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 Paint : Colors, Techniques, Inspiration

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.

  Date Published 10/1/1999

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Rated By: Linda Williamson
From: Long Beach
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Comments: MB at her best...
Great book with looks of interesing ideas and techniques. Sumptuous pictures which are a feast for your eyes. Lots of excellent ideas...well worth it! You'll enjoy.
Rated By: Julie Lovisa
From: Indiana
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Comments: A wonderful addition to the Mary Engelbreit book collection
This is a typical Mary Engelbreit book with lavish pictures and a "vintagey", comfortable look. Where some of her books are more for ideas than how-to's, this one is not. While you will most definitely find much inspiration in these pages, it also includes shopping lists and detailed instructions for recreating these looks in your home. There are many painting techniques described, including striping, sponging, glazing, and a few more!