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Making an Entrance: Home Updates to Tackle This Weekend

Making an Entrance: Home Updates to Tackle This Weekend

September 19, 2017 2 min read

Weekends are a treasured time to spend catching up on chores or relaxing with friends and family, but they’re also the perfect time to tackle some of those small projects that will make your space more functional and inviting. Updating your front door with paint and hardware is a simple and impactful project that can be completed over a long weekend.

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Concrete Solutions for Ugly Countertops

Concrete Solutions for Ugly Countertops

July 28, 2017 2 min read

Throughout my week I help countless customers select paint colours for their Kitchens and Bathrooms. In many of these cases, we are trying to work with fixtures in undesirable and dated colours. I don’t need to tell you how difficult it can be to modernize a kitchen when working with a harvest gold or moss green countertop! For many of these clients, the high cost of beautiful granite or stone simply isn’t in the budget, or they need a quick fix for resale. For these clients, I suggest exploring one of the many countertop refinishing systems available on the market.

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Don’t Go Spinning Your (Colour) Wheels! Finding the Right Colour Scheme Made Easy

Don’t Go Spinning Your (Colour) Wheels! Finding the Right Colour Scheme Made Easy

July 18, 2017 5 min read

You’ve likely seen the home improvement shows where people instinctively know the best home makeover styles, the right colour scheme for their colour wheel, and yes, the true feng for their shui. Maybe you’ve even found yourself yelling at the tv, Brilliant Blue?? Those samples are all JUST the colour BLUE.” Maybe, in the world of interior design, you feel like a single drop of paint in a very large bucket.

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Freshen Up Your Curb Appeal: 6 Steps to Paint Your Front Door

Freshen Up Your Curb Appeal: 6 Steps to Paint Your Front Door

July 18, 2017 3 min read

Have you heard the phrase, “You will never get a second chance to make a first impression”? As many have experienced this first hand, they understand how crucial a first impression is. But first impressions don’t start when you say the first hello, first impressions start when the newcomer walks up the front steps to your door. No matter the colour, your front door is more than a transition from the outdoors in, your front door is the first hello.

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Designer Profile: Alicia Cross, Styled Spaces by Alicia

Designer Profile: Alicia Cross, Styled Spaces by Alicia

June 16, 2017 3 min read

An artist at heart, Alicia has always found ways to express her creativity, including cooking and interior design. “With design, I’m able to enjoy the product of my vision for more than 20 minutes,” she laughs. After buying, renovating and redesigning a home with her partner several years ago, Alicia became an expert on creating a big impact on a small budget and giving smaller spaces greater efficiency and appeal. Today, this well-rounded decorator excels at taking bits and pieces of inspiration from a variety of styles and harmonizing them to make “a space look like it’s been places.”

 

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Sleep better with Hunter Douglas Blackout Blinds

Sleep better with Hunter Douglas Blackout Blinds

June 06, 2016 2 min read

We all know the struggle of trying to put kids down for a nap, getting a restful sleep before your night shift, or achieve the movie theater experience in your living room. Unfortunately eliminating light pollution from sunlight, streetlamps, cars and other outdoor lights is hard to achieve without the right blackout window treatment. Here is an explanation why blackout blinds are beneficial and Barrydowne Paint’s recommendation of products to help you blackout any room in style.
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Paint. Tinted. Unshaken.

Paint. Tinted. Unshaken.

February 11, 2016 1 min read

One of our favourite past times! Taking pictures of the paint after the colourant has been dispensed into the can.

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Four Benefits of Switching to Motorized Blinds

Four Benefits of Switching to Motorized Blinds

December 03, 2015 2 min read

When re-designing a room people generally think of wall colours and furniture. What everyone forgets to think about are window coverings. With the right amount of natural light coming from your windows you can change the whole atmosphere of your room with the perfect combination of light, privacy, and warmth. 
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“Paint Experts” Campaign

“Paint Experts” Campaign

August 20, 2014 1 min read

“Expert advice, quality products, and a passion for paint!” – these three core values were at the center of our recent “Paint Experts” media campaign.

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