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More and more home owners are discovering the advantages of refinishing their outdated or unused furniture including doors, kitchen cabinets, tables, chairs, armoires, TV cabinets and headboards.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.
We will be closed early this Saturday from 9am-1:30pm and closed Monday May 20th for the long weekend! We will return to regular working hours 10am-5pm Monday-Saturday the following week.
Have a happy and safe long weekend!
To decorate or renovate?? A good question to ask yourself as you are planning spaces in your home. Budget is what usually dictates this decision.
I was lucky enough to purchase a condo in Florida this Spring. It is a two bedroom, two bathroom space with an eat-in kitchen and spacious living room. It has a comfortable screened in balcony over looking the water. The condo came furnished and in very good condition. It had been a rental property prior to me and had good basic pieces. However it didn’t have a “beachy”, “holiday” feel to me at all.
I closed on the property on April 2, 2013. I had a planned visit for April 15th (by car) and only had five days to complete my projects. So time was an issue and then of course….money!! So mini make-overs it was!! I must say, although totally exhausted (my friend Diana too!!) it was very rewarding! With mostly editing (all donated to a local charity who picked up!) small furniture changes and art work, it is definitely feeling boho, beachy. I love it!
We actually completed a couple of small projects in each room. But I am only showing the living room today. The coffee table came all the way from home. It was won at my son’s school fund raiser. It is from UpCountry and it definitely paved the way for the rest of the space. The matching chair to the sofa was donated to charity and replaced with two very pretty bamboo chairs. Although very comfortable, I wanted to both soften the chairs and add some colour. The beautiful throws and two pillows on the sofa made my decision to add orange as an accent colour an easy one. Of course I had to include blues….what seaside home is complete without blue?? With new art work, lamps and some pretty books, the room is almost complete! I moved the TV to the opposite corner of the room for more comfortable viewing. I also replaced a leather lazy boy chair with a side board for storage, a lamp with rope accents and some home made art.
When the budget permits I will change the carpet out for scraped hard wood. I of course have plans to spray furniture, but Paint It Like New is kind of far away…….hmmm……hmmmmmm.
This month Paint it Like New was featured in Style at Home’s High/Low budget makeover and we couldn’t be more thrilled! It’s no secret that we’re happiest when we can help our customers take pieces that were ready for the curb and transform them into statement pieces they’ll love for years, here’s what the experts at Style at Home chose for their project.
How do you take a simple Ikea piece of furniture and make it look extraordinary? You’re probably thinking, okay I’ve seen the Ikea rast hacks (and I admit, their pretty impressive) but it’s old news. Then let me ask you this, how do you take a very common style of kitchen chair and make it look completely custom FOUR times!? Now you’re interested!
We’ve all seen these chairs before, you may even own some yourself, tried and true the windsor chair has become a staple in many homes, there’s really nothing special or unique but they sure are comfortable. We had four of these little beauties dropped off to the shop for the cover of Canada’s Chatelaine Magazine, and at first we even gave our heads a scratch wondering if these were truly “cover” worthy.
On April 18th, Paint It Like New! was proud to be part of Income Property with Scott McGillvray. The Episode called “Mike and Vita” showed how to make over a home making some minor changes in some area’s of the home (removing carpet, wallpaper etc.), some major reno’s,( gutting a bathroom) and some creative changes like the kitchen that Paint It Like New! sprayed. How exciting for us. We filled the holes in the doors and drawers in preparation for Scott’s team to drill and install new hardware at a later date. The decorator chose Wedding White for the lowers and Conneticut Blue for the uppers.