Want to see my faux finishing and "other?"

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    Want to see my faux finishing and "other?"

    A few years ago after my wife passed away (cancer, 2005), I bought a house for my sons and myself. Since they were only six and two years old at the time, I wanted to make it a "fun" place for them and I really needed to keep my mind busy and off of certain things, so I decided to try my hand at something that had always interested me: faux finishing.

    So off I went. I watched videos, read books, looked at websites, etc... One thing I discovered early on is that none of the instruction you get means much once the sponges hit the wall.

    But enough blabbering....

    This was my first attempt, the coat closet as you enter the house:



    I next did one in the boys' room, but with a slight twist:



    One thing led to another in the hallway, so it went a bit nutty:





    My former bro-in-law came over with his pro camera gear, so I fired up the fog generator and....



    The house had a breakfast nook, but I decided to make it a 50's diner:



    Fake concrete checkering on the opposing wall:



    Moving on to outside the house....

    The front porch was plain, raw concrete. I decided that it needed to be red brick steps with a green limestone slab top:





    The propane tank needed a paint job, and since I'm an Air Force vet....





    I even gave the old girl seven confirmed kills!

    Anyway, thanks for looking. Whenever I go over these photos, it reminds me of how much work I've done on the place.

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    I really like the coyote through the wall!
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    One more....I bought a used Charvel guitar a few years ago. It was originally solid blue:



    I decided that it needed that old, rusted water tank look (plus, that's more METAL, baby!)

    This was a combination of airbrush and other techniques.





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    That's some neat stuff; nice work!
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    Nice work!

    It all looks good, but I got a big laugh out of the wicked propane tank!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grady View Post
    Nice work!

    It all looks good, but I got a big laugh out of the wicked propane tank!
    Thanks! That's one of my favorites, but it's starting to look grungy now so a touchup is in order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    That's some neat stuff; nice work!
    Thanks!

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    Great work!! Wanna come do my house next??

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    That's some pretty cool paint work. Thanks for sharing.

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    Inspiring! I now have some guidelines for my sons' rooms.
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    I'm sorry for your loss, I've been there but not with small children. I can imagine the added burden it must have been.

    Great work on the house and the thought behind it to make your home fun for the children.

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    Good work! I like the coyote. But that closet is excellent work!

    I did some faux stuff when I worked for a photography company. There was a full page add in Furniture Today where the company requested my faux marble floor. I did a bookcase with books, clocks, and a cat painted on the wall. I've done some faux texture stuff around my house and a mural on my daughters closet doors. The mural is a bit weak though.
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    That house definitely says bachelor pad.Very cool paint schemes,I think I would do a human silhouette going thru the wall and claim some guy broke in and after racking my shotgun found where he left in a hurry
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    Very creative and unique. Good work!
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    I really like that 50's diner.
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