Simple decorating tricks which will appeal to anyone interested in creating a period mood in their home - Clear instructions for over 35 original decorating projects, which are easily achievable using time-saving short-cuts - The easy-to-use antiquing techniques range from sponging and patinating to trompe l'oeil and decoupage - Projects are time-banded, from a couple of hours to a weekend
Preparation of wood; decorative finishes; antique finishes; basic equipment. One-hour wonders: picture bows; summer blinds; verdigris galvanized planter; medieval urn and corbel. Two-hour transformations: bamboo table and faux bamboo chair; tripod lamp; acanthus planter; two cherubs; pot pourri holders. Morning makeovers: French cupboard; cream candlestick lamp; jewellery box and hand mirror; exotic suliman silk cushions; oval tray; enamel towel holder and soap dish. Evening escapades; rose-painted cachepot; country chest; medieval-style cushions; carved candlesticks; Edwardian ewer and bowl. Same-day sensations: black Victorian chairs; striped hat tin; Victorian bedroom; Edwardian dressing table. Weekend workovers: medieval cupboard; roses headboard; Indian coffee table; Singer sewing machine table; fabuluous fireboard; Regency desk. Ingenious ideas: Queen Anne cabinet; Edwardian washstand; Edwardian picture frames; bread bin; French cafetieres; fish kettle; douchepots; galvanized laundry bowl; Lloyd Loom chairs; iron plant stand; garden cupboard. Safety precautions; measurements; directory of suppliers.