Faux Bois means fake wood, but these stumps are real.  Since I’m using them as stools and side tables outside, I’m slathering them with white oil paint, so now you can’t tell if they’re faux.  I guess I’m pulling a Connie and Carla!  My husband was at the hardware store, and he bought me some white ‘barn and fence’ paint, which made me laugh.  I’m no Pioneer Woman.  Or maybe I am in some areas.  Like my tendency to paint the universe without fear.                 I’m likin’ how the lichen insists on living despite all the paint!