All it takes is paint, a little time, and some inspired, quick, and easy decorative ideas to give old furniture a new lease of life - or transform unpainted pieces into works of art. These 29 ways to use stencilling, stamping, sponging, distressing, stippling, and glazing techniques will result in magnificent, strikingly original focal points for every room in the house. Choose a style: some are whimsical, bursting with colour and fun details, like the 'busy bees' that embellish a honey coloured cupboard. And, still more are just right for a child. Information on choosing supplies, and on cleaning, stripping old paint, sanding, and preparing furniture, enable even beginners to get started instantly - and templates make tracing patterns simple.