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Mikki Moore

Hello, I am Mikki Moore - Owner of Forever Moore Designs.

I have been faux painting and decorative painting for more than 25 years. I really love what I do! Over the years I have added several different mediums to my work. I would enjoy the opportunity to apply my art work to your place of business or residence.

Please feel free to leave comments. I would love to hear from you. If you would like to contact me about work, please email me at: Thank you!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Fireplace Make Over

My client's home started out with lovely fireplaces that were made of cement.  She liked them originally - but was ready for a change.
~ Here's an up-close of the cement "before" ~
~ "During" - after the primer had been applied ~
~ Voila! Total transformation to look like travertine marble with a flat finish.  She didn't want 'glossy'. ~
~ Her other fireplace. ~
~ She had asked someone else to paint it a brownish color.  But she was never happy with it.  It was too plain with no detail.  ~
~ After!  With the added detail it really brings the fireplace to life.  And this matches her d├ęcor perfectly. ~ 

Just another example of how you can transform the look of a room with paint and for a reasonable cost.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Home & Garage Door Make Over

I am so pleased with how this home turned out - and more importantly... so is my client!
Can you believe that THIS:
Started out looking like this?

I started with the metal garage doors.  We stained them to look like wood.  I love the "Tommy Bahama" look!
Here's an up close of the doors:
Garage Door and faux brick work complete on the front of the house.  My client is going to paint the wood trim a darker color to complement to faux wood garage door.
I painted this faux brick work on the front interior courtyard walls. 
I'm super pleased with the results!  My client is too. 
Now, on to the cement sidewalks.  We're going to make them look like slate! 

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Cabinet Transformation - Maple to Oak

This was a different transformation.  In past jobs the clients have wanted to take light oak cabinets and make them dark.  But these wonderful clients wanted to lighten and brighten their kitchen by updating their maple cabinets into a medium oak color.  And, they wanted the wallpaper removed and replaced with mural work.
~Before ~
notice the wallpaper - and the older cabinet hardware
~ Before ~
the lower cabinets
~ After ~ 
I did faux graining on these to make them look authentic.  New hardware was also added to update the look.
 ~ After ~
the lower cabinets
~ No more wallpaper ~
I painted the fruit mural and leaves to match my clients plates
~ A closer look at the fruit mural ~ 
 ~ The client is thrilled, and I'm really happy too.  I wasn't sure how this was going to turn out and I'm really pleased with the results. ~

Monday, May 27, 2013

Patio Wall Transformation

Last year I created a patio space for my lovely clients.  Click HERE to view that transformation.  This year they asked that their patio wall be transformed to match the patio - complete with faux painted Mexican Tiles.
~ Here is the "before" of the wall ~

~ First step - I painted the wall yellow and the drainage pipe bronze, with some "aging" added ~

~ The wall has been faux painted ~

~ The trim has been painted orange and we've added the turquoise blue shutters that have been "aged" with bronze paint.  Also, the new "inlaid" Mexican Tiles have been added - which match those on their patio floor. ~

~ Ta Dah!  The finished product!  What a transformation! ~


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Hand Painted Mailbox

How CUTE would this be? 
A perfectly designed personalized mail box! 

This home owner loved the Redlands smudge pots and wanted to their mailbox to reflect the native landscape of orange groves! 
I love how it turned out - and so did the homeowners!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Fleur De Lis Inlaid Patio

~ This was a plain cement landing.  My clients asked me transform it into stone look.  Here is the AFTER ~

~ Here is the BEFORE ~

~ The primer coat has been applied ~

~ A close up look before the sealer coat was applied ~

~ I love the fleur de lis "inlaid tiles" I created ~

Friday, October 26, 2012

Matching Window Treatments

~ These clients had requested faux painting throughout much of their home.  After painting the vines around the home, they asked if I could make window treatments to match.  Here are the results ~

~ Here is part of their kitchen around the pantry door ~

~ This collage shows (although from a slightly different angle) the windows and surrounding area BEFORE and AFTER ~

~ Another area which was faux painted.  The arches have been painted to look like stone work. ~

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Cabinets and Staircase

Here is another fun job that I recently completed.  We transformed the staircase and bathroom and kitchen cabinets. 

~ Here is the staircase before.  A beautiful golden oak ~

~ After - stained espresso to match the floors, with white spindles. ~

~ Bathroom cabinets before ~

~ and after ~

~ The kitchen cabinets were golden oak before ~

~ And VIOLA! After ~

I think this is my new favorite look!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Hydrangea Nursery

Hydrangea's are such beautiful flowers.  They are PERFECT for a little girls room, powder room, or for this darling nursery.  

I painted them on the walls in a random pattern and added the swirls for extra interest.

A matching "Measuring Tree" to keep track of the little one's growth.

 And, the finished product with a name plate for baby Maleah!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Patio with Spanish Tile

My clients wanted to transform their 700 square foot cement deck into a "paver look" with inlaid Spanish Tile.

~ Here is a before photo ~

~ And another before ~

~ The coat of primer .  I used tape to create grout lines ~

~ Faux Painted and removing some of the tape to reveal the grout lines ~

~ In progress ~ 

 ~ Cement has been painted and glazed  ~

~ Here is a sample of the inlaid look of faux painted Spanish tile ~

~ And the finished product.  Viola! ~


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