A Whole New Kind Of Feature Wall

Wall paneling is so immediately impactful for any home. It sets a statement. Paneling your walls with wood trim adds character to basic architecture and it doesn’t have to be traditional. It adds instant charm, but does more for a room than just on the trim/baseboards.

Modern abstract paneling is a hot trend right now, that will probably last for a long time. You can paint it, change the colours and match the wall to the trim colour. We are used to seeing wall paneling going either vertical or horizontal on a wall, now get used to diagonal lines and patterns.

All of us want our home to be full of charm and character, but often we buy a house based on other things – location, size or budget. Usually the cheaper and mass-produced houses are the ones that lack the character which gives older homes their innate charm.

Listen up, just because your house was built “basic”, doesn’t mean it has to stay that way.

Come up with a plan:

  1. Draw it out.
  2. Get the wood pieces cut
  3. Attach paneling to wall with glue or a nail gun. (or hire professional)
  4. Prime the walls (we can help you find the best primer for your walls.)
  5. Choose your favourite Benjamin Moore colour for the top coat and apply 2 coats. A matte finish is soft and probably the most popular with panelling.

Have you tried wall paneling in your home? We would love to see it, please send pictures to info@paintersplace.ca

Gray Islands

Is your kitchen white, bland and boring? Updating hardware can help and give it an instant facelift, but so can painting out your kitchen island in a gray tone. You probably notice it happening a lot in kitchen design these days, because it really does add a lot of style to a kitchen.Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 3.39.37 AMTry CSP-45 Street Chic by Benjamin Moore

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The Victorian also has a gray island in the kitchen, that contrast with the stark white wall cabinets. The gray exterior paint, and the island paint are the same color: C2's  Titanium, but with different percentages.

7 Tester Pot Projects

Are you thinking of making some colourful changes in your home but don’t know how to start? Sometimes it can be as easy as finding inspiration and purchasing a few tester pots.  Benjamin Moore Sample Pots are available in any colour.

A FEW PROJECTS TO TRY WITH TESTER POTS…

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Yep…all you need is a few tester pots of paint, brushes and a roll of masking tape.

Half Dipped Furniture

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The dipped effect can transform old an boring chair in no time. It looks good on practically any furniture with legs, it’s also a clever way to make mismatched chairs feel artfully eclectic. We suggest sticking to one shade or go for a palette of pastel tones for a pretty vibe.

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We are enjoying this half-painted dipped look on furniture…including art. Painting over a framed picture may feel slightly ‘wrong’, but consider it this way: it gives creepy charity shop paintings a new lease of life and your walls a quirk at the same time – win-win.

Baskets

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Baskets are the saviours of miscellaneous clutter, they’re a staple of the modern home. Turn a plain off-the-shelf design into an artisanal piece of storage with a few vibrant shades of paint, some masking tape and a few brushes. Not sure what colour? Find something to find inspiration from in your space and go from there.

Pots

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A fusion of two of the biggest interiors trends of the moment – indoor greenery and paint dipping. Terracotta’s earthy quality looks striking when contrasted with a crisp monochrome palette – mix up patterns and techniques to get a visually interesting display.

Tree Stumps

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Does your room need some texture in the form of a rustic tree stump table? With a little clean up, a light sanding and a coat of paint you have yourself a unique side table-come-stool.

Dresser Drawers

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Tone, on tone, on tone…this is a unique way to transform an old dresser or night table. It’s even easier if the base is white, this project involves the drawers only. For this project we recommend choosing colours at least 2 shades away from each other, otherwise you may not see the right amount of contrast.

D.I.Y Art & Mural

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This tone on tone look creates a depth and almost perspective like view, you can do it in any shape or style. Mixing up different colours can be very modern and fun!

Last but not least, this beautiful painted flower. Click here to view instructions

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* You are welcome to consult with our staff first so we can help with appropriate primers if needed.

Warm Grays For Fall

screen-shot-2016-10-01-at-12-14-46-amGive your walls & furniture a fall refresh with paint!

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The taupy gray painted secretary is in colour HC-86 Kingsport Gray by Benjamin Moore.

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BELOW CABINETS:

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True Blues

Screen Shot 2014-12-08 at 2.42.38 PMWe’re cool and calm with Benjamin Moore‘s “blues” palette. How would you tame the light with these hues in your home?

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