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Whether you dream of restoring an heirloom to its former beauty, or just want to modernize a flea market treasure, Amy Howard has the design and refinishing secrets you need. Here are all the furniture finishing recipes, techniques, and tips that have made Howard’s beloved classes sold-out success stories, and made Howard herself the go-to guru of refinishing and “use what you have” redecorating. Try your hand at unique painted and faux finishes, and experiment with gold leaf, distressing, and marvelous graining effects. Along the way, you will learn a treasure trove of techniques, as Howard shares before-and-after makeovers from her studio and offers impeccable step-by-step instruction in all that is needed to achieve each look.
About the Author
Amy Howard is a designer, teacher, and driving force in the world of home furnishings. Her dedication to the mantra “rescue, restore, redecorate” is evident within the Amy Howard line of products. She is a regular contributor to FamilyCircle and Women’s Day magazines, and is also launching a furniture collection with F. Schumacher in 2017. Howard lives with her husband, Gene, in Memphis, Tennessee.
"[Howard's] step-by-step instructions are clear and practically foolproof, with tips for avoiding common pitfalls...an essential guide to DIY restoration and antiquing."
— Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)