"Creating the difference between ordinary and extraordinary."
Peruse the gallery of some of my completed projects. Be inspired and together we can create a custom finish for your space. Click on the images to see more.
Spanish Colonial Staircase
This client has a Spanish Colonial Revival home and wanted to bring interest to her plain oak staircase. We were able to find the right designs and stain colors to compliment her entryway. It’s a beautiful transformation! (With Julie Young. Photo taken by Vincent Knakal for Ranch and Coast Magazine).
Painted Wood Floor
This entryway started out with a completely different design concept and color palette. We effectively worked with the client to come up with the perfect design and color combination to welcome her guests. (With Julie Young)
White transparent diamonds, teal compass roses and a double border were added to this refinished floor.
Hybridized Portland Cement over concrete.
These ceilings were done with Modello Masking Patterns, foil and metallic paint. What a visual statement they make in a room!
Hand Painted Ceilings
Hand painted detail and a sky mural for this Italian inspired home.
This is a 3 step process matte texture finish. It makes this large living room and staircase warm and inviting.
Soft allover glaze finish throughout this homes main areas.
This is a very elegant yet subtle, shimmery finish.
We can create many fabulous finishes for your bathroom. From a tranquil master retreat to an elegant guest bath or even a glamorous teens bathroom, this is a great space for that wow factor.
Extravagant Master Bath
We applied venetian plaster in this extravagant master bathroom.
Glam teen bathroom
Pink and White plastered walls
Old World crumbling, dripping and stencilled walls.
Large scale graphics
Red and gold texture finish on back wall with bamboo surround.
More bamboo in the toilet room.
Multi-color metallic plaster gives interest to these walls with metal leaf motifs.
Cabinets and Furniture
Black distressed tv cabinet
Paint and Glaze
Paint with glazed details on drawers and doors. Glaze stria on back of shelves. We decided to leave the desk top and crown molding the natural wood tone with a little bit of paint and distressing for contrast.
This client wanted silver, but not just a solid silver. I used 3 different shades of silver, silver leaf and crackle. Brown glaze was added on parts of the finish for another shade of silver and dimension.
We created these graphic designs and incorporated the company logo for this office.
Salvaged fireplace surround
Part of this fireplace was from a salvage yard and part of it was built with brand new wood. I made the new look like the old. Can you tell what’s new and what’s old?
Metallic fireplace wall and faux stone hearth
Pearl metallic paste was troweled onto the half-round wall of this fireplace in bronze and copper. I also used specialty paint products and epoxy right over the old tile on the hearth so the client didn’t have to have it ripped out saving a lot of money in demolition and construction costs.
A slight change of color was added to make this fireplace stand out from the wall and warm it up.
Stain cover up
This fireplace had a water stain. After having the leak repaired, I came in and added color to better fit the room. (The color in this photo came out a little darker and browner than it actually is. The next photo shows the color which was inspired by the floor tiles).
Color from the tile floor
Before photo with water stains
Light and uniform
This fireplace was dark brown and felt bulky and heavy for the room. I lightened it up and also suggested that we incorporate the top portion to make it look like one uniform unit rather than 2 separate mismatched pieces.
Before dark and bulky
Old meets New
This plain painted fireplace got an Old and New update. The center received an old world plaster treatment while the bricks received several colors of metallic paint.
Sometimes all you need is a whitewash to update the dark dreary colors of some stones. That’s all it took for this update.
Metallic Plaster and Glaze
A darker color of the metallic plaster that was applied to the walls was also used on the fireplace. I then glazed it to give it depth and richness. It’s a perfect compliment to wall finish.
This client wanted a beach mural for her pool house that included her daughter, dog, niece and nephew.
Girl's surf room
The client’s daughter was a surfer and asked for a beach mural to include her surfboard, a dolphin, a woody car and a monkey. Her bed eventually went right under the canopy.
Boy's sports themed room.
Fairy tale room
Girl’s fairy tale play room with a castle, unicorn and fairies.
My Lady of San Martino
Reflections of Italy
This is from a photograph the client took on her trip to Italy.
These characters were painted on Cambric cloth and applied to the walls with wallpaper paste. When the client moved they were able to take them with them and put them up again in the little girl’s new bedroom.
These bears were also painted on Cambric cloth and applied to the wall of a newborn’s nursery,
Tree and bee's
Tree full of leaves with the parent’s initials “carved” in the trunk. A large bow and cute bee’s were added around the room as part of the theme.
"As seen on TV"
We were asked to participate in a Food Network show making over local bars. We applied a concrete veneer countertop that the designer of the show and the bar owner raved about.
Paint and epoxy granite
This specialty product can go right over old laminate, cultured marble, tile and wood without the hassle of demolition. This counter was actually made out of MDF because the layout of the counter was reconfigured.
Paint and epoxy
Fun colors and design for this custom countertop.
Framed hallway arches with a glaze finish and stenciled toppers.
Allover Damask Stencil
This damask stencil is an allover design that has the look of wallpaper without the seams.
A motif design can be spaced out as close or as far apart as you like.
The Small Things
Sometimes it’s the little things that make a difference.
Have big white columns? I added texture and metallic paint to 4 of these very large columns to go with this contemporary home.
Painted this homes 6 columns to coordinate with some of the other accessories.
Plain white, boring columns.
This mirror had been in the family and was useful. She wasn’t ready to get rid of it so I painted it to go with her decor.
This client could not find the right artwork to place above her fireplace. She had these wood panels cut to size and I painted exactly what she wanted. I also painted the fireplace. It was originally red bricks painted white then painted red. She wanted it to look like bricks again.
Can you find the speaker?
Painted vent cover
Painted vent cover to match wallpaper.
Painted vent cover
Another vent cover painted to match the wallpaper.
Painted electrical box
No more big, ugly grey electrical box!
Client: “Please just make all the switch covers and outlets disappear.”
Little girl's name sign with crystals
These were just plain wooden boxes when they were brought to me to paint. Lots of detail including the children’s initials.
Here are some samples to inspire you. Any of the colors and/or textures can be modified to coordinate with your decor. If you don’t see what you’re looking for I can create a custom sample just for you.