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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Here is a before and after of a stove hood we did today. I say we cuz I helped a little. Kerri did all of the metallic work herself. The home owner commented that her husband wanted a statement made when he walked into the kitchen. Mission accomplished! Vestancia is an hour away from us. Yes we will travel to make your home beautiful.

Monday, September 29, 2014

We are back to work this week. Doing a stove hood and a powder bath. Pictures to come!
We had some interesting times Saturday at the home show this past weekend. The rain managed to flood the building we were in. Fortunately it didn't hit our booth. It made it hard to get to our cars as the parking lot was also flooded. Out came the Sun on Sunday and the home show crew working through the night got the water out. We had a great turn out and met with lots of people. The Home show coming up in January is a big one so put in your request for tickets early. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Maricopa County Home and Garden Show

We will be at the Maricopa county home and garden show this weekend. We are at booth 808. Come see how incredible our marble faux looks on our display columns. It looks so real your going to want to touch it. Hope to see you there. Friday, Saturday, & Sunday at the fairgrounds. 19th ave. and Grand Ave.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Chandler home

We just completed a dinning room in a soft one pass glaze and the ceiling  was done in
what we call a watermark faux. It's sometimes referred to as a Tea Stain. The whole room was painted in a jakarta color. Then the walls were glazed with a mushroom colored tint. We added just a touch more yellow to it to warm it up. The ceiling had the same colored glaze minus the extra added yellow and it was done in a watermark fashion. Photos of this type of faux make the veins stand out allot harsher than they are in person. We usually recommend this type of faux when large areas are to be done. It's the most bang for the buck. It's beautiful and yet only requires the one pass of glaze. Glaze, for those new to faux, is a translucent type of product that can be tinted to achieve the desired color. Since it doesn't fully cover the paint or other glazes beneath it so you get a layered effect. The water based product also dries to a hard cover of what is underneath. This helps in cleaning. We will sometimes use a clear glaze to a specific area just to protect it.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Faux Painting in Foutain Hills

We completed out Fountain Hills project this week. A faux marble ceiling and large master bedroom niche, Metallic faux done on two niches and a powder bath. We also faux painted some outlet covers to match the backsplash and we did a marble faux on two rope columns in the master bath. 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Faux marble ceiling in Fountain Hills home

It's been a tough hard week. Besides this huge entry ceiling we are also doing a powder bath, 3 niches, and two rope columns. This ceiling required scaffolding and several layers of paint and glaze to finish. The original faux someone did of a monsoon sky was not to the color pallet of then new tile. The new Fountain Hills home owners have completely gutted this home and are starting from scratch...inside and out! I would also like to add a shout out to Manuel E. Martinez Vessi. If you ever need a handy man, call us. We know the best. Manny (as we call him) laid the tile on this 5000 square foot home as well as many other projects. Having worked with Kerri for over 8 years I gotta say this is some of Kerri's finest marble work. The pictures don't do justice to what looks like a real marble stone ceiling. Wait till you see the pictures of a large niche she did. More to come as we finish this project next week.