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Painting and Decorating Furniture Paperback – Oct. 1 1997

4.3 out of 5 stars 42 ratings

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Armed with this book and some basic paint supplies, you can turn ho-hum furniture into useful and attractive pieces. There's no need to be a gifted craftsperson because the highly organized projects are well-illustrated with step-by-step instructions anyone can follow. (Jim Carlson Country Decorating Ideas 2000-03-01)

This tome is truly inspirational. After leafing through it, it's easy to see the artistic possibilities within your weary wooden furniture ... [Sheila McGraw's] full-color photographs detailing each step of the project are extremely helpful for the engineering-challenged. (Jennifer Isaac Calgary Sun 2000-02-05)

The epitome of instruction for those wanting to spruce up their personal items. McGraw shows how to breathe new life and color into old wood, metal and plastic laminated cabinets, desks, dressers, tables, chairs and cushions. (Charlotte Observer 2000-04-12)

If you're planning to refinish any furniture, I heartily recommend this book, because it will tell you everything you need to know. The beautiful color photographs will provide you with lots of inspiration for your own work, while technical aspects are covered in full. (Liz Graham Newfoundland Herald 2000-07-01)

A great gift for the do-it-yourselfer. (Style at Home Magazine)

Painting and Decorating Furniture by Sheila McGraw is truly the most inspiring. The illustrated steps and materials lists let the reader believe 'I can do this!' (Newsday)

McGraw has a wonderful eye for unleashing the personality of seemingly bland, ordinary pieces. (New Orleans Times-Picayune)

Painting and Decorating Furniture is the epitome of instruction for those wanting to spruce up their personal items. McGraw shows how to breathe new life and color into old wood, metal and plastic laminated cabinets, desks, dressers, tables, chairs and cushions. (Lee Littlewood Copley News Service 1999-10-21)

This is an 'ooh and ahh' book. As in, 'Ooh, look how she made faux stucco seraphims and mud-colored paint look like a million bucks,' and 'Ahh, I didn't know branches and leaves could look so sophisticated.' (Sandy Guerra-Cline Fort Worth Morning Star-Telegram 1999-11-27)

A good start for beginners with simple, easy-to-follow projects, furniture preparation and materials. (Joy Kraft Cincinnati Enquirer 2004-01-03)

About the Author

Sheila McGraw is author of Papier Mâché Today, Gifts Kids Can Make, Papier Mâché for Kids, Dolls Kids Can Make and Soft Toys to Sew. She is the illustrator of the best-selling children's books Love You Forever, and Lightning Bug Thunder as well as author/illustrator of Pussycats Everywhere.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Firefly Books; Pbk. ed edition (Oct. 1 1997)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 304 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1552093808
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1552093801
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 1.32 kg
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 24.13 x 1.91 x 28.58 cm
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    4.3 out of 5 stars 42 ratings

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NEW RELEASE! Life's too short to concentrate on just one genre, and lately, McGraw has hopped from the kid-lit sandbox to the grown-ups' steamy hot tub with "The Knife Thrower's Wife" a mystery/domestic-suspense novel.

Sheila McGraw was born in Toronto and began her career as an illustrator and copywriter for retail fashion outlets and editorial publications. In 1986 she was approached by Firefly Books to illustrate "Love You Forever" written by Robert Munsch. As that book achieved success she wrote and/or illustrated several craft and children's books. McGraw's "Papier-Mache for Kids" was awarded the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award. Her artwork has been widely exhibited and represented by the Loch Galleries in Canada.

The best seller Love You Forever has been voted Most Iconic Book Cover in a readers' poll conducted by CBC. Thank you to everyone who voted for Love You Forever.

Sheila McGraw is painting and writing in Houston Texas. She is the mother of 3 grown sons.

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