Best Annie Sloan books

Color Recipes for Painted Furniture and More: 40 step-by-step projects to transform your home

Annie Sloan

Best price for this book: $ 13.12

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With this book in one hand and a brush in the other, you can learn how to transform everyday furniture into something special, all for the price of a pot of paint.

Annie Sloan is a paint legend and one of the world’s most popular experts in the field of decorative painting. In Color Recipes for Painted Furniture and more, Annie presents 40 new projects and ideas, showing you the easy way to update tired furniture and transform your home. Working with her own range of chalk paints, Annie shows how to mix colors and how to achieve certain looks. Whether your taste is for colorful boho chic or restrained Swedish hues, cozy and comforting rustic shades, a modern and contemporary approach, or an elegant French look, here you will find a project to suit you. Start off by mastering the simple art of colorwashing, and work your way up to transfer printing, gilding, stenciling, and glazing. There are even instructions for dyeing fabric using paint. As well as painting furniture, the projects range from a staircase painted in a rainbow of colors to stenciled walls, transforming floors with a coat of paint to dyeing linen curtains and even painting a vintage chandelier. Throughout the book, Annie offers expert tips, techniques, shortcuts, and guidance, showing you the easy way to create a stylish home.

Annie Sloan Paints Everything: Step-by-step projects for your entire home, from walls, floors, and furniture, to curtains, blinds, pillows, and shades

Annie Sloan

Best price for this book: $ 14.39

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Decorative paint expert Annie Sloan shows how paint can transform any surface in your house.

In this, her most personal book yet, Annie Sloan opens up a world of possibilities when it comes to decorating your home. As well as ways to transform walls and furniture, you’ll also learn wonderful techniques for painting floors, fabrics, lighting, and more. Discover three chapters, all packed full of inspiration and advice: Furniture and Lighting, Fabric and Other Surfaces, and Walls and Floors. Forty step-by-step projects will guide you through the methods for using paint in ways you never thought possible, with clear instructions accompanying each picture, and helpful tips along the way. Learn about printing, stenciling, gilding, transferring images, and dyeing fabric, as well as all the secrets of making the most of Annie’s own Chalk Paint® range. Find out, too, how to combine colors for different styles, and how to tap into your creativity by painting patterns freehand.

No matter what your skill level, Annie Sloan Paints Everything will enable you to make over your home so you have the naturally stylish, individual interior you’ve always wanted.

Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint Workbook: A practical guide to mixing paint and making style choices

Annie Sloan

Best price for this book: $ 11.74

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Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint Workbook is part sketch book, part practical guide to working with the different key styles that Annie and co-author and son, Felix Sloan wrote about in their book 'Room Recipes for Style and Colour'.

Room Recipes had step-by-step guides and plenty of how-tos – with the Chalk Paint Workbook it’s over to you. The Chalk Paint Workbook is grouped into sections, with space for you to jot down your thoughts and play with different shapes, colours and patterns. There are also handy pockets for storing magazine clippings and fabric swatches. Use it like you’d use a sketch book or scrap book and experiment with your style.

Quick and Easy Paint Transformations: 50 step-by-step projects for walls, floors, stairs & furniture

Annie Sloan

Best price for this book: $ 6.95

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With this book in one hand and a brush in the other, you can learn how to create different paint finishes and effects to change everyday rooms and furniture 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, and use the best tools. Then, the 50 projects are divided into five sections: Aging and Distressing; Working with the Base; Working with Color; Handpainting; and Crackle, Gilding, and Decoupage. There are step-by-step images showing how to achieve the finished look, before shots and inspirational photography showing the effects used on walls and doors, furniture and floors. Learn how to bring old second-hand furniture bang up to date, or how to give modern pieces a softly aged appearance, as well as ways to treat and transform floorboards, doors, and plastered walls. Whatever the style of your interiors, Quick and Easy Paint Transformations will show you the best way to makeover your home.

Creating the French Look: Inspirational Ideas and 25 Step-By-Step Projects

Annie Sloan

Best price for this book: $ 11.05

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Developed over hundreds of years, the French look reflects all tastes, from the cultivated grandeur of the chateau to the simplicity of rural living, and can be adapted to every home. Creating the French Look is divided into four styles: ‘Chateau’, ‘Country’, ‘Provençal’ and ‘Parisian’, and each “look” is applied to living rooms, kitchens, dining rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms plus outdoor living spaces. As well as describing each overall style, focusing on colours and fabrics, Annie Sloan emphasizes the details and accents required by each one, and, aided by 25 clearly explained step-by-step projects, shows how to achieve it. Among other things, she explains how to paint and distress furniture, and describes how to cover an armoire door with embroidered voile. Whatever interior you desire, this book will guide your choices from the grand statement of the painted armoire to the finishing touch of a little posy of lavender.

Annie Sloan's Room Recipes for Style and Color

Annie Sloan

Best price for this book: $ 14.51

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World renowned paint effects guru and color expert Annie Sloan considers what makes a successful interior. Style and color lie at the heart of the matter, but both can be stumbling blocks for the amateur decorator. Annie explains how to achieve your chosen style by creating moodboards and analyzing key factors, such as scale, focus, display, and layout. She examines nine popular styles: French Elegance, Neoclassical, Traditional Swedish, Vintage Floral, Modern Retro, Boho Chic, Coastal Style, Rustic Country, and Warehouse Style. Discover, too, the key techniques you'll need to recreate these styles in your own home: color theory (Why do some colors work so well together? Why can the same color look dramatically different in different rooms?), using storytelling with pictures and collected treasures, style fusions (combining your favorite styles), and, of course, paint techniques. With stunning photography and packed with practical advice, this will soon become your interior style bible.

The Complete Book of Painting Techniques for the Home

Annie Sloan

Best price for this book: $ 27.49

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Provides instructions for such decorative finishing techniques as ragging, colorwashing, stippling, marbling, frottage, and sponging

The Practical Guide To Decorative Antique Effects

Annie Sloan

Best price for this book: $ 20

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“Provide[s] clear, well-illustrated instructions on a variety of decorative finishes....offers a review of the materials, with directions on application and...equipment...shows how the techniques can be combined and applied to particular furniture projects....focuses...on the use of different media.... Recommended.”—Library Journal.

Decorative Gilding: A Practical Guide

Annie Sloan

Best price for this book: $ 6

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Provides instructions for applying metallic leaf and bronze powders to items such as glass, furniture, candle holders, fabric, and picture frames

Annie Sloan Decorative Stenciling and Stamping: A Practical Guide

Annie Sloan

Best price for this book: $ 10.36

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Decorative Stenciling & Stamping teaches you how to cut pre-designed stencils and how to design your own. It shows how you can use brushes, sponges, and rollers to impart a variety of finishes and textures. You'll also find tips on the best ways to make repeatable patterns and how to create reverse stencils.
The author shares the secrets of crafting decorative stamps simply and inexpensively by using everyday objects you can find at home. She shows how to use paper cups to make semicircles and corrugated cardboard for stripes. You'll learn how to cut designs into sponges, potatoes, and polystyrene to produce your own personal stamp.
Every project in Decorative Stenciling & Stamping includes a list of the tools and materials you'll need, easy-to-understand step-by-step instructions, and practical tips on what to do if anything should go wrong. All the techniques are demonstrated on a wide variety of surfaces: from fireplaces, cupboards, and storage chests, to smaller items such as candleholders, flowerpots, and more.