“I hired Marianne to paint my son's nursery when he was born. The results were beyond my expectations. She is passionate about her work and making sure the customer is happy.”​
October 28, 2011​

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Creative

Shelly Reynolds, hired Marianne as a Painting in 2008, and hired Marianne more than once


“Marianne transformed our space into a stunning showcase for my husband’s trophies . People immediately stop and touch the walls the minute they step into the room.   Marianne was wonderful to work with from Day 1,  we appreciate her attention to detail and desire for our complete satisfaction.  We will definitely be using Dash of Splash again for future projects.  Thanks Marianne!"

The McClure Family


"I wanted to share what Dash of Splash as done for my home.  Marianne is a talented, artistic, dependable and conscientious worker.  She has painted our kitchen cupboards with a decorative beautiful crackle finish and refinished our countertops with a granite look – WOW!  Marianne also refinished and re-upholstered our dining room table and chairs which is a set well over 100 years old.  It looks beautiful!  On our enclosed porch, she did a concrete over lay and finished the floor with a flag stone motif.  She also did miscellaneous painting for us.  She can do whatever you need! 

You will be amazed what she can do.  Come take a look."

The Connell Family​


"Dash of Splash owner Marianne Minnis aims to please. A third generation painter with expertise in pleasing her customer. Her work is excellent, prompt and dependable, and reasonable value. She did not get a speck of paint on new tile or carpet. Her trimming is perfect. She has great decorating ideas and a real flare for style. A very nice person to know."

Janice B


"​​Couldn't Go Wrong with Dash of Splash! 
Marianne has faux painted bedrooms and bathrooms, redone kitchen cabinets, concrete countertops, and has even faux painted our garage door for over 10 years! We could not be more pleased with her work ethic and prices. Would never consider anyone else."

Jodi Manley


"Wonderful experience. Very reliable company. Work gets done as scheduled. Extreme attention to detail. I have used A Dash of Splash extensively for both my home and business with excellent results. Highly recommend."

Ginny Fuchinari


"Beautiful, professional work! Marianne used concrete overlay on my kitchen counters to create a gorgeous, unique look that can't be found with any other kind of countertop. I was able to pick the color mix exactly as I wanted, and have received many compliments. She also painted my fireplace with the same color mix to match, and it is also gorgeous. She and her associate painted my entire indoor home walls and did a fabulous job with that as well, even in the 2-story wall & stairwell areas. They worked with me on picking just the right color for my tastes."

Cyndy Ruszkowski


"​Great work! I've had Marianne paint 8 rooms in my house and I just love her work. She had great decorating ideas and I get compliments from every one who sees my house. I can't wait to start my next project with Dash of Splash!"

Dawn Angel


"​I have really enjoyed working with Marianne! She can totally transform the space into something amazing! She is very friendly, professional, reasonable, and communicates in easy to understand terms. She takes her time to be sure the work is high quality, yet very time efficient. She has very clever ideas and continues professional training in order to bring a wealth of knowledge to the project. Her shop on Main St in Bloomington is welcoming, cheerful, and whimsical. You'll walk away with an idea or two for sure - better yet, let Dash of Splash spruce up your space!" 

Jo Morrison


"​Marianne is easy to work with and extremely talented. Her ability to distress & antique anything is amazing! I highly recommend her services."

Mary Wurth



“Marianne are all the attributes above (exceptional work, personable, expert, good value, on time, high integrity, and creative). I've hired Marianne to suggest what would look best in my particular home. I was EXTREMELY pleased with the suggestions and final work from Marianne. People have seen the walls in my house and have complimented them many times. Since hiring Marianne, she's expanded her work to custom counter tops and floor painting. I plan on hiring Marianne again for these services.:)”
October 31, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

Cliff Cunanan, hired Marianne as a Designer/Wallpaper/Creative painting in 2006, and hired Marianne more than once

“Marianne is one of the most creative people I've ever come in contact with. If you have an idea in mind of a color you want to put on your wall or a piece of furniture you would like refinished, Marianne will take that idea to the next level and create something incredibly unique! She paints, wallpapers, creates amazing and unique faux finishes, refinishes furniture with faux finishes, and makes faux granite or marble countertops...and so much more!!! As a customer, you will feel confident that the job will be well done because you will always be able to see what you are going to get before the actual work begins. She creates individual boards for each job to present her ideas to you. You can also choose for the wide variety of phenominal creations from her portfolio as well...if you simply cannot come up with what you want on your own. She has always been so easy to work with and is one of the hardest working people I've ever met! She has been and will continue to be hired on to do any and all painting jobs in my new home. She is also working on refinishing a vanity that I've had for 20 years and it just needs a little "sprucing up" to bring it back to life! A hidden talent Marianne has is creating custom made canvas paintings for your home. She has created 2 for above my headboard already - they are stunning! You will NEVER be disappointed if you hire Marianne to do work inside (or outside) your home! Check out her website (www.adashofsplashdecorating.com) today!”​
November 27, 2011​

Top qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative

Tara Kenny hired Marianne as a Painting & Faux Finishing in 2007, and hired Marianne more than once

Client Testimonials

"Marianne is a friendly, trustworthy and reliable decorative painter. She approached each job with enthusiasm and offered me creative and unique ideas. Marianne does excellent work at a reasonable cost. I am extremely pleased with the jobs that she's completed in my home.”
October 25, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

Peggie Elam, hired Marianne as a Decorative Painter in 2000, and hired Marianne more than once

“I had Marianne paint my great room and kitchen and she did such a wonderful job and exactly as I described what I wanted. I also hired her to create a look for my laundry room that was unique and she definitely delivered, I get great comments on her work and how she transformed my laundry room. She also painted my sun room and created a look that looks like leather walls. I just love what she does and will definitely look to her to work on my next project.”​
October 25, 2011​

​Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

Dawn Angel, hired Marianne as a Painting/design work in 2006, and hired Marianne more than once

“I have known Marianne for seven years and knew she had artistic talent but truly did not know the depth of her artistic "vision" until I worked with her on projects. The finishes she creates are far beyond a "classroom" lesson and is truly able to recreate surfaces which look and feel like real stone and wood. As a hands-on artistic designer, I have seen how Marianne can take a room, a door, furniture (and much more!) from ordinary to unbelievable. Pictures on her website only portray a portion of her portfolio - I would suggest you ask to see her portfolio IN PERSON !”
January 7, 2012

Lyn M. Westhoff, Apprentice / Assistant Faux Finisher, A Dash of Splash Decorating
was with another company when working with Marianne at A Dash of Splash Decorating and Painting