Make You House Look Like a Million Bucks For Only a Hundred


With a little paint and faux painting tricks, you can literally transform your home to look like a million bucks, too. Faux painting is the fastest growing form of decorative art there is on the market. There are many types of finishes to choose from. Some are difficult to achieve, especially textured ones. However, even applying a simple color wash on the walls can make such a difference. Painting faux bricks can really add dimension and interest to your home, too. When you are trying to do your own home staging, I believe that using paint is a very important part of getting others to value your home. I had two different women tell me that the faux painting I did on their walls was what sold their house. That was quite a compliment, thank God.

I received some pictures from a catholic priest who had some of his congregation help him faux paint bricks in the church. What a difference! They did a great job and none of them had ever painted before. I say, give it a try. You never know, you might just be knocking on the door to a new career in decorative painting. That’s how it all started for me, you know.

As a professional artist and faux painter, I have been in many million dollar homes. I have been hired over and over to faux paint their walls to look like the ones that appear in designer magazines. You know, the “Old World” look. I must have painted nearly 30 walls by now with that faux finish. Yet each time, I have to agree that it’s a great choice. Confession, I actually painted my own bedroom with “that look” and I love it! My pest exterminator calls it “the suite” of the house.

You can choose to do just one wall in any room as an accent wall to start off. I have been asked whether faux painting the entire living room, dining room and hallway would be too much and my answer is that I don’t think so. What’s the difference between having all the walls done in a beautiful color wash or Old World Parchment and having all the walls painted with the same solid color? I personally think that it adds elegance to the whole house. Many times a homeowner started out with faux painting just a couple of walls and when they saw it finished they decided they had to have all the walls done. As long as there is consistency in the decor, I don’t think that decorative painting can be too much. I know you will agree.

Sandy Silva is a professional Faux Painter and Muralist. Her company, Murals & Faux Painting, Inc. in the Miami area has been in business for over 20 years and has been dedicated to the decorative wall painting profession for 10 years now. Buy her DVD workshop which comes with 5 tools….one being patent pending. She now has a new Faux Marble DVD, too. Her web site is

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