Your new deck or old porch is just waiting to be transformed into an inviting sanctuary for entertaining and relaxing. You'll find it hard to tear yourself away from your new outdoor retreat. Complete these simple stylish projects and all the comforts of home will be right outside your front or back door. They will enhance a range of architectural styles and urban locations, whether you prefer rustic charm or Victorian splendour. * The rustic porch * Bungalow style * Queen Anne porch * Dining al fresco * * A deck for the green fingered * A Victorian lover's porch * Lounge deck * * A bird-watcher's porch * Scented porches * Bubbling water gardens * * Light up the night with a metal Iantern featuring traditional punched-metal designs. * Get cosy leaning back on pillows stitched from fabrics suitable for the outdoors. * Encourage lounging with a soothing water garden adorned with a tiny, bubbling fountain. * Attract birds by building whimsical birdhouses using dollshouse supplies.
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Tourtillott (The New Photocrafts, Decorating Baskets) here provides projects, outdoor living tips, and decorating styles for porches and decks. Divided by decorating style, such as rustic, gardenlike, and Victorian, each chapter includes color photographs with instructions for projects, such as a rustic bird feeder or hammered copper candle holders. The written instructions are clear, but the lack of illustrations, especially for more complex projects, is a weakness. Advice tips on enjoying the porch include napping and making the environment bug free. For its projects and outdoor living tips, this book will complement Megan Fulweiler's Relaxing on the Porch (LJ 5/15/01), which gives a better review of decorating styles for porches.
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Book Description Lark Books, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111579902073
Book Description Lark Books, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1579902073