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All it takes is paint, a little time, and some inspired, quick, and easy decorative ideas to give old furniture a new lease on life--or transform unpainted pieces into works of art. These 29 ways to use stenciling, stamping, sponging, distressing, stippling, and glazing techniques will result in magnificent, strikingly original focal points for every room in the house. Choose a style. Some are whimsical, bursting with color and fun details, like the "busy bees" that embellish a honey-colored cupboard. Others, including a Southern Magnolias Armoire, add a touch of old-fashioned romance. And still more are just right for a child. Information on choosing supplies, and on cleaning, stripping old paint, sanding, and preparing furniture, enable even beginners to get started instantly--and templates make tracing patterns simple. Complete these attractive designs as is...or adapt them to fit a variety of pieces and decors. The author lives in Decatur, GA. 128 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 11. NEW IN PAPERBACK