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10 Faux Barn Wood Weathering Techniques

As I’m getting ready to paint and re-stain my new (used) dining table, I went in search of some faux barn wood weathering techniques to try to get the look of the table on my mood board.  I have found 10 that I love and want to share. Each of these approaches use a mix […]

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Mini Faux Saplings from Upcycled Christmas Decor

Last Christmas I came upon a barrel of mini saplings at a local store. I wanted buy them all and give one to every person I know because they were do darn cute!! I didn’t buy any, however, because in our neck of the woods, the standard lot size does not accommodate planting a pine […]

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7 DIY Faux Punched Tin Lantern Ideas - StowandTellU

7 Faux Punched Tin Lantern Ideas

Every porch or patio needs at least one punched tin lantern!! I read that blurb in one of the design magazines while at the dentist office a few months ago. I have been a little obsessed about it ever since. The real-deal punch tin lamps are a little pricey and harder to come by.  Here […]

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Faux Cement and Moss Painted Garden Gnomes

Do you have any yard ornaments or garden objects that need an update? We’ve had these two garden gnomes for years.  And while they’re cute and whimsy with their bright colors, they were just out of place in the new yard. I recently saw a video on garden object transformation using Plaid FolkArt Dimensions Moss Effect. I […]

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Miniature Tealight House to Mock Punch Tin Lantern

Lanterns of any kind seem to be a big trend this season. I had two black metal tea light houses in my thrifted miniature house collection.  One was upcycled as a bird house planter, which turned out to be a nice gift for Mother’s Day.  I decided to try my hand at turning this one into […]

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There's no fancy mold needed for laying these faux stepping stones. Four concrete free pour, hand shaped stone path ideas four your yard or garden. - StowAndTellU.com

4 Concrete Hand Shaped Stone Path Ideas

Adding a stone path to your yard or garden can add charm, instantly. There’s a lot of tutorials for making your own stepping stones with concrete molds, and of course there are always the store-bought kinds, as well. All great options, but what’s different about these four diy stone path ideas is that they’re made […]

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How to make decorative faux speckled farmhouse eggs using bouncy balls and an easy splatter paint technique - StowandtellU.com

Basket o’ Faux Speckled Farmhouse Eggs

A few years ago when I was helping my sister re-do her kitchen, I diy-ed her a basket of decorative farmhouse inspired speckled eggs and to date, it’s still one of my all-time favorite projects.  Although she doesn’t live in a farmhouse, she does live on about 2 acres of property and boards her own […]

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20 faux kitchen pantry ideas for creating a pantry space when you have no designated pantry storage area - Faux and TellU from StowandTellU.com

20 Faux Kitchen Pantry Ideas

Do you have kitchen pantry envy? As in your kitchen doesn’t have a pantry, but if only there was a way to make one appear, you’d ask where to sign up? I can relate. We didn’t have a pantry in our townhouse kitchen, so we had to use two of the cabinets to store our […]

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12 Faux Garden Flowers. No Planting Required!

Who doesn’t love a garden full of flowers, but hey, not all of us have a green thumb, right?  So here is a DIY collection of faux ways to add garden flowers to your yard, porch or patio without having to plant a single seed, flora, shrub or bush!   12 ways to add faux […]

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It’s Faux the Birds! 10 DIY Nests

Last summer some of the birds in my yard went to town pulling the filling out of one of our old lawn cushions. Hey, it’s not like they can fly to the craft store and buy supplies.  There’s something fascinating in the creation of a real bird’s nest.  I think that’s why so many of […]

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6 Faux Metallic Projects with Tin Foil

Tin foil is not just for cooking, my friends.  There are plenty of ways to put aluminum foil to work in a DIY project to get a metallic finish that can look pretty darn close a real metallic finish.  Being that tin foil is technically metal already, it’s effect makes it look that much more […]

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5 Rustic DIY Faux Countertops

It’s amazing what the magic of a faux treatment can do to a countertop for a lot less money.  If that method includes going over existing laminate countertops, we’re probably talking about saving even more.  Upon perusing the web for faux countertop ideas, my attention seemed to be drawn to the more rustic styled methods. […]

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5 Things to Use as a Faux Canvas

I took a house tour a few years ago in one of the fancier suburban Chicago towns.  I was awed, inspired, and perhaps feeling that I should have dressed a little nicer.  Maybe next time, anyway, I remember in one of the most elaborate homes we actually had a tour guide who took us through […]

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5 DIY Faux Mantel Ideas

I wish I had a fireplace!!  If we ever make the move into a new house, it’s on our wish list, to be sure.  In the meantime I’m tossing around the idea of a faux mantel for the basement using the scrap wood we have left over from taking down the basement walls. Sure it […]

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11+ Ways to Make Your Own Faux Snow

The other day, I showed you how I bottled up some faux snow into snow in a jar ornaments, and that post included an easy faux snow recipe, but that’s really only the tip of the iceberg on faux snow…wah, wah, wahhh! Here are some killer chiller ways to make safe, non-toxic faux snow this […]

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