faux finishes Columns

April 15, 2018
The charm of the blend of colours and textures found in an interior brick wall is emphasized with a Havana-style theme.

The blend of colours and textures found in an interior brick wall is the perfect backdrop for a Havana-themed living space from Homesense, this week......(read more)

January 14, 2018
This faux stone entrance hall, circa 1998, was a paint technique made accessible with the advent of water-based paints and glazes. The timeless look of frescoed walls can be produced by anyone using today’s eco-friendly paints and glazes.

Celebrating 17 years answering your decorating questions in my House to Home newspaper column with lots more to come… ...(read more)

October 14, 2014

Dear Debbie,


I have a large poster in colours that radiate the awesome beauty of the desert that I bought while travelling in the U.S. Southwest. I’d like to put it above my bed. Should I have it framed? What’s the best way to hang it? Thanks,


Dear Leona,

This is a good question. Posters that you want to last need some form of protection. Framing is your best choice. For large pictures this can be expensive, but you can search out stores that provide self-framing. They supply the materials and you do the work yourself. Or you can make a frame with just a few simple tools...

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