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More and more home owners are discovering the advantages of refinishing their outdated or unused furniture including doors, kitchen cabinets, tables, chairs, armoires, TV cabinets and headboards.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.
Exciting news from the crew at Paint it Like New! Inc:
Back in June when we were all kicking up our heels and hitting the beach, Paint it Like New! was working on a top secret project for this years Toronto Fall Home Show’s Upcycle challenge sponsored by Rustoleum in participation with Habitat for Humanity! We searched and scoured Restore’s throughout the GTA. Our challenge was to take ANYTHING -OH YEAH LIKE THAT’S A CHALLENGE!- and Upcyle it to make something new. In case you’re new to what we do, THAT’S KIND OF WHAT WE DO! It’s our thing, so naturally we accepted the challenge! Our “theme” if you will, was industrial. We found a chandelier, that had amazing potential- if you’ve never been to a Restore YOU NEED TO GO, this place is seriously a haven of incredible pieces at unbelievable prices, in other words Holy Grail- the light fixture was triangular with 3 downward facing lights ($60) and then we found plastic cages for a whopping $1 per cage. With a few trims and an attachment or two we had secured the cages to the frame of the chandelier. Next it was sprayed in an oil rubbed bronze colour which was fantastic for getting that “aged” look. Once everything was sprayed we bought some Edison light bulbs and our new chandelier was off to the show!
We would love if you would take a second to vote for Paint it Like New! Inc here: http://a.pgtb.me/zwk2fr however we won’t be offended if you vote for someone else! The challengers this year were AMAZING and everyone did a great job! Good luck to all the participants and may the best upcycler win!
Paint It Like New! Inc. has some AMAZING news, we are now working with the local charity to give back to the community.
So what are we doing? We have partnered with the charity and are spraying some pieces we have picked out and selling the pieces in our store, with 50% of the proceeds going right back to them! So not only do you get your hands on one of a kind and beautiful pieces of furniture, you also get to help out an amazing local charity at the same time.
Below are some of the pieces we have picked out and will be sprayed. Take a look at our Upcycle gallery for more pieces we have picked out and there prices (they are delicious!) If you see something you love email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to put it on hold, we have a feeling they are going to go fast!
So let us and The Toronto Furniture Bank help you have your cake and eat it too, by getting that amazing piece of furniture you have been looking for as well as helping with a great cause!
Just a friendly reminder for anyone picking up or dropping off furniture this weekend that we will be closing early Saturday, August 28th at 1:30pm and closed for the day September 1st, 2014.
Have a great long weekend!
Paint it Like New! Inc
This past Sunday, while going through my morning routine of checking emails, Facebook and chugging my coffee, I happened across an awesome article on Buzzfeed showcasing really cool and unique ways to give some life to old pieces of furniture.
A lot of people when painting furniture automatically go to brown, black, grey or white staying classic and clean. Now there is nothing wrong with that, you want to be able to use the piece all the time and in many different spaces. But what about that pop of colour and a focal point in a room?
Take this yellow chair for example:
Almost everyone has a chair like this in their house, probably sitting in the corner of your basement collecting dust and just waiting for you to breathe some new life into it! This sunny yellow might not be for everyone, but it is a perfect example of how a bright colour can add so much life to a room. The cherry on top is that Paint It Like New! can do this for you in a heart beat. For $85-$95 we will sand, TSP, prime and then paint it for you, so you can get that amazing new focal point in a room and not have to worry about the work or the mess!
If this much colour worries you or just seems like to much, start off by trying this:
Add a pop of colour to the bottom of a chair and get the amazing two tone look! It’s a great stepping stool into the fantastic and vast world of colour without feeling too overwhelmed.
It is time to make your space reflect your personality, so take a leap and let Paint It Like New! help you. For quote inquires click the quotes tab above and attach some photos and measurements of the piece you want to transform.
While scrolling through tumblr last night ( thats right we have tumblr go and check it out here!) I happened upon an beautiful photo of a modern/industrial living room that was STUNNING. There were two things that really struck me, one was that it is possible to achieve a cool fresh and modern living space and still have it look welcoming and comfortable. The second thing was how easy it would be to recreate this living room with pieces that we are have in the store!
Now its time to recreate the look! In store (at our Toronto location) we have a awesome table clock and industrial/nautical mirror that look almost exactly like the ones in the photo.
The mirrors are $79 each – and are 17.5″ across, and the table is $375 and 35″ across (it also has a fab roman numeral clock decal on it)
To get even more bang for your buck here is a chair that pulls in that navy colour from the couch in the original photo, and its from Ikea! Add a few faux fur carpets and some new throw pillows and BAM you have a beautiful new living room with real unique and stunning pieces!
So if your looking for some inspiration for a new fresh and modern living room look no further because Paint It Like New! inc is here to help.
Our store hours are Monday-Saturday 10-5 at both locations, so come in a find some inspiration for your home!
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