Decorative Furniture with Donna Dewberry

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Transform Plain Furniture into Family Treasures!

It's easy and fun with Donna Dewberry. In this inspiring guide, she demonstrates her trademark, one-stroke painting techniques in 10 all-new projects designed especially for furniture. Just follow along. You'll transform old and new tables, chests and cabinets into elegant objects that complement the decor of every room.

From soft florals and meandering vines to ripe cherries and delicate china, Donna shows you how to achieve her realistic style with clear, step-by-step instructions that detail every stroke.

Donna leaves nothing to chance, providing complete instructions for surface preparation, brush loading and stroke technique. In no time, you'll be taking her easy techniques one step further, painting your own designs on anything in need of a decorative touch.

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Donna Dewberry is the most successful decorative painter ever. She has done ten books for North Light since 1998. She is contracted through 2007 with PBS stations nationwide for her program One-Stroke Painting with Donna Dewberry and is also a biweekly presenter on the Home Shopping Network and America's Store. Her designs are licensed for home decor fabrics, wallpapers, quilts, embroidery, etc.

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Decorative furniture, in Dewberry's viewpoint, means painting in the one- (or a few-) brushstroke technique--not the sponging, ragging, and stenciling that Jocasta Innes articulated. In fact, the entire how-to and project orientation here focuses on painting; there's nothing about preparation, stripping, and other preliminary methods needed for a clean, ready-to-decorate surface. Yet for fanciers of this traditional technique, the sky is virtually the limit of possibilities--10 projects show, from background to final varnish, the best effects of applying colorful flowers and fauna and displaying blue-and-white china atop chests of drawers, tables, trunks, and screens. Great step-by-step photographs help master this art. Resources appended. Barbara Jacobs
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