Modernize your family heirlooms and Southern-Style Treasures with the help of Amy Howard and her latest book, Rescue, Restore, Redecorate.
When it comes to Southern style, heirloom pieces reign supreme. Nothing is more precious than a storied piece or an inherited treasure. Those heirlooms, however, may not fit your contemporary design style. Luckily, Amy Howard has a solution to help seamlessly incorporate those special elements into your home décor in her new book, Rescue, Restore, Redecorate: Amy Howard’s Guide to Refinishing Furniture and Accessories. Her book details all the design and refinishing secrets you need to bring heirlooms back to life and to restore flea market finds.
Amy is a designer and instructor and the founder of Artisan Studios and Amy Howard at Home. She has made a reputation for herself as the go-to guru of refinishing and “use what you have” decorating through her sold-out classes all across the United States. Each chapter in this book is collected from Amy’s much-loved classes, integrating the appeal of flea market guides with how-to and DIY projects. Whether you’re experimenting with distressing, using unique painted finishes, or trying your hand at small projects to help accessorize any room, Amy’s techniques and guidelines are foolproof, making it simple to get beautiful, lasting results.
Although it took Amy years to develop the special restoration techniques in these pages, she says they are surprisingly easy to learn. Take, for example, gilding. Amy dedicates a whole chapter to gilding like a professional and transforming regular objects into bold décor fit for royalty. Through Amy’s clear instructions, you will be creating your own masterpieces in no time! So, dust off those family antiques, flip through the pages of this book, and see how your classic heirloom pieces can come back to life.