French Provincial Furniture

Faux Walnut Burl Klismos Chair

Meranda SnyderMeranda Snyder (2)I found these pair of chairs at an auction in Virginia.  As soon as I saw them, I knew I had to have them.  It was then figuring out what to upholster them with.  Check out my post on Faux Walnut Burl Painting, and it will describe how I accomplished this faux look.   Let me know what you think.  ~Meranda (Read More.....)

Faux Walnut Burl

100_36832-300x2242100_3685-224x300Walnut burl is one of the most interesting woods out there.  It is very rare to find a french piece in burl, and when you do, it is super expensive.  Knowing how to faux paint could save you a LOT of money!  The best workbooks on walnut burl and any other particular wood would be The Art of Faux.   The only way to learn is to be willing to try, and practice. I am just learning myself, and it can be a bit daunting to attempt to paint a piece with a finish you are not skilled at. The easiest way to try is just to go for it... and not worry about making it perfect. The great news is that with this finish, the oil paint will not dry for a good day, so you can mess around with it with paint thinner. (Read More.....)