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Annie Sloan's Painted Garden
For many people, the garden today is the most pleasant, enjoyable leisure room of the home; a space devoted entirely to entertaining, play, and relaxing. Annie Sloan, whose practical style has ensured she has stayed one of the best-known names in decorating for over ten years, now turns her homestyle skills to the garden. With her paint effect expertise, in The Painted Garden Annie shows you how to decorate your garden as you would a room in your home. Using the color sense for which she is known, Annie shows paint color combinations for all types of garden, from pastel shades to brighten up a bare winter garden to ethnic, sunbaked hot colors for a hot summer. Each of the projects is designed to maximize the potential of your garden space, and indeed many of the ideas are ingenious transformations of inexpensive, everyday objects, even recycling old junk. Painted, decorated, and accessorized, your garden will be a truly delightful addition to your home life.

Making ingenious use of the new wave of waterproof paints now available worldwide, Annie also includes a host of metallic and aging paint effects to produce stunning pieces such as a gilded statue and terracotta head, all created from plastic garden supply center buys. Garden decoration, from pots to furnishings to walls, is crucial to making the most of our outdoor space and is one of the most creative forms of enhancing our home environment. Whether you have a tiny terrace, a small town garden, or space in the country, The Painted Garden is the only book you will need to fulfil the potential of the garden room. Using clear step-by-step photography that shows each step of making the paint effects, twenty-five projects cover all aspects of the garden framework and garden furniture: walls, pots and planters, benches, decking, ornaments, and mosaic work. About the Author Annie Sloan is one of the world’s most respected experts in the field of decorative painting. She runs highly successful workshops and also works and teaches in the United States and Europe. She has written many books and her latest book Colour Schemes for Every Room has received wide coverage in both the US and UK media including guest appearances on the Christopher Lowell show and PBS. She has also made several shows for the Homes & Gardens TV channel.

Annie’s successful retail business, Annie Sloan’s Practical Style, which sells her own range of paints and decorative objects, has outlets in Oxford and Spain.


Author : Annie Sloan
ISBN : 1571459278
Publisher : Raincoast Books
Sugg. Retail Price : $35.95
Available in Softcover
Number of Pages : 144

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