About Us

Experienced and Creative Painters



Amanda Rieb is the owner, creative director and a licensed Gold Label Faux Effects professional. She is a member of the Society of Guilders and her work has been published in several Design Articles.

Amanda studied at Harper College and Lorenzo de’ Medici University in Florence. Her studies included Fine Art, Interior Design, High Renaissance Art History and Sculpture.  During her college years she worked for a decorative painting company which in turn sparked her interest in faux and mural art.

Amanda furthered her education at the Faux Design Studio in Addison IL. She has spent years traveling around the country attending various classes/seminars for the decorative artist and still continues to do so. 
It was at the Faux Design Studio that she discovered an exquisite line of products specifically designed for faux painting.  Faux Effects Intl. Gold and Silver label products are the highest quality product line available to a decorative artist today. 
Amanda continues to attend update classes and bi-annual faux events at various studios to keep up with the latest trends of the industry, and to learn about and use new cutting edge techniques and products.

All artists of FOF are experienced, very detail oriented and deliver perfection. 

Affiliated Chicago artists:
Kathy Rieb, Mona Rinaldo, Destinee Rieb, Kalee Richardson, Ron Rieb

We Care About the Details



FOF specializes in the finest hand painted finishes.  We are an independent studio that looks beyond the confines of your four walls and considers the overall design. We use the highest quality faux products available in the industry and deliver the latest trends in faux techniques. Our goal is to make your space and finished projects better than you could've imagined. We provide a professional consultation to obtain personal insight of the projects and ideas involved and give that project direction with beautifully rendered samples.  We will assist you in determining the classification of your existing décor and then build off your inspirations. We customize finishes and decorative painting to fit your specific needs and help bring your creative ideas to life.

Customer satisfaction is guaranteed. We work around your schedule and consult with you on all aspects of color selection, textures, overall design and color coordination for your project to ensure that everything is completed according to your preferences. Our goal is to provide the client with custom and unique finishes that will bring out their personalities and reflect their taste. 

Services Offered



FOF finishes and creative ideas include but are not limited to….

Wall repair and base painting
Faux stone and granite
Silver/Gold Leafing and Gilding
Tortoise Shell and Skins     
Crackle Finish    
Patina Washes
Contemporary Geometric Designs     
Modern Dimensional metallics 
Italian Plasters  
Faux on Canvas (wall art)
Architectural Stenciling (embedded and relief)
Glass Etching and Painting 
Hand Painted Motifs and Murals
Concrete Veneer Design for Floors and Countertops
Concrete Countertops  
Wood Graining
Hand Painted Furniture
Children’s Rooms 
Refinishing light fixtures and hardware  
Aplique design and application to existing furniture and cabinetry
Refinishing existing brick and stone

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(773) 899-3101


Monday - Friday: 8am - 6pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed