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Easy Faux Hammered Copper Paint Technique

Hammered copper is one of my all time favorite metal finishes.  Something about the color of copper and rustic qualities of a hammered finish just seems to add warmth to any setting.  Funny though, I don’t come across many pieces when I’m out thrifting.  Hmmm?  Is it because there just weren’t a lot of hammered […]

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12 Ways to Faux Your Fall Décor

Fall is chock full of natural elements from fallings leaves to pumpkins. It’s amazing how many ways you can use nature in your Fall décor; however, natural elements often have an expiration date, so here are 12+ unique and creative ways that you can faux your Fall décor for this year and stow it away […]

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Announcing Faux and TellU and a Basement Update

As I’ve been looking through my posts recently, I’ve noticed that I like a lot of faux. For example there’s the faux weathered twigs, faux hammered copper, a faux cowhide lampshade… and then there’s the faux leather storage boxes and the faux tin ceiling storage boxes. See what I mean? Does that make me a […]

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Faux Weathered Twigs~Like Driftwood, Almost!

Twig projects! There’s a lot of really cool ones out there on the web and done up so many different ways. Can’t help it, I dig twigs and all their crafty possibilities.  So, in an attempt to pull off one more beachy project for the summer using twigs,  I knew that I wanted weathered looking […]

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LOL Grain Sack Storage Box

A cheap card board storage box, painted with a grain sack looking stripe is the first of my  LOL (Labor of Love) storage box series.  Of course these days we all know what LOL usually means… and that is probably what most of you are doing… at me… right about now, for actually holding a […]

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How to Age Chicken Wire with Chalkboard Paint

I know there are a few methods out there for how to make chicken wire look old, aged or rusty, and quite honestly I would love to try them all because I just like to experiment with different faux techniques, but for this instance I didn’t have the products or the time to implement any […]

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Faux Hammered Copper on a Soda Can

I’m going for a faux hammered copper look again, this time with soda cans.  Some of you may remember my faux hammered copper attempt on the dish pans.  Well that one didn’t work out as well as I had hoped, but since I’ve had a little success with the soda can labels I made last […]

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Stowaways – Faux Stained Glass

Most recently I showed you a rather curious old  photo that I had stowed away in my attic of a child on a pony.  Well I’m pulling something else out of the stowaway pile and it just so happens to be one of my first crafty projects.  Some would call it faux stained glass art, […]

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Knock Down Texture for a Stone Look on Basement Walls

This past weekend, my wonderful sister helped me add a knock down texture to our cement basement walls with a product call Homax Roll-On Texture.  I can honestly say this was a delightful product to work with from the ease of application to the  low mess and easy clean-up. I was aiming for the “feel” […]

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Speckled Egg Textured Decoupage Mason Jars

In my quest to find to perfect faux speckled egg texture, I have reached another threshold of speckled egg texture bliss.  I won’t call this perfection, no siree, but I tried a little something different from the splatter paint texture technique of last year.   After making the paint dipped soup cans a few months ago, […]

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Rubbed Chicken Wire Texture on Paper

Would you like to get the look of chicken wire without all the chicken wire commitment?  Okay, well there’s a small commitment.  You will need a piece of chicken wire.  But you won’t have to bend, flex,  and tie it off like I so rigorously did with the chicken wire lamp shade, pumpkins, Christmas trees […]

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Snow Covered Texture and a Soup Can Centerpiece

It’s snowing here… right now as a matter of fact.  I look outside and everything is covered in white and glisten.  I’m not going to break into song, I promise, but I really wanted to capture that snow covered look and bring it inside where it’s much warmer.  So I mixed and measured and with […]

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DIY Faux Cowhide Lamp Shade

While hauling stuff out of the basement for the remodel, I came across a torchiere lamp.  I’ve made four piles while de-cluttering: salvage, sell, donate and toss.  This particular lamp is in good working condition, but it has water stains on the lamp shade, which qualifies it as not worth trying to sell, a little […]

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Raw Hide Faux Leather Storage Box with Lid

I’m all about the this faux leather, raw hide texture made with tissue paper and decoupage. I’ve just finished another group of lidded storage boxes for my linen closet update and I’m thinkin’ that they are lookin’ pretty worn and weathered… like raw hide! And to think anyone can get this textured look with decoupage, […]

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Stars and Stripes Faux Batik Tie Dye Table Cloth

Red, white and blue tie dye for the Fourth of July!!  I made this stars and stripes patriotic table cloth using Elmer’s Washable Glue as a faux batik and Rit Liquid Dye.  One of my favorite Fourth of July memories from childhood is the stars and stripes cake that my mom always used to make.  […]

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