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Rik Lazenby Looks Forward to a Bright Future for IDAL

IDAL Vice President Rik Lazenby of Lazenby’s Decorative Arts Studio Inc. in Birmingham, Ala., has been thinking a lot these days about the future growth of the organization he will soon lead.

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A Passion for Art

Rik Lazenby has built several successful careers, including his latest as a decorative artist, based on his lifelong love of art.

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Sandra Gonzalez Brings French Charm to a Kitchen

Decorative artist Sandra Gonzalez transforms a kitchen with finishes for the walls, cabinetry and a custom-made island.

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The Stencil Library Highlights Stencils' Enduring Appeal

Any misguided notion that stencils are passé or old-fashioned can quickly be dispelled by a trip to the library—The Stencil Library, that is.

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What is a Picture Worth?

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Pinterest has a lot to say and a lot of followers saying it.

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Keeping It Real with “Mr. Faux”

Chris Burke, aka Mr. Faux, is a Washington, D.C., area artist who has taken his faux-painting skills over the last two-and-a-half decades from the simple to the sublime.

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A Look Back at Four Decades of “Fox”...er, Faux Finishing

Over the past four decades, we’ve seen the industry evolve in ways that were necessary for its survival and in ways that demonstrate the bottomless well of creativity that decorative artisans possess.

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Old World Attention to Detail

Faux artist Natalie E. Tackett brings European antiquity to a home in Tennessee.

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The Elusive Perfect Client

Let's face it. The perfect client is hard for find. Mike and Mickie Cooper give you tips for how to handle a more likely individual you're liable to encounter: difficult clients who think that plans were meant to be changed.

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March 2016: Article Menu

Happy March! In this month's Focus on Faux, read about one artist's connection with nature, the business value of Twitter, the edgy and innovative Metropolis product line, business opportunities with cabinetry, and advice from Mike & Mickie on how to prepare for an out-of-town project.

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