The Naked Wall

The Naked Wall

Inspiring Ideas for Paint, Unique Finishes, Wall Coverings, and Art

Book - 2006
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• Easy, fun, inexpensive ideas make any room more livable fast

• Eleven how-to projects make DIY doable

• Fun with friends—great weekend and volunteer projects for buddies and groups

Painting and accessorizing walls are surely the easiest, fastest, and least expensive ways to change the look and mood of a room. And it’s low-risk, too: Hate the look? Paint it over. But no one will hate the looks in The Naked Wall, the book that shows exactly how to dramatically transform rooms instantly. The first section, Dress It, covers tips, techniques, and inspiration for choosing color, painting, accenting, and adding faux finishes, trompe l’oeil, murals, wallpaper, plaster, fabric, brick, tile, and wood. In section two, Accessorize It, the experienced and talented authors explain choosing and hanging art, framing art, displaying collections, and dressing the wall with mirrors, screens, textiles, and more. Eleven great how-to fast-and-fabulous projects—great for girlfriends and groups of friends—show exactly how to take walls from buck naked to best dressed.

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Changing the walls will transform rooms, the authors note, and so describe tips and techniques for the process, such as using paint, wallpaper, textures, art, and collections to spruce it up. Color photos depicting examples are incorporated throughout. Other topics detailed include types and how to paint, faux finishing, murals, removing wallpaper, choosing art, and using plaster, fabric, tile, and tapestries. Materials and supplies are listed. Bold-Pryor and Lacis have collaborated on design projects in the US and Hong Kong for 10 years. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, 2006
ISBN: 9780823031528
Branch Call Number: 747.3 B637n
Characteristics: 176 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Lacis, Donna V.


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