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Rediscovered treasures : [a new life for old objects] / Ellen Dyrop, Hanna Kristindottir.

By: Dyrop, Ellen.
Contributor(s): Kristinsdóttir, Hanna.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : New Holland, 2011Description: 143 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781847738141 (pbk); 1847738141 (pbk).Subject(s): Decoration and ornament | Handicraft | Found objects (Art) | Recycling (Waste, etc.)DDC classification: 745.594
Contents:
Dramatic door plaques -- Kitchen creativity -- Blackboard magic -- Baking tin transformations -- Cutlery creations -- Cups, cookies and cupcakes -- China and glass revamps -- Glassware glamour -- Storage jar inspirations -- Set the table -- Clever clockworks -- Light and warmth -- Baskets and lampshades -- Not-so-straight lace -- From functional to fabulous -- Take notice -- Hooks for everything -- Bags for bits and pieces -- Basket and bag embellishments -- Decorative decoupage -- Family pictures -- Old hang-ups -- The sewing room -- Mirror, mirror -- Gifts for friends -- Hearts and flowers -- Cosy cushions and throws -- Floor show -- Time for tea -- Bathtime pleasures.
Summary: If you can see potential in an old lampshade or a discarded cake-tin, then you'll find inspiration on every page as the authors share ideas for tuning unloved pieces into beautiful objects for every room in your home.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Breathing new life into old household knick knacks that would otherwise be condemned to a life in the attic or the back of your wardrobe has never been so much fun. This stylish new book shows you how to transform old curios into beautiful decorative ornaments for every room in the home. Innovative ideas abound, ranging from old metal jelly mould doorstops to a chandelier embellished with old silver cutlery! The projects are easy to follow yet stunningly effective. Various craft techniques are used throughout, including embroidery, decoupage and scrap-booking, so there really is something for everyone. It is suitable for lovers of the shabby-chic look and those who have an interest in, junk-shops, antiques and heirlooms.

Includes index.

Subtitle from cover.

First published by Gyldendal Publishers AS, Norway, in 2009 AS Sjarmerende Gjenbruk.

Dramatic door plaques -- Kitchen creativity -- Blackboard magic -- Baking tin transformations -- Cutlery creations -- Cups, cookies and cupcakes -- China and glass revamps -- Glassware glamour -- Storage jar inspirations -- Set the table -- Clever clockworks -- Light and warmth -- Baskets and lampshades -- Not-so-straight lace -- From functional to fabulous -- Take notice -- Hooks for everything -- Bags for bits and pieces -- Basket and bag embellishments -- Decorative decoupage -- Family pictures -- Old hang-ups -- The sewing room -- Mirror, mirror -- Gifts for friends -- Hearts and flowers -- Cosy cushions and throws -- Floor show -- Time for tea -- Bathtime pleasures.

If you can see potential in an old lampshade or a discarded cake-tin, then you'll find inspiration on every page as the authors share ideas for tuning unloved pieces into beautiful objects for every room in your home.

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Booklist Review

Some things are universal, without geographic, demographic, or psychological limits. This old-into-new import from Norway captures the genius of an interior designer's perspective and showcases its authors' commitment to repurposing not-so-valuable antiques. Any silver, china piece, or fabric, for the most part, becomes their canvas for re-invention. In fact, more than 10 individual photographs highlight their transformations, without much need for expensive tools or materials. A bunny mold, with the addition of plaster of Paris, becomes a doorstop. Potholders sewn together adorn cushions. Mismatched cups are the perfect holders for cupcakes. Shoeboxes get third lives with wallpapered skins. Instructions at the end sum up the 19 or so skills to acquire, all within any novice's capabilities, from stencil painting to stiffening lace with sugar syrup. A bona fide reason to haunt flea markets and garage sales.--Jacobs, Barbar. Copyright 2010 Booklist