Quick and Easy Paint Transformations by Annie Sloan
With this book in one hand and a brush in the other, you can learn how to create different finishes and effects with paint to change everyday rooms and furnishings into something special, all for the price of a pot of paint. The first section of the book tells you everything you need to know before you start: how to prepare surfaces properly, choose the right paint for the right place, use the best tools, and select a color scheme that will work with the room in question. 50 different techniques follow, with step-by-step photography demonstrating how to achieve the finished look, accompanied by inspirational images showing the effect used on walls, doors, furniture, and floors. Learn how to update old secondhand furniture, or how to give modern pieces a softly-aged appearance. Whatever the style of your interiors, Quick and Easy Paint Transformations will show you the best way to makeover your home.