Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Etceteras: chenille faux bois cans

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Have you heard of faux bois? Even if you haven’t heard the phrase you’ve probably seen the oh-so-trendy look. Faux bois means “false or fake wood” and it’s pronounced “foe bwah”. It’s French which is why it sounds so much prettier than “fake wood”.

Blog Chenille Cans collage
Faux bois is popping up everywhere. Here’s a a little round up of some pretty examples of faux bois. 1. stationery  2. dresser  3. notecard  4. soap  5. surface

I was looking at this piece of chenille that I had and it reminded me of faux bois. Okay, a little if you squint.

I wrapped the chenille fabric around a few cans that I had and adhered them with Mod Podge. Narrow leather strips and twigs brought a natural element to my very faux bois cans.

Nothing faux about these freesias from my garden. The fragrance from these is almost overwhelming.

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  1. Carolyn, These are incredible! So delicate and you just want to touch them!! LOVE! Thanks for sharing!! ;)
    Bonnie @ uncommon

  2. Hi Carolyn! I saw your post over at Uncommonly Yours blog party. Your cans are super creative but my favorite thing is your freesias. They are just beautiful and to think that you grew them...I'm used to just seeing them in a florist shop.


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