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Why Does your House Look Chaulky?

We get a call once and a while on the exterior of a home looking chalky, pasty, or white streak marks down the siding. What is it, what is it from and how to fix it are great questions that I called out Sherwin Williams Representative Jason Leonard David: Ok Jason, what is chaulking in…

How We Can Use Photoshop for Decorating Your Home

One of my networking and professional groups has led me to Linda Topel. She has a great talent for Photoshop. I have seen her work, used her for some special projects and asked if she could share some information about how Photoshop can be used to place a Faux finish in your home without ever…

Persian Libby Fresco

This is our latest Fresco which was inspired by the paintings at the Sistine Chapel. This painted plaster painting will still need a frame and a home, but still a great feeling to complete. Our next painting is something that I have dreamed about several times, so I cannot ignore it. I hope to take…

Learning from Wiliam Cochran

I had the opportunity to meet a Master of Trompe l’oeil, William Cochran. Thanks to the Chicago Institute of fine finishes, a small group came to meet, listen and learn some new painting techniques, correct some bad habits, learn some new ones, see color and light differently and appreciate the right paint brushes for the…

What is Feng Shui?

FENG SHUI: Simply Defined Last week I made a call to Joan Scheib of Joan Scheib Interiors. We get calls about different types of interior design styles and what Feng Shui is. I have no clue so I called Joan. She is passionate about taking the ordinary and Creating Extraordinary Living Through Inspired Design! Feng…