I hired Doug Cunningham at the recommendation of a friend more than 7 years ago. Since then, he has completed numerous painting and decorating projects at my home including  wallpapering my kitchen, faux painting my formal living room and dining room,etc. Also, I have sought his decorating expertise on more than one occasion. Each time, I have been more than satisfied with Doug's meticulous work and his advice. He is particular about the quality of his work and it shows with the results. He is a talented painter and decorator who stays abreast of the latest trends and colors and offers that information to his clients.

Because I have been extremely satisfied, it was easy to recommend Doug to family members for decorating projects as well. Recently, my parents remodeled their entire kitchen and dining room. Doug was called in for his expert opinion in selecting paint colors and finishes. As usual, Doug did a superb job in pulling the rich colors of the cabinetry and countertops together to select the right color of wall paint to help transform my parent's kitchen into a beautiful work of art.                                 

Joy Batteh

Doug recently completed a painting job in my home which included a faux finish in my kitchen. He had to remove wallpaper that had been hanging in my kitchen for 18 years. He never suggested it be papered over, as another business did.I found his work to be commendable. He was accurate in his estimation of the job, in both time and money. Doug had a clear vision of what I wanted my end product to look like and he helped me tremendously in the selection process.Doug was congenial and completely trustworthy. He was easy to have coming into and out of my home. I am completely comfortable in recommending Doug's services.

Katharine Bowlus  

I met Doug Cunningham five years ago after an unsuccessful attempt at removing wall paper and painting a bathroom.   I became frustrated and called him for a consultation. Doug not only hung new paper, he helped me completely decorate the room.  My kitchen was outdated with dark cabinets, old countertops and wallpaper.  I am on a fixed income but wanted to bring the room up to date.  Doug removed the wallpaper and painted the walls with a beautiful faux finish.  Since new cabinets were out of the question he was able to paint them with a complimentary color.  After installing new countertops and tile backsplash my kitchen is coordinated and looks new.  I can’t say enough about the quality of workmanship, the talent and most of all the character of Doug Cunningham.  He is truly is “A Brush Above.”  

Martha Weaver - Jacksonville, Florida

With A Brush Above we received a two for one benefit.  Not only is Doug a very professional and skillful painter, he is also a superb interior color consultant.  He envisions color schemes that incorporate the entire interior of the home with a mind toward the overall flow from room to room.  Afterhiring Doug to do just one room my wife and I were so pleased with the results that we had him do the rest of the house.  The results were better that we imagined.  You don’t get this kind of result from consulting the paint vendor at your local home improvement center.

Bruce Abbey - St. Augustine, Florida

Both my husband and I are very, very picky people.  So, when we were looking for someone to wallpaper our home, we looked long and hard.  Eventually Doug was recommended to us and we knew immediately we had found the right person!  Initially we needed my art-studio wallpapered, then the large kitchen area.  Then, we had the dining room, family room and hallways painted.  We chose very challenging wallpaper for the kitchen (black) and it looks incredible! In addition, because the wallpaper color was not quite right for the dining room, Doug was able to duplicate the wallpaper design for my walls but in the exact color I wanted! When Doug is finished with the initial job, he painstakingly will take a tiny brush to touch-up the edges of the walls, top of the floorboards and anywhere needed.  Doug is the only person I have never clean up behind. What impresses me most about Doug is how thorough, neat and perfect his work is… he is a true professional and a “wall artist”!

Shannon and Harold Kelly - Mandarin, Florida

I have worked with Doug Cunningham for more than nine years. We have completed a wide range of projects which include painting, faux finishing and wall paper. Also, reconstruction of a wall while papering the kitchen, selection and installation of light fixtures, living room ceiling fan, outdoor lightfixtures and installation, vanities selection and installation, mirrors and art.  His attention to detail is outstanding. If this sounds like a lot it is! Doug has been a joy to work with and keeps a tireless pace when we have a project. I love the colors in my home and the continuity throughout.Doug Cunningham is a very talented dedicated professional.
Highly recommended,
B. G. Crowley,

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Doug Cunningham has been doing work for Mr. Best and me for the last seven years. During that time he has painted, papered and offered his expertise in every area, even giving decorating advice. In the current business market, when disappointment seems to be so prevalent with hired “specialist", Doug is the exception to the rule.
Pat Best
Satisfied Customer

We’ve been systematically remodeling our home for the past couple of years. After putting in new ceramic tile in our kitchen, it was painfully obvious that our cabinets needed a face lift! After searching on the internet and seeing the pictures on A Brush Above’s website, we set up a time for Doug to give us an estimate on painting our cabinets. We were very pleased with Doug’s suggestions and decided to hire him to not only paint our cabinets, but our kitchen as well. Our kitchen looks wonderful! It looks fresh and up-to-date and was exactly what was needed to finish our kitchen remodeling. When Doug completed the painting, he staged our kitchen with items we already had in our home and made it look like a model home! I would most definitely recommend A Brush Above to anyone looking for this type of work.  In fact, he’s currently in the process of working up an estimate to paint our front door!

Kent and Cindy Kirby

We were extremely pleased with Doug's work. Recently he painted for us three rooms and closets, including walls and woodwork. He was prompt, meticulous, thorough and careful. He used his initiative to address problems.  He put in a full day's work and finished the job on time.  In short, he is a professional and we have had no hesitation in enthusiastically recommending him to others.  As our needs require, we will certainly employ him again.

