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A Dash of Splash Decorating has left their distinctive mark on many homes, restaurants and offices in Wisconsin, Rockford, Chicago and suburbs, St. Louis, and all throughout Central Illinois. In addition to faux painting and decorative finishing work, A Dash of Splash Decorating also offers interior painting, some exterior painting, wallpaper hanging and removal, staining, wall texturing, cabinet and furniture refinishing, concrete over-lay counter-tops and custom concrete floors or walls.

Many people would like to have something unique in their homes and on their walls, but are too afraid of making a change. The faux finishing options are limitless! We can help work through that fear by showing the possibilities in a way that they can see and touch before it is applied on their wall or any surface by presenting handmade sample boards to see and touch before it is applied on the walls or surfaces.

The many decorating and home improvement TV shows have numerous people believing that faux painting and decorative finishing is a weekend project and anyone can do it well. The reality of faux painting is very different!!! There is a definite skilled technique and art to creating faux finishes, which takes years of training to perfect and to have the end result be something you really love and are proud of.

It takes someone with creative vision and hands-on experience like A Dash of Splash Decorating to accomplish that stunning result.

The numerous decorating and home improvement television shows have many thinking faux painting and decorative finishing is a weekend project and anyone can do well at it.

The reality is much different!!! There is a definite technique and art to faux painting, which takes time and years of training to have the decorative painting result to be something you really love. It takes someone with experience like A Dash of Splash Decorating to accomplish that beautiful faux finish.

Whatever you can imagine or can't imagine...
We CAN create it!

Marianne Minnis is a painter, wallpaper hanger and a highly trained faux painter and decorative painting finisher. She has received intensive training in the faux finish discipline from various U.S. Faux Instructors. Marianne started her business in 1996 in the Decatur, IL area and since then has grown into a fully operational painting business, which includes faux and decorative painting in Bloomington, Normal and throughout Central Illinois.

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"We are passionate about art, painting and applying faux applications to help clients create and realize their decor vision".

A Dash of Splash Decorating is the artistic answer to design fears of not only color, but texture. We are in the business of transforming walls from the mere borders that divide the spaces of our lives into unique artistic focal points worthy of a lingering pause or a gentle touch.

Faux painting is basically a decorative finish that makes one material look like another. You could faux paint and transform a standard wall to look like stone, stucco, leather, wood, Tuscan plaster, or even elephant hide. An entirely different mood can be created with a faux finish.