A finish called “Hollywood” should be glitzy, glamorous and have plenty of star power, and that’s exactly what Chicago Institute of Fine Finishes (CIFF) has created. As befitting the name, the finish has proven to be a big hit among professional decorative artisans and is generating a lot of positive buzz on Facebook.
It used to be difficult for children to walk from the waiting room at Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center in Everett, Wash., back to the medical and interview rooms. But that path has been eased by Mozelle Spencer's colorful murals that add to the healing that takes place there.
Cottage Paint is a clay-based/chalk/mineral painting system that allows you to do furniture distressing the easy way. Cottage Paint, which is self-priming and offered in a range of colors, is unique in the category of shabby chic paint. The paint requires no sanding, priming or stripping—just apply to a clean surface. It dries to a silky matte finish, remaining porous and easy to sand or wet-distress as soon as it is dry by using a damp cloth or fine sandpaper.
If you want beautiful new countertops but can’t afford to buy quartz or granite, consider a product that provides the same designer look at just one-tenth the cost: Painted Paper Countertops.