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USA Best Selling Books on Painting and Decorating from Amazon USA

Instant Wall Art - Botanical Prints: 45 Ready-to-Frame Vintage Illustrations for Your Home Decor
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Personalize your space with beautiful, nature-inspired prints!

Featuring dozens of stylized, vintage illustrations, Instant Wall Art: Botanical Prints captures the intricate details and vibrant colors of the world's most stunning plants. Each page encourages you to frame your favorite pieces and personalize your space with the beauty of the outdoors. From the blooming Cape blue water lily to the flowering peach tree branch, this book's beautiful, budget-friendly art makes it easy and inexpensive to transform your entire home.

With Instant Wall Art: Botanical Prints, you can finally say goodbye to blank walls and hello to the nature-inspired look you love--all at an exceptional value!
List Price: $18.99
Amazon’s Lowest Price: $10.21   
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By: Adams Media.   2015-01-02

Color Recipes for Painted Furniture and More: 40 step-by-step projects to transform your home
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With this book in one hand and a brush in the other, you can learn how to transform everyday furniture into something special, all for the price of a pot of paint.

Annie Sloan is a paint legend and one of the world’s most popular experts in the field of decorative painting. In Color Recipes for Painted Furniture and more, Annie presents 40 new projects and ideas, showing you the easy way to update tired furniture and transform your home. Working with her own range of chalk paints, Annie shows how to mix colors and how to achieve certain looks. Whether your taste is for colorful boho chic or restrained Swedish hues, cozy and comforting rustic shades, a modern and contemporary approach, or an elegant French look, here you will find a project to suit you. Start off by mastering the simple art of colorwashing, and work your way up to transfer printing, gilding, stenciling, and glazing. There are even instructions for dyeing fabric using paint. As well as painting furniture, the projects range from a staircase painted in a rainbow of colors to stenciled walls, transforming floors with a coat of paint to dyeing linen curtains and even painting a vintage chandelier. Throughout the book, Annie offers expert tips, techniques, shortcuts, and guidance, showing you the easy way to create a stylish home.
List Price: $24.95
Amazon’s Lowest Price: $11.92   
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By: CICO Books.   2013-03-14

Annie Sloan Paints Everything: Step-by-step projects for your entire home, from walls, floors, and furniture, to curtains, blinds, pillows, and shades
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Decorative paint expert Annie Sloan shows how paint can transform any surface in your house.

In this, her most personal book yet, Annie Sloan opens up a world of possibilities when it comes to decorating your home. As well as ways to transform walls and furniture, you’ll also learn wonderful techniques for painting floors, fabrics, lighting, and more. Discover three chapters, all packed full of inspiration and advice: Furniture and Lighting, Fabric and Other Surfaces, and Walls and Floors. Forty step-by-step projects will guide you through the methods for using paint in ways you never thought possible, with clear instructions accompanying each picture, and helpful tips along the way. Learn about printing, stenciling, gilding, transferring images, and dyeing fabric, as well as all the secrets of making the most of Annie’s own Chalk Paint® range. Find out, too, how to combine colors for different styles, and how to tap into your creativity by painting patterns freehand.

No matter what your skill level, Annie Sloan Paints Everything will enable you to make over your home so you have the naturally stylish, individual interior you’ve always wanted.
List Price: $24.95
Amazon’s Lowest Price: $12.18   
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By: CICO Books.   2016-11-22

Quick and Easy Paint Transformations: 50 step-by-step projects for walls, floors, stairs & furniture
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With this book in one hand and a brush in the other, you can learn how to create different paint finishes and effects to change everyday rooms and furniture into something special, all for the price of a pot of paint.

The first section of the book tells you everything you need to know before you start – how to prepare surfaces properly, choose the right paint for the right place, and use the best tools. Then, the 50 projects are divided into five sections: Aging and Distressing; Working with the Base; Working with Color; Handpainting; and Crackle, Gilding, and Decoupage. There are step-by-step images showing how to achieve the finished look, before shots and inspirational photography showing the effects used on walls and doors, furniture and floors. Learn how to bring old second-hand furniture bang up to date, or how to give modern pieces a softly aged appearance, as well as ways to treat and transform floorboards, doors, and plastered walls. Whatever the style of your interiors, Quick and Easy Paint Transformations will show you the best way to makeover your home.
List Price: $21.95
Amazon’s Lowest Price: $9.17   
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By: CICO Books.   2010-04-08

Furniture Makeovers: Simple Techniques for Transforming Furniture with Paint, Stains, Paper, Stencils, and More
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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.
List Price: $24.95
Amazon’s Lowest Price: $12.29   
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By: Chronicle Books.   2013-04-09

Farrow & Ball How to Decorate
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Set to become the bible of home decoration, Farrow & Ball How to Decorate provides a highly practical and inspirational guide to the successful use of paint and paper in any home, large or small, urban or country.

