Librarian September/October 2005
Fun: Painted Furniture Fun 3 1/2 out
of 4 stars
67min. DVD: $14.98. Faux Fun (avail. from most distributors). PPR.
is exactly what home improvement how-to programs should aspire
to: a clear demonstration of a project from start to finish without
sending a frustrated viewer on a fourth trip to the hardware
store. Writer, director, producer and onscreen host Barbara Wurden
here shows viewers each piece of furniture in need of a makeover,
explains the faux look she wants to achieve, and demonstrates
how to prepare the surface for the specific finish she has in
mind. Sharing her faux painting techniques-sponge, rag rolling,
crackle paint, metallic finishing, sand texturing, and antique
glazing to achieve striking effects and results-Wurden provides
step-by-step instruction (also anticipating many beginners'
boo-boos, and suggesting the perfect fix for each) on antiquing
and refinishing a piano, dresser, table, headboard, and more.
Although Wurden refers to her other DVD programs for related
techniques and more detailed instruction, this program does stand
alone. Nicely paced, with excellent detailed camerawork, this
very affordable how-to is highly recommended. (Note: Sponge Painting,
Rag Painting, and Kids' Rooms are also available on DVD.) Aud:
P. (N. Plympton)