Beauti-Tone brings fun to Canada's favourite season

Beauti-Tone brings fun to Canada's favourite season


Colour your way to a beautiful summer

Burford, ON (2019) – Beauti-Tone, a division of Home Hardware Stores Limited is celebrating summer the way Canadians love to live it – fun and colourful.

“Summer is the time of year when our beautiful nation comes fully alive,” says Bev Bell, Creative Director, Beauti-Tone Paint and Home Products Division, Home Hardware Stores Limited. “We get outside, have fun and revel in the hot days and warm nights. It’s absolutely my favourite time of year, I just love to see the new colours that emerge all around us almost daily.”

As a proudly all-Canadian company, Beauti-Tone has created a number of easy projects to help bring fun and colour to everyone’s little slice of this big beautiful country. Whether you live in a friendly little town, an awesomely urban space, in back-to-nature peace, or on a scenic shoreline, these projects all have one thing in common, they speak to what fun it is to be Canadian.

Think Tanks:
Transform a galvanized stock tank into fabulously functional and colourful outdoor décor. Here’s an idea, make two – one for summer bevies and the other to plant the herbs that give them life! Or better yet, three. The last as a coffee table to set your drinks on.

Shopping List
  • 100-gallon galvanized stock tank
  • mineral spirits
  • sanding sponge 220 grit
  • STICK iT latex primer
  • Designer Series Exterior Suede paint
  • clear marine silicone sealant
  • 4” rigid castors (2)
  • 4” swivel castors (2)
  • hardware for castors

Here’s How
  • For a long-lasting paint finish on galvanized metal - Step 1, wipe the surface with mineral spirits to remove the oil film from new galvanized metal. Step 2, scuff the surface with a 220-grit sanding sponge. Step 3, prime with Beauti-Tone STICK iT primer sealer. The hard, smooth surface of galvanized metal can make it difficult for paint to adhere, however this primer is a problem solver. It is formulated to bond to galvanized metal. Step 4, choose a gorgeous colour in either exterior Designer Series or Rust Coat water-based paint.
  • Measure, mark, drill and attach the rigid plate casters at one end of the tank. Repeat at the other end with the swivel castors.
  • Seal the castors’ holes with silicone.

Wood Tabletop DIY

Shopping List
  • 30’ of 1” x 10”
  • common pine1 1/4” #8 screws
  • 4’ pipe clamps
  • exterior wood glue
  • jig saw
  • router

Here’s How
Upper Layer
  • Cut six pieces of 1” x 10” pine 6” longer than tank.
  • Glue edges of three of the pieces together and clamp. Set aside the remaining three pieces for the lower layer.

Lower Layer
  • Rip one of the three pieces that were set aside into two pieces of 1” x 5”.
  • Place the two pieces of 1” x 10” in the centre of the upper layer and the two pieces of 1” x 5” on the edges. This overlaps the joints on the upper layer to prevent warping.
  • Glue edges together and clamp.

  • Temporarily fasten the lower layer to the upper layer with screws.
  • Centre the tabletop over the tank and trace around the tank edge from underneath.
  • Turn the tabletop over. Measure and mark 2” outside the original traced line to create the outside edge.
  • Measure and mark 2” inside the original traced line.
  • Use a jig saw to cut around the outside edge.
  • Separate the two layers.
  • On the lower layer, cut the original traced line and then cut the line marked 2” inside the original traced line. This creates the channel for the tabletop to sit on the tank.
  • Sand all edges. Glue and screw the upper layer to the lower layer.
  • Router for a rounded outside edge. Finish as desired.

Tip for the rounded ends:
  • Mark the centres of the rounded ends on the traced tank line. Place a screw at each centre and tie a pencil to the screw with a length of string set 2” larger for the upper layer and 2” smaller for the lower layer.
Wooden Whimsies
Craft colourful coasters from fallen tree limbs to celebrate summer in the great outdoors. Simply slice the tree limb 1.5 cm thick and paint the wood with fun colours, avoiding the bark. Accent with whimsical polka dots using felt furniture protector pads. Attach the self-adhesive felt dot to your index finger. Dip the felt dot into the paint and gently press on the surface.  

All Wound Up
Nautical inspired rope serving bowls are a creative addition to summer décor.

Shopping List:
  • manila rope
  • sisal rope
  • aluminum foil
  • non-toxic oil
  • hot glue gun
  • metal mixing bowl
Here's How
  • Cover the outside of the bowl with aluminum foil. Lightly wipe the foil with non-toxic oil.
  • Turn the bowl upside down and mark the centre of the bowl bottom.
  • Starting at the centre bottom, wrap the rope using hot glue to hold in place. Continue wrapping the rope around the outside of the bowl, hot gluing approximately every inch to hold the rope together. Halfway up the bowl it may be easier to turn the bowl right side up and then continue wrapping.
  • Once the bowl is wrapped in rope and the glue has dried for 30 minutes, slip the aluminum foil and rope off the bowl. Pull the foil away from the rope, removing any remaining foil with fingers or tweezers.

Built a table, wound up in love! The popularity of upcycle projects may make finding old cable spools tricky, but you’d be surprised how simple building your own spool table can be.

Shopping List
  • 1” x 6” x  8’ pine (4 pcs)
  • 24” x 48” x 1/2” plywood
  • 12” x 48” concrete forming tube
  • sanding pads
  • multi-purpose construction adhesive (2 tubes)
  • manila twist rope
  • Jigsaw
  • caulking gun

Here's How
Top & Base
  • Cut the pine boards into sixteen 22” lengths.
  • Arrange 4 pieces side by side into a square and apply a thin, random pattern of adhesive all over.
  • Perpendicular to the first square, arrange 4 pieces side by side on top of the adhesive.
  • Repeat the above steps to create a second square.
  • Place weight on top and wait 24 hours for the adhesive to cure.
  • When dry, draw a large circle from edge to edge of both squares.
  • Using a jigsaw, cut out the circles and sand the edges.

Rope Tube
  • Cut the concrete forming tube to your desired height.
  • Trace 2 circles of the tube on the plywood. Use a jigsaw to cut on the inside of the circles.
  • Fit one circle snuggly into each end of the tube and drive screws around to keep them in place.
  • Take one end of the rope and tack it into the bottom side of the tube with a nail or screw.
  • Using a zigzag pattern, apply a thin amount of adhesive 12” up, all around the tube.
  • Start firmly winding the rope around the base. When you get close to the top of the glue, apply another 12” up and continue to wind.
  • When you reach the top of the tube, cut off the remaining rope and clamp or tack the end in place until the adhesive cures.

  • Roughly assemble the table, then lightly trace the placement of the tube on the top and base.
  • Using a zigzag pattern, apply a thin amount of adhesive within each circle.
  • Reassemble the table and place weight on top until the adhesive cures.

Beauti-Tone paint and colour cards are available exclusively at Home Hardware, Home Building Centre and Home Hardware Building Centre locations across Canada.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019