Simon Chang’s 2015 Trend Colour Paint and Project Collection

Simon Chang’s 2015 Trend Colour Paint and Project Collection

Simon Chang’s 2015 Trend Colour Paint and Project Collection

Beauti-Tone combines model-worthy with tech-savvy for beauti-full results     
 
news_beautitone-chang1
Burford, ON (May 4, 2015) – For anyone who loves the idea of walking through their front door and having that, “ahhh, LOVE IT!” feeling, welcome home to the model-worthy Simon Chang Model Home Trend Colour Collection from Beauti-Tone.  Chosen specifically by iconic Canadian designer Simon Chang, its seven uniquely beautiful trend palettes for 2015 recognize that while we each have different tastes in home décor, we all want to feel rejuvenated and happy in our surroundings. Of course, since it’s from Beauti-Tone, it is also a collection that embraces our inner creativeness with 15 model home-worthy projects, such as the fabulously fantastic harvest table at right, that combine fun and funky with fabulous and functional. 
 
“Simon Chang understands colour and how it enhances beauty,” says Bev Bell, Creative Director, Beauti-Tone Paint and Home Products Division, Home Hardware Stores Limited. “A little black dress may make us feel good, but bring a dash of Jean-eration Gap or Caught Red Handed and we feel beautiful. Home décor works the same way. Builder’s beige may be a safe choice, but why not go a little bolder with French Charming, Foggiest Idea or Style Achiever and create a space that becomes joyous and alive. Isn’t that worth coming home to?”
 
“Just as with my fashions, these projects and palettes are designed to bring excitement,” says Simon Chang. “There are unexpected pops of colour, unique spins on the latest trends and a healthy dose of ‘wow’, all the while staying true to the ultimate goal of creating beautiful, liveable rooms.”
 
Innovation does not stop at colour with Beauti-Tone’s Simon Chang Model Home Trend Colour Collection from. Download the free Layar app, scan a page, and discover interactive content and video instructions for each of the fifteen projects. Beauti-ful innovation!
 
The Simon Chang Model Home Trend Colour Collection from Beauti-Tone: C’est la vie; Live a Colourful Life; Shine Like the Stars; Make Your Own Kind of Music; Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful; So in Love; and Life’s a Climb but the View is Great – for the daring, the adventurous, the savvy, and the “I want to do that” ers!
 
Sample Projects:
 
From a fairly major Harvest Table project to a couple of afternoon adventures, a sample of the uniquely beautiful projects with full video instructions are just a Layar scan away. To view Layar-enabled augmented reality videos, click one of the links below. 
 
FLOOR SHOW Floor Mat
Create works of art for your floor with a canvas drop sheet and Beauti-Tone paint.
 
HERE’S HOW
Materials:
  • Canvas 5’ x 12’ drop sheet
  • No Sew Glue
  • Painter’s tape
  • Beauti-Tone Designer Series Paint in chosen colours 
  • Beauti-Tone Designer Series Silk in a clear base untinted
Cut the size of carpet you desire from the canvas drop sheet. With an iron fold under a hem and press.  Apply No Sew Glue under hem and press to secure. With painters tape, mark and mask out a design on your carpet. Paint desired colours. We used Teal My Heart, Kiwi Smoothie and Vermillion-air. Coat entire carpet with three coats of Beauti-Tone Designer Series Silk in an untinted clear base to make the carpet stain resistant.
 
HALL TREE, literally
Personalize your entryway with a literal hall tree that’s as much beautiful as functional.
 
HERE’S HOW
Materials:
  • 1, 4’x8’ panel of 5/8” Good One Side (G1S) plywood
  • 1, 1”x48” hardwood dowel
  • 1, 911mL Beauti-Tone Cabinet and Furniture White Base Interior Acrylic  Paint 
  • Approx. 6 plastic anchors with screws 1 5/8” longer than the depth of the anchors
Tools:
  • Jigsaw
  • Driver Drill
  • Mitre saw or hand saw
  • Drill press (or a clamp and a steady hand)
Begin by tracing the shape you want for your tree on the plywood panel. Next, position some blocks of wood beneath the panel to raise it off your work surface and accommodate the jigsaw blade cutting through the wood. Now, start working around your outline with the jigsaw until you have your tree cut out. You’ll want your tree to sit off the wall a bit, so cut the wood dowel into 6 1”-1.5” pieces. Then, using a drill press (or a clamp and drill) drill a hole just slightly larger than your screws through the center of each.Stand your tree up against the wall you’re going to mount it on and drill pilot holes through to the wall, marking where you’ll need to install your anchors. Once the anchors are in, set each of your screws into the tree so that just a bit of the tip is sticking out the back. Line them up with their respective dowels, and one-by-one screw them through the dowel and into the wall anchors. You may want to cover the screw holes with wood roundhead plugs.Last, apply two coats of Beauti-Tone’s Cabinet and Furniture Paint – it’s self-priming, and cures quickly to a tough finish.
 
