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D'franco Painting & Wallpaper – Elgin, Geneva, St. Charles, Chicagoland

Refinish a Wood Table or Buy New?

Are you thinking of buying new furniture? Then we may be able to help you think of a few things you may want to consider. Buying new furniture can be fun for sure. But if you are asking “should I or can I Refinish a wood table or buy new?”, then we help you answer…

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How to Paint Wooden Windows

The first thing to be aware of is if there is lead present, if the window was painted before 1978, it most likely does. If in doubt you can go to any home improvement or paint supply store for a lead test kit.

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Wallpaper Education


As part of the National Guild of Professional Paperhangers, we have been getting educated in the craft of wallpaper hanging.

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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…

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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…

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