From flea market to fabulous

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North Light Books, 2001 - Architecture - 144 pages
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Captializes on the public's booming interest in bargain hunting as evidenced by the popularity PBS's Antiques Road Show and Furniture on the Mend. With clear, visual instruction, this guide shows do-it-yourselfers how to select second-hand furniture pieces, fix them up, and turn them into beautiful decorative works. In 12 step-by-step projects, readers will learn how to adorn their furniture with landscape scenes, trompe l'oeil, animals, fruits, florals and other decorative painting motifs. Chapters cover: the hunt for diamonds in the the rough; preparation, supplies and making minor repairs; basecoating for a smooth surface; and lastly, decorating each piece. All projects feature easy-to-use acrylics, and the author also includes simple antiquing and faux finishing techniques so readers can add their own personal touches.

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Kerry Trout has been featured on the cover of Decorative ArtKerry Trout has been featured on the cover of Decorative Artist's Workbook and has created several art projects for Schoist's Workbook and has created several art projects for Scholastic, Inc. She has written four books for North Light and lastic, Inc. She has written four books for North Light and is featured in four Painter's Quick Reference titles. Kerry is featured in four Painter's Quick Reference titles. Kerry developed a bottled medium for acrylic painters called "Liqudeveloped a bottled medium for acrylic painters called "Liquid Shadow" that was voted "Best New Product" by the Society id Shadow" that was voted "Best New Product" by the Society of Decorative Painters. More information about Kerry and herof Decorative Painters. More information about Kerry and her work can be found at www.kerrytrout.net. work can be found at www.kerrytrout.net.

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