Paint It Black: A Guide To Gothic Homemaking

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Weiser Books, Aug 30, 2005 - Humor - 102 pages
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Home decorating will never be the same. Close your curtains! Throw away your summery linens! Forget about those white eyelet pillow covers! And for Goth's sake, buy some black lights! Voltaire is here to help you with your home decorating dilemmas, guide you through the hardware stores and decorating centers (which are so difficult for Goths to navigate), and lay it all out on the line about which shade of black goes with which shade of black. Who knows?! One day soon he might have his own decorating line at a discount store. In this world of pastels and plaids, it's so hard for Goths to find anything aesthetically appealing. You go in search of Edward Gorey and wind up with an eyeful of Eddie Bauer. With Voltaire's Paint It Black you can turn the unbearably mundane into the delightfully macabre with little more than a touch of creativity and a can of black spray paint.

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User Review  - thecynicalromantic - LibraryThing

Unlike "What is Goth?", which is a (rather odd) explanatory text, "Paint it Black" is, in fact, a how-to guide. Most of it is fairly simple, and even if you decide not to follow the exact same ... Read full review

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User Review  - SlrAlphC - LibraryThing

As the follow-up to What is Goth?, Voltaire gives his take on creating a Goth space in your home, car, and even for your wedding! Voltaire gives step-by-step instructions on how to create your own ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Voltaire is a prominent and prolific author, artist, and merchandising powerhouse in the alternative culture market. Following the success of What is Goth?, he jumped at the chance to follow it up with Paint It Black (hey, Goths don't need much sleep). He lives in the ever-dismal New York City and has an extensive touring schedule.

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