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The Painting Process
After years of renting, you finally say good bye to the landlords’ domination over your home décor. In your hand you finally hold the key to your own home.
The excitement is oozing through your pores.
Just think, now you can hang things anywhere that you want! No more waiting for approval on what you might be allowed to paint. Now you get to choose your own colour scheme.
Then … the reality comes crashing down when you realize that you know nothing about the process of painting or how to choose colours!
There is excellent advice in a book called ‘Seven Layers of Design’ by Christopher Lowell. He outlines many things, but important to you right now is … how to pick colours that will complement each other and be perfect for the natural lighting that is in your home.
One thing for certain is that you need good advice, because painting makes a difference. That can be either very good … or very bad depending on your choices. It takes time and effort and should not be rushed or you will need to do it all over again sooner than you think.
Get a good primer. Then, apply three coats of paint to give deep rich warmth to any room. Be sure to clean the walls first, especially if the previous owner smoked.
Buy good quality paint. Skimping may seem like an economical idea … but it is not! It may be more expensive at first but the results are truly worth it. Stores that specialize in paint supplies can help with finding the correct tools for the job. They also offer little time-saving tricks if you ask.
Where to Buy Paint in Fort Erie, Ontario:
Oh, if you choose to hang pictures, paintings, wall art of any kind, get Command Hangers. They really work well and they save filling in holes everywhere if you change your mind about where things belong.
Embarking on the fun of home ownership is a great adventure.
Go slowly. Love the process. It is a lifelong evolution.
De-Cluttering your New Year
Before all of the Christmas decorations get taken down to be packed away for another year, it might be a good idea to sort through those things in the boxes that have not been displayed for several seasons.
Question: What do I do with them? Who takes Christmas decorating donations?
This job can be emotionally taxing for many of us because there are so many memories attached to the gathering of each little treasure. Will our children want to have it? Will it be enjoyed and loved by another family?
In this day of young people just starting their lives together, of newly separated or divorced individuals trying to make something special for their children in each new residence … the cost alone of beginning to make the feeling of a warm, inviting Christmas atmosphere can be unnerving.
Your de-cluttering sacrifice can be a huge blessing to someone else next year. Keeping that positive attitude in mind will make the painful decisions much easier.
Everything that you didn’t use this year can be donated. OUCH! I know … it is hard to say, let alone to do.
Keep what you love and those special things that your children made for you. Let someone else enjoy what you have been privileged to use for many years.
Happy New Year!
The Salvation Army Thrift Store: Address: 84 Wintemute St, Fort Erie, ON L2A 2P1
St Vincent De Paul Clothing Store: Address: 36 Jarvis St, Fort Erie, ON L2A 2S4
Habitat For Humanity Niagara & ReStore: Address: 150 Bunting Rd, St. Catharines, ON L2P 3G5
Kijiji, Free Christmas Items