One of Karen Di’Angelo’s favorite projects was a restoration
of an original Faux Finish at the Sheffield Bldg. in Seattle. Walls
“Faux” You restored and recreated an original 1928 Faux Finish done by
long forgotten artists.
This project involved restoring the walls and ceiling of a
large foyer, restoring damaged murals on the stairwell landings, faux
bois (wood graining) all interior doors to their original faux-wood
beauty and marbling forty phone niches in each of the renovated
condominiums. It was thrilling to restore this beautiful, historic
artwork and to imagine the artists who did the original work.
E.E. Robbins Jewelry Store
The E.E. Robbins jewelry store in Tukwila was the setting for
this project. An 8,000 sq. ft. ceiling was enhanced with a Faux Metal
Glaze application. Karen brought in another artist and an assistant to
complete this enormous job in 8 days. Each square of the ceiling was
constructed of pyramided slats that were all evenly glazed to simulate
a metal look.
The outside entry and flowerboxes of this old brick building
in Seattle was enhanced by Karen Di’Angelo’s bronze and old gold
embellishments. The flowerboxes were reached by using a “cherrypicker”
Summerwalk, a development in Issaquah, Wa. was remodeled in
2007. Karen was brought in to do a fantasy wood grain technique to 15
columns in the lobby area and the Meeting Facility room.
Each column was painted with a basecoat and hand wood grained
with a special technique developed by Karen. These columns helped to
create a beautiful new recreation center and gave it a distinguished
artful appearance. Many families now enjoy this facility with its new