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Decorating Furniture: Decoupage, Paint and Fabric Projects
     

Decorating Furniture: Decoupage, Paint and Fabric Projects

by Sheila McGraw
 

Découpage, Paint and Fabric Projects contains complete, easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photographs to guide you. The book features:

    Découpage
  • materials, applications and protective coatings
  • posters for dramatic flair
  • dried leaves for a natural look
  • creative ideas for using wrapping paper,

Overview

Découpage, Paint and Fabric Projects contains complete, easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photographs to guide you. The book features:

    Découpage
  • materials, applications and protective coatings
  • posters for dramatic flair
  • dried leaves for a natural look
  • creative ideas for using wrapping paper, calendar pictures, postage stamps

    Paint

  • combining paint with découpage and fabric treatments
  • creating textured backgrounds
  • staining
  • freehand painting
  • all about paint and craft supplies and their properties

    Fabric

  • using fabric for découpage treatments
  • fully cladding furniture in fabric
  • halter-backs for chairs
  • a curtain for a wardrobe door
  • all about adhesives and protective coatings

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

Découpage, Paint and Fabric 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 Antique and Country Paint Projects (pb: 1-55297-615-7); 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.
Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal - Linda Turk
With her instructions, even the newest amateur can feel confident in using freehand painting for finishing touches, because she explains how to practice, and what to aim for as you work.
Arts and Crafts
Step-by-step instructions and beautiful, close-up photography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552976166
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
09/07/2002
Pages:
126
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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