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Naked Wall: Inspiring Ideas for Dressing Total Hits - 1609  |  Hits Today - 4Rating:   Rating Average (11)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
• 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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Paint Can! : Techniques, Patterns, and Projects for Bringing Color into Every Room Total Hits - 2292  |  Hits Today - 1 Rating:   Rating Average (17)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
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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Decorative Paint Techniques & Ideas Total Hits - 1046  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (9)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
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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The Art of Exterior Painting: A Step-By-Step Guide to Choosing Colors and Painting Your HomeTotal Hits - 1025  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (6)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Benjamin Moore Paints® The Art of Exterior Painting By Leslie Harrington and James Martin From selecting a color scheme to applying the paint, two pros show you how to make your exterior painting project a rewarding experience while creating a beautiful exterior for your home. With more than 80 photos to guide and inspire you, you'll learn how to:
  • Make the most of your house's architecture.
  • Use colors to highlight your home's features.
  • Create a color scheme that works with the surrounding environment.
  • Choose colors that complement and interact with each other.
  • Hire a professional to paint your home or help you choose colors.
  • Assess technical information on paints, stains, application tools, and surfaces.
  • Use the best application techniques for expert results.
  • ISBN: 0028636848   Date Published on 6/1/2000
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    Decorative Painting Step-by-Step Total Hits - 966  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (9)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
    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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    Victorian Decorative Painting Total Hits - 951  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (4)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
    This book features new projects from Brenda Stewart, a favorite designer among today's decorative painting audience. Aimed at the "advanced beginner," this book features delicate Victorian designs and soft, pretty colors: elegant florals (roses, violets, daffodils), graceful still lifes, and old-fashioned Santas and angels. The projects are painted in acrylics and alkyds on wood, china plates, trays, boxes and other surfaces. Every project includes step-by-step illustrations, complete instructions, pattern, material list, color mixing recipes, and a gorgeous shot of the final project.
    ISBN: 0891349367   Date Published on 1/1/2000
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    Annie Sloan Decorative Paint Effects: A Practical Guide Total Hits - 396  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   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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    Decorative Painter's Guide to Fruits and Flowers Total Hits - 318  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
    With its specialized focus on the decorative artist's favorite motifs, fruits and flowers, this book shows both oil and acrylic painters how to master painting on wood, tin, paper, and other surfaces. 200 color illustrations.
    ISBN: 0823012808   Date Published on 1/1/1999
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    Decorating With Paper & Paint: Combining Decoupage & Faux Finish TechniquesTotal Hits - 228  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
    All in color! Like the sparkle of a diamond or the elegant touch of silk, it's not the size of an object that makes it pleasing. That's why you can add spots of brightness, dashes of originality, and whiffs of whimsy all through your home with these fresh and fun dcoupage and faux finish projects. In minutes you'll learn the basics of decorating objects with cut and torn paper and fabric, as well as creating the look of veined marble, burled wood,s and other finishes. Then practice your talents on a Memory Box, Ginger Jar Lamp, Child's Contempo Chair, Gossamer Mirror, and 14 more. Trim size: 8 1/2 x 10.
    ISBN: 0806981725   Date Published on 8/1/1999
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    Cottage-Style Decorative Painting Total Hits - 226  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
    Whimsical and lovely painting patterns with lots of fanciful flowers and lace will charm any crafter. All the projects have a light, airy, and feminine style that evokes a time gone by. Patterns and worksheets for all the pieces make the painting simple, and so do instructions on the basic techniques and a plethora of enchanting photos. So get out the brush and transform cabinet doors, wall shelves, worn or plain furniture, lamps, boxes, and even some cut-out wooden shapes. The pretty projects include a Forget-Me-Not Dimensional Frame, Tea Garden Mosaic Table, Blooming Posies Topiary, and even a Scarecrow Garden Lady. A Selection of the Homestyle Book Club.
    ISBN: 1402706391   Date Published on 11/1/2004

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