Stirring Things Up!
A Newsletter from Jim and Melissa DeBiase
of Stir Your Imagination Painting
     jim on ladder     jim and i upclose     jim up close    
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Happy Spring to everyone! Thank you all for your support of our business and for forwarding our last email to your friends, family and neighbors!
In this economy, we would like to share with you how important it is to make certain that any contractor you use is fully insured.  Because the housing market is slow, many painting contractors who worked exclusively for home builders are out of work. They are migrating in to the residential arena but are not accustomed to working with home owners in general or working in a home that is fully lived in. They typically spray the walls of an empty home and are not used to painting around furniture, molding, trim, carpeting, cabinets, pets, etc.  We have been hearing many unfortunate stories from clients (from their neighbors - friends - family) about painting contractors who offer a cheap price but the end result is an unprofessional paint job.  Here is just one example of this: A painting contractor, who was referred by the homeowner's interior designer, spilled paint on a homeowner's carpet, kitchen cabinets and countertops and unfortunately, he was not insured.  We know that mistakes or accidents are going to  happen but please know that we are fully insured!  
One of our clients told us that in tough business times, the 'cream' rises to the top. Thanks for your compliment, Dan!  Remember if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.  Our prices are fair AND we offer superior painting experience from start to finish.  For any contractor (electrician, carpenter, etc.) that you hire to work in your home, please ask them to provide you with proof of insurance.

With Mothers Day coming up, please consider us as a gift option for a wife who has been wanting to get a special room painted or a mother who has everything! It also makes a great idea for a child's birthday! We will soon be painting a teenager's bedroom while they are at school.  When she arrives home, her parents will surprise her with a newly painted (and very hip!!) bedroom to hang out in.  Please contact us and we will create a unique gift certificate tucked inside of a decorated paint can - the gift will already be wrapped for you!
Finally, charitable contributions are down and they need our help! Therefore, will be donating a percentage of each job to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, which we chose due to Melissa's cancer history.  We thank all of YOU for your support and we hope you enjoy all of the photos below!   It has been a busy Spring for us - we feel very blessed.
Jim and Melissa DeBiase
Jim paints two story foyers with ease!marisa dining room 
This beautiful foyer was greatly enahnced by choosing a color that coordinates well with all of the adjacent rooms. We even highlighted the second floor balcony by choosing a dark burgundy color so that the architecture stands out even more.  We also featured the second floor back wall by painting it the same color as the balcony.  The customers love it! Thank you to Bob and Chris!
second floor markleys
Undersea Mural for Boys Bedroom 
Garrett wanted an Undersea Mural in his bedroom! We made this mural interactive as Garrett and his brother, Brenden, each painted their own fish! What a great way to include them on the project!
 marisa dining room
Handpainted by Melissa DeBiase
steelers  Black and Gold Boys Room
go penssteelers corner 
Brenden (and his Mom!) wanted a room that would grow with him until he leaves for college! We decided the one theme that will never go out of style in Pittsburgh is a Black and Gold Room to celebrate the Steelers and the Penguins!  Thank you,Julie and Brice!
 beavers stripe
Decorative Painting by Melissa DeBiase
Wall Colors and Gold Stripe Painted by Jim DeBiase 
  marisa dining room
Simple but Elegant
We painted this Dining Room in a Two Tone Stripe Effect that goes with anything! The canvases
were painted to replicate the pattern on the dishes. This is a great look for any room in the house!
marisa's artwork marisa dining room
Walls painted by Jim.
Artwork by Melissa.
Girls  Room Ideas
Ceci and Hannah wanted a fun office space to do their homework, etc.  We added glitter flowers and a magnetic wall to create their own area to hang out! 
We've also included some other girls room ideas!  You probably can't see them in this photo but The Princess dress also has glitter on it along with crystal gems for decoration! Hello Kitty has gems on her purse too! the kids love the 3-D effect for their walls! For more photos, please view our website at!
marisa dining room
hello kitty 
Julie of Murrysville:  If you are looking for superior quality at an affordable price, then Stir Your Imagination is the full-service painting company for you.  Jim and Melissa are true professionals who provide a personal touch to all of their work.  Melissa will help you choose colors to go with your decor, personality and style.  Jim handles all of the regular painting efficiently and with meticulous attention to detail.  If you wish to have something fancy or more artistic than paint on the walls, Melissa's top notch artistic skills will provide you with many options.  She is prepared to help you design the decorative work, so there is no need to worry about figuring it out by yourself.  Melissa will translate your vision into reality.  Stir Your Imagination does not nickel and dime you for every coat of paint, they make sure the finished job is to your and their own satisfaction.  You can't go wrong with Stir Your Imagination. March 2009

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