While Grandma’s quilts showcased her pretty patchwork and skill
with many different fancy needlepoint stitches – imagine what you could have done with a
pot of icing and a sponge. That’s how it is. As artistic and skilled as Grandma was she
I’d probably also be at home with faux finish paints.

There are so many options available to today’s homeowners when it comes to
choosing alternatives to traditional matte paint. There is absolutely no reason to hang up.
in that tried-and-true boring white (or taupe, taupe, taupe) painted in every room
all over your house.

Explore the alternatives. Look in magazines for rooms that appeal to you.
Architectural Digest, Southern Accents, Veranda and others appear regularly
homes that have fake finishes on everything from walls to furniture. designers love
To change the feel of a space with color and textures, painted faux finishes are a
easy first step in that direction. You too can do the same.

Faux finishes can be applied to almost any surface. Walls, ceilings, cabinets
in kitchen and bathroom, floors, even all kinds of solid furniture as well. Styles of
finishes can be extremely simple and subtle, up to an exaggerated fantasy
finishes, depending on your personal taste and pocket.

For your walls, here’s something to think about: a faux wall finish can provide a
eye-catching and perfect alternative to wallpaper. Seamless. Without peeling or splitting.
Just a beautiful one of a kind hand painted finish individually created just for you.

A skilled faux finishing artist can create a look just for you than wallpaper.
manufacturers would love to copy and mass-market. Some of the most popular
Look for walls include:

o Color washes: irregular single glazes, capped and sponged over solid paint, the workhorse of faux finishes

o Multiple Glazes: Layered over solid paint, provides great depth

o Faux fur look – great in a studio

o Faux suede – stippled glaze over solid paint

o General stencil patterns: antique damask or simple borders

o Venetian plasters – beautiful lustrous plasters

o Old World Tuscan Plasters – troweled over plaster, chipped, cracked and aged to perfection

o Faux stone effects: limestone, fieldstone, slate, cut and fitted patterns

o Faux brick look

o Faux wood – faux bois, aged, aged, knotty, bamboo

o Faux metal: shiny metallic enamels, antique iron, verdigris

o Tissue paper – textured paper, paint and glaze

o Stripes – enamelled or simply painted, always classy

In columns, moldings, doors, crown molding, fireplaces and art niches there is a
Lots of great faux finishes that can enhance the architecture of any room. classic
looks feature:

o Marble: from travertine to Old Red, the options are open

o Granite – mimics your countertops

o Fancy stones, such as lapis lazuli and malachite

o Gold – any sheet metal, gold, silver, copper

o Streak – fine drag of colored enamel on a solid paint

Faux Antique Gold Aged finishes are wonderful choices on cabinets and
furniture. Adding some worn edges and cracked paint to the ones that are dated and tired.
kitchen cabinets can give them a fresh new “old” look. Think Provence.

It’s easy to expand your options. Change your mind about what is acceptable to you
the space of your sweet home. Play around with something fresh and new. Remember,
changing the dynamics of your home is easy with the help of an expert and
Experienced faux finishing artist.

Always go to a professional who has a track record and samples and clients who love it
tell you about the artist’s work that was created just for them. Then let him create a
special room just for you.

He can guide you to faux finishes and colors that will be appropriate for your style,
your furniture and your pocket. Consult with a trained professional artist
and get the best look for your home today.

Oh. And keep in mind that if you’re tired of that old chest of drawers and you’re thinking
about throwing it away, maybe all you need is a good old-fashioned antique. a bit of
frosting here, another touch there. Just fine.

Grandma would approve, no doubt.