Green Room Repair and Restoration-March 2015

Found Condition Originally painted in 1856 by Henri Heinemann (signed above the door frame) these beautiful panels were hidden under wallpaper for over a hundred years.  This took me over 7 weeks to bring back to usability.  I treated the walls first with a weak...

New/Old look for a 1920’s Craftsman/Tudor Entry

This home had an interesting entry with domed niches that had an uninteresting rough painted plaster finish. The homeowners wanted to kick it up with an appropriated finish that did not look contrived. This was the solution. I used a mixture of synthetic textures and...

Lots of Venetian plaster lately

We have been busy doing lots of veneer plaster lately.  Mostly of the smooth polished type typically called “venetian plaster”.   The first two are corporate headquarters around New Jersey. One in Hoboken was actually Italian lime paint with mica powder...

Millington Schoolhouse woodgraining

Wood graining an old schoolhouse.  We recently finished a large wood graining job re-finishing all the woodwork in a 19th century building that was originally a schoolhouse.  The architect wanted woodgraining done the old-fashioned way- with beer and linseed oil.  The...