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Dave Scaturro


Working in Concert
Painting and decorating a Vegas-style bar


A decorative staircase design.

I t is a little bit of Vegas in Columbia, a college town just about smack in the center of Missouri. With a large college-age population coming and going, Columbia has a lot going on for a city its size, and it is about to have even more as My House, a sports bar and music venue, is reopening to much hoopla after a two-year hiatus. Its summer concert series would feature acts including Zeds Dead, Cheat Codes, Steve Aoki and Kip Moore, and more to the point, the trades had to get their jobs done before these folks came to call.


The offices were painted in bright colors to put a smile on everyone's face.


The project required Brick City Painting, based north of Columbia in Mexico, Missouri, to fire on all cylinders and bring out its experts. “The project was unique due to the fact of so many different wallcoverings and the overall design,” said Chad Jeffries, company owner. “The plans showed 10 different Columbia, Missouri Working in Concert Painting and decorating a Vegas-style bar A decorative staircase design. The crew was challenged to install a variety of wallcoverings in hard to access areas. wallcoverings to be placed not only on walls but on the ceiling as well.”

The new bar is looking forward to its first concert, and of course, everything had to be ready on time — the exterior, the interior, the wallcovering. You can’t bring in the band and have everyone commenting that the place is ugly. But even without the patrons, they were working with a full house; all the other trades were racing to meet their deadlines as well.

“Everyone was working over and around each other to complete their part,” said Jeffries. “Derek Bomgardner, our wallcovering expert, and John Strahl, his teammate, took on the difficult task of hanging all the wallcoverings and applying the pressure-sensitive vinyl.”


The different coatings and wallcoverings provide a Vegas-style atmosphere to the taste of every patron.


24-foot wallcovering around the stage.

And color changes? There wasn’t even time to watch the paint dry. “Once a wall was painted, the designer would come along and say, ‘I don’t like that color — let’s change it,’ so we spent many extra hours on repainting walls, ceilings, exterior conduit and lighting,” Jeffries recalled. The company pulled in a bigger crew to make sure some of the lastminute changes could still be accomplished by the deadline.

Looks like the venue appreciated their hard work. “Since the opening, we have been requested to return and paint new Cryo (fog) lines in the ceiling structure,” he concluded. APC

Key Products

  • Sherwin-Williams
  • Pressure-sensitive vinyl graphics
  • Roman Decorating Wallpaper Adhesive
  • 10 different wallcoverings