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Woodgraining & Marbling

Wood graining: Faux wood-graining (faux bois) and marbling are two very different looks, but they’re both achieved by layering paints, glazes and patterns, and are done for similar reasons.

 

Marbling: Replicating an existing pattern (for example matching baseboard to tile) or creating the look of rare marble or endangered woods is easier and less expensive with faux techniques. Architectural details, such as columns, are often made out of fiberglass or plaster, and then receive a wood or stone faux finish.

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Ottoman Armoire

This previously green, pink, and white armoire received a dramatic redo with faux wood-graining as a new base. The colors of the wood-grain were chosen to match the rest of the wood-work in the home.

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Faux Bois Detail

This close-up shows off the faux bois background of an armoire make-over.

Faux Wood-Grained Mahogany

Multiple layers of paint and patterned glaze create the realistic look of mahogany.

Faux Wood-Grained Teak

Multiple layers of paint and patterned glaze create the realistic look of teak.

Faux Wood-Grained Walnut

Multiple layers of paint and patterned glaze create the realistic look of walnut.

Faux Wood-Grained Birds Eye Maple

Multiple layers of paint and patterned glaze create the realistic look of birds eye maple.

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Faux Lapis Lazuli

Multiple layers of paint, patterned glaze, and gold mica create the realistic look of lapis lazuli.

Faux Black Marble

Multiple layers of paint and patterned glaze create the realistic look of black marble.

Faux Sienna Marble

Multiple layers of paint and patterned glaze create the realistic look of sienna marble.

Faux White Marble

Multiple layers of paint and patterned glaze create the realistic look of white marble.

Wood graining: Faux wood-graining (faux bois) and marbling are two very different looks, but they’re both achieved by layering paints, glazes and patterns, and are done for similar reasons.

 

Marbling: Replicating an existing pattern (for example matching baseboard to tile) or creating the look of rare marble or endangered woods is easier and less expensive with faux techniques. Architectural details, such as columns, are often made out of fiberglass or plaster, and then receive a wood or stone faux finish.

 

Watch the slideshow, or click on one of the still photos below to see a larger image.

armoire wood graining silver stencil decorative art interior design

Ottoman Armoire

This previously green, pink, and white armoire received a dramatic redo with faux wood-graining as a new base. The colors of the wood-grain were chosen to match the rest of the wood-work in the home.

wood-grain-foix-bois-armoire-decorative-art-interior-design

Faux Bois Detail

This close-up shows off the faux bois background of an armoire make-over.

Faux Wood-Grained Mahogany

Multiple layers of paint and patterned glaze create the realistic look of mahogany.

Faux Wood-Grained Teak

Multiple layers of paint and patterned glaze create the realistic look of teak.

Faux Wood-Grained Walnut

Multiple layers of paint and patterned glaze create the realistic look of walnut.

Faux Wood-Grained Birds Eye Maple

Multiple layers of paint and patterned glaze create the realistic look of birds eye maple.

marbling-faux-lapis-lazuli-decorative-art-interior-design

Faux Lapis Lazuli

Multiple layers of paint, patterned glaze, and gold mica create the realistic look of lapis lazuli.

Faux Black Marble

Multiple layers of paint and patterned glaze create the realistic look of black marble.

Faux Sienna Marble

Multiple layers of paint and patterned glaze create the realistic look of sienna marble.

Faux White Marble

Multiple layers of paint and patterned glaze create the realistic look of white marble.

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