Friday, September 11, 2009
Faux Painting Tile Project
With a faux painting web site to keep up with, I don't have much time to do as many projects as before. Don't get me wrong, I still continue to actually faux paint for profit, but when I refer to projects, I mean my own where I do it for loved ones or for fun. Recently, my mom changed her toilet and now she didn't want the green faux finish I had done many years ago. So I wanted to bless her by taking my time to do a "trompe l'oeil" effect. That's fancy french which means, "trick of the eye". I love the look of tile in a bath but installing real ones is not only expensive, but the mess it creates is not pleasant. I have been in homes where there is tile being installed and the owners can't wait to get the job done. There's a lot of dust from the concrete in the air where they mix the powder they need. Anyway, I figured painting the tile would eliminate the mess and in the future, if my mom wants to change the look, she doesn't have to mess up the walls to take out the old tile. In addition, we could still use the bathroom while I was working, plus, she saved so much money and time, looking for the perfect color in tile.
Well, here's a picture of what I did. And yes, I used the Triple S Faux Painting System that God gave me. I cannot faux paint without this patented system, myself. I do plan to make a video of the steps I took and all the faux finishing techniques I used to achieve this beautiful look. I sent this picture out to my friends and asked them what they thought of my tile work and none of them thought it was paint; they all thought the tiles were real. So I guess I passed the test. Thank you Lord for my first "trompe l'oeil" attempt being a success. At least I think so. What do you think? I would love comments.