Embellish Your Home

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2005 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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Dena Fishbein--host of the DIY television series Embellish This!--has a line of stationery, gifts, and bedding that's sold in the finest stores. Using her own home as an example, this top designer teaches a range of exciting techniques for adorning your living space, from creating custom paper shades to hand-painting glass.

What transforms an ordinary house into a warm and inviting home are personality and creativity-and TV host and designer Dena Fishbein teaches home decorators everywhere how to put a personal stamp on their d cor with a range of attractive embellishments. From hand-painting a delicate flower border on a kitchen wall to making sachet pillows out of vintage tea towels, these simple yet elegant projects add the perfect touch to every room. Best of all they're quick and fun to create. Discover the hidden treasures you own: those old and worn dressers, chairs, and tables can become decorative furniture that you will be proud to show off. (Some take as little as 5 minutes to complete.) Craft beautiful placemats, napkins, napkin rings, and coasters, and enhance unadorned plates and glasses. Play with lighting and candles to dramatic effect. The results will be amazing.

 

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Contents

Introduction
6
Tabletop
25
Lighting and Candles
42
Gifts
64
Accessories
80
Wall Decor
102
Storage
116
Acknowledgments
127
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About the author (2005)

Dena Fishbein is the artist behind the Dena & Friends and Lucky Duck lines of journals, calendars, cards, fabric, and ceramics, as well as a television venture for the DIY Network.

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