What My Clients Say…


I absolutely LOVE her style!

“I absolutely LOVE her style. i can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.”

Vonnie Williams (Facebook Follower)


Prepare to be inspired by Mary Anne!

“Be prepared to be inspired by Mary Anne and her beautiful painted furniture. She knows her stuff and is always willing to help!”

Rhonda Whalen Steger (Facebook Follower)


Mary Anne is amazing!

“Mary Anne is amazing! I have never had a shop owner so willing to spend time explaining different faux finishing ideas & processes. She is warm & inviting. I look forward to taking upcoming classes.

Kim Brewster Isaacs (Facebook Follower)


I took the Chalk Paint 101 yesterday and it was AMAZING!

“Beautiful store here in Cumming. Mary Anne is very generous with her time and information. I create abstract art on wood and canvas so having fun painting furniture with AS chalk paint for a change!

Shari Heinz (Facebook Follower)


Beautiful store!

“Beautiful store here in Cumming. Mary Anne is very generous with her time and information. I create abstract art on wood and canvas so having fun painting furniture with AS chalk paint for a change!

Beth Ellen Cohen (Facebook Follower)


Love this shop and Mary Anne!

“Love this shop and Mary Anne! I popped in just to take a look and learned so much from Mary Anne. She’s extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what she does! Can’t wait to take her painting class!

Alicia Still (Facebook Follower)


Fun, Helpful, Beautiful Pieces, I would highly recommend Brushstrokes to anyone

When I’ve taken classes and purchased Annie Sloan chalk paints at Brushstrokes, the staff has always been very helpful in assisting me on paint color choice and application techniques.  

It’s always fun to visit the store to see all the beautiful pieces that have been created using their products.  I would highly recommend Brushstrokes to anyone.

Pamela Ernst
Atlanta, GA


Consistently Professional, flawless and always far beyond our expectations…

“We wanted to express how pleased we have been every time Mary Anne and Luciano have come into our home. Mary anne has done several pieces for us throughout the years, from a kitchen island, bathroom vanities and mirror, built in bookcases and even custom made office built ins. Her work is consistently professional, flawless and always far beyond our expectations. We had the opportunity of meeting and working with her assistant, Luciano this time around and he was exceptionally detail orientated and a pleasure to have in our home. They both have a great sense of taste and knowledge in this business and we look forward to having them both back again in the future.”

Julie Albano
Milton, GA


Her artistic ability is amazing…

“Mary Anne faux finished both our dining room and powder room, and we are extremely happy with the results. Her artistic ability is amazing. She was able to achieve exactly the look we were going for. Mary Anne listens to what her clients want, gives helpful and knowledgeable input, and works patiently to deliver a perfect job!”

Tom & Mary Minner
Alpharetta, GA


Great Results, Personable, Creative

“Mary Anne has done wonderful work for me at my house. She painted my kitchen cabinets which started out as white, and antiqued them and made them look incredible. She did a completely different finish on the island in the kitchen which really makes it a focal point in the room. She has also painted my basement bar, and the finish on it is gorgeous.

In all of these cases, Mary Anne was extremely personable, finished the jobs on time, and frankly was a perfectionist. She will continue to work on something until she is completely satisfied. In some cases, she is even more picky than me. For me, it’s not a question of if I would use her again, it’s more a question of when.”

Bob Keeler
Alpharetta, GA


Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity

“Mary Anne is easy to work with and provides a beautifully finished product. She takes pride in doing the job right. She is creative and reliable. I would highly recommend Brush Strokes to anyone in need of a skilled faux painter.”

Vickie Riccardo
Alpharetta, GA


Mary Anne is an extremely gift artist

“Mary Anne is an extremely gifted artist. She did a beautiful job glazing extensive woodwork in our bathroom, and we could not be more pleased. The look went from plain to exceptional. In addition, she painted and glazed several pieces of art – completely changing their look to enable us to reuse them with our new decor.

In addition to producing fantastic results, it has been our pleasure to work with Mary Anne. She works quickly, is happy to make changes if desired, and is clearly an honest and trustworthy person one would welcome into their home at any time. I would highly recommend Mary Anne to anyone for any project.”

Beth Ann Braswell
Alpharetta, GA


The results are always above expectations

“Mary Ann is a professional artist and business woman. She always goes the extra mile to satisfy the customer. The results are always above expectations. I look forward to a long working relationship with her company.”

