Design ideas in your surrounding world. Essex, Massachusetts

Essex, Massachusetts This month I am continuing with my series on design ideas.  We will be studying the brick building in the picture below. I  took this picture, during the early fall of 2015, in Essex, Massachusetts. The town was part of  Ipswich and became incorporated as the town of Essex  in 1819.   This building is located in downtown […]

ideas for faux painting, design ideas, creative walls 101

Design ideas in your surrounding world Manchester, Ma

This week I am continuing with my series on design ideas.   I recently took this picture in Manchester, Massachusetts.    The town is also referred to as Manchester-by the-Sea.   In 1989,  all town documents (and the town seal) now use the name “Manchester-by-the-Sea” This north shore town is located on the water. This is just […]

design ideas, Topsfield Fair 2015

Design Ideas in your surrounding world Topsfield, Ma

Design Ideas! How to view your world. Help, do you have any design ideas?  This is a common question I get from home owners.  I am starting a series of blogs which will give examples of what to look for when you are trying to get ideas for decorative / faux  painting.    The series will be called […]


Creative Walls 101   How do I get the colors I want for faux painting? I can tell you how I find my colors.   I take leftover latex paint, and mix the colors till I get the color I am looking for.  I like latex paint because it is easy to clean up. Latex paint is water […]

Blue Bahia Granite, faux painting

What is Faux Painting ?????

Creative Walls 101 What is faux painting?  That is a question I find many people ask.    The simple answer is that it is decorative painting. The more expanded answer is made up of the following painting on walls, floors, counters, doors, furniture, or whatever surface you wish to change the look technique based to mimic or […]