50 Ways to Paint Furniture: The Easy, Step-by-Step Way to by Elise C. Kinkead

By Elise C. Kinkead

50 effortless ornamental furniture-painting projects.

Most ornamental portray books out there are orientated towards the crafter instead of the house adorning fanatic. This e-book is designed to entice the house development viewers to boot. The procedure for every undertaking isn't to create artwork on furnishings, yet to create ornamental furnishings for the house and doesn't require the inventive ability and daunting fabrics that extra craft-oriented furnishings portray ideas require. entire, step by step images for fifty special and straightforward ornamental paint innovations, fake finishes, and floor elaborations make this the main complete reference on hand for the DIY-inclined decorator. strategies are illustrated on various different types of universal furnishings together with chests, chairs, cabinets and tables in addition to unfinished furnishings, flea-market reveals and the cheap furnishings now bought in mass-market shops, craft shops, and residential development facilities. With 50 detailed ideas, this e-book bargains anything for everyone. Painted furnishings can glance rustic or based, whimsical or subtle. offers concepts to make new furnishings appear like a superb old, and methods to make well-used furnishings glance higher than new. All initiatives use instruments and paints generally to be had and offered in home-improvement shops in addition to elaborations and fabrics bought in craft shops. there'll be an in depth fundamentals part approximately portray furnishings together with forms of paint, portray instruments, getting ready the furnishings, and uncomplicated portray and marking.

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Mark off the intarsia design area with the ruler and pencil, then tape along the outside of the design area on which you are working. 2 Draw your pattern with a thin pencil line using a clear ruler (which helps keep lines parallel or perpendicular to each other). 3 Tape along the outside of the pencil lines beginning in the interior of the design. Basecoat each section with the appropriate paint for the individual finishes, allowing the paint to dry between sections. In this case, the pale yellow/green paint was applied for the Malachite finish.

Choose smooth-surfaced furniture pieces with closed grain (open grain can cause air-pocket problems). The glued paper may be applied directly over any surface that does not resist water. If your surface is water-resistant, apply a primer coat before beginning. 2 cm) 1 Thin the white glue with water to brushing consistency; apply it to the project surface using the latex paintbrush (this helps the paper adhere strongly to the surface). Allow it to dry completely, about one hour. The glue is completely transparent when dry.

Marble intarsia can be seen on the floors of buildings and churches throughout Europe. Marble and stone were inlaid in fanciful patterns or pictorial motifs such as lion heads and astrological symbols. Intarsia creates pattern, color, form, and shape and is a wonderful way to include the look of semi-precious stone without the high cost or specialized knowledge necessary. With a combination of painting techniques, you can create a simple or highly involved design. Malachite, lapis, and stone, each outlined in Fabulous Fakes, were used in this intarsia, but you can use any finish you like.

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