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More and more home owners are discovering the advantages of refinishing their outdated or unused furniture including doors, kitchen cabinets, tables, chairs, armoires, TV cabinets and headboards.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 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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Lately there has been a huge shift away from greys and cool neutrals to happy and light hearted pastel colours. Amongst the most popular are robin’s egg blue, mint, lavender and pinks and yellows. Everywhere the delightful colours have be springing up, including in the home. We have been watching this trend and although it doesn’t happen often, we have been noticing light blue, yellow and even pink (Style at Home) kitchen doors coming through, which has inspired this post.
Here is a pretty blue pastel colour with a hint of grey. It brings a pop of colour and some character to a into a room without being to overwhelming or harsh. In the photo below the dresser was painted in a soft coral, and with the gold accents it really up dates the whole space. Its a great way to add some amazing colour and life to any space, but still have a soothing, and soft effect.
So the question is what colour should you choose? This can be very overwhelming prospect, there are just so many choices! Keep it simple, pick your favourite colour, find some paint chips and look at the top two columns for a soft and delicate shade of your favourite colour. Not only are pastel colour pallets really in right now it is also a great way to push yourself outside the box of neutral tones – and into the bright and vibrate world of colour!
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Through Pintrest, DIY blogs and the ever popular “Shabby Chic” movement, tutorials about how to distress pieces of home decor and furniture seems to be popping up all over the internet! It is a fun, exciting (and cheap) weekend makeover but A LOT of people just don’t know where to start and most importantly when to stop.
This distressed bathroom sink/vanity is a perfect example of the extreme end of distressing a piece. Very vintage, very rustic and a lot of character, this might be absolutely perfect for one person, and way too overwhelming for another. So we have decided to showcase the less extreme side of distressing furniture, and let everyone know it is possible to have a distressed look to a piece, BUT keep it simple and chic!
This chair is what inspired us to write this post. We stumbled across this blog on how to easily distress furniture without the mess of a stain! They actually used a paint pen after they sand the spots they wanted to distress, so they didn’t have to worry about fumes or a mess! And what they achieved was a light distressed look that still looks clean and fresh. The dresser is the other photo also has a beautifully light distress that would look amazing in any space!
Also did you know Paint It Like New! Inc. will distress your furniture too! So not only do you get a stunning painted chair that is sprayed with our Sherwin Williams Interior Exterior Enamel, you can also ask for a light distress of your pieces as well (price varies depending on piece).Or you can try it yourself one weekend if you are feeling adventurous!
Let us know if you have distressed any pieces yourself by adding a photo and #paintitlikenew on :
Have a FANTASTIC weekend and have fun experimenting with distressing !