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More and more home owners are discovering the advantages of refinishing their outdated or unused furniture including doors, kitchen cabinets, tables, chairs, armoires, TV cabinets and headboards.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.
This Friday, April 10th is our first Birthday in Toronto! We would like to thank all of our amazing customers who we couldn’t have done it without all of their support, it has been phenomenal! As a small business we have received so many compliments and a big welcoming from the neighbourhood and the Lake Shore B.I.A who support growth and small businesses in the community.
Our story began 6 years ago in Burlington, and as our customer base grew so did the business. Our next natural step was to become a part of Toronto’s bustling scene. For years we have received emails from all over the GTA and it was our dream to be more central for our customers- and we must say time flies!
Here is our year in review of some of our favourite moments, projects and accomplishments!
From our humble beginning:
Once we ripped apart the place we started to put it back together and we think it came together quite nicely:
We even had a little party!
Once the party was cleaned up, it was time to get to work! Let’s have a look at some of our favourite projects from this year!! You may recognize this guy from a little tv show called HOUSE OF BRYAN He’s only one of our favourite handy men! We were asked to spray a chair for his son’s room on House of Bryan this year and we were thrilled!
The episode has since aired but you can still catch it online, we’ve only seen it about 100 times! Our next projects were more of a collaboration with a local charity in the community that we have been so fortunate to help! Here are the results of a lot of love and paint!
We also celebrated Dorothy’s Tour on the Lake Shore in celebration of Pride Toronto and set up a fun photo booth for families!
We attended and sprayed this chair for the 4th Annual Chair in Support of the Furniture Bank which helps furnish homes across the GTA
Here’s a few shots of the chairs designed by local artisans, upholsters, designers, decorators and even a beauty queen!!
Along the road we also met and collaborated with a designer/blogger Melissa of The Sweet Escape to create the kitchen of her dreams and we must say.. it’s dreamy!
We could go on and on, but this year has been so special and we would just like to say thank you to all of our customer’s! Happy First Birthday Paint It Like New! Toronto! LET’S CELEBRATE!
You may remember the incident of the white and gold dress that was widely circulated on the internet last month. If you don’t let me recap!
Many of us saw white and gold, however it turns out we were wrong! The dress was made in black and blue and caused a massive world wide dispute. Turns out we have controversial customers as well! JUST KIDDING!
We just wanted to share with you some paint-spiration from our imaginative customer Nicole! Hi Nicole! Her plan- there were multiple- was to two tone a set of french provincial dressers that she had since she was a wee young thing. They were all in great condition, but a bit tired and not the two tone she was after. The dressers were originally sprayed white and had gold detail in the recessed trim. Nicole’s vision was to take the gold colour and colour block it at the bottom with a soft, crisp white on top.
Since pinterest is a huge part of the design/dreamer industry, it was pretty easy to pull up a few pieces as inspiration. We began the project by spraying the base colour white dove. Then, carefully taping off the top halves of the dresser and nightstands using an iPhone level- yes, there’s an app for that.. we sprayed a colour coats of a yellow gold that was very bold. The pieces were finished off by reusing her existing hardware but spraying it in the gold colour used for the bottoms.
Here’s how they turned out:
Now the only question left is; Are the dressers white and gold or black and blue?
Last week you may have remembered our reminder to watch the #MarilynDenisctv show. Unfortunately at the time, we didn’t have any pictures to share with you, both of the before or (of course) the after. All we knew about the episode is that for these homeowners, their kitchen reno was long overdue. They waited 5 years without countertops or a proper sink… 5 YEARS! that’s a long time without proper prep or entertaining space! Those long five years came to an incredible halt when the Marilyn Denis show showed up and revamped their space in 2 days! The reaction was priceless!
We sprayed the dark cabinetry that was quite frankly, much too dark for this tiny space, a bright white from Sherwin Williams. The floors were replaced and the counter top was replaced with butcher block for a warm country kitchen feeling. That old sink? It was replaced with a stunning deep charcoal sink with an industrial faucet by Blanco- hallelujah! The finishing touches like a new backsplash, hardware and wall paint elevate this kitchen from functional to fantastic! But enough from me… you’ve got to see this for yourself!
Watch the full episode online here: http://www.marilyn.ca/AtHome/segments/Daily/March2015/3_26_2015/DisasterKitchenReveal
Hello and happy spring!
We will be closed Friday April 3rd and Saturday April 4th for the Easter weekend! We apologize for any inconvenience however, we will be open Monday April 6th 10am-5pm at both locations.
Happy Easter from Paint it Like New! Burlington & Paint it Like New! Etobicoke
We are very excited and proud to announce a kitchen project we worked on with the Marilyn Denis show! It was a large kitchen project for us and we are so happy to hear that the homeowners are thrilled! Unfortunately, we don’t have any before or after shots to share with you just yet. It will be airing March 26th at 10am! Make sure you tune in to see how you can transform your own home into your dream home. You don’t have to have an enormous budget to get a custom look any more- working with what you have and selecting a great colour palette can go a long way in helping you achieve the look you want for less money. Here is a kitchen and laundry room we did a while back as a source of inspiration!
Remember to set your PVR’s to Marilyn Denis March 26th at 10 am!