I'm ready to knock on these pieces of precious wood. From faux bois to literal limbs, I love the way wood accents can bring a rustic look indoors. Come check out all the cool ways you can get a tree-rrific look in this week's edition of Etsy Finds!
If you still haven't gotten your fill of the faux bois trend, thanks to the Chilewich Woodgrain Floormat ($69.95), you can do so without breaking the bank. The faux bois mat is made of vinyl-coated polyester, so it's durable, stain resistant, and easy to clean. And its rubber back will keep you from slipping around. The 2-x-3-foot size is the only one available, but I think it'd make a great little rug in front of your kitchen sink or stove. And while it's definitely not the most natural mat you could buy, you can sleep tight knowing that no trees were harmed in the making of this mat.
What You'll Need
- Cardboard (any size)
- Faux bois contact paper (about 2 feet depending on the size of your frame)
- Picture frame
- Scissors or Xacto knife
To find out how to make this faux bois photo board, read more
I thought I was over faux bois mirrors, but then some sweet little birdies chirped when I came upon this beautiful Gold-Leafed Hand-Carved Mirror (inquire for price), making me fall for them all over again. This gilt wood mirror from the late 20th century was carved by the Carvers Guild of Massachusetts, a company run by a couple recognized for their old-world craftsmanship and exceptional design. The Carver's Guild began in 1970 but they could have fooled me: this hand-carved mirror looks like it dates back to Colonial Williamsburg. It's nice to see that some designs transcend time.
If you've yet to have your fill of faux bois, or my recent Less or More post on faux bois mirrors has added one to your wish list, check out the West Elm Faux Bois Mirror ($169, reduced from $249). The mirror, first made in white, is now available in black resin, and both are on sale! I've seen it used in an Upper West Side bedroom and find it sophisticated, despite its potentially fading trend appeal. The black frame seems more classic and dude-worthy, though. Right? What do you think?
If you've yet to cash in on the faux bois trend, now's the time. A bona fide bargain shopper, I couldn't bring myself to pay full price for Martha Stewart's Faux Bois collection for Macy's, but now that some items are nearly 40 percent off, I'll gladly pony up. I'm loving the Martha Stewart Collection Faux Bois Towels ($5.99-$13.99), in particular. The soft color choices complement the rustic quality of the woodgrain pattern well — perfect for cohabitation design. The faux bois pattern is also quite realistic, which is nice; trust me, I've seen plenty of second-rate interpretations. What do you think? Need some fresh new towels for Spring?