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Artisan of the Month
Kim Bouy Decorative Finishes in Greensboro, Georgia

Kathy Anders or Atlanta Decorative Finishes

On the cusp of deciding on a career, Kim Bouy indulged her love of flying. “I was an art major and became a flight attendant because I didn’t know I could make a living as an artist,” said Kim. But her passion for art continued to surface, keeping her grounded. “I painted murals in my daughters room when she was three. Then walls. I took classes and it was non-stop.” At that point, she decided on a tandem career and launched Kim Bouy Decorative Finishes in Greensboro, Georgia.

Most of Kim’s business is in the beautiful lake community of Greensboro, but she also has clients in Atlanta and Florida. She specializes in murals, but accommodates her clients’ wishes with whatever their decorative needs are. “Murals are my absolute first love, going from canvases it’s what I love to do. I also enjoy ceilings because they are a specialized area,” said Kim. With industry changes, Kim hones her skills throughout her career with classes and conventions to best meet the needs of her clients.

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Kim became familiar with Kathy Carroll through FauxbyKathy.com. “I met Kathy in Atlanta through Kathy Anders when she taught a class,” said Kim. “She is so knowledgeable and giving. She doesn’t hold anything back, sharing everything she knows. If there is a problem she knows how to fix it. Her classes are so informative. It’s so well thought out before she gets to you. She anticipates questions and problems. Every question is answered before you can even ask it. When she gets back home she sends out reminders and refreshers. She is so thorough. If I need something quickly, in terms of product or answers, she delivers.”

In addition to the creativity she provides, Kim understands customer service and what it means to her clients. “Every job is different. What’s created is special and they adore the work. It’s nice being appreciated. My customers become my friends.”

Her travel further feeds her creativity and experience, broadening her horizon to offer her clients even greater vision.

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Some of her fondest memories are working with children. “My favorites are the children’s murals because the kids think it’s for them and it’s magical. They get so excited,” Kim said. “My client had a playhouse built in her basement for her little girl.” Kim’s job was to paint murals that surrounded the little house, creating an entire world for her imagination to flourish. “There were fawns, a theater wall where the TV was, a school house with maps, a grocery store next to the farmers market, a boutique, and a beauty parlor. It was really fun.” Not only was it a favorite place for the little girl to celebrate her birthday, but the family also granted permission to her friends to celebrate theirs as well.

When a client handed Kim a picture of a tapestry from a magazine to recreate, she stepped up to the challenge. It was not an ordinary tapestry, but one rich in design and imagination. “The scenic colors were tone-on-tone layered on top of a metallic plaster. Inside the mural was a tree, along with additional greenery. It was hide and seek, where you would see an owl, a bird, a goose…. it was really fun,” said Kim.

Pleasing her clients brings Kim a tremendous amount of joy. “My client had new cabinets that were built and she wanted them to look old, like they had come out of her grandmother’s house. We painted, chipped, and sanded them. She was so pleased and excited with the look, it was one of my favorite jobs.”

Presently, Kim will continue enjoying her wonderful clients and her exceptional business. Her plans in the future involve exploring her true artistic passion. “I would like to come down off the wall. My goal in the next two years is to go back to canvas painting. I miss my art and I’m not going to find what I love doing on canvas unless I sit and paint.”

To learn more about Kim Bouy Decorative Finishes please visit www.KimBouy.com or call 706.347.1630

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