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Furniture Makeovers

Simple Techniques for Transforming Furniture with Paint, Stains, Paper, Stencils, and More

Barb Blair, J. Aaron Greene (Photographs by), Holly Becker (Foreword by)


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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.

Praise For Furniture Makeovers: Simple Techniques for Transforming Furniture with Paint, Stains, Paper, Stencils, and More

" SO good, SO helpful, SO inspiring and most of all, SO approachable."
-Holly Becker, Decor8

"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, Decorating Editor

"Bursting at the seams with information and overflowing with inspiration."
-Rue Magazine

"A well thought-out guide to the fine art of furniture transformation."

"A remarkable compilation of projects."
-Suzonne Sterling, Urban Comfort blog

"A fabulous how-to volume for everything from sanding to decoupage and beyond!"
-The City Sage blog

"26 genius furniture face-lifts."

Chronicle Books, 9781452104157, 192pp.

Publication Date: April 9, 2013

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.