Quick and Easy Paint Transformations

Quick and Easy Paint Transformations

50 Step-by-step Ways to Makeover your Home for Next to Nothing

Book - 2010
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With this book in one hand and a brush in the other, you can learn how to create different paint finishes and effects to change everyday rooms and furniture into something special, all for the price of a pot of paint.

The first section of the book tells you everything you need to know before you start - how to prepare surfaces properly, choose the right paint for the right place, and use the best tools. Then, the 50 projects are divided into five sections: Aging and Distressing; Working with the Base; Working with Color; Handpainting; and Crackle, Gilding, and Decoupage. There are step-by-step images showing how to achieve the finished look, before shots and inspirational photography showing the effects used on walls and doors, furniture and floors. Learn how to bring old second-hand furniture bang up to date, or how to give modern pieces a softly aged appearance, as well as ways to treat and transform floorboards, doors, and plastered walls. Whatever the style of your interiors, Quick and Easy Paint Transformations will show you the best way to makeover your home.

Publisher: London ; New York, N.Y. : Cico Books, 2010.
ISBN: 9781906525750
Characteristics: 160 p. :,col. ill. ;,28 cm.
Alternative Title: Paint transformations


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JCLJoyceM Apr 11, 2018

If you want your wood furniture to look like you've been using it for 100 years, this is the book for you. Those who are not fascinated with the distressed look need to find another book because she wants everything to look old.

Oct 03, 2015

I did not read much of the book simply because the photos were so uninspiring.

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