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: Ageing and Distressing; Working with the Base; Working with Colour; 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.
Annie Sloan is one of the world’s most respected experts in the field of decorative painting. She runs highly successful workshops from her shop in Oxford, and teaches in Europe and the US. She has written 10 books, including Annie Sloan’s Painted Garden (ISBN 978-1-903116-62-3) Annie Sloan’s Painted Kitchen (ISBN 978-1-903116-91-3) and Creating The French Look (ISBN 978-1-906094-33-1) – all published by CICO Books – and has featured prominently on PBS television and the Homes & Gardens TV channel in the USA. She also sells her own ranges of paint and French fabric, as well as vintage furniture, much of it from France, where she has a home. The author is based in Oxford.