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Furniture Makeovers: Simple Techniques for Transforming Furniture with Paint, Stains, Paper, Stencils, and More

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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.

Review:

"Blair was a stay-at-home mom who took advantage of naps and early bedtimes to start something spectacular. Her first project was painting kitchen cabinets; then she moved on to refinishing furniture from thrift stores. Today she owns Knack Studios in South Carolina. Her amply illustrated book shows why her repurposed furniture is in demand. The variety of techniques she describes in illustrated detail is eye-opening — 24 of them, ranging from the expected, like stripping and sanding, to the inspirational, such as adding wallpaper. Little tips abound: use an overhead projector to display an image for tracing onto a piece of furniture; e-mail artwork to an office supply store to print instead of buying a pack of expensive transparencies for use at home. She saves the best — before and after photos — for last. The designer, who gives a name to each piece, is exceptional. The only question is: can the average home redecorator absorb her artsy knack by following directions in a book? If anyone can teach the way, Blair can. 300 color photos. (Apr. 9)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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No professional sports league in America can match the popularity of the National Football League, and no books can match the drama and excitement of NFL Today! This hit series has been fully revised and updated to encapsulate the origins, stars, and unforgettable moments of all 32 NFL teams, from the pioneering Packers to the rising Texans. Brilliant photos capture all of the game's hard-hitting energy, while "Sideline Stories" and "Meet the Team" panels present fascinating anecdotes and introductions to all-time gridiron greats.

About the Author

Barb Blair is the founder of Knack Studios. Her work has been featured on Apartment Therapy, Decor8, and Design*Sponge, among other design websites as well as publications such as Southern Living. She lives in South Carolina.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781452104157
Author:
Blair, Barbara
Publisher:
Chronicle Books (CA)
Author:
Becker, Holly
Author:
Greene, J. Aaron
Author:
Blair, Barb
Subject:
Home Construction-Decorating by Room
Subject:
Decorating
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.5 x 8 x 1 in 1.69 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Blair was a stay-at-home mom who took advantage of naps and early bedtimes to start something spectacular. Her first project was painting kitchen cabinets; then she moved on to refinishing furniture from thrift stores. Today she owns Knack Studios in South Carolina. Her amply illustrated book shows why her repurposed furniture is in demand. The variety of techniques she describes in illustrated detail is eye-opening — 24 of them, ranging from the expected, like stripping and sanding, to the inspirational, such as adding wallpaper. Little tips abound: use an overhead projector to display an image for tracing onto a piece of furniture; e-mail artwork to an office supply store to print instead of buying a pack of expensive transparencies for use at home. She saves the best — before and after photos — for last. The designer, who gives a name to each piece, is exceptional. The only question is: can the average home redecorator absorb her artsy knack by following directions in a book? If anyone can teach the way, Blair can. 300 color photos. (Apr. 9)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , No professional sports league in America can match the popularity of the National Football League, and no books can match the drama and excitement of NFL Today! This hit series has been fully revised and updated to encapsulate the origins, stars, and unforgettable moments of all 32 NFL teams, from the pioneering Packers to the rising Texans. Brilliant photos capture all of the game's hard-hitting energy, while "Sideline Stories" and "Meet the Team" panels present fascinating anecdotes and introductions to all-time gridiron greats.
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