Textural finishing is a hugely popular style for home decoration, and with the many innovative products now available in stores, the techniques are easy to master. All it takes is a texturing medium, paint, and simple antiquing skills to transform furniture, walls, or artifacts into custom creations! Beautifully illustrated throughout with color photography, this wonderful resource demonstrates step-by-step the variety of effects that you can use to enliven the surfaces of your home. Update an old weathered coffee table to look like leather or reptile, or take canvas, decoupage prints, and texture compound to produce fantastic wall hangings. Thirty impressive projects range from cabinets to tabletops; many would look at home in a centuries-old house, while others incorporate contemporary colors for an eye-catching modern twist.
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