To the basic turquoise paint, she added some "dandelion fluffs and weeds." She also decorated a stool she picked up for $4 with a bright checkerboard pattern, mainly in turquoise.
A dining room is cheery yellow gold. "I used two or three layers of Venetian plaster mix. Then I colored it and sealed it with wax," she said.
A living room has a suede green textured look. A bathroom that was once linen white is now four shades of pink blocks. Another room is done in copper blocks. A bedroom has a lavender ceiling and walls that appear to be covered in gray and cream blocks, a look that took several steps to achieve.
The family house has been expanded a couple of times so that it now covers 4,500 square feet of space. Her artistic touches can be found in virtually every room. She describes the overall look as eclectic.
The master bedroom is done in swirls of red with silver overtones and looks like it was covered in wallpaper. It took two months to complete the room and then she added red two-tone stripes to a nearby stairwell.
She has changed various rooms as the children grew up, relatives moved in or out, or grandchildren arrived.
She and her husband, Doug, a physician's assistant, have two grown children. Their son, Scott Stewart, a mining equipment broker, lives in Roanoke with his wife Danielle Vesterso. Their daughter, Niki, lives in England with her husband, Jay Jackson, a captain in the U.S. Air Force. The couple has two sons, Sully, 4, and Knox, 7.
The boys have a special room at their grandparents' house with walls done in shades of blue with stripes and furniture painted bright red.
Patty and Doug Stewart recently decided to sell their current home and find something smaller. Their Realtor plans to advertise the house as an artist's home, a term that describes it well.
Patty Stewart looks forward to having lots of walls to serve as canvasses in a new location.
Stewart enjoys her artwork on walls and all the challenges that it entails.
"I love it," she said. "I truly do. I like the look on a client's face when I finish. It's almost like unveiling a painting."
For more information about her work, go to www.pscustomfaux.com or call 304-610-5493.
Contact writer Charlotte Ferrell Smith at charlo...@dailymail.com or 304-348-1246.
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