Julie Cravens


 Currently, I live on a farm in Michigan and I am married with 2 kids. I have a art studio on my property to be creative in.

Please view some pictures of projects below

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Kids rooms, playrooms, any room that could use something unique and special.

This image is my daughters bedroom which I made to look like blocks to create a castle theme in her room.



Floors, countertops, cabinets, dressers any piece of furniture that needs a change.  This is my tub that I redid the outside with silver leaf and antiqued.

Faux Finishing


Faux marbel finish, woodgraining, gilding, antique, chaulk paint and many other finishes.  This is me a project for a client where we remnoved wallpaper and created this beutiful damask pattern on her walls.

Julie Cravens


About Me

I work in Ann Arbor, Michigan at (Art Conservation Lab of Michigan) as a independent conservation technician.

 I started my business in Maryland and worked with various contractors, designers, builders and architects all over the Maryland, DC and Virginia area. I work all around Michigan and parts of Ohio. I will travel to do projects as well. I have done work in Florida and worked assisting an artist (Kris Swanson) in California.   I teach  art to adults, kids and special needs.


What I do

Commercial and Residential faux finishes around Ann Arbor.  Furniture, restoration, marbleizing, gold and silver leafing, stenciling, antiquing, venitian plaster and epoxy. 


Decorative Specialists Inc

I have been a production Manager for various decorative painting companies.  I have been a restoration artist for the past 30 years.  I have worked with Designers, Builders, Architects, Artists, Restorers, for all kinds of projects.  Have had my business since the 10/99.  I love being creative and have the ability to share my talents with clients.  


Mlive article

Article and video interview with MLive Ann Arbor

My 50th birthday I did #whatsyour50 to help raise funds and wishlist items for therapeutic riding inc and synchrony farm.

Washington Post


Worked at Montgomery community college in Rockville Maryland.  Was a teacher to special needs in a unique program that offered a 2 year graduate degree.



Mural in Ypsilanti to help teens in special program C.O.P.E. The teens and I painted a replication of the street front outside the window.  

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Decorative Specialists Inc


phone: 734-693-2269