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Home Depot on decorating

Decorating 1-2-3 is the latest in a series by Home Depot (the others are Home Repair 1-2-3, Kitchens and Baths 1-2-3 and Outdoor Projects 1-2-3). It covers painting, faux finishing, choosing and installing lighting and ceiling fans, window treatments, wallpapering, installing floors, refinishing furniture and remodeling bathrooms.

The book is loaded with photographs that walk you through each project step by step. There are lists of "stuff you'll need," suggestions from Home Depot employees labeled "Wisdom of the Aisles" and lots of professionals' secrets, tips and ideas.

The best way to learn how to do any of these projects is to get out there, hands-on, and do it. This book should bolster your confidence if you're a first-timer and provide some helpful hints even to experienced do-it-yourselfers.

Decorating 1-2-3, 416 pages, is published by Meredith Books, $34.95, and is available at Home Depot stores.