By Christophe Pourny
Christophe Pourny discovered the artwork of furnishings recovery in his father’s atelier within the South of France. during this, his first booklet, he teaches readers every thing they should find out about the provenance and historical past of furnishings, in addition to find out how to repair, replace, and deal with their furniture―from antiques to midcentury items, relatives heirlooms or funky flea-market reveals. the center of the e-book is an summary of Pourny’s favourite techniques―ceruse, vernis anglais,and water gilding, between many others―with full-color step by step pictures to make sure that readers can simply reflect each one refinishing process at domestic. Pourny brings those options to existence with a bankruptcy dedicated to real-world refinishing initiatives, from a veneered desk to an ebonized table, a gilt body to a painted northern ecu hutch. Rounding out this complete advisor is care and upkeep details, together with tips on how to appropriately fresh leather-based, polish undefined, repair a damaged leg, and change felt pads, in addition to recipes to make your personal wax, shellac, varnish, stain, and more.