Window Treatments and Slipcovers For Dummies [NOOK Book]

Overview

Gain inspiration from 8 pages of full-color photos

Create a stunning room with dozens of step-by-step projects

Want to ditch your drab drapes and so-so slipcovers and create a style that's uniquely ...
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Window Treatments and Slipcovers For Dummies

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Overview

Gain inspiration from 8 pages of full-color photos

Create a stunning room with dozens of step-by-step projects

Want to ditch your drab drapes and so-so slipcovers and create a style that's uniquely your own? Top designer Mark Montano reveals how easy it is to jazz up your windows and furniture -- without breaking the bank! You get expert tips on everything from measuring and cutting material to accessorizing, as well as savvy shortcuts and quick fixes.

Discover how to
* Express your individual style
* Choose fabrics, trims, and hardware
* Ensure the perfect fit
* Create no-sew or low-sew treatments
* Add decorative details
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118070093
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/9/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 342,689
  • File size: 13 MB
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Meet the Author

Mark Montano is the lead designer for the TV series While You Were Out and a columnist whose creativity has impacted the worlds of fashion and interior design.

Carly Sommerstein writes for many publications and cowrote Super Suite with Montano.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Window Treatments & Slipcovers 101.

Chapter 1: Covering the Basics Before You Start.

Chapter 2: Choosing the Right Fabric for the Job.

Chapter 3: Buying, Pretreating, and Caring for Your Fabrics.

Chapter 4: Latching On to Hardware.

Chapter 5: Getting the Right Tools within Reach.

Part II: Window Treatments in a Snap.

Chapter 6: Measuring, Making Patterns, and Cutting Fabric for Your Windows.

Chapter 7: Making Easy No-Sew and Low-Sew Window Treatments.

Chapter 8: Accessorize! Window Details That Dazzle.

Chapter 9: Quick Fixes and Timesaving Techniques for Window Treatments.

Part III: Slipcovers Made Easy.

Chapter 10: Calculating, Measuring, and More: General Tips for Slipcovering.

Chapter 11: Tackling the Easy Stuff: Simple Slipcovers.

Chapter 12: My Slipcover Is Better Than Yours: Knockout Accessorizing.

Chapter 13: Easy Street: Slipcover Shortcuts and Mistake Meltaways.

Part IV: Challenging Projects to Try.

Chapter 14: Intermediate Window Treatments to Sink Your Needle Into.

Chapter 15: Gearing Up for More Ambitious Window Treatment Projects.

Chapter 16: All in a Day’s Work! Intermediate Slipcover Projects.

Chapter 17: Slipcover All-Stars: Advanced Projects.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Interior Design Tips to Follow.

Chapter 19: Ten Interior Design Rules to Break.

Chapter 20: Ten (or So) Web Resources for Fabric, Hardware, and Notions.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2013

    I know...

    Someone hoo needs this & she's NOT a granny

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2006

    Great Book for Beginners!

    Really loved this book, it taught this non-sewing beginner a lot about construction and easy ways to make my windows look great. I saved a lot of money too!

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