behind the scenes look into the life of a job

Talking with one of the sisters, Elaine, a founding member of our group Sistershands,  shared with me her perspective of  the life of a decorative finisher before we ever get on the wall and she called it

“Behind the scenes look into the life of a job”

phone calls, consultations, creating, emails, ordering, ect.

The first meeting is usually over the phone to discuss a time for an on the job site consultation.

The consultation will take approximately 1 to 2 hours, depending on the rooms to be involved.

We will then discuss your style of furniture, fabric designs and color palette. Sketches and measurements  will be done and then look at samples from a portfolio to choose a design that will compliment your home.

Due to rarely doing the same finish twice there will have to be samples made in your color choice of the preferred design. These alone can take from 2 to 20 hours.

Once the sample phase is complete there will be another meeting for approval and presenting the proposal. Upon approval the contract and sample will be signed with the required deposit and you will be added to the calendar for a start date.

At this time the ordering, receiving, repacking of products, tools and equipment will begin.

Once a finisher arrives at your home to begin work many hours have gone into your custom finish.

I share the behind the scenes look into the life of a job to help you understand that the price of your job is not just time spent on the wall.


Good work isn’t cheap; cheap work isn’t good.

~ by Chatty Renee on June 25, 2009.

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