Category Archives: Faux Painting Furniture

Faux Painting Furniture Creates a Distinctive Finish

Faux painting furniture is a great way to add a decorative finish to dressers, bookcases tables, or any other type of wood furnishing. Painting a piece of furniture using various techniques – such as marbling, color washing or sponging – makes for a unique finish. These techniques can be used instead of painting furniture a solid color.

There are several types of faux finishes that can be successfully applied to furniture, but before beginning a project, make sure that the furniture is clean, sanded and smooth. If the surface of the furniture has chipping paint or dents, the old paint should be stripped and the dents should be filled with wood filler prior to adding the faux finish.

Stenciling Furniture for a Unique Look

Stenciling is one the most inexpensive ways to transform a piece of furniture. Supplies are minimal, and investment of your time is negligible. Because there are thousands of stencils on the market, you can create almost any look using a stencil. From classy damask stencils to shabby chic flowers, there is likely a stencil to […]
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Oak Wood Graining Technique

Oak wood graining is a fantastic faux wood grain effect. With practice it’s rather easy to accomplish, and when compared to buying a piece of oak furniture, oak graining is much less expensive. Oak is a beautiful hard wood; with lovely grain patterns, eye pleasing color, and a reputation for durability. Oak is highly sought […]
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Faux Marble Painting on Furniture

The classic look of marble is hard to beat. Marble is rich, durable and ever-so eye catching. Marble is often associated with wealth and class. Unfortunately, marble is also very heavy and expensive. Faux marbling is a fantastic alternative to the real deal. While the faux marble technique can be applied to walls and ceilings, […]
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Faux Leather Look on Furniture

How To Paint a Faux Leather Look on Furniture Who doesn’t love the look of leather? Leather screams luxury. Leather is timeless, warm, and sophisticated. And there’s no doubt there are some drop-dead gorgeous leather furniture pieces out there, but they aren’t often affordable. That’s where learning how to paint faux leather comes in ...
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Creative Furniture Painting Ideas

A Few Less Common Creative Painting Furniture Ideas There are many creative furniture painting ideas, some of which are more common than others. Typically, when we talk about creative furniture painting ideas we are talking about “faux” finishes. The word “faux” means “false.” A painted faux finish is the process of adding paint to ...
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