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100 Bright Ideas for Color Total Hits - 206  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   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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A Handbook of Paint Effects & Finishes Total Hits - 960  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (8)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This expert handbook describes all the different techniques and finishes of paint and presents a fantastic collection of paint effect home projects to follow.
ISBN: 184215883X   Date Published on 11/25/2003
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Acrylic Decorative Painting Techniques: Discover the Secrets of Successful Decorative PaintingTotal Hits - 302  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This comprehensive book gives stroke-by-stroke instruction for successful decorative painting - the basics and beyond. All the basic decorative painting techniques are explained with easy-to-follow step-by-step demonstrations. Then more advanced techniques are demonstrated such as color blocking, wash and line work. Whatever your level of expertise, the clear three-step picture panels for each stroke and technique will help you gain the confidence and fluidity of brushstroke to create beautiful results. Take advantage of the author's extensive teaching experience in giving excellent practical advice on all aspects of decorative painting - from the application and execution of strokes, through to the useful notes on care of equipment and how to set up a workshop.
ISBN: 0891347836   Date Published on 3/1/1997
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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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Color for the Decorative Painter Total Hits - 279  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
"What color should I use?" is a question decorative painters ask themselves every day. With this guide they'll have the right answer, every time. Color for the Decorative Painter makes using color simple. Starting with the basic color wheel that shows how colors relate and react to one another, readers will learn how to achieve the effects they want, from the quiet serenity of a landscape, to the vibrant beauty of freshly cut flowers.

Best of all, this book is as fun as it is instructional, featuring ten step-by-step projects that illustrate color principles in action. As readers paint their favorite flowers, fruit or birds, they'll learn how to make color work the way they want it to. No second-guessing, just great-looking paintings and a whole lot of pleasure.

* The only full-size book on color theory for decorative painters
* 10 beautiful projects include clear, step-by-step photos and instruction
* Perfect for all beginner and intermediate decorative painters

ISBN: 1581800487   Date Published on 4/1/2001
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Complete Paint & Wall Coverings Total Hits - 300  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This book is an essential decorating guide, whether you want to re-paint the entire house or simply hang a border in the baby's room. It is filled with inspiring ideas, illustrations, photographs, step-by-step techniques, and much more. Be creative!
ISBN: 0376013966   Date Published on 1/1/1999
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Complete Paint Effects Total Hits - 247  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Complete Paint Effects explores three of the most popular and enduring techniques: paint effects, stenciling and stamping. There are over 55 projects to suit every kind of decorative style, from the bright and contemporary to the traditional and classical. The first section, Paint Effects, shows how you can create different effects and moods using soothing or bold colors. There are enticing ideas for lime-washed walls or a front hallway using traditional green colors. For a more modern look, comb a pattern on your floor in oranges or reds. There are also ideas for decorating furniture and accessories. The second section, Stenciling, looks at an ever-popular technique that can be used as a border around a room, as an all-over pattern or to provide subtle accents in a larger room scheme. The final section, Stamping, explores one of the newest, most innovative decorating techniques and a quick, accessible and effective alternative to stenciling. Effects can range from bold motifs to intricate designs hand-tinted with watercolors and can be applied to any surface.
ISBN: 1859679730   Date Published on 6/1/2000
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Cottage-Style Decorative Painting Total Hits - 226  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   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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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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Country Living Country Paint: Traditional Decorative Paint Techniques Total Hits - 224  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Concentrating on American style, Country Living Country Paint inspires and encourages the reader to try all sorts of techniques in order to achieve the maximum in decorative results. The simple-to-execute ideas are accompanied by practical how-to's; along with these are guides that show how different paint finishes might translate into a complete decorative scheme. (color choices are tremendous, and the uses of color--how colors work, how colors work together, sources of inspiration for color--are explained clearly and concisely.

The projects are accessible for those with ordinary artistic capabilities, with some ambitious treatments to inspire the novice, and challenge the experienced. Paint is durable, washable, practical. It's quick and easy to use. By following the guidelines in this book, it can become the means to achieve a perfect look.

ISBN: 0688150993   Date Published on 12/31/2001

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