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Drab to Fab: Furniture Upcycling with Ann Marie Auricchio on Craftsy.com

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Uploaded on Nov 30, 2011

Click: http://www.craftsy.com/YT_28v1 to learn more about Drab to Fab: Furniture Upcycling with Anne Marie Auricchio!

About Drab to Fab: Furniture Upcycling:
------------------------------------------------------In Drab to Fab Furniture Upcycling, artist Ann Marie Auricchio will show you how to revamp your home & outdoor space on a shoestring budget by "upcycling" inexpensive items found in attics, thrift stores and garage sales. Ann Marie demonstrates decorative painting methods such as faux finishing, distressing and crackling, then shows you how to achieve professional quality results using sophisticated stencil, stripe and tape techniques. What's more, you'll learn how to master these skills using nontoxic approaches and environmentally friendly materials.

Ann Marie will also teach you how to identify styles and eras of furniture design, as well as the secrets to distinguishing which items are worthy of upcycling and which are better left untouched. From small items like picture frames and flower pots to larger pieces of accent furniture, Drab to Fab will arm you with the skills, know-how and confidence to complete a million dollar makeover on a budget.

About Ann Marie Auricchio:
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Ann Marie Auricchio has been a working artist for 20 years. Her work has been seen from Broadway to Hollywood, in independent films and major studio releases, private homes, museums and restaurants - from small businesses to the top of the World Trade Center. She has created detailed set pieces and football field-size backdrops and murals, on walls, fabrics, floors, furniture, ceilings, windows, plastic, foam, wood, metal and even artificial turf.

A native New Yorker, she studied at the Art Students League, FIT and Parsons and received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. She lives in Denver with her husband Tom, an antique furniture restorer.

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