Rescue, Restore, Redecorate : Amy Howard's Guide to Refinishing Furniture and Accessories
Amy Howard's Guide to Refinishing Furniture and Accessories
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. "The book goes beyond basic ‘just chalk paint it' ideas, with step-by-step advice on gilding, antiquing mirrors and furniture, as well as fixing and restoring. There are lots of materials involved – this isn't super-cheap upcycling by any means – but the results are stunning and inspiring.", Reclaim magazine
For the last 20 years, Amy Howard and the Amy Howard Home brand have been a driving force in the world of home furnishings. Her dedication to the mantra Rescue, Restore, Redecorate is clearly evident within the Amy Howard branded line of products and finishes sold at more than 3,000 ACE hardware stores worldwide. Currently, Amy has over 900,000 monthly visitors to her website and blog and she is a regular contributor to Family Circle and Women's Day magazines. In addition, Amy is a frequent and sought-after speaker, and is popular with the 700 Club. She is also launching a furniture collection with F. Schumacher this year.