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Painted Illusions; Including Wood-grain, Stone & Metallic Finishes (USED)

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Introduces useful finishing materials and tools and demonstrates sponging, combing, stenciling, spattering, whisking and trompe l'oeil.
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Patios and Walkways 1-2-3 (USED)

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Design and installation techniques, tips, and shortcuts used by professionals.

Provides step-by-step instructions, timeframe for completing plus skills and materials lists.

"Wisdom of the Aisles" on every page guarantees success.

Details how to design, layout, maintain, and work with a variety of materials in building patios and walkways.

Features walkways using soft set paths, hard bed paths, brick and paver patterns, and boardwalks.

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Pocket Renovator

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From structural basics to hardware finishes, from adding or removing walls to installing a pressed tin ceiling, from choosing appliances & countertop materials to lighting, heating & cooling systems, & space & stair configurations, this book will be an invaluable resource for anyone in the renovation field.
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Private Places; Creating a Peaceful Space of Your Own at Home (USED)

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This handsomely illustrated volume will inspire anyone longing for a quiet corner for contemplation. Part One explores how traditional rooms may be furnished, laid out, and decorated to optimize a peaceful ambience. Part Two provides advice on carving out quiet spots from unseen spaces like hallways or landings, or creating new ones through attic conversion. More radical options include building a getaway garden gazebo or a balcony with a view. Much has been written on how or where to relax, but this essential reference demonstrates how to create your new private oasis within the home by fully exploiting the potential of hidden spaces, even in the tiniest of rooms. Evocative pictures combine with practical advice to show you how to create your own private place.
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Quick and Easy home Appeal, Better Homes and Gardens

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Expert tips to spruce up the front of any home

Anyone who buys or sells a home knows that, when it comes to real estate, books are judged by their covers. Creating curb appeal is a key way to accomplish preserving and protecting the value of what is most likely to be a family's biggest single investment.

Unlike most books that focus on projects to enhance a home's backyard, Quick & Easy Curb Appeal focuses on projects that help make the front of the house more attractive.

  • Pulls together information from Better Homes and Gardens' rich library of content
  • Projects for tackling walkways, driveways, porches, and more
  • Ten must-dos for re-selling a home from real estate pros
  • Part inspiration and ideas, part resource guide, and part home maintenance reference, this book arms readers with everything they need to let their home give its guests a great first impression.

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    Reader's Digest Indoor Plants (USED)

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    From its fully illustrated, meticulously detailed directories of indoor plants to its inspiring ideas for using plants to enhance any setting, Indoor Plants makes it easy to turn a window sill, a corner, or even a whole room, into a delightful garden spot. 540 full-color photos and illustrations.
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    Reader's Digest Practical Home Decorating ; Curtains & Shades; A Step by Step Guide to Creative Window Treatments (USED)

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    Whether your windows are large or small, their surroundings formal or informal, this book provides all the inspiration and skills you need to create exactly the right window treatments for your home.
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    Red on Red; Creating Stunning Interiors Using Reds and Pinks (USED)

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    Red on Red celebrates the return of brilliant reds to the decorator's palette after an absence in favor of more minimalist shades. In her second book with Bulfinch, Stephanie Hoppen tackles the vivid range of variations from rich crimsons and purples, and warm oranges and terracottas through to spicy raspberry, pinks, and fuchsias. Using individual color palettes, Hoppen shows how each can be used in interiors ranging from eclectic and rich to cool and modern.The revival of Bohemian chic as a decorating trend has brought with it an explosion of color in which red and all its numerous shades are featured.
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    Reviving Your House

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    There is a romance to owning an older home - the wonderful satisfaction of living in a house with character while adding personal touches and modern comforts. REVIVING YOUR HOUSE tells you how to make any home livable and lovely without breaking the bank. It details all the problems you might encounter, such as peeling paint, wet or low-ceilinged basements, sagging porches and roofs, crumbling masonry and chimneys, and old door and window casements that stick in the summer and leak in the winter. Author Alan Dan Orme offers inexpensive solutions in non-technical, easy-to-understand language. He pays particular attention to detail, ensuring that your improvements will blend in with the original materials and designs of your home.
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    Sand and Sea

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    A how-to book for decorating your beach house. From a guide to shell species, to summer crafts, floral design, holiday decor and more, this book is rich with ideas for your beach house and instruction on how to create them.

