40 new and inspiring step-by-step projects demonstrating the easy way to upcycle furniture and transform your home. You'll learn how to work with colour and undertake projects in lots of different styles, including French, Country and Modern Contemporary. You'll also learn several techniques such as distressing, colourwashing, gilding, decoupage, stencilling, dyeing fabric with paint and creating limed oak and faux marble effects. Elle Decoration have said it is "the go-to tome for the painted home." Photography by Christopher Drake.