A recipe for colour

Annie Sloan's latest book, Color Recipes for Painted Furniture and More, proves that a major home makeover is possible with as little as a paint brush and a can of paint. Upcycle and revive everything you can get your hands on including walls and ceilings, staircases, floors, chandeliers and fabric and upholstery with simple instructions and tips. Learn important techniques like distressing, colour washing, gilding, stenciling, dying fabric with paint, d├ęcoupage, and creating limed oak and faux marble effects as well as how to create your own paint colours. With 40 new step-by-step projects and over 200 beautiful photos, you'll be able to confidently undertake projects in French, boho chic, Swedish, country and modern contemporary styles in no time. Available for $29.