20 February 2010

Faux Bois...

Well friends, I have decided that my next project will be on the hideous cabinet that my father found for me along the side of the road. I hope to sell it when it is finished. I think that it will be a painting project, rather than a spray-paint project. So, I should be able to work on it down in the basement away from the cold. I am still thinking about colors. Any suggestions? Worry not, I will post photos once I start.

My inspiration for the project came from following Eddie Ross on Twitter. I saw that he was painting some nesting tables using the faux bois technique. I think that the top of the cabinet would look nifty painted this way. I will need to do some research on the process, technique, and types of paints needed to achieve the look.

Images from Eddie Ross.

Now, I need to get the tool. I saw that I can find it at my local Ace Hardware. It is called the Plaid Wood Grainer Tool. I hope so! I attempted to find it at Home Depot...nothing. UPDATE...I just got a five dollar gift card in the mail from an Ace near where I work. Excellent! Now, I just hope that they have the tool.

Here are some other images that you may enjoy that used the faux bois technique!

Image from Martha Stewart.

Images from poppytalk.


  1. I love love love that technique! I really like the image from Martha Stewart.

  2. Koran, I will post photos once I begin...it may take a bit!

  3. Hey, good luck. I think you will find that faux bois is super easy. Soon you will be doing it to everything. The first time I did it was in college when I was doing theatrical set design. Before I knew it the dorm room was covered in fake looking wood furniture.

  4. Andrew, thanks for the posting. I am nervous about getting the technique correct. Yes, I too fear that I will go overboard with faux-bois. Thank you for the words of encouragement.


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