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Metropolis 2-Day, Advanced Class
“Inspired & Profitable Finishes!”
taught by Mave Alft & Ed Mattingly
June 15 & 16, 2017 from 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Join us at the Chicago Institute of Fine Finishes for an intensive 2-day class, featuring the hottest new decorative finishes inspired by the fashion runways of Milan, NYC & LA, Design Week NYC & The Best of NEOCON, the international design fair in held in Chicago just days before our class.

Our class will focus on creating 12 portfolio ready, easy to install and sell, profitable finishes.

From Concrete to Weathered Wood to Matte Metallics to Porcelain Plasters you will WOW your clients and designers with these fresh and durable alternatives to high-end wallcovering and win more projects!

We are also including the TOP SELLERS for 2016! A detailed class instruction book with bonus recipes and a Bonus Glass Bead Sample taught by Sue Scott Koehl are included in your cost of $395.00

We will also include a designer Networking Event and Portfolio Review the evening of June 15th. Bring your portfolio and business cards!

Register Now and Reserve Your Space!
Chicago Institute of Fine Finishes
504 E. St. Charles Road
Carol Stream, IL

(630) 653-2400

20 Variations of the 2017 Color of the Year

Faux By Kathy has completed a brand new color chart using our proceed metallic texture, with 20 brand new shades of purple.

20 brand new shades of purple, Benjamin Moore color of the year for 2017

When an order is placed, we strive to ship it out that same business day. We let our artisans know instantly if we are short on something. Our goal is to keep them on schedule, not hold them up.

  • In stock order shipped same day via UPS, UPS SurePost or USPS Priority
  • Shipping cost is based on the posted chart or by weight and location
  • Internet orders receive free shipping for all orders over $595

Formerly in the field herself, Kathy understands the importance of timely product delivery. Chicago Institute of Fine Finishes and Faux by Kathy care about quality, customer service, and reliability.

Time and again, she delivers.

Note: Extra charges will apply to deliveries outside continental US.

ANY 5 gallon bucket of material will include $27.50 per bucket will be applied to your invoice.

Would You Like to Be Artisan of the Month?Faux By Kathy Decorative Artisan of the Month

Have you ever wanted to be featured as an Artisan of the Month on our website?  Now’s your chance!  All you have to do to be considered is contact our office.  If you are selected, you will need to be available for a 30 to 45 minute phone interview and provide us with at least 10 pictures of your work, and a picture of yourself to be featured with your article. 

The increased visibility alone is worth it!  What have you got to lose?  Contact us today!

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