14 September 2013, 06:49
2013 | EPUB | 8.97MB
Furniture Makeovers shows how to transform tired furniture into stunning showpieces. You'll never look at a hand-me-down dresser the same way again!
The book offers 26 easy-to-follow techniques that can be applied to all different types of pieces, from bookshelves to desks: painting, applying gold leaf, wallpapering, distressing, dip dyeing, and more. In addition to the core techniques, author and Knack Studios founder Barb Blair shares 30 beautiful before-and-after makeovers from her studio and outlines how to achieve each look. With helpful step-by-step photographs, a visual glossary explaining all the tools and materials needed, and a lovely contemporary aesthetic, Furniture Makeovers is a treasure trove of ideas and instruction for the home decorator.
Practical Duct Tape Projects
12 September 2013, 07:31
2013 | EPUB | 45.27MB
Creative and innovative step-by-step projects for duct tape creations of all kinds!
Duct tape has gotten a reputation as the quick-fix tape for every situation. However, did you know that you can use duct tape to create practical items for everyday use? Did you also know that duct tape now comes in a variety of colors, so your creations can be fun and stylish? Originating from Instructables, a popular project-based community made up of all sorts of characters with wacky hobbies and a desire to pass on their wisdom to others, Practical Duct Tape Projects contains ideas from a number of authors who nurse a healthy urge to create anything possible from duct tape.
Practical Duct Tape Projects provides step-by-step instructions on a variety of useful and fun objects involving duct tape. Guided through each endeavor by detailed photographs, the reader will create articles of clothing, tools, and more, such as:
- Fishing net
- Messenger bag
- Wallet with change pouch
- Duck tub stopper
- Laptop case
- Pencil case
- And much more!
The Instructables community has provided a compilation of guides on a variety of duct tape exploits. The most outrageous projects are definitely the most fun, and this book shows that duct tape can make just about anything.
The Soapmaker's Companion
12 September 2013, 07:23
1997 | EPUB | 5.6MB
The most comprehensive guide to soapmaking ever!
From the author of the best-selling The Natural Soap Book comes this illustrated guide to making over 40 specialty soaps -- from exquisite stained-glass, marbled, and layered soaps to soothing masseuse bars, hardworking laundry soap, and practical liquid soaps.
Through clear, step-by-step instructions, master soapmaker Susan Miller Cavitch leads you through every step of the soapmaking process and teaches you how to:
- craft exotic and practical soaps in your home
- blend and use essential oils and natural colorants
- design multi-colored, marbled, and imprinted soaps
- understand the chemistry of soapmaking and create your own personal bars
Plus, you'll get tips on how to get started selling soaps!