Faux Fancy: 10 Ways to Turn Old, Busted Decor into New Luxe Hotness
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We all know how hard it is to make something look more expensive than it really is, let alone transforming old furniture into decor worthy of high end, elegant spaces. But here are a series of projects that do just that, turning salvaged finds into fancy pieces, with the help of luxurious faux finishes.
Shagreen: An old laminate console, recovered with soft shagreen by
Marble: The innovative IKEA hackers at
strike again, this time in the form of a faux marble kitchen tulip table.
Little Green Notebook
took a paintbrush to her desk and came up with this rich green malachite-like pattern.
Snakeskin: Some snakeskin fabric got cozy with Modge Podge to make over this table, courtesy of
Fur: This time, a bench goes glam with faux fur, as seen on
The Vintique Object
went very detailed, with the help of a stencil, to create this imitation inlaid cabinet.
tried her hand at covering papier mache bowls with gold leaf.
Tortoise Shell: This painted box, from
Leather: This coffee table combines leather and a brass look in one piece of furniture, from
Don’t you love this? Faux sure.
(Images: as linked above)