Faux and Decorative Painting
by Karey Carpenter
Inspiration is all around us. It can be found in a leaf, an abandoned bird’s nest, or maybe even a well loved children’s book. The goal of the Painted Carp has always been to help you discover what inspires you the most, and to then bring it into fruition. No matter where you live, chances are there are a few things about your home that you would like to change. With the proper use of faux and decorative painting, any space can be transformed into something truly magical and representative of your personal style.
The Painted Carp offers an extensive range of decorative faux finishes, and specializes in textured plasters, glazes, aged and distressed finishes. In addition, we also offer custom painted murals as well as furniture.
The initial consultation usually consists of a meeting of the minds, in which the clients ideas and needs are discussed. Samples are then developed for the client as to get a better perspective of the overall concept and color. Scheduling is then based around the availability of the client.
Some factors to consider when pricing any decorative finishes include the size or scale of the project, complexity of the design, time frame to complete the entire project, and the ease or difficulty of access to the work area.
“Karey has painted several pieces of furniture for me and absolutely transformed their look. I was amazed at her ability to understand what style of faux finish would compliment the other furnishings in my rooms. I would recommend her to anyone that has a piece of furniture that needs a makeover”
–Joan Lyons Haddonfield,NJ
“We appreciate the fine work she did, and the attention to detail which was very much appreciated. We enjoy our new addition with much thanks for all the beautiful finishing touches.”
–Martin & Joyce Hill Haddonfield, NJ