Decorative Furniture
Enhance every room in your home with these easy painting projects
with Donna Dewberry

Softcover
215 x 280mm
128pp

Published by North Light Books, Cincinnati, Ohio USA

R.R.P.$29.90

ISBN 1-58180-016-9

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Child's Tall Chest


Cherries & Berries Desk Top


3-Drawer Chest with Florals


Flowers and Birds on 2-Door Cabinet


Sea Shell Trunk

 

Extract from back cover of book:

Transform plain furniture into family treasures!

It's easy and fun with Donna Dewberry. In this inspiring guide, she demonstrates her trademark one-stroke painting techniques in 10 all-new projects designed especially for furniture. Just follow along. You'll transform old and new tables, chests and cabinets into elegant objects that compliment the decor of every room.

From soft floras and meandering vines to ripe cherries and delicate china, Donna shows you how to achieve her realistic style with clear, step-by-step instructions that detail every stroke.

Donna leaves nothing to chance, providing complete instructions for surface preparation, brush loading and stroke technique. In no time, you'll be taking her easy techniques one step further, painting your own designs on anything in need of a decorative touch.

Photos: Colour

Contents

Introduction

Materials

How to Load your Brushes with Paint
Side Loading
Double Loading
Multi-Loading
Loading the Script Liner
How to use Floating Medium
Loading the Scruffy brush

Basic Painting Techniques
Painting Vines
Painting Leaves
Painting a One-Stroke Leaf
Creating a Natural Growth Pattern
Curlicues and Calyxes
Painting Fern Leaves
Transferring the Pattern

Project One: Child's Tall Chest

Project Two: Cherries & Berries Desk Top

Project Three: 3-Drawer Chest with Florals

Project Four: Flowers and Birds on 2-Door Cabinet

Project Five: Sea Shell Trunk

Project Six: Floral Jewelry Armoire

Project Seven: Lavender & Hydrangeas on Stackable Drawers

Project Eight: Tropical Birdhouse Cabinet

Project Nine: Wildflowers and Ferns on Tray Table

Project Ten: Trompe L'oeil Folding Screen

Resources
Index


Floral Jewelry Armoire


Lavender & Hydrangeas on Stackable Drawers


Tropical Birdhouse Cabinet


Wildflowers and Ferns on Tray Table


Trompe L'oeil Folding Screen