Rescue, Restore, Redecorate: Amy Howard's Guide to Refinishing Furniture and Accessories

Rescue, Restore, Redecorate: Amy Howard's Guide to Refinishing Furniture and Accessories

by Amy Howard


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419729010
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 05/08/2018
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 128,145
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Amy Howard is a designer, teacher, and driving force in the world of home furnishings. Her dedication to the mantra “rescue, restore, redecorate” is evident within the Amy Howard line of products. She is a regular contributor to FamilyCircle and Women’s Day magazines, and is also launching a furniture collection with F. Schumacher in 2017. Howard lives with her husband, Gene, in Memphis, Tennessee.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 The Thrill of the Hunt 13

Chapter 2 The Creative Pantry 17

Chapter 3 A Repertoire of Finishes: The Basics And Beyond 21

Chapter 4 Chalk-Based Paint 29

The Elton Stereo Cabinet 30

The Genevieve Dresser 34

The Sofia Pillow 40

Chapter 5 Gilding 47

The Nicolas Nightstand 56

The Hugo Table 68

Chapter 6 Lacquer 76

The Augustus Lamp 78

The Donovan Chairs 82

The Lucy Cocktail Table 86

Chapter 7 Milk Paint (Casein Paint) 93

The Eleonora Console 96

The Amelia Chairs 106

Bella Wall Art 110

Chapter 8 Antiqued Mirrors 118

The Selznick Cabinet 120

The Drake Lantern 120

The Alfred Mirror Tray 142

Chapter 9 Aged Surfaces 151

The Hargrave Dresser 152

The André Planters 160

Chapter 10 Transfers 169

The Caroline Headboard 170

Delia Pallet Art 174

Chapter 11 Crafting a Beautiful Life 183

A Refinisher's Vernacular 189

Acknowledgments 190


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