Decorative painting services extend beyond walls to furniture and antiques, offering a second life to any valued possession. We enjoy styling existing or custom-made pieces with various media, the most common being paint and glazing liquid. Our services are supported by a practical and extensive knowledge of the characteristics and makings of each style.

We recommend the rescue of older furniture, such as antiques, by reason of their sentimental value or their good quality or practicality. One needs to balance the replacement value of a piece with the cost of a brush stroke that will revamp it — why not recycle when possible? Paint, glazing medium and metal leaf techniques were traditionally aimed at concealing ordinary wood or turning a humble variety into a sought-after essence or decor.

Beyond the utilitarian aspect of the furniture lay its aesthetic value, its statement effect. These days, it is common for people to remove the layer of paint; however, these outcomes can often destroy the relevance of the line of the chair, or ignore that the frame was serving the balance of the painted decor and not vice-versa. The proportions and the design of a piece of furniture are closely intertwined.

Apart from these fashionable and historical considerations, we believe that each piece can be improved or radically transformed with the help of pigments, lacquer or wash, stencil or gilding. Any piece can eventually be integrated into an overall setting, or as an echo to the mood of the room.



"I have worked with Shannon Karges on several project and she always exceeds my expectations, which are quite high in the business of home renovations. She is very keen to please her clients and is a pleasure to work with, I would definitely recommend her for color consulting, painting and wallpapering.."

— Scott A Shedden~Renovator/Designer, The ScottGroup, Burlington


"Just wanted to say a big thank for your amazing contribution it the transformation of our cottage into Santa's Cabin. What a success this has been and what a great event we had - our attendance nearly doubled this year!

Thanks again Shannon, to you and your students. ."

— Sylvia Hentz ~ Special Events Programmer, Museums of Burlington


Shannon Karges
Address: Ontario, Canada
Phone: 905-630-7277