One of my favorite booths at the Decorative Arts Show/Faux Event in Atlantic City was the DuRock booth staffed by a husband and wife team who own McCollum Interiors in NYC. Cynthia McCollum is an incredible artist/faux finisher in her own right and was extremely helpful and friendly answering the many questions Chris and I had about all the beautiful finishes on display. Her husband, and I am sorry to say, I cannot find his first name anywhere in the materials I brought home with me, was also equally friendly and helpful. This booth, by far, had the best product and literature giveaways. We were given a box with good sized sample jars of product to take home and experiment with in our studios, a great instructional DVD, and a very helpful packet that contained color charts and actual samples of some of the finishes. These samples were not your typical 1" x 1" square, they are a good 3" x 6", so you really get a sense of what the product looks like. For those of you not in this business, we typically have to pay for color charts of product lines and if the company does bother to offer real samples of their products, vs. a printed chart, we pay dearly for those. It is also very difficult to get a small sample jar of a plaster type product to play with, so Chris and I were just thrilled to hang out at this booth for a bit! DuRock manufactures a variety of decorative coatings. I have not used these products yet, but plan to experiment with my samples soon and learn more about creating the amazing finishes you see here on the samples boards displayed at this booth. Thanks Cynthia and husband! 🙂
There were quite a few rusted iron finishes at this show, but this sample was one of my favorites!
Chris peeking out from behind what I believe is a Jewelstone finish.
I have no idea what DuRock product was used to create this last board, but I absolutely love it! I will contact Cynthia to see if she can set me straight about the products used for each of these samples.