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    Secrets of the Carpet Cleaning Super-Giants (USED)

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    The Secret-Weapon Of The Larger Carpet Cleaners... Mark Kennedy has worked with over 43 of the largest and most successful carpet cleaning companies in the world... and made many of them millions of dollars in increased profit! In this book, Mark tells YOU how to use the SAME systems and strategies he uses to make companies accountable, give them higher profits, better customer retention, and above all, what it takes for cleaners just like you to build a highly successful, larger carpet cleaning company, starting from wherever you are right now! Mark gives you a simple, easy to use approach to breaking free of the traps that so many carpet cleaners find themselves in today.
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    Signposts for Country Living

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    Signposts for Country Living is a step-by-step guide to finding your dream home, settling down, becoming part of the community and avoiding the pitfalls often experienced by the in-comer. Preparing for the forthcoming transition and putting in that little bit of extra effort at the beginning could just make the transition from townie much more successful and far less painful, rather than just blundering about and trusting to luck. Rejecting the temptation to simply list a patronizing catalogue of dos and don ts, the authors instead adopt the magazine approach of a style both informal and inclusive and draw on the experiences of a wide variety of people with both humor and anecdote."
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    Simple Solutions; Bedrooms (USED)

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    "Soothing, satisfying environments can be created in the simplest or smallest room, via homemade cano-pies, 'whimsical' dresser hardware, wall-mounted light fixtures, built-in storage space, aesthetics ranging from austere to cozy and a panoply of other design ideas...an informative foreword...sketches developments in this previously overlooked design area."--"Publishers Weekly"
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    Simple Style; The Elegant, Uncluttered Home (USED)

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    Ludwig Mies van der Rohe captured the defining statement of our time when he said "Less is more". Living in the simple style, that is, organizing and scaling down possessions and living without clutter -- but with style -- can cure chaos, enhance environments, and streamline lives. But simple style does not mean living in a stark, minimal environment; beloved possessions, comfortable furnishings, and a warm ambience are all part of simple style.
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    Small Engines and Outdoor Power Equipment

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    This new book is more than a simple engine repair manual. Designed for the beginner with little or no mechanical experience, Small Engines & Outdoor Power Equipment is a graphically appealing, step-by-step guide that covers all of the most important engine maintenance and repair skills you'll need to keep your equipment running at peak performance. It also shows exactly how to perform mechanical upkeep and repairs on the most common outdoor power implements, including lawn mowers, snow blowers, chain saws, power washers, generators, leaf blowers, rototillers, wood splitters, lawn edgers, and weed whips. With clear 'how-to' photos and detailed diagrams, you'll see exactly what needs to be done. A comprehensive troubleshooting guide helps you define problems and enact solutions. With Small Engines & Outdoor Power Equipment in your library, you won't need to haul the lawn mower off to the repair center and wait a few weeks just because a filter is plugged or the old gas needs to be replaced. Among the many skills you'll learn are seasonal tune-ups, changing oil, servicing spark plugs, cleaning filters, replacing muffler, servicing the fuel tank, overhauling the carburetor, servicing brakes, inspecting flywheels, replacing the fuel pump, and replacing a rewind cord.

    Small Home Plans

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    Southern Kitchens Dining Spaces (USED)

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    Darlene Bruce showcases the American South's well-known hospitality in page after page of kitchen and dining room designs from the most sought-after designers and architects.
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    Spring Cleaning (USED)

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    The people who taught readers how to clean their homes in 42 minutes flat spell out how to go about tackling those heavy-duty, spring cleaning chores in the most efficient, and painless, way.

    Step by Step Redecorating and Remodeling (USED)

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    Sunset Complete Home Storage (USED)

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    Sunset Curtains, Draperies & Shades (USED)

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    Choose from over 40 updated window treatment projects that showcase today's more casual approach, like softer pleats on draperies, looser folds on curtains, and panels that puddle gracefully on the floor. Featuring easy, step-by-step illustrated directions, this new edition covers the entire planning and sewing process, from measuring windows and calculating yardage to installing hardware.

