Fantastic Faux: Can You Find the Phony?

Fantastic Faux: Can You Find the Phony?

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Jennifer Hunter
May 21, 2015

There are so many great ways to fake some amazing elements in your home, whether it's for ethical reasons, convenience or simply to save some cash. Before you clutch your pearls and gasp, "I'd never!" take a gander at these real and faux versions of some popular home decor. Can you really tell the difference? We'll see. Make your guesses then check your answers at the bottom.

1. Marble

A.

(Image credit: Dabney Frake)

B.

(Image credit: Irene Hoofs Via Decor8)

2.Wood

A.

B.

(Image credit: Bethany Nauert)

3.Tile

A.

(Image credit: Egue y Seta)

B.

(Image credit: Crogan Inlay Floors)

4.Built-ins

A.

(Image credit: Bethany Nauert)

B.

(Image credit: Little Green Notebook)

Scroll down to see which items were faux versions.







































Think you know? Ready to check? Make sure to click through each answer to see the incredible faux technique that (maybe? almost?) fooled you.

Answers:

1. A — How To Make a Painted Faux Marble Table Top
2. A — Ceramic "wood" tiles! Project by Terhaar Builders LLC
3. B — This gorgeous floor is actually linoleum by Crogan Inlay Floors
4. B — It's not a built-in, it's an IKEA Billy bookcase!

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