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YANKEE MAGAZINE paint article | NOVEMBER, 2006

A creative do-it-yourselfer saves a ramshackle house and uses it to test her dream of becoming a painter.

When Lisa Nelthropp moved into her ramshackle home on New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee, a deteriorated shamble awaited her. With a little ingenuity and a sharp eye for a bargain, this former cake decorator transformed her eighteenth century headache into both a photo-friendly home and showcase for her talents in mural arts.
What began as a mural in her front hall parlayed into much more.

Lisa’s training at The Institute of Surface Design and passion for specialty painting awoke a slumbering talent. She debuted her successful faux finish business five short months after the completion of her first hallway mural, and hasn't looked back since. Learn how Faux Like a Pro’s classes gave her the confidence and skills to go from DIY-er to highly sought artist.

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