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Dime store decorating : using flea market finds with style
Grover, Jill Williams.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Pub., [2001]

Physical Description:
144 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
Includes index.

"A Sterling/Chapelle book."
Format :


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TX311 .G75 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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A find at a flea market, something snatched from a yard sale, a store-bought bargain that barely affected the wallet: if you're trying to decorate at a discount--but with style and panache--some help is coming your way! You don't have to be a seasoned crafter to dip into these creative and innovative ideas, because every unique project takes almost no time to do and requires only minimal skills. Choose from among such colorful categories as Think Pink, Stars and Jars, Quite Bright, Leopard Spots and Pots, and Right with White, and begin transforming those everyday items into candle bottles, animal-print table settings, frames, scrapbooks, picnic baskets, bedroom d#65533;cor, vases, and lots more! You'll never pay full price again.

Author Notes

Brigham City, UT

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Booklist Review

Hesitant about buying that so-called bargain? Reluctant to spend a few dollars on an old cobalt vase sitting on a flea market table? Interior designer Grover comes to the rescue with her rules of decorating, from looking for common denominators to using your imagination. She selects her favorite rooms and favorite themes, and then she groups the photographic results by either color or motif-pattern. Red, for example, appears in reconditioned finials painted scarlet and a boy's room with touches of bright maroon in a penciled fake headboard and bedspread. Ideas in each collection are described in a brief paragraph and, when necessary, feature to-the-point directions for executing them--for instance, polka-dot wooden servers' handles are dipped in either black or white paint, then decorated with a pencil's eraser. For a few dollars and out-of-the box creativity, excellent results can be achieved. --Barbara Jacobs