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Ann Ginou

February 19, 2014

Wally of Decorating with a Difference has done outstanding work in my home for over a decade.  What I appreciate most is the time he takes to expertly repair large and small cracks and flaws before painting so that the job lasts for years.  I have also been very pleased with his ability to colour match or work with me to arrive at the right tint or stain.  As well, he did a faux finish for me years ago that I still love and which has stood the test of time.

Wally is experienced, highly skilled, and consistently reliable, personable, and easy to work with. I highly recommend Decorating with a Difference.


August 4, 2004


Thank you very much for the great job you did - and yes you even included the radiator. Joey and I are just astounded at the speed this was done. Possibly one reason we are amazing is because we have never experienced professional decorators before or maybe you guys are just that good!  



Monique & Tom

July 15, 2003

Dear Wally 

Thank you for all your hard work. You did a great job on our house. It looks fabulous! Thanks!

Monique & Tom


October 5, 1995

Dear Mr Schellenberg

I want to thank you for your excellent work in paint the complete interior of my home.

The Painting job was of high quality and extremely neat. You cleaned up at the end of your work, leaving the house in fine order. You finished the job a day sooner than you estimated. You offered the best price among the three estimates I obtained. We never met face to face. You were recommended to me by my real estate agent, Margaret Brown of Royal Trust. You had Access to the house through the key I left with her. Nothing was missing or disturbed. 

For all of these reasons I will use you again when the need requires and I will be very pleased to recommend you to my friends and associates. Please send me some of your business carts so that I may pass them on.


Richard Allon, Ph.D, C.Psych

Mr & Mrs Merril McPhail 

April 9, 1992

To whom it concern:

We wholeheartedly recommend "Decorating With a Difference", having had ultimate satisfaction from this company. Mr Schellenberg personally decorated our home in March of this year with no problem meeting our urgent deadline, with meticulous workmanship and congeniality, plus. His very pleasant manner and assistance in helping us finalize our decorating ideas and colours was sincerely appreciated, as well as very competitive prices. 

We indeed experience "Decorating With a Difference".

George and Mary Jo Kelly

March 12, 1992

I am pleased to recommend Wally as a decorating and craftsman without reservation. He has done considerable work in our home and I have never been anything but very please with his professionalism and the quality of the finished product. 

In particular, Wally has created a number of "special effect" finishes in our home. These have received numerous admiring inquiries and compliments. I found that Wally's judgment in these matters was perfect - I did not have to worry about the finished product. I soon learned to have total confidence in his abilities to create colour and to bring a room together. 

My husband and I would not hesitate to recommend Wally. He was a delight to have in our home and a true professional. 

Sincerely, Mary Jo Kelly

The Ontario Heritage Foundation 

November 14, 1991

Thank you so much once again providing such interesting and informative sessions on faux finishing. I now fully appreciate the rave reviews that you received for your workshop last March! In my discussions with various workshop participants during and since the October sessions, it sounds as though you are acquiring quite a following of faux finishers! 

I have enclosed a cheque to cover the cost of supplies which you which you incurred over the three workshops. It was quite evident that you went to a great deal of time and effort to prepare for each session. I feel that the approach of having multiple sessions devoted to specific topic was successful, though perhaps it could be more spread out over time. Obviously, the interest in your topic is quite high, and I hope that you will consider participating again next year. 

Thanks again for your contribution to our workshop series. If you have any suggestions or further reactions to the recent sessions, please do not hesitate to give me a call.


Susan Millers

Education and Promotions Officer 


September 18, 1989

Dear Wally, 

I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to see you when you finished our job. We are thrilled... Your workmanship is superb - as always! Thank you so much. 

Every blessing to you and your lovely wife. 

Sincerely Jane