Window Treatments and Slipcovers For Dummies

Window Treatments and Slipcovers For Dummies

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Gain inspiration from 8 pages of full-color photos. Create a stunning room with dozens of step-by-step projects. Want to ditch your drab drapes and so-so slipcovers and create a style that's uniquely your own? Top designer Mark Montano reveals how easy it is to jazz up your windows and furniture - without breaking the bank! You get expert tips on everything from measuring and cutting material to accessorizing, as well as savvy shortcuts and quick fixes. Discover how to: express your individual style; choose fabrics, trims, and hardware; ensure the perfect fit; create no-sew or low-sew treatments; and, add decorative details.show more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 182.9 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 589.68g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0764584480
  • 9780764584480
  • 2,209,059

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Gain inspiration from 8 pages of full-color photosCreate a stunning room with dozens of step-by-step projectsWant to ditch your drab drapes and so-so slipcovers and create a style that's uniquely your own? Top designer Mark Montano reveals how easy it is to jazz up your windows and furniture -- without breaking the bank! You get expert tips on everything from measuring and cutting material to accessorizing, as well as savvy shortcuts and quick fixes.Discover how toExpress your individual styleChoose fabrics, trims, and hardwareEnsure the perfect fitCreate no-sew or low-sew treatmentsAdd decorative detailsshow more

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Window Treatments & Slipcovers 101. Chapter 1: Covering the Basics Before You Start. Chapter 2: Choosing the Right Fabric for the Job. Chapter 3: Buying, Pretreating, and Caring for Your Fabrics. Chapter 4: Latching On to Hardware. Chapter 5: Getting the Right Tools within Reach. Part II: Window Treatments in a Snap. Chapter 6: Measuring, Making Patterns, and Cutting Fabric for Your Windows. Chapter 7: Making Easy No-Sew and Low-Sew Window Treatments. Chapter 8: Accessorize! Window Details That Dazzle. Chapter 9: Quick Fixes and Timesaving Techniques for Window Treatments. Part III: Slipcovers Made Easy. Chapter 10: Calculating, Measuring, and More: General Tips for Slipcovering. Chapter 11: Tackling the Easy Stuff: Simple Slipcovers. Chapter 12: My Slipcover Is Better Than Yours: Knockout Accessorizing. Chapter 13: Easy Street: Slipcover Shortcuts and Mistake Meltaways. Part IV: Challenging Projects to Try. Chapter 14: Intermediate Window Treatments to Sink Your Needle Into. Chapter 15: Gearing Up for More Ambitious Window Treatment Projects. Chapter 16: All in a Day's Work! Intermediate Slipcover Projects. Chapter 17: Slipcover All-Stars: Advanced Projects. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 18: Ten Interior Design Tips to Follow. Chapter 19: Ten Interior Design Rules to Break. Chapter 20: Ten (or So) Web Resources for Fabric, Hardware, and Notions. Index.show more

About Mark Montano

Mark Montano is the lead designer for the TV series While You Were Out and a columnist whose creativity has impacted the worlds of fashion and interior design. Carly Sommerstein writes for many publications and cowrote Super Suite with Montano.show more

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