These breathtaking treatments work on almost every material, indoors and out. Stain and stencil; mix country French stripes and spatters in the kitchen; use a mountain laurel pattern on the porch; and try a fantastic canvas floorcloth, like Harlequin Roses. “A multitude of projects...employs techniques such as stenciling and staining....shows the finished product with well-written instructions.”—Library Journal.
Start from the bottom up to make your home extra-beautiful-by painting a masterpiece beneath your feet! Give your floors instant excitement and style with dazzling decorating techniques that will have you walking on air. They're so simple and creative, anyone can do them with the how-tos and templates found right here. Nothing's easier (or less expensive) than a floorcloth for making a quick change, and these dozens of patterns will delight you: sunny yellow "Luscious Lemons," painted with a resist technique; "Comparing Pears and Oranges" with bright washes of color; "Harlequin Roses" with the flowers surrounding harlequin diamonds; "Magnolia Elegance" for chic focal points; and many others. Or, try staining and stenciling wood with faux parquet; mixing country French stripes and spatters in the kitchen; and bringing nature right onto your screen porch with a mountain laurel pattern.