The House That Faux Built by Adrienne Van Dooren

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The House that Faux Built is a unique project-turned-book with a dual purpose: To raise money for the New Orleans Habitat House that Faux Built in support of Katrina Victims To showcase the very latest in painting and plaster home makeover techniques. The Artist s Version of We are the World --More than 100 top artists from across the U.S. and Europe volunteered to help. Together they transformed the rooms of a 1940s colonial in Metro DC and an old Chicago church into unique works of art. This new book captures the project in over 500 full color photos and is being snapped up by homeowners, D-I-Y ers, realtors and designers eager to see the latest in faux and home transformations. Readers will learn home makeover solutions including: 15 tricks to make a small room look larger, 5 secrets to make ceilings appear higher, 5 ways to transform cement floors & new techniques for wood floors, 3 Inexpensive methods to customize existing cabinets and appliances, 3 ways to make old brick, tile, and counter tops look like stone. Dozens of ideas and products that did not exist even a year ago
 

About Adrienne Van Dooren

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Award-winning artist, teacher and philanthropist, Adrienne van Dooren initiated and chaired the House That Faux Built project to raise money for charity and to showcase the incredible versatility of faux. Prior to taking on this project, Adrienne trained under master artisans in both the US and Europe. She has won numerous prestigious awards, including the Faux-cademy Platinum Trophy, LID Instructor Award, and the International Artist Exchange's Top Award. Adrienne's work has been featured in galleries, on television, and in magazines throughout the United States. Retired from U.S. military service, Adrienne is able to work full-time for charitable projects. She is in the process of forming a non-profit, “Artists4Others,” to encourage future cooperative projects in support of Habitat, Hospice and Animal Rescue.
 
Published April 15, 2007 by East Cambridge Press. 144 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Arts & Photography.