What a Difference Today Makes
April, 2017 - Issue #150
Today's Trend:
Chalk Paint Cabinet Transformations

You don't need to spend thousands to refinish your cabinets; you only need a little elbow grease, some Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan and... one really great in-person two-hour tutorial. Ready to learn how to transform those tired, dated kitchen or bathroom cabinets? Experience it all from start to finish: prep, taping, cleaning, marking and selecting a finish will be taught at Refined Vintage Boutique. You'll complete your project with confidence, going home with a door painted just as you'd like your cabinets to be. Owner Cindy Rowley will demonstrate a few techniques as you go over everything you would need to know for your own DIY masterpiece. Spring classes are filling quickly; call for details!
Refined Vintage Boutique 505-7175

Today's Trend:
"Fancy" Frames for Timeless Photos

Digital cameras and social-media shares have made printing photos less of a necessity. But for timeless photos worthy of display, the trend leans heavily towards quality custom framing that will protect your memories. Choose from over 1,100 frames and endless matting possibilities at FASTFRAME. 291-1325

Today's Trend:
DIY Specialty Paint Treatments

Do-it-yourself projects tend to look... like do-it-yourself projects. New paint products from respected companies like General Finishes, Iron Orchid, V-Mask, Rachel Ashwell Chalk/Clay Paint, DIY Paint and American Paint Company, though, are changing that for the better. Simple to use, with dependable results, these paints provide a professional-quality finish that looks downright impressive when combined with fun, trend-oriented workshops that teach you best practices. Available from Barn and Charm. 255-5466

Today's Trend:
Paint that Kills Bacteria

Sherman Williams' Paint Shield Microbicidal Interior Latex Paint is the first EPA-registered microbicidal paint that kills five specific difficult-to-treat infection-causing bacteria within two hours of exposure, including Staph and E. coli. The paint continues to kill 90 percent of these bacteria even after repeated contamination on painted surfaces. This paint is ideal for homes and makes for an excellent choice in kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms.
Available from ALLBRiGHT 1-800-Painting. 846-2928

Today's Trend:
Sinks that make a Statement

One of the most underappreciated but hardworking kitchen elements is the sink. The best help you cook and clean more efficiently, but today's sinks also provide a not-to-be-missed style opportunity. From hammered copper to classic farm sinks, there's one for every space that will bring an essential serving of style to your kitchen.
Woodward Kitchen & Bath 251-3865
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