From items forgotten in basements to cast-offs picked up at the thrift store, professional decorative artist Ann Marie Auricchio shows you furniture upcycling tips to transform ordinary objects. You'll learn faux finishing, distressing and cracking, how to use silver leaf, and sophisticated stencil and tape techniques. Ann Marie will also teach you how to identify styles and eras of furniture design, as well as the secrets to distinguishing which items are worthy of upcycling and which are better left untouched. Master the art of "upcycling" all types of household items quickly, easily and inexpensively!
Meet Ann Marie Auricchio, whose 20-year career as a scenic artist and decorative painter has taken her from Broadway to Hollywood - but she loves nothing more than taking a beat-up old object and making it beautiful.
What catches your eye? What shapes, colors and styles do you want to surround yourself with? This essential lesson shows you how to explore the world of design and create a look that's uniquely yours.
Ann Marie goes over the tools and supplies she uses, chosen over years of work on movie sets, theatrical stages and decorative projects in million-dollar homes. Her professional toolbox includes plenty of items recycled from the kitchen or hardware store.
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