Dream it Here, Do it Here with CIL paint

Chances are when you're scrolling through Pinterest or looking at images of houses in magazines one of the first things that will pique your interest is colour. It might be the furniture in the space but usually it's the paint on the walls or the colour of the kitchen cabinets or some cool DIY treatment that somehow manages to use all the colours you love in an awesome way.

What I love about those images is the world of possibilities it opens up for your own space.  You start imagining what your living room would look like if you painted it a dark, inky blue.

Or if all your interior doors were a soft, muddy pink.

Could you make those old dining room chairs look new again by painting them white and dipping the legs in ombré shades of blue paint?

Dwell.com . Photo by Petra Bindel.

Dwell.com. Photo by Petra Bindel.

Oh and what if you painted all your cast iron radiators a bright yellow!

Paint is the easiest and fastest way to completely makeover your space. It can be done over a weekend and the results, as mentioned, are often pin-worthy. There's actually nothing like the sense of accomplishment you feel after taking one of theses projects on.

Over three days, I am taking part in a partnership with CIL paints to help you dream about the possibilities for your space. In celebration of the new CIL colour centre, exclusively available at The Home Depot, the CIL team has created a Dream it Here, Do It Here transformed shipping container designed by Yanic Simard that will tour parking lots of The Home Depot stores over the coming weeks. I'll be at the following locations from 9am-5pm each day to provide colour consultations and share my expertise on home decor.

  • May 29th - Missisauga (5975 Terry Fox Way)
  • June 4th - Richmond Hill (50 Red Maple Road)
  • June 5th -  Scarborough (60 Grand Marshall Drive)

I hope you'll also stop by to see the DIY project I'm adding to the transformed shipping container. I'm going to paint wooden knobs available at The Home Depot with one of CIL's new inspired paint palettes (Romantic, Organic and Urbanite) exclusively available at The Home Depot. These knobs which I found on Etsy (and are no longer available) are what gave me the idea.

I'll have full DIY instructions next Monday so check back in to see the results. In the meantime, I hope you'll come by and see me and the Dream it Here, Do It Here transformed shipping container at The Home Depot on May 29th in Mississauga.