Sophisticated Home Decor Made Easy
Nothing can transform a room quite like paint! In this groundbreaking guide, professional decorative painter Gary Lord presents 30 brand-new finishes for your walls, floors, ceilings and furniture. Designed by Gary and 23 of the top names in the industry, these cutting-edge finishes bring style, sophistication and value to every part of your home. Each project shows you step by step how to use the newest tools and painting products on the market to achieve elegant, updated home d?cor without the expense of hiring a professional.
Everything you need to do-it-yourself successfully is included, such as:
- Complete lists of tools and materials
- Large, full-color step-by-step photos
- Tips from the pros that help you customize your project and avoid mistakes
- Detailed instructions for room and surface preparation
- Inspiring photos of completed projects in actual homes
Whether you're a seasoned home decorator or a novice faux finisher, with this guide you'll have the inspiration and knowledge it takes to create a truly unique and beautiful home. Best of all, the designers featured here keep you ahead of the curve with their up-to-the-minute styles and techniques. From floors and walls to ceilings and beyond, make your home the best it can be.
Please note that the digital version of this book does not include the bonus DVD.
Getting started -- Surface preparation & basic techniques -- Tools, materials and products -- How to use faux finishing tools and products -- 30 step-by-step demonstrations. Walls. Layered silk / Tammy Burgess -- Silver patina / Gina Rath -- Veneziano polished plaster / Rik Lazenby -- Crackle foil / Gary Lord -- Abstract collage / Kim Metheny & Sue Weir -- Pompeian ornament tavern finish / Cynthia Davis -- Rustic bark / Gary Lord -- Bamboo noire / Donna Phelps -- Hip to be square / Mindy Giglio -- Golden grotto / Sue Hon -- Red tissue LusterStone / Gary Lord -- Vibrant verdigris / Zebo Ludvicek -- Faux bamboo / Gary Lord -- Reflective checkerboard / Debbie Hayes -- Tree releaf / Karen Kratz-Miller -- Organic rust / Gary Lord -- Krazy Klimt / Jeanine Dostal -- Ceilings. Doily dome ceiling / Liz Hermann -- Faux tile ceiling / Gary Lord -- Abstract ceiling / Krista Vind -- Floors. Stained concrete carpet / Nancy Jones -- Stained wood modello floor / Gary Lord -- Furniture & cabinets. Raised vines on kitchen cabinets / Rose Wilde -- English plaster chest / Ann Snipes -- Abalone crackle / Connie & Randy Cotita -- Doors, fireplaces and portable surfaces. Book-matched mahogany doors / Eric Speigel -- Chrome contemp-o tile / Rebecca Slaton -- Urban rust panels / Alexandra Kranyak -- Faux leather fireplace surround / Susan Anspach -- Spring collageables / Deb Drager -- Resources & artist contact Information.