Faux bois means "false wood" in French; it is a simple technique that you can use to decorate wrapping paper, dressers, and walls elegantly. Here, it turns a plain wooden serving tray into one that is beautiful and special -- and perfect for a gift.
- Mineral spirits
- 2 shades of paint (one coat for "wood grain" and the other for the background color)
- Paint brush
- Wood-grain tool
- Wood tray
- Glass (same size as bottom of tray; Martha used a 3/16-inch-thick glass plate)