With this book in one hand and a brush in the other, you can learn how to create different finishes and effects with paint to change everyday rooms and furnishings into something special, all for the price of a pot of paint. The first section of the book tells you everything you need to know before you start - how to prepare surfaces properly, choose the right paint for the right place, use the best tools and select a colour scheme that will work with the room in question. 50 different techniques follow, with step-by-step photos showing you how to achieve the finished look, accompanied by inspirational photos showing the effect used on walls and doors, furniture and floors. Learn how to update old secondhand furniture, or how to give modern pieces a softly-aged appearance, all with the aid of a pot of paint and a brush. Whatever the style of your interiors, Quick and Easy Paint Transformations will show you the best way to makeover your home.By leading the decorative painting revolution over the last 20 years, Annie Sloan has become perhaps the world's most respected expert in decorative paint, colours, and techniques. Alongside her unique and versatile decorative paint, Chalk Paint, Annie has inspired generations with her accessible, lively, and creative approach to getting great results.
Author: Barb Blair
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Furniture Makeovers shows how to transform tired furniture into stunning showpieces. You'll never look at a hand-me-down dresser the same way again! The book offers 26 easy-to-follow techniques that can be applied to all different types of pieces, from bookshelves to desks: painting, applying gold leaf, wallpapering, distressing, dip dyeing, and more. In addition to the core techniques, author and Knack Studios founder Barb Blair shares 30 beautiful before-and-after makeovers from her studio and outlines how to achieve each look. With helpful step-by-step photographs, a visual glossary explaining all the tools and materials needed, and a lovely contemporary aesthetic, Furniture Makeovers is a treasure trove of ideas and instruction for the home decorator.
Creating the French Look
Author: Annie Sloan
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
The French interior evokes a way of life to aspire to, with its good food, unhurried pace and, above all, its past for which many people feel nostalgia. Developed over hundreds of years, the French look reflects all tastes, from the cultivated grandeur of the chateau to the simplicity of rural living, and can be adapted to every home. Creating the French Look is divided into four styles: ‘Chateau’, ‘Country’, ‘Provençal’ and ‘Parisian’, and each “look” is applied to living rooms, kitchens, dining rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms plus outdoor living spaces. As well as describing each overall style, focusing on colours and fabrics, Annie Sloan emphasizes the details and accents required by each one, and, aided by 25 clearly explained step-by-step projects, shows how to achieve it. Among other things, she explains how to paint and distress furniture, and describes how to cover an armoire door with embroidered voile. Whatever interior you desire, this book will guide your choices from the grand statement of the painted armoire to the finishing touch of a little posy of lavender.
With this book in one hand and a brush in the other, you can learn how to transform everyday furniture into something special, all for the price of a pot of paint. Annie Sloan is a paint legend and one of the world’s most popular experts in the field of decorative painting. In Colour Recipes for Painted Furniture and more, Annie presents 40 new projects and ideas, showing you the easy way to update tired furniture and transform your home. Working with her own range of chalk paints, Annie shows how to mix colours and how to achieve certain looks. Whether your taste is for colourful boho chic or restrained Swedish hues, cosy and comforting rustic shades, a modern and contemporary approach or an elegant French look, here you will find a project to suit you. Start off by mastering the simple art of colourwashing, and work your way up to transfer printing, gilding, stencilling and glazing. There are even instructions for dyeing fabric using paint. As well as painting furniture, the projects range from a staircase painted in a rainbow of colours to stencilled walls, transforming floors with a coat of paint to dyeing linen curtains and even painting a vintage chandelier. Throughout the book, Annie offers expert tips, techniques, shortcuts and guidance, showing you the easy way to create a stylish home.
