Look! Faux painted moulding!

Look! Faux painted moulding!

Jul 28, 2006

One of my guilty pleasures is "model home-ing". I love looking at new model homes and seeing the fantastic-ly idealistic "staged" interiors. And while many model homes are geared toward a more "mass" audience, some are furnished in quite contemporary styles, and offer some inspirational ideas, (especially if you have no plans on buying!) Recently, I came across this model home that had me doing a double take. The room was done up in a slightly watered down "regency" style, tastefully done though, and featured these great trim mouldings on all the walls. But upon closer inspection, I realized they were all faux painted!

I'm not generally attracted to faux paint techniques, but I was actually quite impressed with this. Getting an even closer look, the technique looked fairly simple to do. The outline appeared to be dry brushed out to blend into the wall color. Then they added a faint white line as a highlight. I noticed they also kept one edge clean, and the other soft, which helped with the realism. This could be a great idea for someone to try, if they don't want to commit to nailing anything on the walls, or don't want to go through the trouble of measuring actual trim, having it mitered cut, and then attatched.

Has anyone ever done something like this or have any good experiences with other faux paint techniques? Please share!

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