractive.
  • Has sections on painting masonry, wood, and metal, with a helpful chart for choosing paints for different finishes.
  • Also: instructions for refurbishing windows, doors, and gutters, and solutions for hard-to-paint areas, such as casement and sash windows.
ISBN: 0696206773   Date Published on 2/1/1997
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Step-By-Step Interior Painting Total Hits - 177  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Interior Painting (Step-By-Step)

  • Explains in detail how to achieve any look with paint.
  • Covers every element of interior painting to help you plan your work from start to finish.
  • Includes a helpful chart for choosing paints for different finishes, solutions for hard-to-paint areas, such as casement and sash windows, and tips on cleaning and storing tools.
ISBN: 0696206765   Date Published on 2/1/1997
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Step-By-Step Wall Tiling (Do-It-Yourself Decorating) Total Hits - 203  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Wall Tiling (Step-By-Step)

  • Illustrates all the tiling techniques a homeowner needs. Enables you to create striking, decorative schemes and to provide water- and heat-resistant finishes in bathrooms and kitchens.
  • Covers all elements of wall tiling, so you can plan your work from start to finish.
  • Solutions to potential trouble spots, such as corners and around bath fixtures.
ISBN: 0696206811   Date Published on 2/1/1997
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Finishing Touches with Paint and Paper : Seventy Decorative Projects to Transform Your Home Total Hits - 280  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Finishing touches with paint & paper contains over 70 decorative projects for small items of furniture and other home accessories. Clear step-by-step instructions make things easy and bring satisfying results. Everyday articles and gift ideas include gilded picture frames, papier-mache plates, decoupaged hat boxes and trays, paper-collage lampshades and storage bins, stenciled flower pots and watering cans. Features traditional and modern techniques such as decoupage, papier mache, paper cut-outs, gilding, vinegar-painting, sponging, ragging, spattering, stenciling, distressing, crackle glaze and craquelure. Templates, stencils and decoupage motifs are easily transferable to other projects.
ISBN: 0670872962   Date Published on 1/1/1997
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The Complete Book Of Paint Techniques Total Hits - 311  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
"Decorative painting techniques...illustrated here include sponged, marbled, rag-rolled, stippled, and stenciled walls, and faux tortoiseshell and malachite surfaces...with step-by-step instructions for mastering each technique....Written in a chatty, familiar style, this manual can be considered a basic sourcebook, containing tips on preparation, systematic advice, and sufficient information on tools, paint products, and glaze recipes to undertake a variety of projects."--Booklist. 96 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 11.
ISBN: 185368306X   Date Published on 12/31/1996
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Home Decorating With Paint, Tile, Wallcovering Total Hits - 580  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Learn how to do stylish surface finishes for walls, ceilings, floors, and furnishings. Includes color-washing and shading, sponging, rag rolling, decorative moldings, and more. Also includes sections on tiling and wallpapering. Contains more than 270 illustrations and photographs.
ISBN: 1880029847   Date Published on 12/1/1996
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Metallic Finishes, Etc Total Hits - 247  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Metallic Finishes Etc. covers the basics of this specialized decorating technique, and then offers various ideas and step-by-step guides to applying the finishes to furniture, accessories and decorative items.
ISBN: 0865738750   Date Published on 11/1/1996
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Painted Designs, Etc Total Hits - 273  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Give your home its own distinctive character with original painted designs. A few basic techniques and a little inspiration will get you started. PAINTED DESIGNS ETC. introduces you to the best tools and materials for the job, easy methods for adapting and transferring designs to any surface, and no-fail techniques for applying free-hand designs. Full-color photography and careful instructions explain every detail.
ISBN: 0865739994   Date Published on 11/1/1996
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Annie Sloan Decorative Paint Effects: A Practical Guide Total Hits - 396  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
From woodgraining a small table to color-washing a wall to marbling a floor, Annie Sloan Decorative Paint Effects shows how to achieve professional looking surfaces and effects simply and inexpensively. With the help of easy-to-follow, step-by-step photography, Annie Sloan reveals the secrets of her trade, showing how you can manipulate decorative glaze with brushes, sponges, combs, and even everyday materials like rags and newspaper, to create a whole variety of different patterns and effects.
ISBN: 0895778807   Date Published on 9/1/1996

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