Showing posts with label faux bois. Show all posts
Showing posts with label faux bois. Show all posts

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Etceteras: faux wood {aka contact paper}

How much fun can a person have with a roll of wood grain contact paper? A lot!

There are so many things you can do with contact paper. Cover books and notebooks – I’m tempted to cover all my cookbooks and add simple labels. They might look nice all lined up on my white shelf or It could be faux wood grain overkill so I’ll have to think about it. 

Cut free form strips and make a votive using an old jar. 

The candle flame looks so pretty peeking through the strips.

Upcycle an old lotion or soap dispenser. 

Contact paper comes in a variety of patterns and colors. I lucked out and found this wood grain pattern at a dollar store and picked up a few rolls. You can use it like vinyl – cut shapes with a craft punch and decorate a wall. Or run a piece through your Cricut machine {there are many tutorials online on how to substitute contact paper for the name brand vinyl}.

I’m going to restrain myself and not cover everything in wood grain contact paper. Perhaps this is a case of less is more.
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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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