Most faux painting projects are simple enough for a beginner. They can add such an elegant look, that painting alone doesn’t do. There are a number of places to get information on how to do faux painting. Home depot and Lowes offer classes and flyers that teach you how. Then there’s of course youtube, and the internet if you want to learn how to do these finishes. These are a few of the finishes I like.
1. Marbleizing. Marble is so neat looking, this is an elegant way to make your home look classier. You can also dot this finish an old dresser, or piece of furniture you’re doing yourself. If you do this to the top it will look like a marble topped dresser.
2. “Trick the eye” in French, is a painting technique used in murals that looks real, and can be used to create architectural details. This can be used to paint something on the wall such as a window that’s really not there. I’ve seen people paint bricks or rocks on their walls and sidewalks. Brick on the inside of the house looks so good, and this is a really cheap and easy way to get that look.