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Furniture Makeovers by Barb Blair

furniture makeovers reviewDo you have an old dresser or chair that is just begging for a makeover? After perusing “Furniture Makeovers” by Barb Blair, you may be inspired to try some of your own creative transformations. The author lays out all of the tools and materials, but I confess, I went straight for the before and after pictures. Such plain and unnoticeable pieces popped off the page after receiving a new finish, coat of paint and hardware.

 Reading this book may have you looking at your furniture with fresh ideas or you may decide to hunt flea markets or estate sales in search of the perfect find. The author covers a variety of techniques which she describes as simple. There are several pictures and step-by-step instructions for each technique, painting, waxing, staining and stenciling. You can check this book out or place it on hold.

 If you are on a roll with home projects, you may want to take a look at our GALE database Home Improvement Collection.  This database is another great resource for homeowner’s “how to” questions. Coverage includes small and large home projects, both indoors and outdoors. Some of the topics are building design, room makeovers, and home maintenance. Click here for access:

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