Pam Lee, Interior Designer
Alpharetta, GA


She is an excellent faux painter

She painted a faux stripe on our vanity bath walls and also painted the bathroom cabinet a dark color.

“She is an excellent faux painter especially in special work needed like faux or tea stains. She does kitchen and bath cabinets well. It is her own company and occasionally works with another woman who is her partner if two people needed for the job. She is trustworthy and dependable. She will do sample boards for approval.”

Christy Noll
Alpharetta, GA


The quality of the work was exceptional

Mary Anne removed our kitchen cabinet doors painted them off site, painted the cabinet framing in the kitchen and returned and re-installed the cabinet doors.

“Because this was an overhaul in the entire kitchen, there were many contractors working at once. Mary Anne was flexible with our schedule. She gave us realistic deadlines when the work would be completed once she got started and finished on time. There was an area needing repair and she had a professional cabinet repairmen available that came to the house and made the necessary repair to the framing. The quality of the work was exceptional and I love the way my cabinets look. I think they look as good as new, maybe even better than new as the quality of paint and the process left a beautiful finish.”

S. Elands
Cumming, GA


Mary anne is a gifted artist and my house looks great

My kitchen cabinets were primed and painted. The doors and drawers were removed and taken off site greatly reducing the time I had painters in the house. The island was given a custom new painted finish and the pulls replaced to give an updated look.

“Although my kitchen was only 5 years old, the stylish distressed finish had become extremely distressed. I met with a couple of companies to explore my options to make my kitchen look as it should. The cabinets and the kitchen were relatively new and functioned well. I had bids for many thousands of dollars to rework and replace my cabinets. In the end, Brushstrokes came in and gave me a much more reasonable price to simply paint most of the cabinets and put a customized new finish on the island making it look more like a piece of furniture. This also gave the kitchen an updated new look for a fraction of the cost of replacing.

I was anxious about having my kitchen in disarray and strangers in my house for a prolonged period. We worked out a schedule that was good for me. Brushstrokes was right on time with little disruption to my family. The workers were very courteous and respectful. Mary Anne does much of the work herself. She has known and worked with her small team of painters for several years. I was very comfortable with them in the house. I was so impressed with the work that I ask Mary Anne to paint a couple of small bedroom chests and my grandmothers old Cedar chest. Once hidden in a back bedroom, my grandmothers old chest is now in a place of prominence with a unique custom finish. Mary anne is a gifted artist and my house looks great.”

LuAnn Brown
Roswell, GA


All work was performed on time and everything is beautifully finished with great attention to details

After 15 years our kitchen needed an update from the yellowing (used to be white) cabinets with dark green and wood trim.

“Our kitchen was very dated by the white cabinets and dark accent colors. We contacted Brushstrokes as a less expensive alternative to a complete replacement of all of the kitchen cabinetry. After a couple of consultations about color and suggestions regarding remodeling the family room side of the cabinets, we contracted Brushstrokes to repair, apply a faux finish to our cabinets and remodel the area under the eating peninsula. All work was performed on time and everything is beautifully finished with great attention to details such as repairing nicks in the existing wood and painstaking application of stains to match new molding color to existing floor color. The work was messy by nature, but the kitchen was spotless at the end of the job.”

Janice Sauvain
Alpharetta, GA


It is a privilege to recommend her to my family, friends and clients

“Mary Anne is truly an amazing and very accomplished faux artist. Her attention to detail and her professionalism truly set her apart from the competition and it is a privilege to recommend her to my family, friends and clients.

She is extremely creative and truly cares about the finished product! It is not enough to just complete a project, she goes the “extra mile” to insure the project “goes beyond the client’s expectations every time!”

I highly recommend Mary Anne for any type of Decorative or Faux Painting Project! Her kitchen and bathroom refinished cabinets projects are stunning and she has transformed several pieces of my furnishings into works of art!”

Pamela Pennamen
Snellville, GA


Mary Anne Merfeld of Brushstrokes is one of the people I trust my business to.

“They say to be successful; you must surround yourself with good people. Mary Anne Merfeld of Brushstrokes is one of the people I trust my business to.

Mary Anne has been doing my faux finishes for my clients for 5 years now. She is always able to capture my ideas with her artistic abilities and keen sense of color.

