Summer Savvy Projects from Beauti-Tone

Summer Savvy Projects from Beauti-Tone

Summer Savvy Projects from Beauti-Tone

Use rugged beauty and shades of summer to create timeless treasures
 
Burford, ON (June 6, 2016) – Beauti-Tone, a division of Home Hardware Stores Limited, has created two beautiful projects to celebrate Canada’s most colourful season; one project that will make your walls sing, the other, your pillows talk! 
 
“This is the time of year we celebrate colour,” says Bev Bell, Creative Director, Beauti-Tone Paint and Home Products Division, Home Hardware Stores Limited. “We pull our brightest clothes out of our closets, plant the prettiest colours in our gardens, and look around our homes to see how we can bring our cheery disposition to our décor. Summer is the perfect time to play with colour.”
 
Rugged Beauty

Just like a great pair of white jeans, whitewashed walls provide the perfect backdrop to a world of beautiful colour. These cottage chic walls are created with rough sawn pine boards cut in different lengths and widths. Stain with Beauti-Tone weathered hues to capture time-worn coastal charm in just hours.
 
What you’ll need:
 
Tools
  • table saw 
  • brad nailer kit 
Materials
  • 12" width rough sawn pine
  • 11/2" galvanized ring shank nails
  • Beauti-Tone Wood Shield Best acrylic semi-transparent stain, 778 series (shown here Beauti-Tone Foothill and Outside White)
  • letter stencils 
  • stencil brushes 
  • stain brushes 
Here's How
  • Purchase enough wood to cover your surface. Using a table saw, cut some boards to 6" widths and some to 4" widths of varying lengths.
  • Nail the boards to the wall in a random pattern.
Finishing:
  • Coat the boards with the white stain.
  • Next, select a few boards to stain grey. Then select a few boards to stain a lighter grey (mix the white and the grey stains together to make a lighter grey).
  • Stencil numbers or letters in grey for a reclaimed lumber effect.
  • Lightly cover the entire wall with the white stain again. If desired, you can dilute the stain with water for a lighter effect.
  • Note: Add charm by not completely covering the boards with stain.
Scripted Style

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Want a colourful conversation. Create the ultimate pillow talk with a drop sheet painted with colourful Beauti-Tone paint or left au naturel. It’s the perfect canvas to create a beautiful design statement.









 
What You'll Need
  • canvas drop sheet 
  • mini paint roller set 
  • Beauti-Tone: Designer Series Matte (shown here Unforgettable and Cyan Sky) 
  • polyester batting and fill
  • natural jute twine 
  • cotton cord 1/8" 
  • Speed-Sew fabric glue 
  • artist paint brush 
  • painters tape 
  • wax paper 
  • coloured chalk 
Here's How
  • Cut two pieces of canvas to the desired pillow size plus one inch all around.
  • Paint the canvas pieces the desired colour, or leave natural.
  • Cut two pieces of batting the same size as the canvas. Sew the batting to the back of each canvas piece.
  • Place the right sides of the canvas/batting pieces together, and sew a 1/2" seam allowance, leaving 6 to 8 inches unsewn to allow you to turn the pillow.
  • Turn the pillow right side out and iron flat using a damp tea towel.
  • Select a script font that you like. Search your computer fonts for great inspiration.
  • Determine the length and height of your word. Then, working from the centre of the pillow, mark the bottom, beginning, and end with painters tape. Ensure your lines are level.
  • Write your word using chalk that is slightly lighter or darker than the pillow.
  • Place a small amount of fabric glue on the waxed paper. With a small artist brush, apply 1'' of glue to the beginning of the first chalk letter. Adhere the cord (one or two strands) to the glue. Continue to brush on glue and attach the cord, inch by inch, until your word is done. Note: For some letters you will have to cut the cord and start again.
  • Allow 48 hours to dry.
  • Stuff the pillow and slipstitch the opening.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016