    Sunset Decorating with Paint & Wall Coverings (USED)

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    Sunset Ideas for Great Bathrooms (USED)

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    Sunset Ideas for Great Window Treatments (USED)

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    The right window treatment can add life to any room. Ideas for Great Window Treatments helps readers decorate their windows with style and artistic flair. This 112-page book makes a perfect resource guide for persons planning to purchase curtains, draperies, shades, blinds and other popular window treatments. With over 170 bright color photos accompanying useful, easy-to-grasp information, this book is a necessity for anyone about to decorate their windows. A "tips for measuring" section is included to take the guesswork out of the sometimes tricky tasks of measuring windows and estimating fabric.
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    Sunset Ideas for Great Windows and Doors (USED)

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    Open up to a world of ideas for classic and contemporary windows, doors and skylights. Bring brightness, efficiency, and personality to your home, while learning your options regarding window placement, structural concerns, weatherproofing, and working with professionals. Shed some light on your planning and remodeling projects with Ideas for Great Windows & Doors.
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    Sunset Reinvent Your Kids' Rooms (USED)

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    We've all been there -- your child's room needs something, but you can't seem to find the time or funds for a complete re-do. Reinvent Your Kids' Rooms, one of two books in a new Sunset series, is full of "real-world" decorating ideas and step-by-step instructions that will quickly and easily transform your child's room. There are 70 projects that can be done in a day, a weekend, or during a remodel. Practical highlights include selecting color palettes and fabrics, organizing clutter with creative storage projects, and making simple changes to existing furniture and fixtures that yield big design payoffs.
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    Sunset Simply Window Treatments (USED)

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    Presents instructions for creating draperies, curtains, swags, and shades, and provides details on measuring, cutting, sewing, and installing window treatments.
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    Suzanne Whang's Guide to Happy Home Buying (USED)

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    House Hunters host Suzanne Whang and cowriter Bruce Cook take would-be home buyers behind the scenes of the real estate process, just like on the hit HGTV television show, to show them the best way to purchase a home.
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    Take the Mystery Out of Boat Maintenance (USED)

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    The All New Illustrated Guide to Everything Sold in Hardware Stores

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    The All New Illustrated Guide to Everything Sold in Hardware Stores is an updated edition of the everyone's favorite hardware shopping guide and reference book.

    There's nothing more frustrating than making multiple trips to the hardware store because you purchased the wrong item. Those double--or even triple-trips to the big box store are a thing of the past with The All New Illustrated Guide to Everything Sold in Hardware Stores. You'll learn the difference between drywall screws and deck screws; between faucet washers and neoprene O-rings; and between red wire nuts and blue wire nuts. And that's before we even get to understanding nail gauges and drill bit sizes!

    Looking through the range of products at home stores can be downright bewildering, but with this handy guide you'll know exactly what you're looking for and why. The next time you talk to a hardware store clerk, rather than asking for "screws about 2 inches long," you'll be able to ask for a #3 gauge 2-1/4-inch-long panhead screws with SAE 5/16" flat washers.

    The All New Illustrated Guide to Everything Sold in Hardware Stores is filled with color photos that let you see in lifesize scale what different screws and nails and washers and bolts are called, accompanied by brief descriptions of their recommended uses--so you'll be able to ask for them with accuracy and use them with precision.

    The Comfortable Home; Stylish Ideas for Living (USED)

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    The Complete Guide to Wiring, Updated Edition

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    It's finally time to do those electrical projects, and to do them to code with BLACK+DECKER: The Complete Guide to Wiring, Updated 6th Edition.

    BLACK+DECKER: The Complete Guide to Wiring has led the pack as the United States' best-selling consumer wiring book for more than a decade now, with previous editions selling over one million copies collectively. Simply put, you won't find a more complete and up-to-date book on home wiring.

    This all-inclusive guide features sections on:

  • Basic skills, including an overview of electricity and wiring safety
  • Wire, cable, and conduits
  • Boxes and panels
  • Switches
  • Receptacles
  • Foolproof circuit maps for 30 common wiring set-ups
  • Step-by-step walkthroughs of essential home wiring and electrical repair projects
  • Now in its sixth edition, it has most importantly been updated to comply with 2014-2017 National Electric Codes, but in addition, nearly 1,000 accompanying photos offer up-to-date depictions of modern materials and fixtures. Complete with the most current wiring information available today, and presented in our long-renowned, fully illustrated how-to format, BLACK+DECKER: The Complete Guide to Wiring guarantees you'll never be caught in the dark.

