IDAL is a non-profit organization, empowering both the professional decorative artisan and the enthusiastic novice. True to our roots, IDAL is here to provide educational opportunities and connected community support to anyone who also has a passion to pursue a creative dream. So next time you hear that artistic whisper say, "follow me" you might find your path leads to IDAL.  You will be joining a rich legacy built on the artistic entrepreneurship of those who found a passion in something beautiful.     

International Decorative Artisans League

IDAL 2017 Conference October 17-22, 2017 

Any creative business that wants to be successful needs to keep their eyes open for new trends. What better way for IDAL members to get a leg up in our Industry than be in the Heart of the Decorative World?! 

Walls, Fabrics, Art, Furniture, Furnishings... Be in the know when we visit High Point Market in October. Know what your designers & builders want.

With new & exciting ideas in mind, we'll then have workshops to create our fresh concepts. We're also raising the bar with exciting business sessions.  


Artistic Finishes, Inc started in 2010 in Raleigh, NC soon after Connie and I met at a Carolina Creative Artisans meeting - that's the local IDAL chapter. I had just moved to Raleigh and was hoping to meet some new artists. I had left my old partner (Susan Johnson and Just Faux You) after 12 years of business in Waxhaw, NC. My husband and I moved to Raleigh to be closer to our three children. I met some great people at the meeting who have become great friends. Connie and I were in the same boat - we both had been doing faux finishing and murals since the 1990's, and we were both looking for a painting partner. Our business was born. Connie and I make a great team. She has more of an art background, while I have an engineering degree. We both have taken a few faux finishing classes, but mainly we learn by just doing it! Our motto is we can paint anything! We do faux finishing, murals, furniture, stenciling, plasters and more. We have the best times working together.


Member Insurance: IDAL Professional & Business level members have the opportunity to be covered by Citadel Insurance 

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504 E. St. Charles Rd
Carol Stream, IL 60188
(630) 776-0040


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