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Topic: Faux Bois 2-Tiered Dessert Tray (a forest of photos)  (Read 899 times)
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« on: June 22, 2014 07:26:19 AM »



I picked up and new-in-box 2-tiered dessert tray at the thrift store a few months back for around $5. It was a really nice, kelly green, but I couldn't imagine the occasions I'd want to use a kelly green dessert tray so I decided to repaint it.  I wanted something sort of neutral, so was assuming I'd pick a metal color and spray paint it.  I couldn't get excited about any of the usual metals: gold, silver, copper, brass, bronze.  Hmmmm. Oh!  I've faux bois-ed everything else, why not this?

I forgot to take a live shot of the the original, but there was a picture on the box. Cute, but not right for me.



And then a bunch of shots of the finished product.  I got the idea to make the posts look like bark-covered twigs and then decided to try to make the edges of the tiers look like bark, too.  Yey tree slices!







I even did the base that you'll never see; first, because of poor planning  Roll Eyes and second, because it was a good way to test technique.




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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2014 07:41:52 AM »

That is the coolest ever! It is perfect!
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2014 07:45:54 AM »

Thank you!  I'm really pleased with how it turned out. I'm going to tweak a few things and then add lots more layers of clear top coat.
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You absolutely never cease to amaze me. Your creativity. Your ability to experiment. Your eye for detail. The fact that you often recycle "found" items and make them new again...this is a wonderful project.

And I don't blame you for not wanting that ugly green color. Too much 70's. Yours looks much nicer, and will show off your deserts quite well. And I love the natural take on the tree bark idea. Oh, and don't forget that these trays can hold shot glasses, for after dinner drinks  Cheesy

That loop at the top? How about a silk plant thing, like an ivy cascading down? Just an idea.  Grin

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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2014 09:00:06 AM »

Beautiful T! Love wood and this would fool anyone. Makes me wonder what other kitchen items could have this finish.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2014 09:46:28 AM »

You absolutely never cease to amaze me. Your creativity. Your ability to experiment. Your eye for detail. The fact that you often recycle "found" items and make them new again...this is a wonderful project.

And I don't blame you for not wanting that ugly green color. Too much 70's. Yours looks much nicer, and will show off your deserts quite well. And I love the natural take on the tree bark idea. Oh, and don't forget that these trays can hold shot glasses, for after dinner drinks  Cheesy

That loop at the top? How about a silk plant thing, like an ivy cascading down? Just an idea.  Grin

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Thanks!  I love that color of green and get compliments every time I where it, but just didn't see myself using it as part of celebration decoration.  Growing up where ivy is destroying the forest, I can't even walk down the silk ivy section of the craft store!  Smiley

Beautiful T! Love wood and this would fool anyone. Makes me wonder what other kitchen items could have this finish.  Smiley

Thank you!  I soooooo struggle with overdoing the faux bois around here.  But I admit I having been looking for other round things to do this with.
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2014 11:22:01 AM »

Wow - that looks so real - I love it!!
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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2014 04:02:27 AM »

I'm hitting this rocks because, quite frankly, it really does. Awesome work!
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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2014 06:16:51 AM »

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« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2014 09:29:39 AM »

This is THE COOLEST! Love it.
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