    The Essential Guide to Upholstery (USED)

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    The Healthy Home Workbook: Easy Steps for Eco-Friendly Living (USED)

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    A healthy home is one that's free of toxins and stocked with natural materials that are as good for the body as they are soothing for the spirit. The Healthy Home Workbook leads the way to creating a space that is friendly to the environment, reflects the owner's personal style, and won't break the bank. With the same engaging approach and sophisticated style that makes her a such a popular guest star of HGTV's Curb Appeal, Kimberly Rider clarifies eco-friendly design and makes recycling chic. Dozens of projects, such as identifying and replacing harmful cleaning products, caring for pets without chemicals, and choosing furniture and flooring made with sustainable materials, can be completed in a few hours, a day, or over a weekend. Room-by-room health specifics, from mold in the bathroom to electromagnetic fields in the home office, are addressed in a practical way, while informative reference sections help decode chemical additives in everything from bug spray to shampoo, and highlight earth-friendly materials. Gorgeous interior photography shows how to incorporate these healthful habits without sacrificing style. A concealed spiral binding and tabbed sections complete this elegant, handy reference guide. Inspirational and informative, The Healthy Home Workbook is the blueprint for a clean, fresh, and harmonious home.

    The House Book; A Comprehensive Guide to Making a Home (USED)

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    The House in Bloom; Decorating with Floral Themes from the editors of Victoria Magazine (USED)

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    Nature and decor become one with traditional floral chintz and silverware hammered into fruit and vegetable shapes. Delphinium blue, lemon yellow, lavender, and rich earth tones can inspire a truly organic decorating scheme. Three-dimensional textiles have insect and leaf patterns trapped in their weave. It's a celebration of outdoor shapes and forms.
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    The Painted Bathroom (USED)

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    Although it is one of the smallest rooms in the house, the bathroom presents a surprising amount of decorating opportunities. In The Painted Bathroom, author Henny Donovan offers the inspiration and know-how to transform an ordinary bathroom into a wonderfully decorated retreat using color and paint. Donovan's fresh, new ideas about how to update or redecorate the bath encompass cabinets, shower screens, floors and ceilings, tiles, glass, mirrors and moldings. The Getting Started section of this book includes in-depth information on planning a bathroom decorating scheme, selecting colors, the effect of light on color and color on light, the appropriate varnishes and finishes for a bathroom, and much more. The book is divided into 7 different color chapters with 18 step-by-step decorative paint techniques, as well as 100+ different paint effect variations. Templates of the stencils, drawings and hand-painted motifs used throughout the book are included for guaranteed success.

    Whether it's adding a frosted motif to a glass window pane or creating a faux mosaic backsplash, you will find that The Painted Bathroom is the perfect combination of inspiration and step-by-step instruction to help you create a vibrant and personalized bathroom.

    The Practical Encyclopedia of Feng Shui (USED)

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    The Practical Guide to Decorative Antique Effects (USED)

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    The Smart Approach to the Organized Home; Less Clutter More Storage (USED)

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    The latest addition to Creative Homeowner's best-selling Smart Approach series, "The Smart Approach to the Organized Home" is for homeowners who want to learn the principles of effective organization and how the rules apply to every room in the house. The book covers all of the fundamentals of home storage, including the importance of cataloging items accurately for storage, the pros and cons of built-in and retrofit arrangements, and general strategies for locating storage areas. Like other books from the Smart Approach series, added Smart Steps and Smart Tips illustrate how these methods apply to individual areas of the home. Packed with full-color photography, this book is essential for readers looking for solutions to their home storage dilemmas.
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    The Style Sourcebook: The Definitive Illustrated Directory Of Fabrics Wallpapers Paints Flooring Tiles (USED)

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    An encyclopedia of interior design products.

    The Style Sourcebook is the single most comprehensive, up-to-date and visually exciting decorating reference book -- a complete catalog of the best in decorating products and materials. This revised edition has been updated to ensure that discontinued products have been removed and up-to-the-minute products added.

    2,300 color photographs cover major design styles such as Gothic, Empire, Baroque, Neo-Classical, Victorian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Hi-Tech, and Post-Modern. The history and influences of dominant design styles are organized chronologically from Medieval to late 20th century. In each section -- for example, Geometrics: Early 20th century; or Damask & Entries are wide-ranging, detailed and clearly organized to ensure quick access to the right item. The book is divided into six main sections: Style Guide Paints & Finishes Fabrics Tiles Wallpapers Flooring

    Each entry includes purchasing details that list company, design, pattern name/number, available colors, essential measurements, composition, and uses. A glossary and detailed directory of distributors close the book. The Style Sourcebook is an authoritative reference that will be vital to working designers, decorators and stylists as well as to homeowners and design students.

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    The Tranquil Home (USED)

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    With a wealth of decorating ideas and 15 great projects, you'll balance the things that make you feel contented with those that have a purpose and incorporate good design.

