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 booklet is designed to attract the house development viewers to boot. The method for every venture isn't really to create paintings 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 thoughts require. whole, step by step images for fifty targeted and straightforward ornamental paint suggestions, pretend finishes, and floor elaborations make this the main entire reference to be had for the DIY-inclined decorator. options are illustrated on a number of forms of universal furnishings together with chests, chairs, cabinets and tables in addition to unfinished furnishings, flea-market unearths and the cheap furnishings now bought in mass-market outlets, craft shops, and residential development facilities. With 50 exact thoughts, this booklet deals whatever for everyone. Painted furnishings can glance rustic or based, whimsical or subtle. presents strategies to make new furnishings seem like a wonderful vintage, and methods to make well-used furnishings glance larger than new. All initiatives use instruments and paints as a rule to be had and offered in home-improvement shops in addition to elaborations and fabrics bought in craft shops. there'll be an intensive fundamentals part approximately portray furnishings together with varieties of paint, portray instruments, getting ready the furnishings, and simple portray and marking.
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Load the paintbrush well with thinned paint and either draw it toward yourself along the pencil line (striping paintbrush) or between the edge and the pencil line (flat paintbrush). qxd 10 42 12/5/06 5:19 PM Page 42 Soft Geometry LOOK WHAT HAPPENS with a can of spray paint—a finish that creates itself! Any color palette works, but using three colors to create Soft Geometry is easiest. The three colors should include a light, a medium, and a dark value. Relax and enjoy the process as you create this soft look.
3 Divide your surface into sections, avoiding right angles (try for obtuse angles). Tape off one section. Brush slightly thinned beige paint over the section. Pull the notched squeegee through the wet paint, softly arcing and waving as you go. The type of pattern is up to you, soft or wild. Continue to follow your pattern over the entire section. You may add voids to your pattern by moving the squeegee farther over or slightly changing the angle of the pull. If you don’t like how a section looks, wipe off the paint with a water-dampened cloth and start over.
You may add voids to your pattern by moving the squeegee farther over or slightly changing the angle of the pull. If you don’t like how a section looks, wipe off the paint with a water-dampened cloth and start over. Allow the section to dry or force-dry with a hair dryer. ” It should not run, but be loose enough to pull off with the squeegee. 4 Continue until all sections are completed, wiping the squeegee blade occasionally with a rag or paper towel to remove excess paint. 5 When all the sections are dry, apply the gel stain to soften and antique the finish.
50 Ways to Paint Furniture: The Easy, Step-by-Step Way to Decorator Looks by Elise C. Kinkead