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Contents Painting a Room 44 A fresh COAT OF COLOR gives any room a new personality Strie & Chambray 56 Dragging a glaze using DRY BRUSH TECHNIQUES opens a world of painting possibilities Painting Trim 64 To make a good room look great, transform MOLDINGS, WINDOWS & DOORS with fresh coats of paint Colonial Casing 76 Passageways are important! Use some CLASSIC CASING to dress up the transition between rooms Wainscot 86 Thin TONGUE-AND-GROOVE BOARDS make a durable, great-looking wall that's easy to install Crowning Touch 96 This intricate cornice molding looks like plaster, but it's made from lightweight foam and can simply be glued in place Building a Better Baseboard 106 This THREE-PIECE TRIM treatment is a lot easier to install than it looks Mantelpiece 116 With or without a fireplace, MITERED MOLDINGS make this ornate shelf fit for trophies, trinkets & other treasures Painted Cabinets 126 Brush on a MAJOR MAKEOVER, then complete the transformation with new hinges and handles Cabinet Refacing 138 REFACE your cabinets and REPLACE doors and drawer fronts for a new kitchen without the cost of new cabinets Cabinet Organizers 150 Make your cabinets work harder with slide-out shelves and other INGENIOUS ORGANIZERS Tile Backsplash 162 This TILE TRANSFORMATION is a great way to brighten up a dull kitchen with color and texture Sink & Faucet Upgrade 172 Transform the centerpiece of your kitchen with a new SINK & FAUCET Laminate Tile Floor 184 Get a NEW FLOOR in a snap with laminate flooring that LOOKS LIKE TILE Painted Vanity Cabinet 198 Give your bathroom cabinets a new identity with PAINT & HARDWARE Installing a Tile Floor 210 If your bathroom needs a NEW FLOOR, tile tops the list for durability and creative possibilities Helpful Hang-Ups 226 Put bathroom walls to work by installing BARS, HOOKS & PEGS Stronger than Dirt 234 Conquer laundry room clutter with WIRE SHELVES & CABINETS you can assemble and install yourself Closet Makeover 250 Put an end to messy, inefficient closets with MODULAR COMPONENTS you can customize to suit your needs Garage Makeover 264 With a combination of SHELVES, RACKS & CABINETS, you can transform a garage from messy to magnificent Overhead Organizer 280 Get ahead of your clutter with overhead SHELVES that take advantage of out-of-the-way space in the garage Workshop Solution 288 Transform a bare garage wall into a multipurpose WORKSHOP AREA featuring cabinets, work surface & electrical outlets Main Entry Makeover 300 Give your home a grand entrance with a new walkway fashioned from precast-concrete pavers BBQ Headquarters 310 Give yourself (and your grill) a stage worthy of a backyard gourmet with a PERFECT PATIO of precast pavers Stepping Stones 324 Build your version of the PERFECT PATHWAY using random-sized paving stones Lighting the Way 334 Bring safety and style to your new walks, paths & patios with LOW-VOLTAGE LIGHTS Credits 344
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Dwellings -- Remodeling -- Amateurs' manuals.
Dwellings -- Maintenance and repair -- Amateurs' manuals.
Interior decoration -- Amateurs' manuals.
Garden construction -- Amateurs' manuals.