    The Ultimate Bath (USED)

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    Helpful, practical information on remodeling and decorating a bath. Hundreds of full-color photos, many of them from the bath industry's top photographers and designers. Beautiful photos and descriptions of bath design styles, from American Country to Art Deco to Arts & Crafts/Mission.
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    Time at Home (USED)

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    From the same team that created A Home for All Seasons, this book of decorating ideas celebrates time, the times of day, and the precious time we spend at home. It opens with the pale light of dawn and takes the reader through dozens of carefully selected rooms and outdoor spaces throughout the day, showing how they are transformed by the effects of light, colour and mood. Conceived by Meg and Steven Roberts, principals of the Echo Design Group, the book offers inspiration for introducing colour, texture, pattern and form in every room in the home, from bedrooms to living rooms to home offices and playrooms.
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    Trading Spaces Ultimate Episode Guide (USED)

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    Every episode from the first three seasons is featured in-depth.Includes previously unreleased details about the funniest and most dramatic moments.Readers will be able to reference their favorite rooms for decorating ideas.This book is the canat-go-wrong gift for every Trading Spaces fan.

    Ultimate Book of Paint Effects (USED)

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    A one-stop guide to everything you need to know to achieve stunning paint effects and decorative finishes on walls, floors, and objects.

    Ultimate Decorating (USED)

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    Presents practical, helpful information on decorating and remodeling a home. Features more than 300 beautiful color photos of home interiors, many from the industry's top photographers and designers. Highlights various rooms, styles, functions, features, and products. Includes a resource directory.
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    Vegetable Gardening (USED)

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    Learn how to create and maintain a garden of fresh vegetables, from choosing and planning your plot, preparing the soil, selecting seeds or cultivating seedlings, proper watering, harvesting, and storing, along with planting guides and quick tips.

    Nothing beats the taste of vegetables from a home garden, and with Vegetable Gardening it's never been easier. With over 80 varieties of vegetables to choose from, eating delicious, just-picked produce is a snap. Learn every step of creating and maintaining a cornucopia of garden-fresh vegetables: from choosing and planning your plot, preparing the soil, selecting seeds or cultivating seedlings, proper watering, harvesting, and storing.

    From composting and mulching to caring for and harvesting vegetables, it's clear that most gardeners want to use organic methods and avoid chemical fertilizers and pesticides. But what happens when things go wrong and organic solutions don't seem to be working? The two authors of this book have different answers to this question.

    Jane Courtier takes the view that organic methods are the "first, best choice," but she occasionally uses chemical fertilizer and will resort to chemical pesticides if a serious problem arises. Fern Marshall Bradley writes from the viewpoint of a longtime organic gardener who's chosen to never use any chemicals in her garden. Together they've created a book that looks at vegetable gardening from both points of view. There are substantive issues on both sides-and in the end, it's an individual choice. Let them help you make up your own mind!

    Special-feature sidebars provide problem-solver tips, including:

  • Planting Guides with problem-solver tips on what and how much to plant, site preparation, and when to plant
  • Temperature alerts for the best growing temperatures
  • Quick Tips that give additional tidbits of information such as health tips, how to mark the crops, how deep to plant certain seeds, and more
  • Best of the Bunch provides information about the varieties available, how they produce, growing time, annual or perennial, and more
  • Guide to Vegetable Yields, Sowing to Harvest Times, A Guide to Seeds, and many more graphs and charts
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    Victorian Dream Homes (USED)

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    ? The only book of its kind is updated with more plans from more designers specializing in the grace and elegance of the Victorian era. ? Expanded offerings for Gothic Revival, Italiante, Queen Anne, Folk and Farmhouse. ? Modern floor planning combines with classic exteriors. ? A fabulous full-color section shows off the best of these striking designs. ? Complete construction blueprints are available separately
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    Welding Complete 2nd Edition

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    Welding is a satisfying skill that will yield many rewards, Welding Complete shows you everything you need to know to become a competent and safe welder.

    Welding is a fun and surprisingly affordable activity, with complete welding kits available at home-improvement stores for just a few hundred dollars. This book shows you everything you need to know to become a competent and safe welder of a wide variety of metal projects. Featured projects include a coffee table, magazine rack, wine rack, truck rack, firepit, and gate.

    The time has never been better to learn to weld. New tools and equipment are lower in price and easier to use. Growing interest in metalworking has made supplies easier to come by, with most home-improvement stores now stocking a variety of metals and fuels. As interest in welding expands, the number of great plans and designs continues to grow. This updated edition of Welding Complete comes packed with fresh designs and up-to-date information, this new book is your personal metal shop teacher.