Although much of our work these days is refinishing kitchen cabinets we still hold fast to our faux and decorative finishing roots. We were asked to do a decorative finish on several tray ceilings for a builder in the Kansas City area. He was getting his houses decorated for the Kansas City Parade of Homes. During the building boom the Parade of Homes was a great event to see the new decorating trends. But the crash of the new home market was tough on builders. They struggled to survive and didn’t put anything extra into their show homes.
The same holds true for our business. Homeowners have tightened their budgets and decorative painting–what everyone called “faux finishing” is no longer a “must have” for home styles. So the style now is to use decorative painting for smaller, featured areas like the tray ceiling pictured above.
This project was one we did for a builder who was putting two houses on the Parade of Homes. We used a metallic plaster to create a subtle pattern on the tray ceiling of the master bedrooms and also the dining rooms.
So even though we talk about refinishing kitchen cabinets a lot these days we don’t want our clients to forget that we haven’t forgotten how to create just the right decorative painting technique to fit your present decor. And whether we’re refinishing kitchen cabinets or working on walls or ceilings with decorative painting, our goal is to give your home a look that won’t go out of fashion in a few years. I wrote about this in a previous blog post about a faux finish we did years ago that still looks good and fits the style of the home.
We believe it is vital to make decorating choices so your home feels like it fits you. We think we’re excellent at helping our clients achieve this goal. And the feedback we get from our clients tends to confirm our belief.