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Art is all around us, thanks to decorative artists who fill our streets with murals! (Story available by subscription)
08/23/2017
Art in the City

Art is all around us, thanks to decorative artists who fill our streets with murals! (Story available by subscription)

Murals add so much to an urban landscape! They beautify the cities in which they are placed, correct structural problems, deter blight and so much more. We take a look at a few notable examples.

The art and business of restoration is something decorative artist Natalie Tackett knows well. (Story available by subsc...
08/11/2017
Artist Q&A: Natalie Tackett

The art and business of restoration is something decorative artist Natalie Tackett knows well. (Story available by subscription.)

Looking to expand your horizons by taking on an additional specialty area that will provide you with creative fulfillment and financial success? You may find what you're looking for in the restoration market.

Soft metallics. Abounding textures. Feature walls. These are just a few of the faux trends that industry experts say we ...
05/30/2017
Faux Trends 2017

Soft metallics. Abounding textures. Feature walls. These are just a few of the faux trends that industry experts say we can expect for the remainder of the year. (Focus on Faux subscription required to read full story.)


In 2017, expect continued use of soft metallics and Venetian plaster as well as use of feature walls and techniques rendered in horizontal bands.

A new study predicts that the global faux coatings market will grow at a rate of 6.5 percent through 2024. Read the deta...
05/24/2017
Faux Market Looks Bullish

A new study predicts that the global faux coatings market will grow at a rate of 6.5 percent through 2024. Read the details by clicking below. (Subscription required.)

Faux finishes are a growing market, but the market is growing much faster than you might have expected.

What if another muralist comes in and undercuts your price? After you've already done preliminary drawings and estimates...
05/09/2017
Fresh Perspective: April

What if another muralist comes in and undercuts your price? After you've already done preliminary drawings and estimates? Mike and Mickie share invaluable advice--in a humorous way that gets straight to the point! (Subscription required)

Mike and Mickie talk about what to do if another muralist comes in and undercuts your price. Focus on Faux is a subscription-only website offering exclusive content for the faux-finishing and decorative painting industry.

When commissioned to paint a mural, the gears starting turning for Pat Gehrman who turned to steampunk for inspiration. ...
04/11/2017
Steampunk Mural

When commissioned to paint a mural, the gears starting turning for Pat Gehrman who turned to steampunk for inspiration. (Subscription required.)

Focus on Faux online magazine is a subscription-only section of the website offering exclusive content for the faux-finishing and decorative painting industry.

Focus on Faux's cover photo
03/19/2017

Focus on Faux's cover photo

Our featured artist this month, Elena Geil, created an unusual effect for a client who wanted his ceiling to make a stat...
03/19/2017
Project: Groin Ceiling

Our featured artist this month, Elena Geil, created an unusual effect for a client who wanted his ceiling to make a statement. (In "Projects;" subscription required.)

Focus on Faux online magazine is a subscription-only section of the website offering exclusive content for the faux-finishing and decorative painting industry.

Your Decorating Resource
03/17/2017
Your Decorating Resource

Your Decorating Resource

Happy St. Pat's Day! Visit our Pinterest page: Our "Holiday Decorating," "Green Decorating," and Wallpapers that Wow!" all have some very "green" ideas.

Elena Geil of San Antonio is the subject of our latest decorative artist profile. (Subscription needed.) Always experime...
03/14/2017
Profile: Elena Geil

Elena Geil of San Antonio is the subject of our latest decorative artist profile. (Subscription needed.) Always experimenting, Elena creates projects that are one-of-a-kind!

Focus on Faux online magazine is a subscription-only section of the website offering exclusive content for the faux-finishing and decorative painting industry.

Happy Valentine's Day! May your day be heart-filled!
02/14/2017
Carolyn's Funky Furniture

Happy Valentine's Day! May your day be heart-filled!

Love the shading and tiny heart flower/balloons Carolyn's Funky Furniture

An "oldie" from last year but still a goodie! Tips for growing your business. (Subscription required.)
02/08/2017
Mike and Mickie's Latest!

An "oldie" from last year but still a goodie! Tips for growing your business. (Subscription required.)

Mike and Mickie Cooper of Murals & More LLC in Franklin, Tenn., share eight tried-and-true steps you can take to get your business moving in a positive direction.

There's nothing like a community art project! This tunnel make-over was accomplished under the guidance of Tony Stafki.(...
01/26/2017
Project: Art is All Around

There's nothing like a community art project! This tunnel make-over was accomplished under the guidance of Tony Stafki.(Subscription required.)

