Monthly Archives: November 2014


Think Bella! Tired of your Old Paint Colors & Dated Faux Finishes? Then “Keep The Car Running”… Let’s Meet & Share some Wow Ideas!

Posted on November 13, 2014

U-nique (yoo-neek) Adj.

1. Being the only one of its kind. 2. Without an equal or equivalent, unparalleled. 3. Very Remarkable or unusual. 4. Used to say that something or someone is unlike anything or anyone else.

You are Unique! Your Spouse, your Children, your Personalities and Passions are all Unique!

But is the “Interior Design Theme” of your Home or Business Unique?

Does your home look like everyone else’s home, similar colors, a little faux glaze painting here or there?

Are your Columns, Niches or Tray Ceilings begging for some drama?

What sets your home apart from others?  What Interior Design Ideas will your friends want to Borrow or Steal to introduce in their… Home?

Where in your home do you have an area, that consistently gathers friends and family, generating comments of… Praise, Curiosity, Wonder and Questions?

Johnny Rzeznik, lead singer from the Goo Goo Dolls says:  “We all, We all, We ought to start something New….. Keep The Car Running!”                   

(Scroll to bottom of this page to view the video and hear this great song, that inspired the theme of this months post! Also to view stunning project photos!)

If you are Tired of your Dated Colors, Old Faux Finishes and are ready to Explode some… New Ideas for Color, Texture & Effect in your Home or Business, then give us a call!

“Keep the Car Running… Let’s Meet, Share some Ideas and introduce New Layers of Color, Texture & Effect in your Home!

Most Homeowners, don’t realize that they have so many opportunities in their home or business to create… “The Wow Effect!”

Schedule an Hour out of your day, put the Coffee on, and Lets meet! We would love to hear your story, share ideas for Color, Texture and Effect, helping you Discover where those unique areas of opportunity are in your Home or Business.

Since 2005, Master Artisans – Mark Nordgren & David Nordgren of Bella Faux Finishes, have specialized in the historic application of imported Italian Venetian Plaster, the Italian Finishes, Decorative Finishes, New Faux Finishes and imported Art from Italy.

To learn more about the Bella Effect, you can read Testimonials from past projects or view our Before & After Gallery. You can reach David and I at Contact Us or Request a Quote.

Important – If your project is down the road, it is never too early to meet. Our Schedule can fill up fast, preventing us from coming to yours. So contact us way early, before you have even dug the hole, lets start the conversation…

Also Like Us on Facebook.  Here is where you will have the opportunity to view most of our projects first!

So if you are interested in our Art, Like us on Facebook and you will be the First One to see our New Decorative Finishes on projects.

I think you will love what you see…

Do you need a Bella Cup? – Bella Faux Finishes, LLC – Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Bella Faux Finishes, LLC – Yard Sign – Look for us in Your Neighborhood!

Bella Faux Finishes – Master Artisan – David Nordgren – Unique Column Ideas

David Nordgren – Master Artisan – Bella Faux Finishes

Bella Faux Finishes – Black and Tan

Bella Faux Finishes – 3 Sisters

Bella Faux Finishes – Rainforest

Bella Faux Finishes – Baroque

Bella Faux Finishes – Imperial Signature

Bella Faux Finishes – Glacier

Bella Faux Finishes – Master Artisan – David Nordgren – Bi-Color – Italian Venetian Plaster

Bella Faux Finishes – Tray Ceiling – Tri-Color – Italian Venetian Plaster

“Final Step to complete the bathroom, choose your Color, Texture, Tool and Artisan” – Bella Faux Finishes, LLC

Bella Faux Finishes – Imported Italian Venetian Plaster – Stunning Project

Bella Faux Finishes/Co-Owner, my Wife – Kathy Nordgren, shared her Talented Artisan sons, David Nordgren and Michael Nordgren for about 7 months on a Breathtaking Project a few years ago.

Bella Faux Finishes – Italian Venetian Plaster – Artisans – Michael Nordgren – David Nordgren

Bella Faux Finishes – Imported Italian Venetian Plaster

Bella Faux Finishes – Imported Italian Venetian Plaster

Artisan – David Nordgren – Bella Faux Finishes – Imported Italian Venetian Plaster

Bella Faux Finishes – Italian Venetian Plaster

Bella Faux Finishes – Italian Venetian Plaster is a Matte Effect when viewed from the front

Italian Venetian Plaster – Bella Faux Finishes

Bella Faux Finishes – Italian Venetian Plaster – Cool to the Touch, just like real Marble, because it is! This stunning finish will literally turn back into real Marble!

Bella Faux Finishes – Italian Venetian Plaster – Drop Ceiling – Showplace Kitchens

Bella Faux Finishes – Babs

Bella Faux Finishes – Mocha Lava

Bella Faux Finishes was featured on “Home Ideas TV” a few years ago. (I was also 40 lbs heavier back then, ugh)  You will learn a little bit about imported Italian Venetian Plaster from Verona, Italy and the stunning Italian Finishes.

In this segment, David, Michael and I shared our Art in the home of “World Famous, Judy Shaw”. Her Passion, Love and Ministry has touched the lives of so many people around the world…

What an Incredible Lady and Great Friend!

 

Bella Faux Finishes, LLC – Founder -Master Artisan – Mark Nordgren with my Best Friend “Bella”

“Bella….?!?!”

It’s funny on projects today, David and I are known and referred to as “Bella”.  We hear various questions and comments from Contractors, Owners, Interior Designers, Painters and Sub-Contractors ranging from:

“See if Bella can do this”,  “Ask Bella, what do they think”, “You better talk to Bella about that one”, “Bella will have a finish, talk to them”,  “Check with Bella”, to my favorite comment of all… “Where the Hell is… Bella??”

 

“Keep the Car Running…”

David and I are always listening to our iPods on projects. I have been pounding this song in my head all Summer & Fall.

Johnny Rzeznik, lead singer of the Goo Goo Dolls says:  “We all, We all, We ought to start something New….. Keep The Car Running!”

Never knew this band before, but I know them now, phenomenal band that Kathy & I saw in concert this Summer!

“Keep The Car Running” means don’t be afraid to move on when you Need to make a…. New Change! Whether the change it is in your Personal Life, your Friends, your Health, your Weight or… the Interior Design or your Home!

I used the lyrics from this great Johnny Rzeznik song to inspire the theme of this months… “Bella Faux Finishes Blog – “Think Bella!”.

I love this Quote!

To me it means, approach life like this may be your last day, Chase your Passion, Take Risks, Love the ones you need to Love and Squeeze Every Single Drop of “Wow” out the day!!

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Bella Faux Finishes, LLC – Italian Venetian Plaster – Italian Finishes – Faux Finishes – Imported Italian Art