Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Faux Bois

I just adore faux bois!
What can I say, it just appeals to that rustic element I so love.
So when One King's Lane had a few ceramic faux bois pieces, I ordered up!
This little pitcher is going to join the few I already own.

I also ordered this vase.
Hard to believe it isn't wood.
That's because it's fake wood, or faux bois! (foh-BWAH)
Actually, it's resin...

Faux bois comes in other mediums like this cement pot that I recently saw at Big Daddy's Antiques.

Big Daddy's also had this table in the courtyard.
I would love a little table like this.

Faux bois furniture is quite expensive.
That's because there is so much work and craftsmanship that goes in to creating a piece.

Faux bois stairs and fence.

A few more interesting pieces....

Martha Stewart's table, handmade by faux bois artisan, Carlos Cortes from San Antonio, Texas.
Isn't it a beauty?

Martha Stewart's faux bois melamine dishes look fantastic with brown transfer ware.
Wait. Are those faux bois candles? I want them!

Traditional Home
A wonderful little fireside chest. I wonder what this is made of.
Perhaps it is real wood!

I saw these planters on OKL. They were very expensive.
However, they reminded me of the resin pieces I found at Joann's Fabrics.

The large one was under $20 and even came with a drain hole.
A serious planter, it is holding a collection of white orchids for the dining room table.

My friend Heather gave me this sweet little orchid plant.
I remembered the mini pot from Joann's which turned out to be a perfect vessel.
Thank you Heather!
Orchids and faux bois just seem to go together.

And last, here is an example of faux bois as paint technique.
Hard to believe this was probably a white mantel. It looks so authentic.

Are you a fan of faux bois too?
If so, for more inspiration, visit It's (K)not Wood, a blog dedicated to all that is faux bois.
The artist Carlos Cortes has a website too, here.

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Karena said...

Delores I adore the planter and that Martha Stewart table is amazing! Great finds!

Please do come over to visit, I have a New Giveaway I think you will love!

Art by Karena

Amy Chalmers said...

Love the faux bois!! Found you from Betsy Speerts sidebar...nice post!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Oh, I love it and have several old pitchers myself. The One Kings Lane piece is something I need to check on, great post!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Very interesting! Such great pieces and now I know what they are when I see them!

Pura Vida said...

I had no idea, this is like wood school! Fun!

Rooms by Ann said...

I did not know about this, wow you learn something new everyday.I like the one you ordered. Thank you for sharing

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