The first section of the book tells you everything you need to know before you start â€“ how to prepare surfaces properly, choose the right paint for the right place, and use the best tools. Then, the 50 projects are divided into five sections: Aging and Distressing; Working with the Base; Working with Color; Handpainting; and Crackle, Gilding, and Decoupage. There are step-by-step images showing how to achieve the finished look, before shots and inspirational photography showing the effects used on walls and doors, furniture and floors. Learn how to bring old second-hand furniture bang up to date, or how to give modern pieces a softly aged appearance, as well as ways to treat and transform floorboards, doors, and plastered walls. Whatever the style of your interiors, Quick and Easy Paint Transformations will show you the best way to makeover your home.
Decorative paint expert Annie Sloan shows how paint can transform any surface in your house.
An internationally renowned expert on color and interior painting shares her best advice on how to paint a kitchen, presenting a wide range of designs, from a bright Mexican-style color scheme to a more staid Swedish look. Original.
Knack Studio founder Barb Blair is famous for her "knack" with furniture: spotting classic pieces and transforming them into modern showstoppers. In this inspiring book, Blair goes beyond the nuts and bolts of furniture refinishing to show how to style rooms with each customized piece. For instance, she transforms a well-worn coffee table with a painted ombré design, and then reveals how to incorporate it into a bright and sunny den, a cozy reading nook, and a cheerful bedroom. With instructions for 15 before-and-after furniture projects—dressers, tables, beds, armoire, and more—in Blair's signature bold style, a "toolbox" section detailing her favorite techniques and materials, and photos of dozens of inspiring interiors, Furniture Makes the Room unlocks the secrets to decorating livable rooms around statement pieces.
Author: Scott Barnes
Publisher: Fair Winds Press (MA)
Original publication and copyright date: 2010.
Jazz Up Your Junk
Author: Linda Barker
Publisher: David & Charles Publishers
"With clear step-by-step instructions and photographs, plus beautifully styled pictures of the projects, this is a book that will inspire all home decorators to put its ideas into practice"--Cover.
Do It Yourself
Author: Better Homes & Gardens
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Do it yourself 100+ paint projects Fresh ideas for your home Paint refreshes your home—in a snap and on a budget! Paint and creativity are all you need to add color and personality to any surface—fabrics, furniture, walls, and more. The experts at Do It Yourself magazine have compiled their favorite paint projects into this must-have collection. With page after page of inspiration and detailed directions, 100+ Paint Projects will have you painting like a pro in no time. Inside you'll find: More than 100 doable paint projects 22 fresh paint palettes 31 original patterns Too many tips and tricks to count With all this information in hand, you can change the look of any room and everything in it. So what are you waiting for? Grab your brushes and get your paint on!
Presents nine unique decorating styles and offers advice on how to recreate the style in a room with paint techniques and a selection of the right furniture and collectibles.
Author: Rae Morris
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Australia's leading makeup artist, Rae Morris, provides fast, easy-to- achieve looks for women who want to look great in a hurry.
Annie Sloan brings you a creative workbook for all your color and design ideas. Paint and sketch, stick and collect, write and reflect--Annie Sloan's Paint Workbook is a creative journal for all of your colorful thoughts and design inspirations. Divided into six themed chapters - Swedish and Neoclassical, Bohemian and Vintage, French Elegance, Rustic Country, Coastal, and Modern Retro and Warehouse--Annie gives you her own personal decorating hints and tips about the colors and elements that make up these key decorating styles. Whether you're redecorating a room and can't decide on the color scheme, covering some pillows and having problems choosing between fabrics, or simply in need of somewhere to sketch out your ideas, this workbook is a space in which you can jot down your thoughts, and play with different shades and patterns. There are pages on which you can write notes, stick in images, draw shapes, paint color samples, and experiment with your style. There are also six pocketed card dividers where you can store magazine cuttings, paint charts, and more. This beautifully designed journal will become a record of your creativity, as well as a chance to reflect upon your various projects. With handy decorating tips, drawings, and suggested activities, inspiration will come in abundance!
Modern paint effects
Author: Annie Sloan
Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
Explains how to use such materials as pearlized paint, metallic paint, sparkly paint, and graphite paint, along with such effects as stencilling, stippling, stamping, and dragging to enhance the interior design in the home.