Friday, August 13, 2010

Faux Finishes, etc...

Since I've been "compartmentalizing", I've been having fun reading and remembering how fun it was to find these articles, and save them. I've spent hours-and-hours, going through magazines, and cutting out these things, and putting them in binders...which take up too much room...making room for my husband's books in a bookcase along side mine in my office....
I am a firm believer that aside from brain surgery, there's not much I can't learn from a book or a tutorial (I need to remind myself, when I am reading tutorials about the computer...there, I freeze up)...anyway, after learning these techniques, as a designer, I did many of my own faux finishes for clients...they loved them..In fact, time permitting, I will put some on the blog.

I do hope you find instruction and inspiration here...I know I did.............Don't forget, you can double-click, and read the print....try it...also, I always suggest doing a sample board before diving it...saves time, money, and tearing your hair out...been there, done that, bought the tshirt.

After learning these techniques, and before ruining my wrist with falls and other abuses, I was able to charge $50 a square ft. (those were the days), or more....everyone loved whatever I did.
Enjoy- I am off to water aerobics.


  1. Hi Jess,
    Love the tone on tone stripes. But, wow, when I clicked on each one, I think I really like all of them. I love the idea of knocking off some of the plaster.
    Big XO's

  2. These are gorgeous effects Jessica. I love the knocked off plaster room especially. I do not have the patience or the "knack" for doing paint techniques - just ask DH LOL!

  3. Hey, Ladies,
    I used to do many of these finishes, sadly, my "Washerwoman's Syndrome"..actually Dequervian's, which is the thumb and wrist injury, prevents me from doing any for a long-long time, but it was fun while it lasted.