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Simple Painted Furniture

Decorative paint is the perfect way to give new life to old furniture, and 200 full-color and two-color illustrations can teach the reader everything from graining to trompe l'oeil. It is the ideal introduction to a versatile decorating technique. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Hardcover: 128 pages

Publisher: Grove Pr; 1St Edition edition (July 1989)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1555843409

ISBN-13: 978-1555843403

Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.7 x 0.6 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #310,090 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #14 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Home Improvement & Design > How-to & Home Improvements > Woodworking > Furniture & Carpentry #1201 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Home Improvement & Design > Decorating & Design

Annie Sloan is well known for her chalk paint which requires no prep work. This book is from 1989 and deals with the stripping and scraping and sanding preparation for painting furniture. Way fussier than chalk paint. Nice but dated techniques, like sponge painting.

Excellant photography. Simple instuctions and good tips. Addresses most paint and design techniques needed. Gives good ideas to create painted furniture with a personal touch. Well done.

I think this was before Annie Sloan invented her paint. Totally different , in that she mostly does ornamental painting which is beyond the talent of most of us.I recommend sticking to her subsequent how -to books, with her AMAZING paint.

I really thought that since this was an Annie Sloane book it would be about chalk paint and it was absolutely not. I didn't even find anything interesting in the book. It was all pictures and not enough about how to achieve the look. This is what I call a shame. I was so disappointed. I've bought several of her books all expecting to find things pertaining to chalk paint and none were. Don't waste your money.

i bought this book because it was written by Annie Sloan and I fell in love with her chalk paint. But this book has nothing to do with chalk paint and it is very simple painted furniture that I've seen in every other book on this subject. Just not what I expected.

This book makes a great gift for anyone looking to update their old furniture. This book allows even a novice to brighten up those flea market, garage sale, and consignment bargains. I have used the book to inspire my ideas to paint and re-finish a set of bookshelves, a kitchen table, and a kitchen hutch. Everyone always asks where I got them and each person is amazed to know that they are vintage pieces with a modern twist and classic appeal.

Annie Sloan is one of my favorite artists who explains her projects with great detail. She has talent and taste!!! Her designs and colors are beautiful. She has many books on the market and I have almost all of them. You will love her work and this book.

I reviewed this book after getting it from .com,and decided to order another for my daughter,who just moved into a new home,and wants to have different styles,and colors in her space.She is thrilled with the ease,and the suggestions of painting different motifs on furniture,which she found simple and interesting,and at such a price difference than buying the same piece of furniture in a retail setting.A great "how to"book.

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