has often been part of artist Arthur Morehead’s hand painted murals in
Port Royal, Pelican Bay, Mediterra, Grey Oaks and other Naples communities
However, actual furniture painting and faux woodgraining
is an art form all their own.
confused? I thought you might be so let me explain, faux finishing was very popular in the early parts of 2000 and still is but a lot has changed since then and a trend of furniture painting and faux woodgraining has emerged into the interior design market.
I first started noticing a demand for furniture painting after the new construction market came to a screeching halt and started getting a few calls about repairing and refinishing furniture. But when most found out the costs of an actual refinishing did most decide to go with the lower cost of a furniture painted finish instead.
As some of you may or may not know this still didn’t deter people from investing in the housing market. Instead they just refocused themselves after realizing the opportunities in the future of the distressed resale market. Therefore when the timing was right the buying began again and the remodeling market made a jump in the economy. As we all know where ever there’s an action there is an equal reaction or so that’s what we were taught.
New kitchen and bath redesigns made a strong appearance into the market and faux finishing came alive again also. The problem was that most home buyers/investors did not want or could not budget into a project what they wanted so Furniture Painting and faux woodgraining made things come together. Or at least it did for some…
But the clients still wanted and/or needed furniture, this is where in my opinion we really started to see the emergence of what we now know as the “transitional interior design” where the look of combining the old with the new started with furniture painting.
Interior Designers discovered the value of furniture painting not only from the quality of the work, but also from the amount of money that was saved from simply repainting the not so heavy smaller pieces with a beautiful furniture painted design or like the door above painted to match a the faux painted cabinet design in this room which was a dark mahogany. This saved the client not only the cost of replacing the cabinets but also the costs of replacing all of the furniture.
It just goes to show that furniture painting combined with faux finishing can be utilized in any interior design if a well thought out and planned interior design is put together by a team and not just one glorified individual.
furniture painted cabinets
This furniture painting technique was based on a faux woodgraining which gave these cabinets a unique look that really works well with the rest of the rooms design. There was a massive amount of a very dark mahogany cabinetry in this home and the savings enabled the client to actually do more than whats was expected.
Some of you may be saying right now that this is all well and good and understand the concept for furniture painting and faux woodgraining and the benefits of using one with the other but you really haven’t covered the gist of either one.
In response to that I would have say to you’re absolutely right, but as you also know there is always a method to my madness which I will explain as we move on. To really understand everything I am going to try and pull together you should pick up where this post series begins.
I start off with some sarcastic humor that may even shock some you and if it does then good!
That means I haven’t lost your attention …….So read my last post on