Making Decorative Mirrors & Shelves by Holly Jorgensen (1997)

Description: (From back of book) From pearl-and-lace frames to an oak vanity, here’s a rich variety of decorative articles to adorn your home. You just need simple gluing, stitching, and painting techniques. Everything else is here, including patters, detailed instructions, and a a multitude of illustrations to guide you every step of the way.

Review: I found this book to be very handy. There were good basic instructions on how to frame mirrors and use the various paint (and other medium) techniques used inside. The projects themselves are displayed nicely with photographs to illustrate the final project. Personally, I didn’t really care for the mirror projects, but there were some really nice ideas. I think they were more complex than what I was looking for. The shelves were really inventive. I would like to use some of them myself. I wouldn’t really consider this a book for beginners, but for people who already have some skill with crafting. Overall, I found it to be really handy.

Score: 4 out of 5

About Michelle

I'm a Midwest girl who has landed herself on the east coast. I spend my days in libraryland. My passion/specialty is graphic novels, manga, and anime. For a few weekends of the year you will find me at an anime convention somewhere on the east coast.

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