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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!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Leopard Print Volkswagen Ragtop

My friend owns the cutest beige VW Ragtop.  She thought it needed a little pizazz and wondered if I could paint leopard spots on the top.  I said, "Sure! Why not!"

~ So, here's a before ~
~ And after ~
~ Before ~
~ After ~

The entire job was completed in a few hours.  She looked so classy and cute driving away this afternoon.  She said she got lots of approving looks on the drive home.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Faux Brick Pathway

The above photo was the first "brick" pathway that I faux painted 15 years.  It's still holding up beautifully all these years later.
This photo is MY new "brick" pathway, that is still a work in progress.  I'm enjoying the transformation.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Taylor's Bar & Grill

I was recently asked to transform Taylor's in Redlands, and to give it a lot of character
Using my faux techniques to create a "rustic feel" - Taylor's now has lots of character - and looks like it's an old brick building.  Let's take a look at some fun "before's" and "after's"!
 Before of the front entrance
A work in progress - adding all of the hand painted bricks
Front entrance with faux painted front door
The sign - before - but after the wood had begun it's transformation from green to a more natural dark brown wood finish.
The sign on the east side of the building - after the faux technique

I added a topiary by the front door
Complete with faux cigarette butts in the planter 
The owner has to sweep up cigarette butts from the walk way all the time... let them try to sweep this one up!
Another view of the front entrance.  This was while the work was in progress and before I had begun painting the front door.
The brick look was added to the famous smoking room as well!

This is the East Side Entrance
Notice the greenery "growing" under the eves

Another view of the entrance and greenery 
One more look at the finished front entrance - complete with antique green shutters from Maine.
This was a great job - and I loved doing it.  I am so pleased with how we were able to transform Taylor's into a rustic antique looking brick building!  Full of character and fun place to hang out.  Hey, the food is really good too!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Cabinet Transformation

This transformation exceeded my expections. The clients wanted to change their cabinets by painting them with a Silver Taupe finish.

~ Here's a before photo ~

~ And another... but just wait for the change! ~
~ What a difference! ~
~ The finish compliments the counter top and appliances so lovely. ~
~ I painted the inside of the built in china cabinet black. ~
~ The china stands out beautifully on the black background. ~

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Windows Windows Everywhere

Windowless Room? Not a problem.

You can have a beautiful window added to any room - and the view can be that of your choice! Here are some windows that have been painted into rooms for my clients.

~ Tropical View ~

~ A Room with a Garden View ~

Sunday, January 23, 2011

My Kitchen - Part 1

Being an artist, and faux painting my clients homes and businesses all day - I don't often have the time or energy to add my creative touches to my own home.  However, I recently moved into a home that was built in the 1970's - and it was in desperate need of a "face lift".  Here is what I have done with my kitchen counters and back splash.

~ 1970's Butcher Block Formica Counter tops - Before, also note the dark cabinet color ~

~ Kitchen Counter tops After ~

~ They have been faux painted to look like granite ~

~ And I've added pressed copper tiles for the back splash  ~

 ~ I'm pretty pleased with how the counter tops, back splash, and painted cabinets have all come together ~

Saturday, January 22, 2011

My Kitchen - Part 2

And here is my "new" kitchen.  "Ta-Da"!
A definite improvement over the 1970's orange and yellow chicken wallpaper. 

This type of a "face lift" gives whole new life to a room.  And it costs FAR less money than replacing the cabinets and counter tops.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Playworks, in Redlands, allowed me to come work some magic with a long hallway.  They wanted a "Bug Garden" theme.  Here's what we came up with.  I think it's quite whimsical!

~ Hallway Before ~
 ~ Hallway After ~

~ Whimsical Friends ~

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Little Girls Room

This design was created for a little girl's room... but it could certainly be done for a creative nursery!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Inviting Bathroom

Here is a Guest Bathroom whose colors were inspired by the slate tile and copper metallic sink.

~ The walls were a blend of glazes over a muted green, to go with the slate tile ~

~ The ceiling was painted copper with metallic to compliment her copper mosaic sink, which you can see in the next picture ~

~ The room was finished off with detail in the corners of the ceiling to compliment the detail in the lighting fixtures ~


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