Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Faux Bois Fun!!

I really like the whole faux bois look.  I have a couple coffee mugs with a faux bois pattern on them, and they make me smile whenever I'm using one to drink my morning coffee.

From Home Goods

I've also found faux bois wrapping paper at The Container Store:

And faux bois scrapbook paper at Michael's:

Here are some other faux bois inspiration images:
Faux Bois Blanket

Faux Bois Pitcher

Faux Bois Dresser

And after much searching, I tracked down a faux bois tool at our local Ace Hardware Store for $5.99!  I've got several projects in mind for this little guy:

After giving myself about 2 minutes to give it a whirl this weekend, here's what I discovered: 

It's going to take a little practice.  I need to figure out the best way to get an even coat of paint on the tool so it doesn't look like a big blob of paint at the top and I need to get the whole roll the tool/drag the tool combination down.  I think I'll get the hang of it though.  More to come with Mr. Faux Bois.


  1. Love the blanket and the rug. You make me want to go shopping!

  2. I love that rug too...a carpet tile rug would be perfect for our house too (young kids=spills). I'm so tempted to try a 5 x 7!

  3. If I remember correctly, the times I have seen that tool used, the paint is placed on the object you want, then the tool is drug through it while the paint is still wet. You don't use the tool to apply the paint. Good luck, and I will be following you to see what you come up with :)

  4. Thanks for the tip, Lisa...I'm sure you just saved me a good deal of time figuring that out the hard way. I can't wait to try out the tool some more once we get all of our landscaping work squared away:).