Furniture Makeovers: Simple Techniques for Transforming Furniture with Paint, Stains, Paper, Stencils, and More (Hardcover)
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Furniture Makeovers shows how to transform tired furniture into stunning showpieces. You'll never look at a hand-me-down dresser the same way again! The book offers 26 easy-to-follow techniques that can be applied to all different types of pieces, from bookshelves to desks: painting, applying gold leaf, wallpapering, distressing, dip dyeing, and more. In addition to the core techniques, author and Knack Studios founder Barb Blair shares 30 beautiful before-and-after makeovers from her studio and outlines how to achieve each look. With helpful step-by-step photographs, a visual glossary explaining all the tools and materials needed, and a lovely contemporary aesthetic, Furniture Makeovers is a treasure trove of ideas and instruction for the home decorator.
About the Author
Barb Blair is the founder of Knack Studios. Her work has been featured on Apartment Therapy, Decor8, and Design*Sponge, among other design websites as well as publications such as Southern Living. She lives in South Carolina.
"Bursting at the seams with information and overflowing with inspiration."
"26 genius furniture face-lifts."
"A fabulous how-to volume for everything from sanding to decoupage and beyond!"
-The City Sage blog
"I enjoy reading decorating books but rarely bestow upon them a permanent place on my bookshelf. However, I found this book to be such an excellent resource and full of so many great tutorials that Furniture Makeovers is in my home to stay."
-Tonya Lee, About.com Decorating Editor
"A well thought-out guide to the fine art of furniture transformation."
" SO good, SO helpful, SO inspiring and most of all, SO approachable."
-Holly Becker, Decor8
"A remarkable compilation of projects."
-Suzonne Sterling, Urban Comfort blog