Faux Painting for a Unique One-of-a-Kind Look

Looking for a way to add a unique touch to your home? Faux Painting may be your answer.

 

Foyer faux painted with branch design to add a unique look to this home. (Cheryl McCracken Interior Design)

WHAT IS FAUX PAINTING/FINISHING?

Faux painting or finishing is the technique of making one material look like another. For example, making a wooden table look like marble. Faux Painting or decorative painting can also add an artistic touch to your home by creating unusual textures on walls, ceilings, floors and furniture.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES?

Unlike wallpaper, Faux finishes never peel, can be easily painted over if no longer desired and are completely unique to your home. It can be applied on plaster, leather, drywall, stone and almost any surface.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF FAUX FINISHING?

Some of the most popular types of Faux Finishes are:

Metallic Finishes

Wood Grain

In this elegant dining room, a blue stripe is faux painted on the walls to match the rug. The ceiling is color washed as well to add a unique touch to the room.

Marbleizing

Texturing

But, many other options are also available. Contact Cheryl McCracken Interiors for a personal consultation on how Faux Painting or Finishing can add character and a custom look  to your home.


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