Furniture Facelifts: A Step-By-Step Guide
Transform flea market finds and hand-me-downs into stylish one-of-a-kind furniture! From the author of the best-selling Paint Recipes comes Furniture Facelifts, a fabulous new way to bring color and zest to any home. Here an artist's techniques, tips, and secrets are presented step by step, so anyone can perform a magical furniture makeover. Furniture Facelifts covers more than 30 techniques for paint, fabric, wood, metal, and glass. Twenty-five fun and funky detailed projects cover all the essentialstables, chairs, ottomans, nightstands, shelves, cabinets, and moreand offer easy instructions. A recipe-style format, inspiring pictures, and wipe-clean cover make this a truly practical sourcebook. The latest in the very successful Paint Recipes series, Furniture Facelifts is the ticket to creating works of beauty and utility without spending tons of time or money.
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