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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.

2016 Exterior Home Colour Picks

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There is some beautiful weather out there and it appears that spring has arrived. This means that exterior painting season is upon us. We already have a list of homes waiting on us and more requests are flooding in daily which is great!

Since we’re already getting into the swing of things we’ve done some sourcing to find some great colour combinations and trends for this year that are sure to impress. Here are our 2016 Exterior Home Colour Picks.

 

Beige

Here is a simple yet classic beige exterior. Theses colour combinations are timeless and make a great choice for many different styles of homes. This photo is from www.vissbiz.com. Colour selections from Sherwin Williams “Color Snap”

grey

If you are looking for something more crisp and modern a great grey and white combination is a good choice. The image we have here pairs grey with pops of red and navy blue which are on trend for this year. Image from www.colorworldhousepainting.com

navy

Navy blue is always a classic option. Paired with a crisp white the contrasting accents are a great feature. This photo is from www.11magnolialane.com. Colour selections from Sherwin Williams “Color Snap”

red

Red and creamy yellow or even a soft white are another beautiful combination if you are looking to make a statement on a classically styled home. Colour selections from Sherwin Williams “Color Snap”

yellow

Yellow is a way to brighten up your home. It has been making a comeback in the past few years making it another top contender for traditionally styled homes. Image from www.colorworldhousepainting.com

 

No matter your preference, now is the time to start thinking about the exterior of your home. You can start prepping and getting ready for paint which will make the process go much more smoothly. Stay tuned for our next blog about how to ready the exterior of your home for paint.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us we’d be happy to help or provide you a free quote.

Professional Cabinetry Painting

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Have you ever wanted to update your kitchen or bathroom but it wasn’t in the budget to replace all the cabinetry?

 
At Domain Decorating we can help you find a more cost effective way to update your space with our professional cabinetry painting services. Recently we refinished a kitchen and butler’s pantry in a client’s home. The finished product was great and the homeowner saved thousands by painting his cabinets instead of having them replaced.

 
Here are some photos of what the space looked like before our team arrived.

Cabinetry – Before

Cabinetry – Before

 

When our team arrived on site all of the hardware and doors were removed and taken to our shop. At our shop we prepped each panel removing the existing paint. When the doors were ready we sprayed them leaving them with a perfect custom finish in a colour selected by the homeowner.

 
On site our crew masked off the entire kitchen covering every surface that did not require any paint. We also set up an onsite spray booth to ensure paint did not travel to any other room or surface in the house.

 
Here is what the home looked like before we sprayed the existing cabinet boxes and island.

Cabinetry – During

Cabinetry – During

 

Finally we prepped and sprayed the onsite cabinetry. When everything had dried we removed all the masking and plastic and here is the finished product. There is no trace of our crew having ever been on site other than the beautifully updated cabinetry colours.

Cabinetry – Finished

Cabinetry – Finished

 

At Domain Decorating we aren’t just your everyday interior and exterior painters. We have highly trained staff that are able to transform your space in so many ways. 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.

Gray is the New Neutral – Choosing the Right Gray for Your Home

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Move over beige, gray is taking over as the new “It” colour. Gray has become a very popular neutral colour to use in many homes. With its many different undertones and shades you are sure to find the right colour for your space. There are so many different options though, and many of my clients ask me where to begin when trying to select the right color. Because there are so many options I’ve compiled tips for choosing the right gray for your home.

Gray has so many undertones so it is import to know the feel you are looking for in your space.

Light grays in a well-lit space will give you luminous silver looking paint that can be very elegant and enticing to the eye.

A very pale light gray is a great selection if you want the classic clean feel of white with a little warmth.

Charcoal and dark grays are very calming and are often the colour of choice in a bedroom. Charcoal can be very elegant if used with the right accessories.

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If you’re looking for something a little more laid back and casual why not try a gray with a purple undertone.

If you’re looking for warmth and are still hesitant to embrace gray at its fullest try greige a gray and beige combination. You could also look at something with warm earthy undertones. These are great for gathering spaces in your home like kitchens and family rooms.

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If the modern cool steel look is what you’re going for select a gray that has a blue or green undertone.

Gray is best when paired with high contrasting colours like white and or yellow. A white trim against a gray wall adds a very clean touch to a space. Pair it with some yellow accent pillows and accessories and you’ve got a beautiful modern space.

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Remember to allow your other pieces or current colour schemes to guide you through the process of picking the right colour. If you’re keeping some staple pieces you want to make sure the gray you pick is going to complement then and make your space look its best.

There are so many options out there so take the time and think about what it is that you’re looking to gain from a space. If you’re still confused we are here to help and can provide you some ideas or show you some sample colours. At Domain Decorating we are here to guide you through the painting process beginning to end.   For more information feel free to contact us, we are always here to help.