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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Red Dining Room

The color I picked for the dining room is Flaming Sunset, by Valspar. Please look closely though at the woodwork in the room. The woodwork is Faux Bois which means an artisan painted the wood to look like more exotic wood. In our house the wood is made to look like quarter sawn oak, mahoghany, and walnut. All the woodwork downstairs is Faux Bois. Our builder/owner John Olson Wrolstad was in the lumber business--so why would he have pine doors faux finished to resemble other oak, mahoghany, and walnut? Again, to have an artisan paint these finishes was art in itself. We've taken great pains to touch up the tiny chips and maintain the artisan's original work.

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