August 15, 2017

Throwing in the Trowel

The trowel, not the towel. Here's a great finish for creating an earthy, warm tone for your space. Cover large areas, or highlight a space with a fairly simple and quick effect.

Skip troweling.

  • The “rustic plaster wall” thing… uneven textur...

July 26, 2017

Do you have a beast of a fireplace or some other strange decor event from Days Gone By that is functional but just downright ugly?

Can’t stand it anymore?

Fear not!

It’s possible, pretty easy and much cheaper to change that look without ripping the whole thing to pie...

July 13, 2017

We usually just visit the bathroom, so it is cool to make it a place you’d like to visit.

Which doesn’t mean you have to live there, of course.      Make it into:

     • A favorite vacation beach. Nantucket?

     • Dunes, waves, water…?...

April 1, 2017

Are you spending a bit of time in a small room in the basement this weekend? Get a little grin with your laundry... add some bubbles or throw some shirts to the wind.

Shower stalls and bathrooms can also support a few bubbles, of course, but you know you could use a b...

March 22, 2017

Bored with your doors? Think magic.

Doors: they get you from A to B, from one room to another. 

Murals: they get you from A to B, one reality to another. 

Ah, what a great combo! A fun mural on the door leading to your garage, for instance, can give you a little Narnia ac...

March 16, 2017

I love this finish as it is probably the most versatile Arty Finish I do. It’s cool because you can vary the density. Wallpaper doesn’t do that - you can’t wave your hand and say “I’d like more pattern in that corner there, but soften it up in that big middle area will...

March 9, 2017

One of a mural’s best uses?

To let yourself GO with your creative groove.

Who cares? It’s paint.

You can go a little crazy and express those associations that your personal human neurons link to happiness. Then guess what… each time you see that wall you’ll get a little...

February 22, 2017

Yikes! A burn mark on your countertop, outdated tiles on your backsplash, 1970's formica?  Resurrect your kitchen, laundry, or bathroom counters and back splash areas. We can go over tile, uneven surfaces, even stick to formica. 

Re-finishing your co...

February 13, 2017

Could your business use a splash of color?

Get fiscal with pretty


Sweet rewards! Illinois Nut & Candy in Evanston. When the owner of this delicious store chose to add an attention-grabbing, pepperminty mural to the storefront, sales increased 20% within one month.

•  P...

September 21, 2016

Got a nice pad?

Life can be stressful, and your home is your oasis. Nothing says ‘soothe’ like a tranquil pond alive with gentle water rippling and koi swimming just under the surface.

Painted on a concrete bathroom floor - Hyde Park, Chicago.

Koi help you to unwind at ho...

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