Beautiful bountiful HARVEST TABLE
 
HERE’S HOW
Materials:
  • 2 x 6 x 6’ S4S* pine boards (22)
  • 2 x 4 x 10’ S4S* Pine board (2)
  • 2 x 4 x 8’ S4S* Pine board (2)
  • 3.8L carpenter’s glue 
  • 1/2” x 10’ threaded rod (2) Cut  38.5” – full length of table
  • fender washers ½” x 2” (8)  
  • 3 pack ½” lock nuts (3) 
  • 100 pack #8 x 3” deck screws 
  • 2 pack 3/8” x 4” lag screws (8)
  • Beauti-Tone Designer Series Cabinet and Furniture paint in desired colour for table legs (shown French Charming)
  • Interior stain in desired shade for tabletop (shown Minwax in Chestnut)
  • Paste Wax
*S4S or Surfaced 4 sides, meaning the lumber has been milled and surfaced on all 4 sides. For our project, the actual dimensions of the 2x6’s were 1.75” x 5.5” and the 2x4’s were 1.75 ”x 3.5”
 
Tools you’ll need:
  • mitre saw 
  • drill 
  • 1-1/2” forstner bit 
  • reciprocating saw 
  • 6“ metal reciprocating saw blade 
  • bar clamps (at least 40” capacity) 
news_beautitone-chang4
Starting at the top: Measure and trim each of your 2x6x6' boards so that they're precisely the same length. Measure along each board's length and mark out the holes where your threaded rod will go through, then drill a hole just slightly larger than 1/2". On the two outside facing boards, using the 1 ½” forstner bit, drill about ¾” down into each of the holes – this will accommodate the washer and lock nuts.   Once all the boards are drilled, stack them up next to each other and pass a rod through to ensure the holes align. Take the rod back out and begin gluing the boards together one-by-one, spreading an even coat on each side, right to the edges. Next, slide all the rods back through their holes and use 4 to 5 clamps to cinch the boards together, then place each washer and lock-nut onto the end of the threaded rod and hand-tighten. Wipe off any glue that squeezed out with a damp cloth.
 
On to the legs: After cutting the horizontal and vertical boards of the trestle base to size, make  a small 45º  cut into each corner of one side of each horizontal board. Mark centre on each of the horizontal boards, and align the vertical boards to either side. Spread a coat of glue onto the ends of each vertical board, place them back into position creating a sideways H shape, then use 2 clamps just on either sides to sandwich the work together while you screw through the horizontal boards into the ends of the verticals.
 
news_beautitone-chang5
For the angled braces, make a centre mark on one of the vertical boards, and another mark 2" or 3" in from the edge of a horizontal board. Line up one of the 2x4s to these two marks, and mark a line across the 2x4 where it intersects with each of the boards. These marks will give you the angles you'll want to cut with the mitre saw. Once you have the first one cut, use it to measure, mark and cut the remaining 7. Slide each into place on the trestle base for fit, then pull out and glue each end before returning them into place and screwing them into the horizontal and vertical boards.
 
news_beautitone-chang6
Marrying the two: Once the table top and trestle legs have had time to dry, place the table on it's top, measure in from each side where you want the legs to attach (we went in about 12") and drill pilot holes for where you'll add your lag screws. We placed a pair of holes on each end, then another pair on either side of the vertical boards. Spread a coat of glue on the top of each trestle leg, then reposition and tighten up each lag screw. To give the base a little extra support, angled cross braces are added. Cut two 2x4s, 24” long – one end should be cut on a 50º angle, and the other at a 40º angle. You can play with the angles a little, depending on how you want the braces to look, so long as they total 90º. Then, place a brace into position and drive a pair of deck screws through the brace into the trestle base and again into the table top.
 
Finishing Touches: To give your table that time-worn look, a little distressing is needed. Using a hammer, crow-bar, chains, or whatever tools you have handy, add some indentations and marks to the table’s top and sides. One of our favourite methods was hammering the indentation of a scrap of threaded rod into the surface, but let your creativity run wild.  Once table is distressed, paint legs with two coats of desired accent colour.  We used Beauti-Tone Designer Series Cabinet and Furniture paint tinted French Charming. Let dry. Once dry sand paint back to look aged. Stain entire top with desired colour stain. Shown is Minwax (interior stain) in Chestnut. Wipe stain off and let dry. Wax entire table with paste wax (we used dark) 2 -3 coats, buffing well between each coat.
 
Monday, May 4, 2015