Published on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the iconic brand, the book brings together the expertise of Joa Studholme and Farrow & Ball's creative team to demystify the nitty-gritty of transforming a home - from deciding which colors work best in a north-facing room to creating accents with paint and making the most of a feature wall.
List Price: $39.99
Amazon’s Lowest Price: $19.30   
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By: Mitchell Beazley.   2016-06-07

Building Cabinets, Bookcases & Shelves: 29 Step-by-Step Projects to Beautify Your Home
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A Place for Everything...

Whether you need storage for books, DVDs, games or clothes, you'll find attractive, custom options in this book. Open shelving? An enclosed cabinet? A classic bookcase? They're all here. Building Bookcases, Cabinets and Shelves offers 29 storage solutions in a variety of styles and sizes with both open and enclosed storage. Each project includes cutting lists, step-by-step instructions and tips and advice from professional woodworkers who have made each piece. Best of all, you can build them just as they are, or customize further to make each piece uniquely yours.

List Price: $21.99
Amazon’s Lowest Price: $12.00   
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By: Popular Woodworking Books.   2012-05-18

Shades of Grey: Decorating with the most elegant of neutrals
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Crammed with fascinating facts, expert advice, plenty of wit and humor, and a wealth of essential information, Shades of Grey will guide you through the minefield that is choosing exactly the right shade of gray paint.

There's no doubt about it, grey is the shade of the moment. Restaurants, stores, and homes are covered in it. There's not a home improvement show that doesn't use it. And forget 50 shades...in fact the human eye can detect more than 500. As can the average paint color chart.

“Everyone wants to paint their houses grey at the moment,” says Karen Haller, a color expert who advises clients on branding and color psychology. “But it's one of the most difficult colours to get right.” Get it wrong and a room will be cold and dark, possibly even energy-sapping. Get it right, however, and your home will look fresh, sophisticated, and modern. So how do we go about choosing the perfect hue? In 'Shades of Grey' Kate Watson-Smyth will help you find exactly the right shade for your space. Full of expert advice and essential information and spiced with a generous dash of humor, this book will guide you through the minefield that is choosing the perfect shade of gray paint.
List Price: $29.95
Amazon’s Lowest Price: $16.47   
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By: Ryland Peters & Small.   2016-02-11

Fabric Surface Design: Painting, Stamping, Rubbing, Stenciling, Silk Screening, Resists, Image Transfer, Marbling, Crayons & Colored Pencils, Batik, Nature Prints, Monotype Printing
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Sensational sewing projects demand fabulous fabrics! Fiber artist Cheryl Rezendes shows you how to create an astonishing array of surface designs, simply and safely, using textile paints and printing ink. She covers a wide variety of techniques: stamping, ancient Japanese Shibori, silkscreen, soy wax and flour resist, image transfer, marbling, nature printing, foils and metal leaf, and more. Step-by-step photographs illustrate every technique, and Rezendes includes innovative suggestions on how to combine and layer techniques for stunningly original results.
List Price: $29.95
Amazon’s Lowest Price: $16.23   
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By: Workman Publishing Company.   2013-03-26

Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint Workbook: A practical guide to mixing paint and making style choices
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Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint Workbook is part sketch book, part practical guide to working with the different key styles that Annie and co-author and son, Felix Sloan wrote about in their book 'Room Recipes for Style and Colour'.

Room Recipes had step-by-step guides and plenty of how-tos – with the Chalk Paint Workbook it’s over to you. The Chalk Paint Workbook is grouped into sections, with space for you to jot down your thoughts and play with different shapes, colours and patterns. There are also handy pockets for storing magazine clippings and fabric swatches. Use it like you’d use a sketch book or scrap book and experiment with your style.

List Price: $19.95
Amazon’s Lowest Price: $8.99   
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By: CICO Books.   2015-10-15


 

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