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Phone: 630-653-2400
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Faux by Kathy Decorative Arts store and shipping

Kathy’s YouTube Channel

Through her own private YouTube channel, Kathy Carroll connects to her fellow artisans and designers to share her wealth of knowledge. As a leader in the industry, she is able to demonstrate new products, as well as which ones work best. She highlights her gorgeous samples, new techniques, and stunning results.

Each insight into Kathy’s videos give a tantalizing glimpse of what her exceptional private, semi-private, and professional update classes would yield. With fewer layers, her highly sellable sample boards provide an excellent profit margin.

Each sample speaks for itself. They are cutting edge and in-demand. Designers love them and clients want them. Make sure to bookmark Kathy’s YouTube channel for future videos!

We have posted them on FBK site too >


It’s that time of year…IDAL

This year, Kathy will have a booth and everything will be 20% off!

Make sure to stop by and peruse her fabulous selections, many of which will be:

And many more...


Faux by Kathy Decorative Arts store and shipping

Chicago Institute of Fine Finishes and Faux by Kathy are dedicated to their customers. That’s why the shipping rates have remained the same for two and a half years. No matter what, the clients always win.

When asked about the shipping policy, Kathy said:

“We have a calculated dollar amount of freight that’s charged and posted on the website. It is not by weight. When you ship it is by weight. If someone buys something and it’s higher in dollar value, like $300, and it only weighs four or five pounds, we will always charge the lower amount in shipping. If the shipping exceeds the amount on the chart we do not go back and ask for more money. Either way, the artisan comes out on top.

When an order is placed, we strive to ship it out that same business day. We let them know instantly if we are short on something. Our goal is to keep them on schedule, not hold them up.”

Formerly in the field herself, Kathy knows how important it is to receive the product on time. Worrying about shipping costs is not what she wants her business to revolve around come time to ship. It’s about quality, customer service, and reliability. Time and again, she delivers.


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Quick Inspirations

Quick Inspirations

January Sample Pack
Keep your portfolio up to date with high quality boards sent right to your door each month!  Each Quick Inspirations sample pack includes a 9 x 10 sample with a recipe for the finish as well as three 3 x 3 color waves.  What an amazing addition to your portfolio without the demands on your time!

Try our sample pack for only $27.50.  For the most cost effective savings order a 12 month supply at only $260 and receive a new Quick Inspirations sample pack delivered to your door each month.  Call now, we look forward to hearing from you!


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Would You Like to Be Artisan of the Month?Faux By Kathy Decorative Artisan of the Month

Have you ever wanted to be featured as an Artisan of the Month on our website?  Now’s your chance!  All you have to do to be considered is contact our office.  If you are selected, you will need to be available for a 30 to 45 minute phone interview and provide us with at least 10 pictures of your work, and a picture of yourself to be featured with your article. 

The increased visibility alone is worth it!  What have you got to lose?  Contact us today!


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