Faux Fossil Stone Sample Finish

Finishes • Some Sample Finishes • Close up Finish Faux Fossil Stone Marble – Close up and Sample Faux Finish This decorative finish can be painted in custom colors with the same effect.   << Go back to the Close up Finishes Page.

Close Up of Aged Mantel Glazing

Finishes • Before & After Transformations • Close Up Finish Close Up of Aged Mantel Glazing Decorative Finish Click here to view the completed before and after transformation of a restored fireplace mantel.

Fireplace Mantel Gets a Makeover

Finishes • Before & After Transformation •  Repair & Restoration • Furniture • Closeups A Fireplace Mantel Gets a Welcome Makeover My client had purchased her mantel online. When it arrived it didn’t look at all like it was represented. It was more mustard than cream. The form of the mantel is beautiful as is […]

Faux Tile Outlet Covers

Finishes • Accents • Closeup Faux Tile Outlet Covers This newly renovated kitchen backsplash lacked one thing — an uninterrupted view. The designer called me in to treat all the outlet covers to match up with the existing mosaic tile. As you can see, it was detailed job. Each one had to be aligned and […]

Molding Strie

Finishes • Close Up Strié Molding This traditional, Victorian parlor was beautiful before decorative painting. However, treating just the moldings added just enough interest without appearing flat, as they previously did. The treatment helped to uplift the setting.    

Wallpaper Tear Treatment Repair

Finishes • Closeup My clients had an unusual decorative wall treatment made with torn wallpaper. Usually, I’m in the business of creating wallpaper not being called in for a wallpaper tear treatment repair but I enjoyed the challenge. First I had to figure out what the finish was made with and then how to replicate […]

Close Up of Aging Newly Painted Cabinetry

Finishes • Cabinet Finishes • Close Up Finish   Close Up of Aging Newly Painted Cabinetry Click here to view the completed before and after transformation of a kitchen island and cabinetry.

Aging Newly Painted Cabinetry

Finishes • Cabinet Finishes Aging Newly Painted Cabinetry When my client purchased her new home, the custom cabinets were painted a dark black. This was in direct contrast with the other half of the kitchen and seem incongruous with the white Carrara marble and stainless steel. Aging the custom cabinetry with a brushed-on and rubbed-off […]

Kitchen Island Glazing Close Up

Finishes • Cabinet Finishes • Close Up Finish Kitchen Island Glazing Close Up Click here to view the completed before and after transformation of a kitchen island and a dining room buffet.

Types of Marbling

Faux Finishes: Types of Marbling Click here to see how these finishes are used in the Palladian Villa Mural.