The ‘Featured Finishes’ Series

Creative idea boards & articles to inspire you!

See anything interesting? Contact me today and let’s chat.

Jaime – [email protected]; 775.544.1089

Get Organized – Top 5 Tips to Building a Catalog

We all have something we collect, whether for a hobby or work. Sometimes though, your collection may seem more like a disaster than an asset if things get......

2018 Planning: Kicking Things Off Strong!

2017 was a great year for nluv Finish and Design Studio as we began our journey. And now… 2018 is here & we are ready to kick things......
By Jaime Pirozzi | January 10, 2018 | Furniture, Home Decor, Studio Secrets, The Finish Gallery, Wrapit nluv

The Simplistic Beauty of a Stained Wood Finish

Simplicity is the secret ingredient to a truly beautiful design. To create an amazing piece, it doesn’t mean you must have 15 layers, an intricate color palette, accents......

A Custom Picket Fence… Reclaimed Pallet Wall Art that is!

We always have extra wood lying around the studio, especially old pallets. My mom loves birdhouses and family photos, so I decided to come up with a pallet......

Delicate & Durable: An Antique Table and Chair Restoration

This past summer, we scoured our favorite hot spots to find a few special pieces to add to the project lineup. Last week we talked about where to......
By Jaime Pirozzi | December 6, 2017 | Furniture, Home Decor, Rooms, The Finish Gallery, Uncategorized

Wake-Up Wall: Inspirational Signs for a ‘Kick-in-the-Pants’ start to your day!

Kick off your day with a little inspiration & get things going right! Create a ‘Wake-Up Wall’ and remind yourself each morning to have the most amazing day......

Top 5 Tips: Art Project Cleanup

Studio time can’t be all fun and no project cleanup, unless of course you have an unlimited bank account & use supplies and tools once and buy new......

Dimensional Stenciling: Get Creative with Texture

Just by themselves, stencils are so versatile, enhancing fabric, furniture, wall art, paper… you name it! But, what if your project is just missing that ‘special something’ and......

Brush Care: Love your brushes for a lifetime!

Over the last month we’ve had a blast building our Snowboard Feature Wall & are now ready for winter fun. When working on an extended project with lots......

Custom Mixing: An Artist’s Cheat Sheet

Plasters, paints, color wheels, stone, sand, mica, glitter, stains… And the list goes on and on! There are so many products and color choices in the artistic and......
By Jaime Pirozzi | July 26, 2017 | Studio Secrets, The Finish Gallery

Hump Day Hoopla – The nluv Memos move to Wednesdays!

Happy Hump Day everyone! Don’t worry… our calendar isn’t broken. I know it’s Friday, so I should be saying TGIF but instead I’m talking about Wednesday. What is......

The ‘Featured Finishes’ Series: 5 Tips for a Flawless Finish

‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Episode 12 The world of faux finishing allows for ultimate creativity but with that power comes many moments of frustration and impatience. A multi-layer finish......
By Jaime Pirozzi | July 6, 2017 | The Finish Gallery

Outdoorsy Design: An indoor office with an Aging Forest soul

At the end of spring, I introduced the finish called Aging Forest through the ‘Featured Finishes’ series. We promised to detail the finish so you can enjoy it......

The ‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Patriotic Palette

‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Episode 11 Red, white & blue is our patriotic palette that will soon decorate our backyards and BBQs for the July 4th holiday. But, let’s......
By Jaime Pirozzi | June 29, 2017 | Furniture, Home Decor, The Backyard, The Finish Gallery

The ‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Personalized Chalkboards

‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Episode 10 Chalkboards used to be in every school classroom but overtime were slowly replaced by white erase boards and technology. In recent years though,......

The ‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Know Your Crackle Direction

‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Episode 9 No one likes to ask for directions and with today’s technology, who needs to anymore? When it comes to a crackle finish though,......
By Jaime Pirozzi | June 15, 2017 | The Finish Gallery

It’s Art Science time… another round of experiments

Two weeks ago, I shared an artistic experiment where I tried different paints & techniques with Faux Effects® Creme Activator™. I always have fun bending the rules and......
By Jaime Pirozzi | June 13, 2017 | Furniture, Home Decor, Studio Secrets, The Finish Gallery

The ‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Sensibly Stenciled Hindsight

‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Episode 8 ‘Tis the summer season for stencils! The hardest thing about stencils is picking the one you want! With thousands available as well as......
By Jaime Pirozzi | June 8, 2017 | The Finish Gallery

A great day for an Artistic Experiment

When the sun’s shining and fresh air is blowing through the studio, for some reason this makes me want to experiment. Sitting on the shelf is a little......
By Jaime Pirozzi | June 6, 2017 | Furniture, Home Decor, Studio Secrets, The Finish Gallery

The ‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Summertime Fun-time

‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Episode 7 It’s getting sunny out there! Everywhere I look there are hues of greens, yellows and blues filling the landscape. This week we’re bringing......

The ‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Lured to an Aging Forest

‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Episode 6 Living in beautiful Lake Tahoe, it’s hard not to incorporate the outdoors in our designs. This week our attention is directed towards the......
By Jaime Pirozzi | May 25, 2017 | Mother Nature Inspired, The Finish Gallery

The ‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Amazingly Edible

‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Episode 5 I don’t know about you, but I love food! This week our attention is on amazingly edible creations that inspire design.  The talent......

The ‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Al ‘Tahoe’ Natural

‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Episode 4 Al Natural is the only way to go! This week our focus is the explosion of growth and colors as Spring is in......

The ‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Wild n’ Dangerous

‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Episode 3 This week we’re bringing the wild inside with animal textures and prints. Nature may be beautiful, but she can also be dangerous with......
By Jaime Pirozzi | May 4, 2017 | Mother Nature Inspired, The Finish Gallery

The ‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Woodsy Faux Real

‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Episode 2 This week we’re heading outdoors and getting ‘woodsy’. Living in the mountains and surrounded by nature, inspiration can be found at every turn.......
By Jaime Pirozzi | April 27, 2017 | Mother Nature Inspired, The Backyard, The Finish Gallery

The ‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Rugged yet Refined

Welcome to the ‘Featured Finishes’ Series. Each week we will showcase different faux finishes and share details behind their creation, where to use them and a few possibilities......
By Jaime Pirozzi | April 20, 2017 | The Finish Gallery

One thought on “The ‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Rugged yet Refined

  1. Hey! Loved your Facebook post. So, are your classes in the internet or is there a place I can go to learn? I’m in Denver…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *