Dare to Dream...and Melia will make it a reality!

6079 Oriole Lane, Roanoke, VA 24018        (540) 774-8388            melia@kjpas.com    

        Welcome to Murals etc. by Melia, where your fantasy room can become a reality! Melia specializes in murals, faux finishes, and decorative painting. Her palette includes walls, furniture, fabric, tile, and more! Scroll down to learn more about Melia's services, and click on the links at the bottom of the page to view samples of her work. Call or e-mail Melia today for a preliminary quote!

Murals

Mural prices vary widely, depending on complexity, style, and site. Please feel free to contact Melia, and she'll give you a preliminary quote with no obligation. When you commission your mural a non-refundable deposit of $100, fully applicable to the final balance, is required to place you on the artist's waiting list. Melia will talk with you about your space, your design and your budget goals, and provide you with a firm price in writing. Fifty percent of the balance is due prior to commencement of the mural, with the remainder due in full upon satisfactory completion. Melia bases your quote on the time she estimates is necessary to complete your mural at the hourly rates shown below. If the work is completed in less time the price will be reduced accordingly. While you'll never be charged more than the quoted price for the mural as designed, Melia often devotes more time than estimated, at no extra charge, in order to satisfy her demanding standards.  If you request substantial changes or additions to the mural as designed and approved, additional work will be charged at the hourly rates shown below. For work performed outside the Roanoke Valley,  you'll be charged for travel expenses, and reasonable accommodations, if applicable.

Faux Finishes

Because each faux finish is unique in its requirements, prices vary widely according to the demands of each project. Also, there are varying degrees of detail or "perfection" with which the finish can be applied. Melia will be happy to talk with you about your project and give you a preliminary quote with no obligation. When you commission your specialty work a non-refundable deposit of $100, fully applicable to the final balance, is required to place you on the artist's waiting list. Before preparing a final estimate Melia will talk with you about size, location, type, and style, the colors you require and the degree of detail you want. Where appropriate she'll prepare color or finish samples for your approval.  Based on these factors she'll furnish you with a firm quote in writing. Fifty percent of the balance is due prior to commencement of work, with the remainder due in full upon satisfactory completion. If you request substantial changes or additions to the finish as originally quoted and approved, additional work will be charged at the hourly rates shown below. Furniture, fabric, and other objects can be delivered to Melia's studio. For work performed outside of the Roanoke Valley, you'll be charged for travel expenses, and reasonable accommodations, if applicable.

Hourly Rates

There is no charge for initial conference and preliminary quote. Acquisition of materials, subsequent conferences, and travel up to a maximum of eight hours per day are charged as administrative expenses. If upon the artist's arrival the site is not ready for commencement of work, an hourly administrative rate will be charged, up to a maximum of eight hours per day, until the work can be started. Materials, travel expenses, and shipping are passed on at cost. Where appropriate, sales tax is charged on materials, but not on time. Mileage is not charged. There is no charge for extra time spent at the artist's discretion on the design as approved. A fully itemized invoice is presented upon completion of work and is due upon receipt. In the event a commission is suspended or cancelled, the client will be billed for all work performed to that point.

Designs, sketches, and samples remain the property of the artist unless otherwise arranged. The artist retains the right to photograph all work for publicity purposes.

Rates

Administrative expenses $ 15 per hour
Design work $ 25 per hour
Work performed standing on the floor or ground $ 30 per hour
Work performed standing on a ladder or scaffold $ 35 per hour
Work executed on a ceiling

$ 40 per hour

Consulting Fee (for projects that Melia does not perform)

 $100  

Melia takes responsibility for the quality of the work performed and will make every effort to complete a commission to the client's total satisfaction. She also warrants that the quality and style will be comparable to photographic samples of prior work. Clients must be aware, however, that they are commissioning a creative, and therefore subjective, work of art.

Samples Of Melia's Work