She is creative, honest, and a whole lot of fun. I know when I commission her to do a job for me it will be exactly what my client wanted.

She is the type of person I like to have on my team.”

Catherine Talkington, Interior Designer
Ca’Shae Interior Designs, Roswell, GA


Mary Anne goes the extra mile to make sure her clients are happy with the result

“I would highly recommend Mary Anne for any type of painting project . She does a very professional job of Faux painting and the results are fabulous. She can also do many other projects—ranging from refinishing furniture to refinishing kitchen cabinets.

My particular project was a remodel of a 40+ year old house. She refinished my kitchen cabinets and they are beautiful. She also did some faux painting in a ½ bath. Since I didn’t purchase all new furniture, she was able to refinish several chairs, including an antique chair and a trunk. Mary Anne has a very caring personality and goes the extra mile to make sure her clients are happy with the result.”

Sandy Borrow
Cornelia, GA


Mary Anne does very high quality work and took the time to make sure our requirements were understood and delivered

“Recently, Mary Anne Merfeld of Brushstrokes Decorative Painting did an extensive amount of work in our new home. She did very high quality work and took the time to make sure our requirements were understood and delivered. She made both of our limestone fireplaces in the family room and master bedroom come alive! The glazing she did for our bookshelves in the library was truly outstanding. Mary Anne is professional, timely and neat. She also does well around dogs. We would not hesitate to give our recommendation of her work.”

Jane and John Kopcke
Alpharetta, GA


Mary Anne is dependable, friendly, very conscientious, and absolutely the best Faux Finisher I have ever worked with

“Mary Anne has done the Faux Painting for me on my last (3) personal residences…being in the industry, I have many choices of vendors…in my list of vendors, there is only one Faux Painter, and that is Brushstrokes. Not only do I use them for my personal residence, I recommend them to my real estate clients. She is dependable, friendly, very conscientious, and absolutely the best Faux Finisher I have ever worked with.”

Mark Spain
RE/MAX Greater Atlanta


It is like a work of art

“BrushStrokes transformed my chipped, yellowing white kitchen cabinets into the look of custom made. It was one of the best decisions I made in the remodeling of my kitchen.”

After BrushStrokes crackled my white framed fireplace it has become the center piece of my family room. It is like a work of art.”

Christine Mroczka
Alpharetta, GA


Mary Anne’s finishes are unlike any I’ve ever seen

“Mary Anne’s finishes are unlike any I’ve ever seen. The cabinets appear to have aged gracefully over time.”

Janice Billets, Designer
Alpharetta, GA


the workmanship and quality is always nothing less than exquisite

“It has been nothing less than a pleasure to work with Mary Anne. She really takes the time to get to know you. She is so passionate about getting the job not only done right but to your individual liking, no matter how big or small the job may be, the workmanship and quality is always nothing less than exquisite! I was determined to make my home a tasteful reflection of who I am, not what everyone else is doing within their homes. Mary Anne knew that and made it happen. Slowly but surely we have been planning out different touches within my home. We have completed several projects and I look forward to working with Mary Anne in the future. Mary Anne is a wonderful person with amazing talent!”

Laura Shulman
Alpharetta, GA


I strongly recommend Mary Anne to anyone looking to create a unique and special look in their home

“I could not be more pleased with the “art” that Mary Anne has created in my home….and I do mean “art”. Mary Anne offers her clients fabulous ideas (from the serious and formal to the whimsical) taking into account the client’s personal preferences; and her execution (quality and timeliness) are top notch. Everyone who visits my home is blown away by her work. I strongly recommend Mary Anne to anyone looking to create a unique and special look in their home. Now if I can just figure out how to get her to Tennessee to work her magic on my second home!”

Debra Watkins
Alpharetta, GA


Mary Anne does impeccable work, is extremely reliable and a very pleasant professional

“We are a full service design company located on E. Paces Ferry in Atlanta, and we have a satellite office at Lake Lanier in Gainesville. We have been looking for a faux artist for quite some time that would be a good fit for our company. We have finally found that individual and she is Mary Anne Merfeld of Brush Strokes. She recently completed a large contemporary faux wall for a model we were doing in Atlanta, and it is certainly the focal point we were looking for. She does impeccable work, is extremely reliable and a very pleasant professional.”

Julie Gordon, Business Manager
Design Classique Enterprises, Inc., Gainesville, GA


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