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The house that faux built : transform your home using paints, plasters & creativ
Van Dooren, Adrienne
Adult Nonfiction NK1990 .V36 2007

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Summary: A "Must-Have" Idea and Resource Guide for: Homeowners: Over 300 photos with ideas and inspiration for homes from $50,000 to $5 million, Visual tricks to make small rooms look larger, ceilings taller or large rooms cozier, Solutions to common problems. Real Estate Professionals: Fast and inexpensive ways to make a dated house sell! A cure for cold feet for clients who fear the "fixer-upper", The perfect house-warming gift. Designers: The 5 rules of design you should break, Cutting edge techniques and products your clients want! Photos that will help you inspire clients to update floors, ceilings, and closets. Artists: An extensive resource guide of schools, forums, conferences and more, Tips from the pros, Great ideas - Be inspired, Be very inspired! D-I-Y'ers And House Flippers: 3 ways to makeover laminate countertops, 8 great options for cement floors, porches and walks, How to cover old tile, cabinets, and refrigerators without ripping them out, General descriptions of what we did ("how -to" DVDs available). I'm often asked how this project came about. It started as a thought; an idea that expanded into action as many artists shared the same vision. In the end the project exceeded all expectations, becoming the decorative artisan's version of "We are the World." Over a hundred top artists worked together in "concert" to fund a House to be built by Habitat for Humanity-New Orleans for Katrina victims, therefore we named the project the ''The House that Faux Built." An international birdhouse painting contest was added to aid the animals made homeless by the hurricanes and to insure that any artist who wanted to participate in this project could do so. Once funded, many of the artists and volunteers will go to New Orleans to work on the Habitat house. A portion of proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Habitat-New Orleans to continue this work, with the remainder reimbursing past costs of keeping the house unoccupied and helping to fund future projects. It is also our hope that this book will increase public awareness of the incredible advances in faux and decorative painting since the sponging fad of the 90's and serve as a catalyst for ideas and further advancements in decorative painting. Book jacket.

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