The Focus on Faux online magazine is a subscription-only section of the website offering exclusive content for the faux-finishing and decorative painting industry.

Why is mural work so undervalued? Mike and Mickie ponder this and other existential questions in this month's column. (S...
01/06/2017
Fresh Perspective: January

Why is mural work so undervalued? Mike and Mickie ponder this and other existential questions in this month's column. (Subscription required.)

Our latest profile is of Tony Stafki, a large-scale muralist extraordinaire! (Subscription required to read full story.)
01/03/2017
Larger Than Life

Our latest profile is of Tony Stafki, a large-scale muralist extraordinaire! (Subscription required to read full story.)

Your Decorating Resource is a clearinghouse of home-fashion news and the parent website for Focus on Faux.

Happy New Year's Eve! Focus on Faux hopes that 2017 will be your best year yet ...
12/31/2016
Italy

Happy New Year's Eve! Focus on Faux hopes that 2017 will be your best year yet ...

New Year's Eve in Venice. More

12/24/2016

Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! And Happy Kwanzaa! May your celebrations be joyous and safe ones.

There are so many variables when choosing paint for a mural. Mike and Mickie look at those variables and answer what mig...
12/19/2016
Fresh Perspective for December: What Kind of Paint Do You Use in a Mural?

There are so many variables when choosing paint for a mural. Mike and Mickie look at those variables and answer what might seem to be an easy question...at first ... (Subscription to Focus on Faux required to read entire article.)

The Focus on Faux online magazine is a subscription-only section of the website offering exclusive content for the faux-finishing and decorative painting industry.

Wow, this is an entrance!
12/15/2016
Let It Faux!

Wow, this is an entrance!

Wine Cellar entry done with a faux finish resembling crumbling stucco and exposed stone. The door is a nice European-style knotty alder pine.

What decorating colors will be popular in 2017? Experts: Just look to Mother Nature and think of your favorite season. O...
12/05/2016
2017: Mid-Tones that Reflect the Seasons

What decorating colors will be popular in 2017? Experts: Just look to Mother Nature and think of your favorite season. Our color forecast lists colors and color combinations.

Have you visited our "Let it Faux" board on Pinterest?
11/30/2016
Let It Faux!

Have you visited our "Let it Faux" board on Pinterest?

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow, abundantly full of all good things!
11/23/2016

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow, abundantly full of all good things!

It truly is a dog's life, as attested by these beautiful suites at a Chicago dog training and lodging facility, created ...
11/18/2016
Project: Smart Dogs Facility

It truly is a dog's life, as attested by these beautiful suites at a Chicago dog training and lodging facility, created by DuFaux Designs. (Focus on Faux subscription required to read article in its entirety.)

The Focus on Faux online magazine is a subscription-only section of the website offering exclusive content for the faux-finishing and decorative painting industry.

A shorter version of the story about Brooklyn Calloway, the recent record-breaking faux finisher, can be found on our bl...
11/08/2016
World Record Breaker

A shorter version of the story about Brooklyn Calloway, the recent record-breaking faux finisher, can be found on our blog and without a subscription.

Your Decorating Resource is a clearinghouse of home-fashion news and the parent website for Focus on Faux.

Faux finishers do all sorts of creative things, including break world records! Read about Brooklyn Calloway who recently...
11/02/2016
Update: Making Guinness History

Faux finishers do all sorts of creative things, including break world records! Read about Brooklyn Calloway who recently set out to break a Guinness World Record for having the largest DIY furniture-refinishing workshop ever. (Subscription required to read full story.)

It almost sounds like the set-up for a joke: What do you get when you take 332 guests, an equal number of chairs and hundreds of jars of paint? In this case, though, the answer isn’t a punchline but a Guinness World Book record-setter!

10/31/2016
Lava Spike Halloween Prop

Happy Halloween! In honor of the spooky day, here's a faux project from ScaryLadyVideos:

Lava Spikes are a supernatural touch to your graveyard or haunt. Watch how they are made. Royalty-free music licensed by www.stockmusic.net

As an accomplished decorative painting artist and sculptor, Vulfie Munson of Olde World Artisans in San Diego has been a...
10/27/2016
Project: Burning Man Sculpture

As an accomplished decorative painting artist and sculptor, Vulfie Munson of Olde World Artisans in San Diego has been a Burning Man enthusiast for a decade. See what he created for this year's event. Amazing!

The Focus on Faux online magazine is a subscription-only section of the website offering exclusive content for the faux-finishing and decorative painting industry.

Love finding unexpected art! Building mural in Portland, Oregon.
10/21/2016

Love finding unexpected art! Building mural in Portland, Oregon.

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