How to Create a Faux Mahogany Finish
Faux-finish an inexpensive chest of drawers to replicate the look of mahogany.
Apply the Lewisville Green paint with the the foam brush.
When painting wood, always paint in the direction of the wood grain.
When the paint is dry, draw a border on both sides of the bookcase and mark it off with painter's tape.
Plastic craft pearls (6 yds.) are cut to fit the border and glued in place. Cord or lace could also be used in place of the pearls.
While the glue dries, tape of the outside border.
Next, apply Maidenhair Fern paint on the inside panel and the pearls. The darker green border gives strength to the piece, making it pop against the walls, and the lighter green adds dimension and visual interest.
When the paint is dry, brush the Metallic Pale Gold paint on each of the pearls; the gold color will tie back in to the gold bed frame.
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