Author: Jones, Stephanie
Brand: B.E.S. Publishing
Number Of Pages: 160
Release Date: 01-03-2015
Details: Product Description Owning one-of-a-kind, bespoke furniture is no longer a privilege of the wealthy or the realm of professional designers. Upstyle Your Furniture shows the rest of us how easy it is to create custom pieces of furniture with a bit of imagination and easy-to-find materials. Why spend a fortune on designer furniture when it's so easy to simply restyle old or inexpensive pieces? Inside, readers will find everything they need to create a look that complements their unique personality and style, including: An introduction to design basics, from tools and materials to understanding how to work with surfaces like wood, glass, fabric, and metal Dozens of tutorials for faux painting techniques; refinishing and distressing surfaces; embellishing upholstery with trims, printing, and embroidery; and much more Resources for supplies, great websites for extra advice, a glossary of terms, and lots of money- and time-saving tipsAn engaging feature of this book lies in its use of "case studies." These brief profiles explore the challenges faced by non-professionals who tackled a project on their own and achieved great results. More than 300 full color images throughout. Review "Furniture artisan Jones, owner of the studio and shop Me & Mrs. Jones, compiles her techniques for furniture transformation into a helpful handbook. Jones's focus on the eco-friendliness of salvaged furniture projects will appeal to DIY restorers with environmental concerns, while her fashionable and unique results will draw those whose interest is more design-oriented. More than 300 full-color photos and illustrations make the book inspiring and instructive." Publisher's Weekly "Jones's debut book pulls together a fascinating collection of furniture projects with useful instruction and delightful pictures. Case studies of furniture success stories provide a wide variety of styles. The introduction to general surface treatments and basic technique is very helpful. Jones's lists of resources for supplies and style websites are excellent, and the further reading recommendations have been thoughtfully compiled and are highly relevant. VERDICT: Overall, this is a great example of styles that will appeal to a wide range of tastes and abilities." Library Journal About the Author Stephanie Jones is a Memphis-based artisan who transforms interiors and furniture using paints, glazes, plasters, stencils, and metal leaf. Her work has been featured in print and online both nationally and in the U.K.
Package Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.8 x 0.6 inches