Decorative Furniture with Donna Dewberry

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North Light Books, Nov 15, 2000 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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Transform Plain Furniture into Family Treasures!

It's easy and fun with Donna Dewberry. In this inspiring guide, she demonstrates her trademark, one-stroke painting techniques in 10 all-new projects designed especially for furniture. Just follow along. You'll transform old and new tables, chests and cabinets into elegant objects that complement the decor of every room.

From soft florals and meandering vines to ripe cherries and delicate china, Donna shows you how to achieve her realistic style with clear, step-by-step instructions that detail every stroke.

Donna leaves nothing to chance, providing complete instructions for surface preparation, brush loading and stroke technique. In no time, you'll be taking her easy techniques one step further, painting your own designs on anything in need of a decorative touch.

 

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Contents

How to Load Your Brushes with Paint
12
Basic Painting Techniques
16
Chids Tall Chest
23
Cherries Berries Desk Top
27
3Drawer Chest with Florals
33
Flowers and Birds on 2Door Cabinet
49
Sea Shell Trunk
63
Floral Jewelry Armoire
73
Lavender Hydrangeas on Stackable Drawers
83
Tropical Birdhouse Cabinet
89
Wildflowers and Ferns on Tray Table
99
Trompe Loeil Folding Screen
107
Resources
127
Index
128
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About the author (2000)

Donna Dewberry is the most successful decorative painter ever. She has done ten books for North Light since 1998. She is contracted through 2007 with PBS stations nationwide for her program One-Stroke Painting with Donna Dewberry and is also a biweekly presenter on the Home Shopping Network and America's Store. Her designs are licensed for home decor fabrics, wallpapers, quilts, embroidery, etc.

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