The Face Of D.I.Y
What started as a company that manufactured environmental products for the oil and gas industry is now a locally owned and operated business making beautiful wall coverings and existing at the intersection of material science and design aesthetics.
Proprietary technologies are used to recreate natural original artifacts, which can be used to add to the design of residential and commercial interiors. The products are made to last a lifetime and are easy to install.
“One special benefit of our DIY product is that it can be installed without the use of a saw or nails,” co-owner Rebecca Trudell says.
The husband and wife team, Rebecca and Cameron Trudell, can both appreciate a good project. One of their most popular wall coverings is made of barnwood, which is an element that has a regional essence. By way of their molding and processing the original artifacts of barnwood, the uniqueness of the culture of the region is brought out even more. This one particular material also has roots in Emerge Surfacescapes’ beginning.
“As we began creating barnwood artifacts, I started to construct projects around our house to see how the product performed. I made a large American flag for our wall, picture frames, accent walls and even covered a ceiling in our basement,” Rebecca says. All from barnwood. “This is a great product allowing me to fulfill my project and craft ambitions and make our home warm and inviting.”
While the couple never dreamed of starting a manufacturing business, they believe that they are right where they are supposed to be.
“God works in mysterious ways, and He has a plan for everyone,” the Trudells say.
Emerge products can be purchased on Amazon or at the Ace Hardware Stores in Conway and Morrilton with more dealers coming soon.