50 Ways to Paint Furniture: The Easy, Step-by-Step Way to Decorator Looks
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Most decorative painting books on the market are oriented toward the crafter rather than the home decorating enthusiast. This book is designed to appeal to the home improvement audience as well. The approach for each project is not to create art on furniture, but to create decorative furniture for the home and does not require the artistic skill and daunting materials that more craft-oriented furniture painting techniques require. Complete, step-by-step photography for 50 unique and easy decorative paint techniques, faux finishes, and surface embellishments make this the most comprehensive reference available for the DIY-inclined decorator. Techniques are illustrated on a range of types of common furniture including chests, chairs, shelves and tables as well as unfinished furniture, flea-market finds and the inexpensive furniture now sold in mass-market retailers, craft stores, and home improvement centers. With 50 distinct techniques, this book offers something for everybody. Painted furniture can look rustic or elegant, whimsical or sophisticated. Provides techniques to make new furniture look like a fabulous antique, and techniques to make well-used furniture look better than new. All projects use tools and paints commonly available and sold in home-improvement stores as well as embellishments and materials sold in craft stores. There will be an extensive basics section about painting furniture including types of paint, painting tools, preparing the furniture, and basic painting and staining.
an ancient yearning. This book will help you satisfy that urge. When you select your finish, open your paints, and roll up your sleeves, you start a creative process. You are the artist. So allow your self-expression to come forward. Allow yourself to create what you find desirable. There are no rules, only compatibilities. Does this finish work with this piece? Does this paint work with that paint? What if I did this, what if I try that, and what if I purposely put two incompatibles together?
on top of the surface. Your glass supplier can help you choose the appropriate glass top. To begin, arrange your found objects in a pleasing design. Draw a diagram or take digital photographs to serve as a guide as you refine your arrangement. You will not be able to re-create a drawn design exactly, so just let it happen. 50 WAYS TO PAINT FURNITURE PROVISION CPI 50 Ways to paint Furniture CD1206-16 / 4269 TB LS0528 pp 022-063_ 11/23/06 12:25 PM Page 53 MATERIALS AND TOOLS • found objects
“glow-in-thedark” paint as one of the colors on a table for them. 19 60 Drip and Spill Even though this finish looks a bit chaotic, you can achieve a graceful and sophisticated movement of paint and color on a surface. This is a bold and confident finish because there is no turning back—you will not be able to wipe off a mistake. You’ll feel like a conductor while creating this finish as you paint “from the shoulder” using your whole arm to move and flick the paintbrush. Refer to pages 7, 8,
paint Furniture D1106-96 / 4269 TB 67 LS0528 pp 064-099_ 11/22/06 10:33 PM Page 68 THE PARCHMENT FINISH is one of the most foundational. This versatile finish radiates beauty on its own and as a base for stamped, stenciled, or painted decorative motifs. It can be used as an overglaze to age, reduce contrast, or lend depth to other finishes. Master this finish and have a myriad of possibilities open to you. Whether you use oil-based or latex paint, the techniques used to create the finish
size of the area your photocopies will cover and which photos will be placed “portrait” or “landscape.” Size your images appropriately before printing. 2 Draw two diagonal lines with chalk to find the center intersection of the surface. Locating the center helps facilitate a balanced composition. 3 Place a number of images on the surface and move them around until you find a pleasing composition. Keep your composition in place by sticking a loop of painter’s tape very lightly to the back of