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Crafting a Colorful Home by Kristin Nicholas
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Jan 20, 2015 | ISBN 9781611801293

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“Kristin Nicholas’s enchanting home is a richly layered canvas upon which her inspirations—from the rugged New England countryside beyond her windows to the vibrant patchwork of exotic fibers and fabrics that surround her—are played out with delightful yet masterful abandon, creating a modern-day Bloomsbury. Kristin’s sophisticated understanding of color, along with her fun and functional exercises, inspire me to rethink my own palette, or better yet, actually create the one I dream of.”—Alicia Paulson, author of Embroidery Companion and Stitched in Time
“In Crafting a Colorful Home Kristin Nicholas shares her belief that each home is ‘a blank canvas’ that each of us can turn into the home of our dreams. Kristin demonstrates that, through color and handmade home decor essentials and accessories, we can quickly transform an ordinary space into something extraordinary, and also welcoming, comforting, and memorable.”—Jo Packham, creator and editor-in-chief of Where Women Create

Crafting a Colorful Home brings together Kristin’s love of family, home, and craft into one vibrant volume of inspiration. Without breaking the bank, and without following the passing trends, Kristin guides us to creating a home that’s truly reflective of the family who lives in it—the passions we share and the color that surrounds us everywhere in the natural world. Full of great tips, tools, and techniques—not to mention peeks of the inspiring colorful corners of her rooms—this book is sure to get you started on bringing the colors of your life into the home you love.”—Amanda Blake Soule, creator of Soulemama and author of Handmade Home

Table Of Contents

Introduction: A House of Many Colors
1. In the Studio: Getting Started with Color and Materials
Technique: How to Select a Color Palette for Your Home
2. The Garden and Entryways
Project: Colorful Outdoor Signs
Project: Mosaic Flower Pots
Project: Painted Terra Cotta Pots
Technique: How to Paint an Exterior Door
3. The Kitchen
Project: Toran
Project: Potato-Printed Dishtowels
Project: Felted Wool Striped Potholder
Project: Pom-Pom and Bells Toran
Technique: How to Make a Decorative Archway
4. Porch
Project: Hanging Embroidery Hoop Lanterns
Project: Painted Coffee Table
Project: Paisley Inspired Tablecloth
Project: Scott’s Rocking Chair Cushion
Technique: How to Make Stamps for Fabric and Walls
Technique: How to Make Your Own motifs and Patterns
5. The Living Room
Project: Striped Knit Scrap Afghan
Project: Pom-Pom Appliqué Pillow
Project: Painted Lampshade
Technique: How to Paint Walls with a Dragging Technique
6. The Dining Room
Project: Serving Tray Repurposed from Old Picture Frame
Project: Polka Dot Glasses
Technique: How to Paint a Mural
Technique:How to Recover a Chair Seat
7. The Library
Project: Squiggles Embroidered and Painted Pillow
Project: Wool Felt Embroidered Trivet and Coasters
Project: Mod Granny Squared Crochet Afghan
Technique: How to Felt and Dye Wool Fabrics
8. Upstairs Bedrooms and Stairways
Project: Blocks-and-Bricks Duvet Cover
Project: Crazy Quilt Swatch Blanket
Project: Squares and Circles Curtain
Technique: How to Colorwash Walls
Technique: How to Make Striped and Floral “Wallpaper” with Paint

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