Our Story

Meet Michele

I’m Michele Harnish and I am married to Jeremy Harnish, an accomplished craftsman and talented finisher.  It is my privilege to give you a glimpse into the world of creative finishing through the eyes of my husband and present you with this opportunity to learn how to create beautiful finishes using Jeremy’s favorite products.

This unique site will explore and demonstrate how to enhance the ambiance in which you live through creative craftsman finishes using Jeremy’s favorite products.  

Meet Jeremy

Let me introduce my husband, Jeremy Harnish.  Jeremy is a licensed California painting & decorating contractor and is also a talented artist. His twenty year career has been dedicated to creating and applying specialty finishes.  Jeremy is a master at developing finishes specific to his clients’ tastes to elevate the ambiance in their homes. You might say, Jeremy makes his clients dreams come true.

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His passion and artistry

Jeremy works in the most exclusive homes in Orange County, California.   Jeremy’s work with some of the most exclusive interior designers in Southern California keeps his work relevant and cutting edge.  He always knows want is “on trend” and how to integrate different design styles.  It is my desire to share his finishes, techniques and application style with you. Jeremy conducts his business as a craftsman and an artist. This dual role that Jeremy services to his clients is intriguing. His clients always describe his finished work as an “Artistic Success”.

The Purpose

Our desire is to share his unique talents and techniques in finishing, present them using his favorite trade products and not compromise on craftsmanship and high performance.  Jeremy will showcase his finishes – and give you some trade secrets – with his selected products which meet the high standards he is accustomed to in his design world.  All of the products we feature have been used in Jeremy’s work over the years and have been hand selected to enhance the beauty of his work while maintaining the quality for top performance.

Now it’s your turn to get Creative

Take a look around – the Tutorial videos and Gallery are a great place to start to get inspired. We have built these pages so you have everything you need to be successful on your own. Find a project and allow Jeremy to guide you and teach you everything you need to know about the amazing world of creative finishing.

We hope you enjoy his work and get engaged – please subscribe to our blog to receive the latest information on thoughtful topics that aim to educate, inspire and encourage you in your DIY journey.

On Set with The Creative Craftsman

Our first video shoot!