Synopses & Reviews
Fantastic and fanciful designs, simple and irresistible techniques, and projects that give new life to old or unfinished furniture: all it takes is paint, stain, and paper to decorate to your hearts content. Nothing could be more fun than watching these wonderful pieces emerge from your paintbrush. A sea-blue chair dazzles with an ocean full of smiling fish, while a crackled and distressed metallic table features dragonflies in flight. Daisies and ladybugs adorn a charming miniature chest. Patterns and easy-to-follow instructions for chairs, tables, chests of drawers, cabinets, and childrens furniture make each project easy.
Designs fantastic and fanciful, techniques that are simple and irresistible, and projects that give new life to old or unfinished furniture: all it takes is paint, stain, and paper to decorate to your heart's content! Nothing could be more fun than watching these wonderful pieces emerge from your paintbrush: a sea-blue chair swimming with smiling fish; vivid metallic table with dragonflies in flight; daisies and garden-fresh miniature chest, and more! With patterns and easy-to-follow instructions.
Give new life to old furniture or transform inexpensive, unfinished pieces into wonderfully decorated works of art. All you need are fun everyday supplies like paint, stain, and paper to accomplish stunning results with simple techniques like stenciling and decoupagé. The projects showcase a terrific range of styles and designs--from rustic to elegant, whimsical to sophisticated--on all kinds of furniture.
((picture possibilities: fish chair on copyright page; child's table and chairs, daisy chest, floral chest on toc; multi-patterned end table and stained cabinet on p 37; leaf and crackling detail on p 100))
Designs fantastic and fanciful, techniques that are simple and irresistible, and projects that give new life to old or unfinished furniture. “Presents step-by-step projects for colorful indoor and outdoor furniture using acrylic craft paint combined with decorating techniques. Particularly interesting is a faux parquet project using several wood stains on a plain unfinished chest.... Suitable for public library crafts collections.”—Library Journal.
About the Author
About the Author
Writer, editor, and expert on arts and crafts of every kind, Mickey Baskett has produced over 2,000 instruction books with more than 40,000 projects. After starting her career at a crafts product company, Mickey went on to join PLAID Enterprises as editor of their publications department. Now, through her own company, Prolific Impressions, she continues to create craft booklets and how-to hardcover books, as well as make appearances on TV craft shows.