For readers who love to shop, whether it�s online or in stores, being able to turn that into a career might seem like the greatest possible career a person can have. This guide covers a multitude of career paths, including finance, antiques, and real estate, providing basic guidance on how to build and ultimately manage that career, all while bypassing having to get a college education. Each chapter includes interviews and accounts of professionals working in the field and additional resources for readers who are ready to jump right into a career.
Everything You Need to Know to Identify, Restore & Care for Furniture
Author: Christophe Pourny
Publisher: Artisan Books
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Christophe Pourny learned the art of furniture restoration in his father’s atelier in the South of France. In this, his first book, he teaches readers everything they need to know about the provenance and history of furniture, as well as how to restore, update, and care for their furniture—from antiques to midcentury pieces, family heirlooms or funky flea-market finds. The heart of the book is an overview of Pourny’s favorite techniques—ceruse, vernis anglais,and water gilding, among many others—with full-color step-by-step photographs to ensure that readers can easily replicate each refinishing technique at home. Pourny brings these techniques to life with a chapter devoted to real-world refinishing projects, from a veneered table to an ebonized desk, a gilt frame to a painted northern European hutch. Rounding out this comprehensive guide is care and maintenance information, including how to properly clean leather, polish hardware, fix a broken leg, and replace felt pads, as well as recipes to make your own wax, shellac, varnish, stain, and more.