50 Ways to Paint Furniture: The Easy, Step-by-Step Way to Decorator Looks

50 Ways to Paint Furniture: The Easy, Step-by-Step Way to Decorator Looks

Elise Kinkead

Language: English

Pages: 128

ISBN: 1589232925

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


50 easy decorative furniture-painting projects.

Most decorative painting books on the market are oriented toward the crafter rather than the home decorating enthusiast. This book is designed to appeal to the home improvement audience as well. The approach for each project is not to create art on furniture, but to create decorative furniture for the home and does not require the artistic skill and daunting materials that more craft-oriented furniture painting techniques require. Complete, step-by-step photography for 50 unique and easy decorative paint techniques, faux finishes, and surface embellishments make this the most comprehensive reference available for the DIY-inclined decorator. Techniques are illustrated on a range of types of common furniture including chests, chairs, shelves and tables as well as unfinished furniture, flea-market finds and the inexpensive furniture now sold in mass-market retailers, craft stores, and home improvement centers. With 50 distinct techniques, this book offers something for everybody. Painted furniture can look rustic or elegant, whimsical or sophisticated. Provides techniques to make new furniture look like a fabulous antique, and techniques to make well-used furniture look better than new. All projects use tools and paints commonly available and sold in home-improvement stores as well as embellishments and materials sold in craft stores. There will be an extensive basics section about painting furniture including types of paint, painting tools, preparing the furniture, and basic painting and staining.

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and cross off the letters as you work. Continue until the first half is completed. Tip: Use the spacing between the letters on the stencil to keep letters equal distances apart. Use the letter X to define the space between words. Stencils are usually clear or somewhat transparent, so you will be able to easily place the bottom of the letter along the tape line. 3 Tape the stencil in place, dip the stencil brush in the paint, and tap off the excess on a paper towel. Using a pouncing motion,

While striving for beauty and elegance, accept that you are not a machine. Your personality, in combination with that of the furniture piece, will work together to create a harmonious and graceful result. You are the one to satisfy. Use the techniques outlined in the following pages to please yourself. How do you know when a piece of furniture or a finish is done? When you like it! Go forth—bravely and boldly—but relaxed. Enjoy the process as your hands produce. Satisfy your desire to bring a bit

to Paint Furniture Elise C. Kinkead PROVISION CPI 50 Ways to paint Furniture D1106-96/4271 40 More ~ LS0528 pp 001-021_ 11/22/06 10:34 PM Page 1 50 Ways to Paint Furniture PROVISION CPI 50 Ways to paint Furniture D1106-96 / 4271 LS0528 pp 001-021_ 11/23/06 11:00 AM Page 2 PROVISION CPI 50 Ways to paint Furniture D1106-96 / 4271 LS0528 pp 001-021_ 11/23/06 12:19 PM Page 3 50 Ways to Paint Furniture The Easy Step-by-Step Way to Decorator Looks Elise C. Kinkead Chanhassen,

section. Do not remove the panel border tapes until all the steps have been completed. 4 Double-load the latex paintbrush by loading one edge with the dark shading color and the other edge with the light shading color. Stroke the paintbrush on the aluminum foil to soften the colors and make them blend slightly in the center of the paintbrush. Center the paintbrush on a border section, making sure the dark side of the paintbrush is in the appropriate place, and pull the paintbrush along the

or two coats of varnish. 3 Creative Paint Effects PROVISION CPI 50 Ways to paint Furniture CD1206-16 / 4269 TB 37 LS0528 pp 022-063_.qxd 8 38 12/5/06 5:31 PM Page 38 Intarsia THE WORD INTARSIA comes from the Latin interserere, which means “to insert.” Historically, intarsia meant an inlaid wood pattern. It is believed the technique developed in Italy in or around the 14th and 15th centuries. Marble intarsia can be seen on the floors of buildings and churches throughout Europe. Marble

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