Chalk one up to paint in­ge­nu­ity

New prod­uct re­vives fur­ni­ture at frac­tion of cost

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CON­CEPT, THE: By Jay­man mo­dus. One- and two-bed­room con­dos from $170,000s. At 122, 207 Sun­set Dr. in Sun­set Ridge.

AIf you’ve thought about try­ing Chalk Paint to give new life to tired fur­ni­ture but hes­i­tated over the cost, Cana­dian paint


RAVINES OF SUN­SET RIDGE: Up­scale town­homes with out­stand­ing view by Cal­bridge Homes from the $350,000s. Four floor plans to choose from. Quick Pos­ses­sion Home avail­able. Sales Cen­tre at 220 Sun­set Point.

RIVER HEIGHTS ADULT COM­MU­NITY, THE: By H. Ash and As­so­ciates Ltd. 45-plus adult project of 56 units con­sists of gar­den homes start­ing at maker Beauti-Tone has come up with a cheaper al­ter­na­tive.

Chalk Paint was cre­ated in 1990 by Bri­tish painter and de­sign spe­cial­ist An­nie Sloan as a fool­proof way to re­vive worn out or dam­aged fur­ni­ture, as well as walls, floors and ac­ces­sories.

The vel­vety matte fin­ish ef­fec­tively hides many flaws and gives a time­less, yet re­fresh­ing, look. RIVER­REACH: By Jay­man Mas­ter­Built. Bun­ga­low and two-storey homes from 1,502 to 2,020 square feet from $450,000s. On Riviera Way in Cochrane. RIVER­STONE AT COCHRANE: Starter town­houses at 240 Riverview Dr. in Cochrane.; 1,150 to 1,355 square feet. Priced at $248,000 to $311,000 plus GST. STONE CREEK LAND­ING: By The Carlisle Group. Two-bed­room units $129,900. From 615 to 1,025 square feet. Sales cen­tre at 103 5th Ave. W.

But the paint is pricey and not eas­ily avail­able — ex­pect to pay close to $50 for one litre, plus shipping.

En­ter Home Hard­ware and its paint di­vi­sion.

Cre­at­ing a recipe that com­bines Beauti-Tone’s De­signer Se­ries paint ($21.99 for a litre) and the Home Hard­ware brand of dry­wall com­pound (about $5), the company of­fers step-by-step in­struc­tions on mix­ing the paint

By Cal­Bridge Group Inc. Main­te­nance-free, lux­ury con­dos from the $270,000s. From 710 to 1,434 square feet, and loft pent­houses. Va­ri­ety of floor plans. At 15 Sun­set Square. VIL­LAS OF ARTE­SIA: Bun­ga­low vil­las by Cal­bridge Homes. From the $800,000s. Two floor plans with lower de­vel­op­ment in­cluded. Phase 1 is 90 per cent sold out. Phase 2 re­leased with 36 units. Sales Cen­tre: 101 Arte­sia Gate.

HER­ITAGE CROSS­ING: plus ap­pli­ca­tion tech­niques to trans­form your trea­sure.

“Ev­ery­thing you paint turns into orig­i­nal works of art,” Beauti-Tone cre­ative di­rec­tor Bev Bell says on the company’s web­site.

“It is amaz­ing how a lit­tle bit of paint can trans­form an ugly duck­ling into a swan of hid­den beauty.”

For in­struc­tions and project ideas, visit Home­hard­ By Ash­bury De­sign. Ameni­ties in­clude li­brary, fit­ness room and un­der­ground park­ing. Units of 850 to 1,575 square feet with two bed­rooms and two bath­rooms start at $240,000. Sales cen­tre at 1816 B 20th St.

SNY­DER MANOR: By Cro­cus Vale De­vel­op­ments Inc. 50-plus apart­ment-style con­dos from $185,000. At 1717 14th St. in Dids­bury.

AWILLOWS, THE: By Welig De­vel­op­ments. At 101 1st. Ave. N.E., High River. This 66-unit, 30-plus adult town­home with garages start-

ing at un­der $250,000. PEN­NCROSS: By Street­side De­vel­op­ment Corp. Two-bed­room con­dos from the $280,000s. Sales cen­tre at 129 1 Crys­tal Green Ln., Oko­toks (near Crys­tal Ridge Golf Club).

ARANCH ES­TATES: Gated, land-lease com­mu­nity for man­u­fac­tured homes. From $75,000 to $200,000. Sales of­fice, 100 Ranch­wood Ln.

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