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Debbie Travis' Weekend Projects: More Than 55 One-of-a-Kind Designs You Can Make in Under Two Days [Hardcover]

Debbie Travis
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Oct. 24 2000
What can you accomplish in a weekend, start to finish? Any one of the more than fifty-five exciting projects in Debbie Travis' Weekend Projects, by the star of the TV series The Painted House. Following the inspiring full-color photographs and simple instructions, even the beginning do-it-yourselfer can create beautiful pillows and frames, boxes and screens, and slipcovers -- each in just two days or less.

In transforming a home from plain to personalized, it's the little touches that make the difference. "The furniture and accessories you make or decorate yourself are the most successful," Debbie explains. "It's not just about the money we save . . . it's the experience of creating something by hand." Not only are these projects quick, inexpensive, and easy to make, but they also yield some of the most appealing and useful objects you could own. For example, a plain dresser or shelving unit can be completely restyled with a few hardware store add-ons and a bit of paint. With no-sew Velcro and self-adhesive hemming tape, anyone can hang patterned curtains or create a decorative pillow. A roll of screening and a staple gun turn a frame into a kitchen divider and tool rack in one. In sections that cover tables, screens, frames and mirrors, lighting, storage, fabrics and floorcloths, and garden furniture and accessories, Debbie visits every room of the house. Each project has been photographed to show not only the finished results, but also the step-by-step techniques needed. With so much variety in materials, processes, and end results, Debbie promises over a year of fun weekends, with a beautiful house as the bonus.

Lavishly illustrated with more than 350 full-color photographs, Debbie Travis' Weekend Projects is also the weekend crafter's manual, packed with valuable information, including tips on where to find pieces to make over, a complete listing and explanation of tools and materials needed, and instructions on how to prepare an array of different surfaces.

Whether it is a basic wood frame, a pressed-tin candlestick, or a velvet pillow, these treasures may take just a weekend to make, but they will bring a lifetime
of enjoyment.

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About the Author

DEBBIE TRAVIS is the coauthor of the award-winning Debbie Travis' Painted House and Debbie Travis' Decorating Solutions. Her internationally acclaimed television series, The Painted House, airs in more than fifty countries around the world, including on public television stations across the United States. She lives in Canada.

BARBARA DINGLE is a former magazine editor and coauthor of Debbie Travis' previous two books. She currently writes in the decorating and design fields.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational!! June 19 2003
By A Customer
Debbie Travis really breaks down projects that look complicated into easy steps. In looking for info on one project, I immediately became inspired to do several of her projects. They are all easilly adapted to your home and style, and definetly make you want to go for it!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great projects! April 11 2003
Lots of easy to do projects. Most of the projects can be adapted to suit your own decorating style.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Debbie Travis'weekend projects Feb. 1 2003
By A Customer
I enjoyed Debbie Travis' previous books so this was a natural to purchase.However I was disapponited.The directions were unclear on several projects-the mirror framed mirror for one,it took much longer than a weekend and the putty never dries or took to the silver paint.This book has gone to the used book store!
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