Furniture Makeovers: Simple Techniques for Transforming Furniture with Paint, Stains, Paper, Stencils, and More

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Chronicle Books, Apr 9, 2013 - House & Home - 192 pages
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Furniture Makeovers shows how to transform tired furniture into stunning showpieces. You'll never look at a hand-me-down dresser the same way again! The book offers 26 easy-to-follow techniques that can be applied to all different types of pieces, from bookshelves to desks: painting, applying gold leaf, wallpapering, distressing, dip dyeing, and more. In addition to the core techniques, author and Knack Studios founder Barb Blair shares 30 beautiful before-and-after makeovers from her studio and outlines how to achieve each look. With helpful step-by-step photographs, a visual glossary explaining all the tools and materials needed, and a lovely contemporary aesthetic, Furniture Makeovers is a treasure trove of ideas and instruction for the home decorator.
 

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Contents

Foreword
7
Introduction
9
THE HUNT
11
TOOLS MATERLALS
15
TECHNIQUES
31
Stripping Furniture
32
Sanding Furniture
36
Small Repairs
38
Applying Milk Paint
72
Using Vinyl Decals
76
Using Stencils
80
Using an Overhead Projector
84
Using Découpage
88
Color Blocking
92
Adding Stripes
96
Achieving the DipDyed Look
100

Wood Filling
40
Gluing Clamping
43
Router Retrofits for New Hardware
44
Priming Furniture
46
Applying Polyurethane
48
Painting Furniture
52
Staining over Paint
56
Waxing over Paint
58
Refreshing Wood with Danish Oil
62
Applying Wallpaper to Furniture
64
Applying Metal Leaf
68
Dry Brushing
104
Layering Paint
108
Spray Painting
112
Basic Seat Upholstering
114
Lining Drawers
118
BEFORE AFTER MAKEOVERS
121
Resources
184
Index
188
Acknowledgments
192
About the Author
193
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Barb Blair is the founder of Knack Studios. Her work has been featured on Apartment Therapy, Decor8, and Design*Sponge, among other design websites as well as publications such as Southern Living. She lives in South Carolina.

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