Fall For Faux Bois

A few years ago we found this bench when we were in Paris and had it shipped home…

bench, faux bois

I have always been a fan of faux bois.

Faux bois, from the French for false wood, refers to techniques used in several media to imitate wood or wood grain.  Probably the first crafted items were made with concrete.  In 1875 the first bridge of reinforced concrete was made by Joseph Monier to cross a moat in France.

I love this bridge…

bridge

and this passageway…

faux bois

great looking table and chairs…

table and chairs

table and chairs

Faux bois table and chairs

Halloran & Sons Antiques

I love it on products of all kinds, from china…

faux bois

to planters…

faux bois

Love this wallpaper…

faux bois

and this pillow…

faux bois

it is great looking as a frame…

faux bois

love the way they used it in panels (click on this picture to enlarge it so that you can see the panels, it threw my post out of bounds to use the larger image!)…

faux bois

Martha Stewart Living

very interesting interpretation for a bar…

faux bois

last Christmas I loved it for wrapping paper…

Faux bois, wrapping paper

and it will be time before you know it to carve pumpkins…

pumpkin, faux bois

I may give this a try!

That’s a wrap – and here is the duct tape to prove it…

duct tape

Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. I learn something new from you almost every day!

  2. Susan Haltom says:

    Yes, I love faux bois! We have an antique cast iron bench with branches; it has some traces of original paint. Marsha, I read a few years ago that Martha Stewart had her table (in your fifth photo?) custom made by a concrete artisan in San Antonio. Just over an hour from Austin. Just saying’. I kept the name but have never made it there.

  3. mnestorc@aol.com says:

    Oh, maybe I need to find him while I am out there this weekend!