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Title:
Furniture facelifts : innovative ways to give new life to tired furniture
Author:
Epton, Sarah.
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Publication Information:
London : Lifestyle, 2000.
Physical Description:
96 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781902617077
Format :
Book

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Summary

Perk up tired, dull, and worn furniture! Fill your home with individually decorated chairs, tables, and dressers, and revel in the opportunity for showing off your creativity. Every one of these projects uses innovative techniques and offers wide scope for self-expression. Take that faded old chair, for example: paint the wood a springlike shade, with the softest patterns and textures, and give it a bright new cushion. Any cabinet could benefit from a coat of rich blue paint and styling that emphasizes the wood's grain. And, don't let your current pieces hold you back from indulging in a favorite hue or design that you thought might not fit in; this imaginative volume reveals the many ways that either subtle or full-blown changes to existing furniture can alter the whole look and result in a whole new living environment.


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Booklist Review

No matter in what shape your wood furniture finds itself, Epton has solutions--more than 40, to be precise. Her introductory message hits squarely at our propensity to be a throwaway culture. She asks: Why not save, restore, and remodel--and adopt a new hobby, too? Most of the work is based on simple decorating techniques, including potato printing, uncomplicated sewing, stenciling, fabric stapling, and that favorite standby, decorative painting. Instructions are minimal and depend largely on pictures for details, and templates are full size, placed immediately after the instructions. It is a good guess that these easy-to-finish projects will be just that--easily finished. --Barbara Jacobs