Tag: painting

5 Easy & Reversible Design Projects for Renters

If you’re currently renting an apartment, condo, or house, then you know it can be difficult to design a rented space to fit your personal style. While you can’t rip out the outdated bathroom or replace the unattractive kitchen appliances, there are lots of options that can help make your rented space...

/ March 16, 2017

HomeStars $500 Contest Winner Announced!

If you follow us on Twitter, then you saw that back in October we partnered with Vancouver Is Awesome to give one lucky person $500 towards a home project of their choice. $500 can go a long way, especially when you consider some of our smaller project categories like appliance...

/ December 5, 2016

Real-Life Homeowner Projects Involving Paint, Walls, Ceilings, Mouldings and Cupboards

Adding a fresh coat of paint to your walls or kitchen cupboards is often the least expensive and most impactful change you can make to the rooms of your home. Check out the projects found below undertaken by other Canadian homeowners for more information on cost and workmanship. Hamilton Location –...

/ September 20, 2016
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Fall Colour Report – How to Incorporate in Your Home this Season

Whether you’re looking to change things up this season or wondering how to decorate with the latest fall colour trends, we’ve got suggestions for the colour brave and those who are still flirting with the idea of change. Pantone is the leading authority when it comes to seasonal colour changes....

/ September 18, 2016

Hiring a Painter? Use Our Checklist to Help You Sort Through the Details

The first thought most people have after moving into a new place is something along the lines of “A fresh coat of paint will really brighten this place up!” or “Sure the master bedroom is small, but that’s nothing a new paint job can’t handle!” or even, “One or two...

/ August 15, 2016

Prepping Your House for Sale

Deciding to sell your home is a big decision that takes time and consideration. What you might not realize is that it takes a lot more than putting up a For Sale sign to get the job done. In this day and age where image is everything, getting your house...

/ August 13, 2016

Why You Should Paint Your Home Exterior This Season

As Canadians, we tend to spend more time inside the house (with all of the dreaded winter months) making it is easy to forget about the exterior. Here are 4 reasons to have your house painted this season: 1) Value Whether or not you are looking to sell your house in...

/ August 8, 2016

A Paint Colour Makeover for Our Main Floor Changes Everything — and Nothing

A while back I did an interview with Janice Lindsay about her new book, All About Colour. I became so enthusiastic about colour and how much it can affect whether or not you love your home that after the interview I hired Janice. As soon as she entered our house...

/ December 1, 2009
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New, Durable “Smart Interior Wash and Wear” Paint from CIL, Available At a Retailer Near You

CIL Smart Wash and Wear Paint: a smart way to paint your walls -- one coat, durable, and washable.

/ September 1, 2009

Our Favourite Paint Colours

Our living/dining room is currently painted a very neutral Grey Mist (CC 80) from Benjamin Moore. If you’re looking for a nice neutral colour, this one fits the bill. It’s a warm grey/green and neutral without being boring. Only I’m still looking for something a teensy bit livelier. I called Sandy at Sandy’s...

/ September 22, 2008