Mr. & Mrs. Samuel P. Jennings
Ponte Vedra Beach

We were very pleased with your professionalism and cleanliness and that you were easy to work with and had a lot of helpful ideas.The house has become updated now that our bathroom no longer has wallpaper and our other rooms look fresh and clean. I also thought your price for painting the rooms and removing the wallpaper were reasonable.  For one person doing all the work, it was done quickly. You went the extra mile to make the job right.

Donna Sauer

We first had Doug out to our house about 2 years ago to take down wallpaper and originally to put up more wallpaper. He suggested that we could save money by doing a faux paint that was very similar to the new paper I was looking for. We were so pleased with the results that we had him back out this past December to take down more wallpaper in our bathrooms and to paint them. He did a fantastic faux paint that looks like blocks in our master bath. He also painted the hall bath with a color I chose. Once it was on the walls I wasn’t real happy with it, but was prepared to make do. Instead he offered to go back and tone down the color and now I love it. I have absolutely no talent in interior design but Doug came to my rescue. He willingly gave advice and suggestions of which I gladly took advantage. Everyone who visits our house has wonderful comments on the new décor and unique paint job. Not only is Doug extremely talented, but he is a man of character. I had no problem leaving my house while he was working. There’s no doubt that we’ll call “A Brush Above” for our next paint job.

Cathy Baxter

 A Brush Above's Doug Cunningham is such a treasure.  I have known him and have had work done in my home over the past few years.  Doug was referred to me by a friend in the wallpaper business.  I have been so pleased with everything he has done.  He is NOT just a painter.  He has a lot of creativity going on too!  He can soften and blend colors to give you any look.  He even faux painted my garage door to look like a really rich and expensive wood door. He is professional, clean and so easy to work with.  This guy is wonderful and I would highly recommend him to anyone. 

Gail Stevens

Doug has done many projects for me and also cleaned up and perfected some of my decorating disasters.  I also own another home in Maryland and while up there dealing with personal business, Doug had crate -Blanche with my Florida home.  We would talk over the phone and come up with a plan.  Doug executed every detail perfectly.  I trust his taste and his ability to please.  I was so totally delighted when I finally returned to Florida........beautiful job.  Fine young man also....

Suzanne Rawlins
Jacksonville, fl

It was a happy day when a friend of a friend gave us your name and number as a reference for our cabinet refinishing. The work you did on our cabinets and mantle made our entire family room look like new when you finished! My husband and I are both so pleased with all the jobs you have done for us and we have received many compliments from friends and family thanks to your expertise. Good work and reliability are very important to us and you've proven both, not to mention your wonderful personality.
Please know we will be calling on you again for our next project!

Sherry & John Wood

Our experience with Above and Beyond painting was just that, above and beyond performance!  Doug provides professional, quality work with ‘5 Star’ workmanship and Doug has a very comprehensive knowledge of color combination's and provides excellent guidance for those concerned about the final product.  We have utilized A Brush Above for multiple projects in our home and would not hesitate to do so again.

Maria A. Fallon                            
Mayo Clinic 
Several of my neighbors recommended A Brush Above (Doug Cunningham) when we asked for painter referrals.  They all claimed he did a great job in their homes so I decided to have him come paint a couple of rooms for me. What started out to be a couple of rooms ended up being basically the whole house! He did such a great job I just kept finding more for him to paint.  He is punctual, a hard worker, and always cleans up after himself.  Frankly, I think he left some rooms cleaner than when he started.  He was even able to give me color advice and help me pick out colors to complement my furnishings.I would not hesitate to hire him again and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great painter/interior decorator.
D. Calhoun

Doug’s work stands heads and shoulders above the rest!  He goes above and beyond in his work by being extremely detailed, offering excellent recommendations as to additional options you could consider and coordinates (or chooses) colors you would never have thought of.  Doug’s true talent lies in his creativity of taking in the whole room, listening to what the customer wants and coming up withunbelievable ideas that are way more than what you expected.  Besides being talented, Doug was timely, professional, ethical and very trust worthy.  He does an awesome job…we strongly recommend him!!

Saul and Pat Siemaska

 A Brush Above……

                                                                                               Offers a unique selection of specialty finishes accenting your home. Decorator Doug Cunningham began his painting and decorating career 
                                                                                 over 20 years ago. He specializesin faux finishing, giving a fresh, dramatic, and updated look to furniture, cabinets, interior walls and exterior
                                                                                 surfaces including shutters and doors. Services provided include painting, wallpapering, staging and framing to meet the needs of each customer.
                                                                                 As part of the decorating services Doug will provide assistance with the selection of color schemes and wallpaper that will complement your décor.

                                                                                              Considering new kitchen cabinets? With the high cost of installing new cabinets, you can save tremendously by refinishing existing cabinets
                                                                                 with a faux finish or solid finish to coordinate with kitchen furniture, paint colors, and overall décor of your kitchen.

                                                                                              Doug’s discerning eye can make the perfect room with endless variations and possibilities to offer clients; my goal is to give the best painting,
                                                                                 decorating quality and service to each client. Whether you are renovating one room of your home or building a new one, call A Brush Above to give your
                                                                                 house a unique look that will showcase your personality and style.

                                                                                                                       For a free consultation call Doug with  A Brush Above at 904-220-9742 for your personalized in-home solution!

                                                                                                                                                               Serving the greater Jacksonville, Fl area since 2001

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