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.
French Style and Decoration
A Sourcebook of Original Designs
Hardcover ISBN: 0500514003
A visual survey of French decorative art design is a panoply of original sketches, engravings, and printed patterns from the late seventeenth century through today, in a tribute that offers insight into the region's influence on the development of Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and International Modernism.
Paperback ISBN: 384800531x
In this manual, 15 young designers demonstrate today's craft activities. With the right techniques and materials you can create practical and visually appealing objects for all sorts of contexts. The palette ranges from fashionable accessories such as felt handbags and jewellery by way of furniture ideas and table decorations to practical hints for daily life and little surprises that can be created at lightning speed. All the techniques are explained precisely, step by step, and where necessary accompanied by patterns, so that they can be easily executed even by beginners. And the results are truly impressive!
Paper to Petal
75 Whimsical Paper Flowers to Craft by Hand
Hardcover ISBN: 0385345054
Paper Flowers are Always in Season Make playful party decorations, luscious bouquets, and sophisticated floral centerpieces with inexpensive tissue and crepe paper. Paper to Petal walks you through the easy basics of transforming simple materials into a vibrant display of fanciful handmade blooms suitable for every occasion. Design experts Rebecca Thuss and Patrick Farrell inspire you to get creative with their time-tested techniques. Customize every petal, leaf or stem to go dramatic or delicate; mimic nature or fashion your blossoms in any color you can imagine to make something uniquely personal. You’ll be amazed how easy it is to produce these gorgeous flower projects. These exquisite blooms never wilt, are always in style, and are endlessly fun to create, share, and give to everyone you love.
A Starter Guide To Being A Grown-Up
Paperback ISBN: 0060741635
A practical handbook for the style-conscious twenty-something and would-be domestic goddess shares simple and creative advice on cooking, decorating, cleaning, and entertaining, covering everything a young woman needs to know to transform a bachelorette pad into a cozy haven. Original. 30,000 first printing.
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.
Knit Christmas Stockings
19 Patterns for Stockings & Ornaments
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1612122523
Make this holiday one your family will remember forever! With these 19 fun, simple patterns, even first-time knitters can create beautiful knitted Christmas stockings, as well as delightful knit and felt ornaments for the Christmas tree.
Decorate With Flowers
Creative Arrangements, Styling Inspiration, Container Projects, Design Tips
Hardcover ISBN: 1452118310
Presents step-by-step instructions for projects for decorating the home with flowers, including the basics of flower arranging, design tips, and decorating ideas for a range of styles such as vintage, eclectic, and contemporary.