Furniture respraying is growing in popularity and so is Paint-It-Like-New! Our recent appearance on City TV’s CityLine has gotten us a lot of attention.
More and more home owners are discovering the advantages of refinishing their outdated or unused furniture including doors, kitchen cabinets, tables, chairs, armoires, TV cabinets and headboards. We were thrilled to be invited to showcase our fantastic furniture spraying success stories with the viewers of the GTA’s most decorating friendly television station.
Mo’vember is upon us and just as the whiskers are growing in, we’re shaving off the tax of your entire order! Bring in anything during the month of Mo’vember and save the H.S.T on everything!
And just so you know, this sale is kind of a big deal! Just like Mo’vember we’ve been waiting to do something BIG, like handle bar mustache big! If you’ve been waiting to spruce up your kitchen, bathrooms or furniture don’t wait any longer! November 30th is the cut off!
Fall has arrived and Thanksgiving is just around the corner (if you can believe it) it’s time to dust off the cake platters and good dishes and serve up some turkey with friends and family. We love gathering around a cozy table and enjoying some wine and dinner with the ones we love, but sometimes setting the table up can be a bit of a challenge.
This year we decided to spray some gourds in a rustic brown and gold to celebrate the season in style. We cut small slits in the peduncle and used them as place cards on our table setting.
In August of this year we were very pleased to be asked to be part of the “UpCycle Challenge.” The UpCycle Challenge is an event that raises money for Habitat for Humanity. We were all given a small allowance to be used at three of the Re-Use stores in Toronto. We could choose either functional or make an art piece from a door/doors. We chose to do the re-purposed functional piece of furniture. With my daughter Lauren moving into her first home, I was inspired to make something that she might use in her own home. (Sorry Lauren, its going to auction!) We chose to make a “Portable Studio.” This same concept can be a “Portable Bar,” or even a ‘Mini Office.” See our drawings below.
We purchased a solid wood panel door. We were lucky it didn’t have a handle hole cut out yet. We also purchased two louvered doors. The other materials we purchased were lumber, hinges, wheels and some door stops for stability. The little containers we purchased at Ikea and then asked our wonderful Sherwin Williams store to get us some empty quart cans for our paint brushes, pencils and supplies.
After we sanded and primed we sprayed a Sherwin Williams color (#6945 Belize) as the first coat. Then we sprayed (#6941 Nifty Turquoise). Both were in eggshell. After they were thoroughly dried, we distressed and dragged sanding paper with the grain to expose the lighter color underneath. The two beautiful handles we purchased from Anthropology in Oakville. The containers and paint cans became our storage supply.
Can’t you just imagine rolling this “beauty” up to a sunny window, folding out the desk and sitting on a stool painting the afternoon away. If your not an artist, it could be at the center of your next party, filled with a selection of drinks, umberella’s and straws in your containers and perhaps a menu of the “Special of the Day,” written on the grapefruit green chalkboard!
If you want to see our “Unhinged” project and perhaps make a bid for it at the Auction, go to the National Home Show from October 3rd-6th in the Better Living Centre. Paint It Like New! is also presenting on the main stage on Thursday, October 3rd from Noon-1pm. We will be showing you how to re-purpose old pieces of furniture!!
This year we have been asked to speak at the Toronto Fall Home Show October 3-6th at the Better Living Center at Exhibition Place. We were beyond thrilled when they also asked us to be part of their Upcycle Unhinged Challenge in support of Habitat for Humanity. Since upcycling is what we love to do more than anything, of course we agreed! Here is an article from the Toronto Star outlining participant’s projects for this event. You can vote online for your favourite Upcycle Project on October 3rd!
Hello “Paint it like new” Team,
In this photo, our beautiful Muskoka chairs enjoy the view of our pool and gardens.
Ever since the new paint job, the chairs again stand out as colourful welcoming seats to relax and enjoy the summer.
We know that your sanders and painters treated these chairs with great care and kindness and we wanted to share how appreciative we are.
Many thanks for a job well done,
D & G