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Wood Furniture Refinishing.

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When one of our clients approached us about refinishing some one of a kind outdoor furniture we jumped at the opportunity. This solid wood set had been brought from over seas some time ago so we had to make sure we took the time and care to ensure it would come out perfect.

 

Dining Set After

Dining Set After

 We had done lots of wood furniture refinishing in the past but nothing like this.  As we were unsure of the exact wood type we had to do some testing with different methods to make sure the all over refurbishment was exactly what our clients were looking for.

 

Chairs Before

Chairs Before

Once we got all of the heavy pieces to our shop we were able to jump in.  The project started with us cleaning and stripping the original coating that was on the wood.  There was some mold under the original clear coat so we had to strip it and clean the wood before we could begin recolouring the pieces.  This took some time as we didn’t want to damage any of the unique shape and lines in the wood.  Once all the prep was done we were able to start bringing this furniture back to life and ready for use.

 

Table Top After

Table Top After

After many hours spent in the shop the set is now complete and we have to say that the finished product is exactly what we had hoped.  The new darker stain and clear sealer have made the pieces look that much better.  You can now see the variations in the natural wood and the character of the pieces seem so much stronger.  In all we would say that this wood furniture refinishing project was a great success.

Wood Rounds Before

Wood Rounds Before

Wood Rounds After

Wood Rounds After

At Domain Decorating we aren’t just your everyday interior and exterior painters. We have highly trained staff that are able to transform or update your home, furniture and many other projects. We have the knowledge and skill to take on many of your restoration and painting needs. To see more projects we’ve worked on follow us on Facebook.
For a free quote or to find out if we can help you with your home contact us and we’d be happy to help.

Bedroom Paint Picks

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. A Bedroom should be your oasis. A place where you go to rest and relax after a long day of work or running around with the kids. There are so many different ways to make your space warm and inviting but today we thought we’d touch on our top bedroom paint picks.

Bedroom Paint Picks

Domain Decorating’s Bedroom Paint Picks

Chelsea Gray by Benjamin Moore is a great choice for a bedroom. It is a dark neutral that can be paired with many different accents and looks great with white trim and mouldings. This dark neutral can be very inviting and warm.

 

BM Chelsea Gray

BM Chelsea Gray

Image from Décor Pad

Benjamin Moore’s Smoke is another great choice for a bedroom. It brings a simple elegance making if one of our favourites on our top bedroom picks list. Paired with a white or silver a beautiful statement can be made.

BM Smoke

BM Smoke

Image from Homebunch

If you are looking for something more contemporary we like Benjamin Moore’s Evening Dove. This dark blue gives a crisp clean look and looks great with a variety of different accent colours.

BM Evening Dove

BM Evening Dove

Image from Deloreme Designs

Tranquility is how Benjamin Moore describes our next bedroom paint pick. Quiet Moments is said to inspire quiet meditation and is a great colour selection if you’re looking to create an elegant soothing space.

BM Cool Moments

BM Cool Moments

Image from Laura Trevy

Dark Purple is a very glamourous colour. We love this for a master suite. Its dark tone provides a great sense of warmth especially for those cold winter nights.

BM Dark Purple

BM Dark Purple

Image from Kylie M Interiors

No matter your style or colour preference the options are endless.  Here at Domain Decorating we are here to help your vision come to life.  We offer one on one service to help you select the perfect colour for your space.  Contact us today for a free quote.

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Accent Wall Ideas

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Accent walls are an easy way to add colour or visual intrigue to a room without over powering the space. They allow you to experiment with bold colours and textures.

An accent wall can be used to highlight an architectural feature, define a space in an open concept plan, create a focal point in a room at a fireplace or shelf, and can be used to highlight a piece of artwork.  When you walk into a room the accent wall will command the eye and bring your attention to that space.

We suggest picking an accent colour from fabrics or art pieces in the room. You can choose your favourite colour from a throw pillow or art print. You can also choose a colour that will help transition from one space to the next in your home. An accent wall can be used as a way to create flow between different rooms and colour palates used in each.

Here are some different accent wall ideas that we’ve put together .

Solid Colours

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Vibrant colours will make a bold statement, whereas darker colours will create a more dramatic and mature effect. If you are looking for something more subtle you can use a deeper shade of the colour used in the rest of the space. This will break up the space without drawing as much attention. {photo from Beyond Clutter Designs}

Wallpaper

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Wallpaper will allow you to add more texture and print into a space. There are many different choices and you are sure to find something that will suite your home.

Colour Blocking

You can add an accent wall using colour blocking or multiple colours. You could add a striped wall or try something more geometric like a chevron pattern. Depending on the style of your home there are many different ways you can accent a wall with multiple colours or shades.

Faux Wallpaper

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Many people have accented a wall using a stencil and a combination of different paint sheens making a faux wallpaper appearance that is subtle but also has quite the impact. {photo found on kfdesigns.com}

Stone or Tile Accents

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A stone accent wall is a beautiful and sophisticated choice. It’s hard to go wrong when adding natural materials to indoor décor.

 

Whichever you choose, an accent wall will make a space more inviting and is a great way to change the appearance of a space without painting the whole room.

 

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How to Prep a Wall for Paint

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Wall Prep

The correct preparation before painting a surface is key to a beautiful and long lasting paint job. We’ve compiled a list of things to do to ensure the best quality possible. For a flawless clean look you should follow a these simple steps on how to prep a wall for paint.

  1. Clear the space you are going to work in. Remove any furniture and décor items. Any items that cannot be removed should be moved to the centre of the room.
  2. Lay down a drop cloth (preferably cloth as it is not slippery) and cover any remaining furniture with plastic.
  3. Remove everything from the walls including pictures, nails, fixtures, electrical covers and window coverings
  4. Repair any damage with filler. Sand off the excess and clean up any dust. Sometimes larger repairs may require multiple coats, as filler and spackle tend to shrink when they dry.
  5. Smooth any uneven surfaces such as loose paint or left over spackle.
  6. Clean the walls using a mild cleaner. Avoid leaving any residue from the cleaner on the walls as this can have an effect on how the paint adheres to the surface. Follow up with a rinse using just water to ensure all cleaner is removed.
  7. Prime any spots that were filled so that they blend in to the new paint to ensure there is no shine in the spots that were repaired.
  8. Tape off any fixtures that could not be removed.
  9. We suggest using tape to remove any excess fluff on your roller before applying paint. This will avoid any small fibers in the paint that is applied to the wall.
  10. Depending on the current paint on the walls you may want to consider priming the entire surface. Primer is needed when covering oil based paints or paints with a gloss or semi-gloss finish.

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