I just LOVE seeing pictures of finished pieces in my clients homes. Meet Sandy! A honest gal that’s shows a lot of personal integrity. Her quiet nature and soft spirit create a place of calm for those around her. She is quick to listen and slow to speak. Many people call her friend and her loyalty knows no bounds. She has been painted in a custom off white colour and waxed to perfection. Her top was painted in a wood grain and then stained in an espresso gel stain. Scroll through to see before pictures.
#offwhitechalkpaint #anniesloanwax #fauxwoodgrain #expressogelstain #upcycleddresser #americanadecorprimitive @decoart
I'm so thankful for all the doors these old houses have... especially at times like these when we're on day 5 of no heat!😨❄❄❄ Our school room can be completely closed off from the rest of the house by two doors. We have two little plug in heaters going non stop. Unfortunately there are also 4 large windows and 1 exterior door in this room as well! I love the old original (1860) windows so much but they definitely need some love to be more efficient... one of them is completely broken and we have plastic covering it for the time being... sort of wishing I had restored that last summer!🤔 We're feeling the breeze! The furnace is scheduled to be fixed tomorrow and I. Can't. Wait. but until then at least we have 5 warm bodies in here and thankfully a very non open concept house!❄❄❄ Ironically, the furnace is one of the youngest things in the house... less than 10 years old!
#thisoldhouse #closedconcept #olddoor #fauxboix #fauxwoodgrain #homeschool #homeschoolroom #oneroomschoolhouse #blythehouse1860 #furnacewoes #originaldoors #saveanoldhouse #stonehouse #farmhouse #fixerupper #deservetopreserve #babyitscoldoutside
And thatz for a beautiful baby girl...i just thought why should it always be that babies need to go with colours such as pink,blue,grey etc....i wanted to try it with this little baby something different as the parents search for something unique and they prefer such..i just get the feel of how it would be if a baby was born in 1890’s and the parent decorating the room..so here i go with floral on a wooden effect and a grand but elegant ancient background..just love the palate knife painting and its amazing to touch and feel what we paint.. #nofilter #acrylicpainting #palateknifepainting #floralpainting #fauxwoodgrain #grandpaintings #calligraphy #artandpainting
This week’s architectural term is FAUX GRAINING. Faux graining is painting cheaper wood to appear like expensive hardwood. It is achieved by painting pine or another common material with a base color and covering it with one or more colored glazes. The glaze is then manipulated with combs, pencils (another word for small brushes), large brushes and graining rollers to simulate the wood grain. Originally the glaze was linseed oil cut with turpentine and colored with earth or other pigments. Today most glazes are acrylic and tinted with dies or manufactured pigments. This example show white oak faux grain. #historicdesignconsulting #architecturalterms #fauxgrain #fauxwoodgrain #historichousepainting
This homeowner hated the random painted trim in her living room. We discussed options 1.take it down (not a great option because the walls have a thick texture that was applied after the trim was put up, so there would not be any texture under the trim pieces & it would have to be filled in & it’s not an easy texture to match 2.Strip the wood & restain it. (Not super easy to do when the trim is up high & we don’t want any stripper to get on the walls/texture around them. or 3. Create a faux finish to the painted trim pieces to closely match the beams in the ceiling. She chose option 3. I applied a few different colors of water based stain using different techniques to make the trim look like wood again without stripping it. #KaleidoscopeInteriors #fauxfinish #fauxwoodgrain #stainlayering #GeneralFinishes #MLCampbell