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Decorating Furniture: Antique and Country Paint Projects
     

Decorating Furniture: Antique and Country Paint Projects

by Sheila McGraw
 

    Antique Treatments
  • aging by simple burnishing
  • crackle for paint and varnish
  • antiquing by stripping paint
  • a serpia-stucco aging technique for an Italinate period piece

    Country Treatments

  • freehand folk painting
  • English country designs
  • stenciling a Victorian floral pattern
  • decorating with vines and leaves

Overview

    Antique Treatments
  • aging by simple burnishing
  • crackle for paint and varnish
  • antiquing by stripping paint
  • a serpia-stucco aging technique for an Italinate period piece

    Country Treatments

  • freehand folk painting
  • English country designs
  • stenciling a Victorian floral pattern
  • decorating with vines and leaves

    Paint

  • how to paint backgrounds
  • sponging
  • basic block printing
  • freehand embellishments
  • stains
  • all about paint and craft supplies and their properties

    Also included: a full section on making and repairing chair seats and cushions

Antique and
Country Paint Projects
is part of a four book series on Decorating Furniture based on Sheila McGraw's highly successful Painting & Decorating Furniture (pb: 1-55209-380-8) that has sold over 40,000 copies. Booklist called this volume "Quite probably the best general instruction on furniture decoration that exists."

With these four books as guides, anyone can decorate furniture like a professional. Each book contains complete, easy-to-follow instructions and hundreds of step-by-step color photographs. The extensive range of projects and techniques provides something for every taste. Other books in the series are Découpage, Paint and Fabric Projects (pb: 1-55297-616-5); Stencil, Paint and Block Print Projects (pb: 1-55297-617-3); Texture, Paint, Ornament and Mosaic Projects (pb: 1-55297-618-1).

Editorial Reviews

Country Almanac - Jim Carlson
Individually or as a set, these books will serve as a resource and inspiration for home decorators.
Arts and Crafts
Step-by-step instructions and beautiful, close-up photography.
Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal - Linda Turk
A terrific guide to the process of salvaging old or unfinished furniture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552976159
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
09/07/2002
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.45(d)

Meet the Author

The most original and imaginative ideas are made easy with these masterly guides to decorating furniture. Sheila McGraw, an illustrator and designer, is an avid home sewer, decorator and painter. She has written six craft books, including Papier-Mache for Kids, a best-seller that won the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award, and illustrated Robert Munsch's international best-seller Love You Forever. She lives near Toronto.

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