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Best Faux Finisher: Patina Finishes

Best Faux Finisher: Patina Finishes
Kaci and Robert Lyford
photography by Elizabeth Lavin
469-233-2472 (phone)

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Kaci Lyford likes to stay busy. She started her decorative paint business, Patina Finishes, 13 years ago. After building a strong following as the go-to faux finisher, she began painting antique furniture and eventually opened Smitten in downtown McKinney. “Smitten is a collaboration of seven women, and we all have our own design styles. We focus on being green by refinishing antique furniture and finding ways to reuse vintage accessories in new ways for a fresh look. It is the ultimate in recycling,“ Kaci says.