Antique Style: 35 Step-By-Step Period Decorating Ideas

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Globe Pequot Press, Sep 1, 2003 - House & Home - 144 pages
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As much as a decorator may admire antique furnishings, filling the home with well-worn originals entails many drawbacks: ferreting out, assessing, and restoring the original articles take time and effort, all for something that may, in the end, be inoperable -- not to mention, of course, that high-quality antiques can be quite expensive. So here is a sensible alternative in the manner of the most ingenious of Martha Stewart's tricks: transforming ordinary new (or nearly new) objects into beautiful period-style objets. Organized by the amount of time each project requires -- from one-hour wonders to weekend makeovers -- these creative transformations include candlesticks, jewelry boxes, lamps, planters, urns, cushions, chairs, chests, and washstands.
The styles represented also run the gamut from the medieval to Victorian side chairs, French Provincial to Edwardian and Regency. Also included with the amply illustrated instructions for each piece are at-a-glance, easy-to-follow primers on the preparation of wood, decorative and antique finishes, basic equipment, safety precautions, and even a directory of suppliers.

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Similar to Jazz Up Your Junk (LJ 9/15/99), in which Linda Barker beautifies worn and cast-off items, Grigg's book offers projects that require a bit more do-it-yourself skill, such as freehand ... Read full review

Contents

Morning Makeovers
44
Cream candlestick lamp
51
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71
SameDay Sensations
86
Striped hat tin
92
Edwardian dressing table 700
130
Safety Precautions
138
Acknowledgements
144
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About the author (2003)

RUBENA GRIGG is a highly successful interior designer, and is the author of Decoupage and Painted Furniture for Beautiful Interiors. She lives in the United Kingdom.

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