About the Book
Owning one-of-a-kind, bespoke furniture is no longer a privilege of the wealthy or the realm of professional designers. Upstyle Your Furniture shows the rest of us how easy it is to create custom pieces of furniture with a bit of imagination and easy-to-find materials. Why spend a fortune on designer furniture when it's so easy to simply restyle old or inexpensive pieces? Inside, readers will find everything they need to create a look that complements their unique personality and style, including:
- An introduction to design basics, from tools and materials to understanding how to work with surfaces like wood, glass, fabric, and metal
- Dozens of tutorials for faux painting techniques; refinishing and distressing surfaces; embellishing upholstery with trims, printing, and embroidery; and much more
- Resources for supplies, great websites for extra advice, a glossary of terms, and lots of money- and time-saving tips
My Take on the Book
I have not done a lot of upcycling in the past but I have heard about it and was interested in learning more. This book was filled with amazing tips that I learned a ton from. While I am definitely a beginner, I still felt that I could understand what they were saying. I might have done better in my attempts if I had a bit more experience, but that was ok in the end. The book has some great illustrations that walk you through the steps to follow to create some very amazing furniture. The directions were easy to follow and there are a ton of new ideas that I would love to try again in the future.
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