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Drywall Art

Beautifying Manhattan, Kansas and surrounding area with Drywall Art.

About US
We are a general contracting company that started building spec houses and custom houses quite awhile ago. In the recent years as the real estate market slowed down, we have been rehabbing houses. We started doing drywall art in houses rather slowly. Then it seems like each house gets more and more details. Now, if we didn't do any drywall art, we would feel like we forgot something! Drywall art is all up to your imagination and tastes. Some of the drywall art we have completed, the owner had a certain style in mind like Art Deco. Other folks told us that they wanted a certain feeling in a room, like higher ceilings or just a lot of details or the area is going to be used for entertaining so make it very comfortable and welcoming, etc. My personal preference is Victorian in that Victorian has a lot of details.

We built this web site with the intent of interesting folks in drywall art and helping anyone interested understanding that anyone can accomplish drywall art.

As a side note, we won the Trim-Tex Drywall Artist of Year in 2009 for our accomplishments. We have re-located to Wamego,KS and are in the process of getting folks excited about drywall art. So, if know of anyone that is finishing a basement, building a new house, adding a room addition, or anywhere you think drywall art might be applicable, please contact us. We would be glad to stop by and give you some ideas!

Below are several house that we have installed drywall art to try and accomplish the owner's desires. We tried to be detailed but not to the point that it would make you pass out.


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drywall art manhattan ks kansas
drywall art manhattan ks kansas

Scott's House
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Scott's house was custom built with the intent of being very welcoming and comfortable. We used drywall art to dress up every room and to make the rooms look bigger. We started off with a basic concept of the design for the drywall art then as we proceeded, more detail unfolded.

Larry and Karen's House
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Larry and Karen's house was custom built with the intent of being very welcoming, comfortable, and to be used for entertaining their large family and friends. Larry and Karen had toured Scott's house many times and incorporated ideas from his house, ideas from our house, other ideas to come up with their house. So, you might see some similarities between this house and Scott's house. Larry and Karen's house has large atrium windows across the back of their family room with the stairs leading to the basement. Given the size of their family and the various clubs/organizations they belong to, they wanted the basement to be a gathering/entertainment area that could accommodate various groups of folks. the various areas and lighting was all designed around these different groups.

Rehabed House
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This was a house we bought to rehab and sell. the house was built in the 70's and was quite dated inside and out. Inside, we moved walls to bring it up to date as far as room layouts. The sloped ceiling in the living room/kitchen was not in very good shape and the trusses we not set very well which meant the ceiling was waive. We put a wainscot on the sloped ceiling to cover up the wave. This is a smaller house, so we tried to make the house look bigger and add a lot of detail to differentiate it from other houses.
Our Barn Loft
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We built our barn several years ago to raise alpacas. We started on the loft with the intent of making it into an apartment so if we had folks doing a farm visit they would have a place to stay. We also intended to allow it to be used for a class room for any class that we might sponsor. As time went on, we decided to finish the loft as an apartment and as a Fiber Art Studio. We had been using drywall art to gussy up our spec, custom, and rehabs so why not use it to dress up the loft. Well one thing led to another and we got a little carried away. Actually, I was told I could just sweep it out and paint it and would be fine, well, I didn't think so. We are not finished yet, but we thought it might give you some ideas of what can be done with a little imagination. Actually it all comes in a box. All you have to do is cut it and put it up...... We moved and never finished it but you will get the ideas.

350 Bull L Bead - 35040
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Use a 1/2" piece of wood to hold trim for the cut.

3 3/4" Crown Molding - 6312
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Use foam block to maintain profile while cutting.

Chamfer Stop - 9530
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Use a 1/2" piece of wood to hold trim for the cut.

350 Bull L Bead - 35040
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Use a 1/2" piece of wood to hold trim for the cut.

Double 1/2" Decorative L Bead Style 651 - 65110
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Use two 1/2" pieces of wood to hold trim for the cut.

Decorative L Bead Style 691 - 69105
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Use a 1/2" piece of wood to hold trim for the cut.

3 3/4" Crown Molding - 6312
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Use foam block to maintain profile while cutting.

Chamfer Stop - 9530
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Use a 1/2" piece of wood to hold trim for the cut.

350 Bull L Bead - 35040
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Use a 1/2" piece of wood to hold trim for the cut.

Decorative L Bead Style 691 - 69105
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Use a 1/2" piece of wood to hold trim for the cut.

3 3/4" Crown Molding - 6312
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Use foam block to maintain profile while cutting.

Crown Molding with light channel - 6450
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Use foam block to maintain profile while cutting.

350 Bull L Bead - 35040
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Use a 1/2" piece of wood to hold trim for the cut.

Niche Bead Style 641
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Use an "L" shaped piece of wood to hold trim for the cut.

2 1/2" Crown Molding
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Use foam block to hold trim for the cut.

Double 1/2" Decorative L Bead Style 651
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Use two pieces of 1/2" wood to hold trim for the cut.

2 1/2" Crown Molding
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Use foam block to hold trim for the cut.

3/4" R. Step Bull - 7040
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Use piece of wood to hold trim for the cut.

350 Bull L Bead - 35040
mouse over to zoom
Use a 1/2" piece of wood to hold trim for the cut.

2 1/2" Crown Molding
mouse over to zoom
Use foam block to hold trim for the cut.

3/4" R. Step Bull - 7040
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Use piece of wood to hold trim for the cut.