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Rescue, restore, redecorate : Amy Howard's guide to refinishing furniture and accessories / Amy Howard ; photography by Quentin Bacon

By: Howard, Amy.
Contributor(s): Bacon, Quentin [photographer.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, New York : Abrams, [2018]Copyright date: ©2018Description: 190 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781419729010; 1419729012.Subject(s): House furnishings | House furnishings -- Maintenance and repair | Furniture -- Maintenance and repair | Furniture finishing | Used furniture -- Repairing | Interior decoration accessories | Recycled products | Handicraft | Recycling (Waste, etc.) | Salvage (Waste, etc.) | Do-it-yourself workSummary: Whether you dream of restoring an heirloom to its former beauty, or just want to modernise a flea market treasure, Amy Howard has the design and refinishing secrets you need. Here are all the furniture finishing recipes, techniques, and tips that have made Howard’s beloved classes sold-out success stories, and made Howard herself the go-to guru of refinishing and (3z(Buse what you have(3y (Bredecorating. Try your hand at unique painted and faux finishes, and experiment with gold leaf, distressing, and marvelous graining effects. Along the way, you will learn a treasure trove of techniques, as Howard shares before-and-after makeovers from her studio and offers impeccable step-by-step instruction in all that is needed to achieve each look.
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Whether you dream of restoring an heirloom to its former beauty, or just want to modernize a flea market treasure, Amy Howard has the design and refinishing secrets you need. Here are all the furniture finishing recipes, techniques, and tips that have made Howard's beloved classes sold-out success stories, and made Howard herself the go-to guru of refinishing and "use what you have" redecorating. Try your hand at unique painted and faux finishes, and experiment with gold leaf, distressing, and marvelous graining effects. Along the way, you will learn a treasure trove of techniques, as Howard shares before-and-after makeovers from her studio and offers impeccable step-by-step instruction in all that is needed to achieve each look.

Whether you dream of restoring an heirloom to its former beauty, or just want to modernise a flea market treasure, Amy Howard has the design and refinishing secrets you need. Here are all the furniture finishing recipes, techniques, and tips that have made Howard’s beloved classes sold-out success stories, and made Howard herself the go-to guru of refinishing and (3z(Buse what you have(3y (Bredecorating. Try your hand at unique painted and faux finishes, and experiment with gold leaf, distressing, and marvelous graining effects. Along the way, you will learn a treasure trove of techniques, as Howard shares before-and-after makeovers from her studio and offers impeccable step-by-step instruction in all that is needed to achieve each look.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. 9)
  • Chapter 1 The Thrill of the Hunt (p. 13)
  • Chapter 2 The Creative Pantry (p. 17)
  • Chapter 3 A Repertoire of Finishes: The Basics And Beyond (p. 21)
  • Chapter 4 Chalk-Based Paint (p. 29)
  • The Elton Stereo Cabinet (p. 30)
  • The Genevieve Dresser (p. 34)
  • The Sofia Pillow (p. 40)
  • Chapter 5 Gilding (p. 47)
  • The Nicolas Nightstand (p. 56)
  • The Hugo Table (p. 68)
  • Chapter 6 Lacquer (p. 76)
  • The Augustus Lamp (p. 78)
  • The Donovan Chairs (p. 82)
  • The Lucy Cocktail Table (p. 86)
  • Chapter 7 Milk Paint (Casein Paint) (p. 93)
  • The Eleonora Console (p. 96)
  • The Amelia Chairs (p. 106)
  • Bella Wall Art (p. 110)
  • Chapter 8 Antiqued Mirrors (p. 118)
  • The Selznick Cabinet (p. 120)
  • The Drake Lantern (p. 120)
  • The Alfred Mirror Tray (p. 142)
  • Chapter 9 Aged Surfaces (p. 151)
  • The Hargrave Dresser (p. 152)
  • The André Planters (p. 160)
  • Chapter 10 Transfers (p. 169)
  • The Caroline Headboard (p. 170)
  • Delia Pallet Art (p. 174)
  • Chapter 11 Crafting a Beautiful Life (p. 183)
  • A Refinisher's Vernacular (p. 189)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 190)

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Publishers Weekly Review

Howard (A Maker's Guide), who sells her own brand of furniture restoration products, shares tricks of the trade in this practical, in-depth guide to refurbishing furniture. Through common projects involving chairs, dressers, lamps, and other decor, Howard instructs readers on 17 useful techniques for restoring family heirlooms and making the most of flea market finds. She clearly shows how to prep items, paint, add patina, age mirrors and surfaces, and apply lacquer to items in order to create a piece that transcends "crafty." In one instance, she transforms a humdrum Selznick cabinet found in a heap of trash by painting it a bright blue with a high-gloss lacquer and adding antiqued mirror panels to the drawers. When sprucing up a dingy lamp shade with stripes, Howard recommends diluting chalk-based paint with warm tap water to ensure light still penetrates the shade. Her step-by-step instructions are clear and practically foolproof, with tips for avoiding common pitfalls. Though Howard's products are prominently featured throughout, this not a work of shameless self-promotion, but an essential guide to DIY restoration and antiquing. Color photos. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.