Faux Finishing

Tin Ceiling on a BUDGET

Looks Like The Real Thing

AF Faux Tin Ceiling copy

Inspired by the beauty of tin ceilings but don’t want to pay the high price of real tin? Not sure how to get the tin look without bankrupting your wallet? Would you like to learn how to get the Tin Ceiling on a budget? Read On! You won’t believe what this was made from. 

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Tissue Paper Wall Finish in 4 Easy Steps

DIY Wall Finish

Gold Tissue paper

Elegant wall finish



Believe it or not I created this wall with tissue paper, YUP! The same stuff you wrap your gifts with. In fact, I bought the tissue paper at the Dollar store. This faux finish is not only easy to do it is also budget friendly.

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Thrift Store Gem for 3 Dollars

Don't throw it away, give it to me!

One of my favorite things to do is go to thrift stores, goodwill and garage sales to find cheap furniture. I am always amazed at what people throw away. I wish I could find the person that donated this little table so I could show them what I did to it.

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Should you REPLACE, REFACE or PAINT your kitchen cabinets?

Before you decide you might want to read this

Not sure what to do? Read this before you make a decision. It could save you thousands of dollars.
Let’s face it your kitchen is one of the most visited areas of your house. We start out there in the morning for breakfast and end up there for dinner. In fact we spend more time in the kitchen than any other room in the house.
So what do you do when your kitchen cabinets that look like this?

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Stunning Ceilings for Any Room in Your House!

I’m a huge fan of decorative painted ceilings. I think if it’s painted in the right color and design it can turn your room into a show piece.

Many people think painting a ceiling makes the room look small and closed in, but this is a misconception; it can also make it look and feel longer and wider, not to mention give it character. More and more interior decorators are incorporating painted ceiling in their designs especially in bedrooms and bathrooms.

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Lilly Pulitzer Themed Bookshelf

Lilly Pulitzer purse

When decorating a room we look at many different things for inspiration. Most of the time it’s a picture we saw in a magazine, colors in a painting hanging on the wall or a print from a pillow tossed on the bed. My client Lisa had another vision.

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MY TOP 6 Faux Finishes for 2015

I thought I’d share my TOP 6 FINISHES I created in 2015!

Wow, I can’t believe we’re already through the first month of 2016. I’m still wondering where 2015 went.

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How to Paint a Strie Faux Finish

The strie technique mimics the look of centuries-old paint altered by dust and sun.

Strie blue

Strie Technique

Strie is created by dragging a brush through the glaze to create bristle marks that reveal the base color. Strie is also referred to as dragging.

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Kitchen Makeover Ideas

You won't believe these kitchen makeover ideas are the same kitchen

AF 3 kitchens Blog

This kitchen has had three unbelievable makeovers. This is my daughter’s house when she first moved in 8 years ago. I re-did her kitchen 3 times. Every 3-4 years she decides she wants a new look. Lucky for her I’m in the faux finish business and the loving Mom that I am I can’t say no. Although it drives her husband crazy she’s happy to have a new kitchen every few years. Each transformation was created with just paint and a little creativity. If you’re looking for some Kitchen makeover ideas read on. You will be amazed at how one kitchen can look complete different with a little paint.

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Who Needs Wallpaper

Who needs wallpaper when you can use a stencil?

Create an elegant and sophisticated design on an accent wall or wrap it around the entire room.

This all-over stencil is easy to use and is a fraction of the price of wallpaper. Read on and I’ll show you where to buy the stencil and a free video to learn how to stencil if you have never stenciled before.

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