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15 Furniture Painting and Refinishing Kindle Books
This book instructs on how to chalk paint and re-invent pieces of furniture to update and decorate your home. The before and afters of pieces I have finished show substantial change, some so shocking you can hardly believe it is the same piece of furniture. Some furniture is re-purposed into uses they were not originally intended for, and I will discuss what this popular trend is all about.
This book teaches you how to transform everyday items into one-of-a-kind treasures. The no-prep acrylic paint dries in minutes and can be layered and sanded for a perfect distressed look and feel. Home Decor Wax adds durability and buffs to a soft sheen. The ultra-matte finish can be applied to furniture (new, unfinished, or up-cycled), cabinets, walls, glass, metal, and more.
Furniture Makeovers shows how to transform tired furniture into stunning showpieces. You'll never look at a hand-me-down dresser the same way again! The book offers 26 easy-to-follow techniques that can be applied to all different types of pieces, from bookshelves to desks: painting, applying gold leaf, wallpapering, distressing, dip dyeing, and more. In addition to the core techniques, author and Knack Studios founder Barb Blair shares 30 beautiful before-and-after makeovers from her studio and outlines how to achieve each look.
With 50 distinct techniques, this book offers something for everybody. Painted furniture can look rustic or elegant, whimsical or sophisticated. Provides techniques to make new furniture look like a fabulous antique, and techniques to make well-used furniture look better than new. All projects use tools and paints commonly available and sold in home-improvement stores as well as embellishments and materials sold in craft stores. There will be an extensive basics section about painting furniture including types of paint, painting tools, preparing the furniture, and basic painting and staining.
The Lazy Girl's Guide to Furniture Painting unlocks the furniture painting secrets from the Pros. Most of us can put a paint brush in our hand and slap on a coat of paint, but once you learn how to paint furniture, the lazy girl way, your furniture makeovers will never be the same. The book offers over 115 quick to implement and easy to execute tips, tricks, and shortcuts from faux finishers, contractors, DIYers, and furniture painting professionals.
6. How to Paint Furniture: 19 Upcycled Furniture Projects free eBook from DecoArt
Learn how to paint wooden furniture to give it that distressed look, turn a thrifty garage sale steal into something country-inspired, and learn how to paint a dresser to perfectly match your child's bedroom. With 19 amazing tutorials to choose from, How to Paint Furniture: 19 Upcycled Furniture Projects, is a must-have book for the thrifty at heart. Filled with helpful how-tos for using DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint, brushes, stain blockers, varnishes, and more, this free eBook is great for DIY'ers who are looking for painted furniture ideas that will liven their homes and keep money in their wallets.
Learn how to paint shabby chic furniture from a self taught professional. That Shabby Guide teaches you the proper way to paint furniture using a brush. Over 450 pieces personally painted since 2012 and thousands of followers on Facebook. Now you can paint with a professional finish.
If the thought of restoring something old and making it like new again appeals to you, you will love the hobby of restoring old furniture. Using the information that is provided in this publication, you will find that you are producing professional results from the first time that you try. This is a guide that will walk you through the process and teach you everything that you need to know for great results.
Create a garden nook in your bedroom. Give your kitchen a view of Tuscany's rolling hills. Add windows and French doors where there were none. With this book, life's a beach! (Or a walk through the woods, or a tiptoe through the tulips…) Grab some paints and brushes, and transform your home today!
Wood Finishing 101 is by Bob Flexner, who has been writing about and teaching wood finishing to hobbyists and professionals for over 20 years. Let Bob's years of experience guide you to beautiful results using his easy to understand directions.
This book takes readers through the step-by-step process of overcoming the challenges of the room, offering helpful tips and lessons along the way. She identifies the design dilemma; comes up with a decorating plan; makes a mood board for inspiration; compiles a shopping list; scours flea markets for furniture and accessories that fit the bill; restores, repurposes, and reinvents the pieces she finds, giving them new life; and brings all the elements together in the gorgeous, finished space. With illuminating before, during, and after photographs of her DIY projects and the room installations, Lara demystifies the decorating process and allows readers to envision endless possibilities for what they can do in their own homes.
12. DIY Furniture Revamping And Loving It: 40 Quick Ways To Give Your Old Furniture A Creative New Look (DIY Furniture Makeover, Furniture Design, DIY Household Ideas, DIY Techniques)
In this book “DIY Furniture Revamping and Loving It,” you will learn 40 quick ways to give your furniture a new and fresh look at the fraction of the cost of replacing it! So, look around your home and pick out a few pieces of furniture that can use a fresh breath of life, and let’s find ways to make it feel like new!
Crafting with Wood Pallets offers readers innovative new projects for transforming wood pallets into all types of beautiful, useful items for the home and garden. Packed with color photos and easy-to-follow instructions for over 25 DIY projects, this book shows how to build, paint and finish unique gifts, decor and furniture.
This is the only book you’ll need to learn the craft and art of upholstery from start to finish. With clear instructions illustrated by more than 900 step-by-step photographs, the five projects included here are designed to teach all of the techniques and skills you need to reupholster any piece of furniture to suit your own taste and style.
Have you ever thought about how that old piece of dull furniture that you gave away to your friend suddenly became a brand new looking piece of fine furniture? It's all about changing that old piece into new. In this fact filled report, you too, can become an expert in the art of furniture refinishing. It's inexpensive, easy to do and most of all, it's fun.