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Craft a naturally perfect holiday table with Beauti-Tone

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… and chalk it up to the inspiration of the season!
 
Burford, ON – This holiday season, let your table set the tone for your festive gatherings. Beauti-Tone, a division of Home Hardware Stores Limited, has created a pair of table décor projects; one that draws on nature for its inspiring sense of peace and balance, the other, well it actually lets you draw!
 
“One of the greatest joys of the holiday season is celebrating in a way that is memorable,” says Bev Bell, Creative Director, Beauti-Tone Paint and Home Products Division, Home Hardware Stores Limited. “No matter the age of those you are entertaining, these table trend projects will leave a lasting impression. Best of all, they are super easy to make and will help you look like a creative genius.” 
 
Wood you care to take a seat: 
Natural wood is a huge statement in home décor. Introduce this trend to your table with plywood chargers or serving trays. Contemporary to classic, it’s a stunning statement.
 
What you’ll need to make chargers or serving trays
 
SHOPPING LIST
• 3/4 plywood
• non-toxic finishing oil 
• stencils 
• stencil brushes 
• Beauti-Tone flat black paint 
 
HERE’S HOW
Cut plywood to desired size and sand edges smooth.
 
Plain boards: Simply apply two coats of finishing oil to highlight the wood colour and grain. Note: another coat may be required in the future if the wood fades.
 
Stenciled boards: Apply stencils in a dry brush technique. Let dry. Apply two coats of finishing oil. Suggested sizes: chargers 14” square or 13” round; charcuterie tray 24” x 6”
 
Black Magic
Peel and stick chalkboard is transformative and creates an extraordinary dining experience when taken to the table. Available at Home Hardware in a 20.5" x 18' roll, simply cut and use as placemats to make meals into special occasions, or release your creative juices with table runners to make an event memorable. When you tire of it, peel it off and store it in the original paper so you can use it again and again. It leaves no sticky residue.
 
SHOPPING LIST
• peel and stick chalkboard (available at Home Hardware, item #2588-393)
• chalk: white; coloured 
• chalk markers (available at Home Hardware)
• hobby knife 
• 1/8” Masonite (optional)
 
HERE’S HOW
If your tabletop is smooth you can stick the chalkboard directly to the table. If it has a texture, stick the chalkboard to Masonite cut to size. Suggested sizes: placemats: 12” x 19”; runner: 12” wide by desired length.
 
Personalize your mats using chalk or chalk markers for celebratory occasions, or use them as your everyday mats for children to release their creativity. 
 
Note: The peel and stick chalkboard pieces are reusable so remember to save the paper backing to store until next time.
 
Bev’s Tip. Cut a piece of chalkboard to place on your stainless steel fridge. This will stick where nothing else will.
 
Beauti-Tone’s Colour of the Year – 2018
Just a reminder, Beauti-Tone has named its 2018 colour-of-the-year the very soul nurturing, energy fortifying Green Peace, from the Simon Chang, Model Home ‘Trend Colour Collection’. A colour strongly rooted in nature, Green Peace is an interesting blend of an earthy camouflage green and a soft botanical green. Could this be THE new neutral? Green Peace is an intriguing colour that can be a grounding and elegant neutral or it can make a confident statement. Like nature, it is perfect harmony.

 
 
Tuesday, November 21, 2017