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Creative wallpaper : ideas & projects for walls, furniture & home accessories
Farkas, Lyna.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Lark Books, [2003]

Physical Description:
127 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
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Includes index.
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TH8441 .G54 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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More that 200 color photos and 40 projects make for an innovative guide to wallpapering techniques, as well as an eye-catching, contemporary showcase of papers. Even the most intimidated will find the instructions easy enough to follow. Apply paper in vertical strips or in a patchwork pattern, or cover just half a wall. Or try papering a ceiling for an attention-grabbing decorative statement.

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Library Journal Review

Gilchrist, whose At Home with Pictures and Decorating Your First Apartment provided practical information and decorating projects, here demonstrates how wallpaper can be used creatively in interiors and on decorative accessories and furniture. She reviews the various types of wallpaper now available-such as textured and faux-finished-and gives well-illustrated instructions on the basics steps of wallpaper application. Farkas (Painted Furniture: New Looks in Faux Finishing, Texturing, Stenciling, & More) provides the designs for the wallpaper projects, which include a photograph of the completed project with step-by-step instructions. Nontraditional wallpaper materials (e.g., playing cards, brown paper) are employed, and some projects include wallpaper's use as decoupage material on decorative accessories and furniture. Recommended for public libraries whose patrons desire more books on interior craft projects. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 8
1 A Tour of Contemporary Wallpapers
Floralsp. 12
Geometrics & Stripesp. 16
Neutrals & Naturalsp. 20
Faux Finish Effectsp. 24
Light Reflectivep. 28
Noveltyp. 32
2 Wallpapering Basicsp. 36
3 Walls, Ceilings & Borders
Patchwork Wallsp. 48
Tattered Stripesp. 50
Meeting Halfwayp. 52
Wallpaper Shapesp. 54
Cut Out & Customizep. 55
Molding Insertp. 56
Sideways Stripesp. 58
Ceilings Basicsp. 60
Rose Ceilingp. 61
Spiral Ceiling Treatmentp. 63
Tiled Ceilingp. 64
Wallpaper Bordersp. 66
Handmade Bordersp. 70
4 Alternative Papers
Mapsp. 76
Tissue Paperp. 78
Note Card Clustersp. 80
Black-and-White Montagep. 81
Joss Paperp. 82
Brown Paper Wrappingp. 84
Playing Card Chair Railp. 86
Sheet Musicp. 88
5 Wallpaper Accents
Bins & Plantersp. 92
Textured Picture Matp. 94
Faux Marble Columnsp. 95
Mousepadsp. 96
Jazzed-Up Writing Tablep. 98
Papering Small Spaces & Secret Placesp. 101
Victorian Print-Room Screenp. 104
Lampshadep. 107
Wallpaper Wall Artp. 108
Stove Hoodp. 110
Quick-Change Cabinet Doorsp. 112
Copper-Look Framep. 116
Storage Boxesp. 118
Tables & Nightstandsp. 120
Pink Leopard Bedp. 122
Ellipse patternp. 124
Acknowledgmentsp. 125
A Note About Suppliersp. 125
Contributorsp. 126
Indexp. 127