Archive for the ‘Faux Painting’ Category

How To Create Faux Wainscoting

Faux wainscoting is a great way to add some instant class to your home. If your room appears to be lacking, the best choice is probably not to add more furniture, as this will probably just make the room look cluttered. Likewise, putting up more pictures on the walls is more likely to add to the cluttered look than it is to make your room look better. In this case, you should definitely consider adding faux wainscoting.

In the past, faux wainscoting was something that needed to be installed by a professional. However, you do not have to pay a professional to install it for you anymore. Now, there are several options available for people who want to install faux wainscoting on their own. As a result, the most inexpensive option is to install it yourself.

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How To Create Faux Woodgrain Effects

Making faux wood grain is not as difficult as you might have imagined at first. While it is definitely hard to paint faux wood grain with just a paintbrush, you should definitely look into purchasing faux wood grain tools instead. These tools can be used to achieve a faux wood grain design without a lot of trouble.

You can purchase faux wood tools either online or in a craft store near you. You will find that these tools make it very easy for you to put together a wall design that works for you. However, it is not entirely straightforward if you have never done any faux wood painting before.

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Tips For Creating Faux Apples

One thing that you should consider when you are designing your kitchen is whether or not you should just stop with wall decorations. Many people find that one of the best decorative steps that they can take is to add other objects to their design. For instance, if you want to make your kitchen look fairly traditional, you should consider putting out fruit.

Real fruit, however, has the disadvantage of being eaten or rotting – either of which will ruin your decoration. Therefore, you should consider exact decorative faux apples or other faux fruit. These fruit pieces will be made out of wax or other materials and are designed to look as much like real fruit as is possible.

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How To Create Faux Concrete Finishes

One question that many people ask is “Can you faux paint a concrete floor?” Fortunately for these people, the answer is yes. If you have an ugly concrete floor that you want to cover, but you don’t have enough money to put in carpeting, linoleum, or other new types of flooring, then you should definitely look into doing some faux painting on that floor.

There are several different techniques for faux painting, but the most popular ones will make your floor look as though it is either brick or marble. Due to the nature of brick, it is much easier to make it look as though the floor were marble – after all, if it were made out of bricks, then it would have a raised surface. Marble tends to be flatter, so you can easily give the impression of a marble floor without spending too much time, effort, or money.

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How To Create A Faux Distressed Finish On Furniture

Faux distressed furniture finishes - make new furniture look antique! If you’ve ever decorated a house - or even just one room, you know how hard it is to fit a particular style with the furniture that you buy in the store. In most cases this furniture just will not have the right sense of style for whatever room you’re looking to set up. Therefore, you should look into either purchasing furniture with faux finishes or learning how to do it yourself.

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