Faux Finishing

Budget Friendly Bathroom Makeover


Bathrooms don’t have to cost a small fortune to make a huge change. If your bathroom is structurally in good condition you can update it with a minimal cost. Take this bathroom built in 1988, some would look at this and immediately want to rip it out and start from scratch. The problem is, it can cost 5,000+ and sometimes it’s just not in the budget. So, What’s the solution?

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Best Earring Display Ever!


I had so many earring I never wore because they were just thrown in a draw and I could never find the matching earing. I decided to make this display out of an old picture frame so I could see all my jewelry. Plus it looks really nice on my wall, not to mention it’s so much faster getting dressed in the morning. And best of all it’s super easy to make!

Jewlery Frame #5

Let me show you how I made it.

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Repurposed Filing Cabinet

Turn Trash to Treasure

I can think of so many things you could do with this filing cabinet. This would make a great cabinet to use  in your bathroom for all your hair products and makeup or prop it up in the corner of your kitchen and store pot holders, kitchen towels and utensils, what about using it in your laundry room. For under $30 you can refinish and repurpose this old piece of furniture and give it a new home.

File Cabinet before

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6 Tips to Painting PERFECT STRIPES Every Time!

I’m going to share my 6 tips on how to paint PERFECT stripes every time.

I’m also going to share with you how to measure the room so your stripes will end up perfect symmetrical horizontal and vertical stripes.

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Decorative Artisan of the Month

 Decorative Artisan of the Month

 Chicago Institute of Fine Finishes 2015 


Ever since she was young, Cheryl Phan loved to paint and draw. She remembers drawing cartoon characters from magazines and taking art classes with her father. When her first daughter was born she painted her nursery in Winnie the Pooh and Eeyore. Little did she know, her creative outlet would turn into a business many years down the road.

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Curb Appeal That Matters!

Today, there are new ways to make a design statement with your garage door that will kick-start your home’s curb appeal and could even add to its market value. That’s cash back in your pocket, according to a nationwide survey of real estate agents as conducted by Stratamark Research.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Hire an Professional Faux Finisher to Paint Your Cabinets

Kitchen cabinets have become key selling point in the design industry. Your kitchen cabinets can be instrumental in selling your home. Youtube is flooded with DIY tutorials for painting your own cabinets. If you are not a DIY’er and you want a fresh new paint color on your cabinets, I suggest you hire a professional faux finish painter to do the job.

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6 Things Top Realtors are Doing to Sell Their Listings in Less Than 30 Days

Bella Tucker porch Before

Bella Tucker Porch After


#1: Curb appeal

Look at these amazing before and after pictures. A little paint and some TLC can make all the difference.

Start from the outside because if they don’t like what they see when they drive up, they may not want to go in. Your home’s exterior is the buyer’s first impression.

  1. Remove any dead plants, trim overgrown bushes and trees, and get rid of any clutter in the yard
  2. Add flowers for a punch of color
  3. Consider painting and adding new hardware to the front door.
  4. Pressure washing the home’s exterior
  5. Adding a fresh coat of paint can also help increase curb appeal.
  6. Need some help painting call a professional? Artzy Fartzy Creations
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