Chalk one up to paint ingenuity
New product revives furniture at fraction of cost
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 Homehardware.ca. 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.