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Second-hand style : finding and renewing antique treasures
Dupouy, Cris.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Harry N. Abrams, [2002]

Physical Description:
153 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Format :


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NK2115.5.A5 D87 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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This funky decorating book gives ideas on how to use old flea market furniture, frames, and home accessories to create completely new and personalized home decor. This how-to book with specific projects and instructions shows readers how to renew and refurbish flea market and garage sale finds. While the book gives specific instructions, it also encourages readers to experiment and develop their own projects. Using these easy, practical, step-by-step instructions, common art supplies, and everyday household objects, anyone can personalize old treasures in a whole new way.

Author Notes

cRis Dupouy is a jewelry designer. She lives in Paris

Table of Contents

Tips and Toolsp. 12
Brightening up...
Butterfly Lampp. 16
Moroccan Lampp. 18
Candlesticks with Pearlsp. 22
Chinese Lampp. 26
Feathered Candelabrump. 30
Baroque Chandelierp. 36
Vine Stock Chandelierp. 40
Sconce with Pendantsp. 44
Baroque Candlestickp. 48
Seed Merchant's Candleholderp. 50
Wrought Iron Lanternp. 51
Floor Lamp with Arabesquesp. 52
Filling with furniture...
"Couture" Pedestal Tablep. 56
Breakfast Trayp. 60
Period Chairp. 62
"Madame" Tablep. 66
Nineteenth Century Wrought Iron Bedp. 72
Turquoise Tablep. 74
"Stendhal" Chairp. 78
Wood Cratep. 80
Zinc Tablep. 82
Designer Jardinierep. 84
To decorate...
Tea Cozyp. 88
Table Runnerp. 90
Bottle Rackp. 92
Klein Blue Framep. 94
Antique Vasep. 98
Springtime Pedestal Tablep. 100
"Arte Povera" Framep. 102
Primitive Shieldp. 104
Fabric Rackp. 106
Travel Trunkp. 108
Gift Boxp. 112
Bracelet Displayp. 116
Jewelry Boxp. 118
Hot Water Bottle Coverp. 112
1900 Framep. 124
Commemorative Templep. 126
When you're going out...
Day Bagp. 134
Evening Bagp. 138
Embroidered Mulesp. 142
Trim Braceletsp. 146