Upstyle your Furniture: Techniques and Creative Inspiration to Style Your Home by Stephanie Jones(Barron’s, 2015) takes you on the step-by-step process of restyling old, inexpensive furniture to create a fresh and appealing look. Once you’ve scoured tag sales for the perfect piece, all you’ll need are a few readily available tools (which are clearly outlined) to effortlessly upstyle your latest find. A comprehensive guide of understanding different surfaces and how to paint on them is equally important. Every scenario is covered, including how to approach painting your furniture if it’s a hybrid mix of materials. If you find yourself needing encouragement, flip to the case studies section where you can see the results of other DIYers working on the same projects.
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