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Paint Can! : Techniques, Patterns, and Projects for Bringing Color into Every Room Total Hits - 2372  |  Hits Today - 5 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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Naked Wall: Inspiring Ideas for Dressing Total Hits - 1689  |  Hits Today - 5Rating:   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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Kevin McClouds Complete Book of Paint and Decorative Techniques Total Hits - 1588  |  Hits Today - 4Rating:   Rating Average (12)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Kevin McCloud has been acknowledged as one of the most innovative decorators working today. In this exciting book, he breaks new ground on the subject of paint and decorative techniques. From information on essential colors and the use of different paints, to an unequaled step-by-step section on a vast range of decorating techniques, Kevin McCloud's Complete Book of Paint and Decorative Techniques is a definitive guide to the subject, showing how to decorate any home with originality and style.

From the earthy hues of Italian farmhouses to the cool elegance of Scandinavian interiors, color has always played a crucial role in decorative schemes. In the first section of the book a unique cut-out color selector illustrates the eight essential earth colors on the decorator's palette and shows how to create and combine them successfully by clever intermixing of pigments. These essential colors, together with five secondary colors, are then used in the techniques throughout the book, so that all the stunning decorative effects can be easily recreated.

The techniques section that follows contains instructions and step-by-step photographs for more than 35 glorious decorative effects, plus countless variations. They range from more familiar techniques such as colorwashing and antiquing to exciting new effects such as cissing paint, which creates a play of light between a matte and a glossy surface by brushing an emulsion of acrylic paint over a dry coat of gloss. Each technique contains a list of essential ingredients, step-by-step photographs and a close-up of the finished surface or object. All elements of the home are covered, from walls, floors, and woodwork to furnishings and even individual objects such as lamp bases and picture frames. As well as the basic technique, further swatches illustrate a range of alternative colorways. Many of the effects featured in the book can be equally at home in contemporary or historical, sophisticated or informal settings, and to illustrate this versatility further, inspirational photographs show the techniques in different settings.

With more than 400 color photographs, Kevin McCloud's Complete Book of Paint and Decorative Techniques is an unrivaled reference. Whether you want to revamp a dull room, devise a striking color scheme, or restore your home in accurate period detail, this book has the information and inspiration you need.

ISBN: 0684874342   Date Published on 5/1/1997
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Victorian Decorative Painting Total Hits - 1013  |  Hits Today - 4Rating:   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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Decorative Paint Techniques & Ideas Total Hits - 1100  |  Hits Today - 3Rating:   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 - 1087  |  Hits Today - 3Rating:   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 Made Easy Total Hits - 949  |  Hits Today - 3Rating:   Rating Average (15)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
    Each of these 31 decoratively painted 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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    Paint Effects : A Comprehensive Guide to Home-Decorating TechniquesTotal Hits - 1155  |  Hits Today - 2Rating:   Rating Average (3)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
    More than 750 how-to color photos complement concise instructions to guide do-it-yourself home decorators. They learn how to create more than 250 different paint effects on many different surfaces. The author introduces his art with a chapter describing necessary tools and materials, and gives step-by-step directions for preparing walls, floors, ceilings, and furniture for decorative painting. All important techniques are demonstrated in the chapters that follow. They include color washing, sponging, decoupage, marbling, and gilding. Readers learn how to combine many different colors to create painted effects that imitate wood grains, marbling, antiquing, and many other decorative finishes. They will be further inspired by photos that show stylish results achieved by leading interior decorators.
    ISBN: 0764124331   Date Published on 11/15/2003
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    Easy Painted Home Decor Total Hits - 1095  |  Hits Today - 2Rating:   Rating Average (8)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
    With the techniques in Easy Painted Home Decor, readers will learn how to create the beautifully coordinated d?cor that makes a house a home.

    This step-by-step guide takes readers through the entire process, from inspiration to finished room. Ten simple projects can be mixed and matched to fit any taste and any setting. Do-it-yourself decorators and crafters will learn how to dress up any surface, from soap dispensers and mirrors to napkins and lampshades, with designs including: -Plaid and stripes -Dots and checks -Simple floral -Butterflies -Fall motif -Candy and gingerbread man -Tulips or pansies -Fruit and vegetables

    With Gigi Wright-Turpin's easy-to-follow instructions, an elegantly decorated room is only a weekend away.

    ISBN: 1581805365   Date Published on 6/1/2004
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    Paint : Colors, Techniques, Inspiration Total Hits - 1033  |  Hits Today - 2Rating:   Rating Average (5)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

    The first book in an enticing new series of home decorating books based on Mary Engelbreit's successful Home Companion magazine, Paint helps readers create the unique Mary Engelbreit look in their own homes.

    Filled with sophisticaed, full-color photography and warm, personal text, Paint offers suggestions for decorating everything from walls, doors, and furniture down to the small treasures on an end table. The book includes vibrant examples of many different paint techniques from bordering to trompe l'oeil. Readers will find easy-to-follow instructions on "How It Is Done" for such paint creations as sponging, distressing, and stenciling. There is a color and pattern to meet every taste.

    ISBN: 0740700294   Date Published on 10/1/1999

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