Faux works best when it’s frankly "over the top," and these gaudy big faux-diamond-ring napkin rings are just too much fun. Think table decor for a bachelorette dinner, or an informal engagement party.
If you hate the look of a bare concrete floor, no matter how practical it might be, here’s an idea — why not stencil the concrete to look like a luxurious carpet?
Perhaps not as comfy as a fine oriental rug, but certainly more durable, is this concrete “carpet” created by faux finisher Kim Longo. Inspired by an aged tile look she saw in villas and palazzos in Italy, Longo has used templates and trowels to create unique patterns in concrete surfaces.
Have you seen Anna Whitford's collection of decorative flowers? These are six-inch sculptural faux flowers — Dahlia and Gerbera, something reminiscent of a Zinnia, big fat luscious flowers to lift…
One other thing I should have added to the long list of Thanksgiving weekend fun -- arts and crafts with autumn leaves! Kelly (aged 11, my next-door neighbour's granddaughter, visiting…
I found this great craft idea last autumn, but just a few days too late to collect a bunch of autumn leaves while they were at their brilliant best colours.…
I spotted these sleek chrome-and-snakeskin mirror frames while doing a bit of online window shopping at Wallis Designs — and that’s a brilliant place to pick up ideas for a mid-century or modern decor, by the way.
Now, for those of us not in the swanky Scottsdale neighbourhood (or income bracket), this look is still do-able.
The proper way, of course, would be to matt a chrome-framed mirror with faux snakeskin and bind the inner edge with bent aluminum chrome trim to match the frame. But that’s not going to happen.
I’m not exactly a real whiz at bending metal so that it’s nice and tidy… so I’d probably just fake the general effect.
It can be done quite handily with a pair of chrome picture frames in two different sizes, a mirror, and a piece of faux snakeskin fabric or printed vinyl. Snakeskin-printed paper would do nicely, too, if it’s a good quality and not too easy to rip.
You see where I’m going with this?
My sister was totally traumatized one night, when we were kids playing Hide and Seek, when she came face-to- beady-glass-eyes with Aunt Dalia's old fox fur neck piece, hanging in…