Home Book of Picture Framing
Professional Secrets of Mounting Matting, Framing and Displaying Artworks, Photographs, Posters, Fabrics, Collectibles, Carvings and More
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0811727939
Professional secrets of mounting, matting, framing, and displaying artwork, photographs, posters, fabrics, collectibles, carvings, and more.
The Book of Cures : 150 Simple Solutions for Health and Happiness in Your Home or Office
Paperback ISBN: 0809231689
In Feng Shui: The Book of Cures, expert Nancilee Wydra offers 150 easy, inexpensive solutions for making the home or workplace an uplifting, life-affirming space. This unique book details the incredible impact spaces have on people and then shows how to adjust factors such as lighting, furniture, and objects for a happier, healthier environment.
How to Install Ceramic Tile for Your Floors, Walls, Backsplashes & Countertops
Paperback ISBN: 1591865808
As part of our comprehensive HomeSkills DIY series, HomeSkills: Ceramic Tile turns each of your bland surfaces into a blank canvas. To many homeowners, laying tile sounds like a recipe for stress, physical injury, artistic embarrassment, or all of the above. But we’ll let you in on a secret: with some basic knowledge and a little persistence, anyone can do it—and you’ll feel especially proud when you tally up the money you just saved by doing it yourself. With HomeSkills: Ceramic Tile, you’ll receive expert instruction in the fundamentals of tiling your living space. Through user-friendly project descriptions and vivid how-to photography, you’ll learn all the necessary tiling skills in a concise, accessible way: designing your layout and selecting the perfect tiles, handling and cutting them properly, working with grouts and adhesives, and putting the finishing touches on a confident installation. You’ll be able to tackle any surface, from floors and walls to countertops and backsplashes, and at any pace you prefer—take it easy and get it just right over time or blast away and transform an entire room in an afternoon. So set your hesitations aside. HomeSkills: Ceramic Tile is your one-stop DIY guide to the custom tile job you never thought you could pull off. Check out our five other HomeSkills guides on carpentry, deck building, landscaping, plumbing, and wiring.
America's Arts and Crafts Home
Hardcover ISBN: 067086353x
The essential popularity of the California bungalow style, which made it one of the most prolific housing styles in American architectural history, and which quickly spread throughout the country, was due to its economy of construction that incorporated the combined structural and decorative use of modest materials. Popular at the turn of the twentieth century and for many years afterword, the bungalow is of special interest today for being the home of the American Arts and Crafts style. In the very early years of the century America was putting down its roots and searching for its own identity in housing architecture. It wasn't until the bungalow style emerged unfettered by Greek, Gothic, or Italianate overtones that America finally had a domestic architectural style to call its own. In this landmark book - the first on this important subject to be published almost entirely in color - one is able to appreciate the almost infinite variety of the bungalow style. The book contains 197 illustrations of which 182 are in full color and include 102 exterior photographs and 80 that show the beauty of the interior architecture, furnishings, and decorative objects. The authoritative introduction to The Bungalow goes into significant and informative detail about the development of the bungalow, the various components of its design, the business of marketing the bungalow, and the preservation of bungalow's today. The main pictorial sections of the book illustrate many houses in the major Craftsman style as well as some of the lesser styles like Swiss Chalet, Spanish Colonial, Prairie, and Oriental. Additional sections are devoted to very large Arts and Crafts houses like the great Gamble House in Pasadena, California, to bungalows with fine restoration work, and to new houses created in the bungalow style.
The DIY Bride An Affair to Remember
40 Fantastic Projects to Celebrate Your Unique Wedding Style
Paperback ISBN: 160085351x
"Hip and crafty brides-to-be understand the value of doing it themselves. Not only is taking a hands-on approach to nuptials a great way to save money, but it allows brides-to-be everywhere to showcase their own personal style. Author Khris Cochran, the wedding world's craft guru, understands how an engaged gal today plans and designs her wedding. The creator of DIYBride.com and author of two highly successful DYI Bride books, she has packed this third volume with 40 brand new fun and original projects. Organized by wedding theme, including Sand & Sea, Bright Lights, Big City, and A Touch of Country, The DIY Bride An Affair to Remember includes themed projects for save-the-dates, invitations, programs, favors, decorations, and more. A popular price comparison box shows how much these DIY projects can save; a budget section itemizes the costs; and a new box offers extra style variations. With 80 inspiring photos, this is the book brides will say "I do" to for a one-of-a-kind wedding"--
Faux Finishing for the First Time
Paperback ISBN: 1402708858
“A popular, streamlined version of faux finishes.... Special spray paint emulates the feel of suede in a twig-wrapped vase, while a tool called a rocker enables a wood-grain-like finish to be applied faultlessly. Uses a series of well-illustrated questions and answers to introduce tools and supplies [and] basic and advanced techniques to the reader. Five American artists showcase their not-so-faux talents, giving a sophisticated breadth to this art.”—Booklist.