Indoor Plans? Sign Up For Paint Basics Class

Lois Butler - Sunday, February 12, 2017

Paint Basics Class February 5th

Lois Butler - Friday, January 20, 2017
Attend our next Paint Basics Class on Sunday, February 5, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m and learn to change the look of dated furniture with just a little paint. Our paint, by The American Paint Company, is an eco friendly all natural paint. Painting in the house and around children is not a problem and it is also a great choice for those with asthma, allergies and fragrance intolerance. 

Call 514-426-2270 to reserve your place. For class details click here.


Look at the transformation you can do ...
From this ...

To this.

View other Before and After shots here.

Had a Whale of a Time

Lois Butler - Thursday, July 21, 2016

Beginner Workshop - Paint Basics Schedule Now Available

Lois Butler - Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Comfortable indoor spaces become more of a focus during the wintery months and now that our seasonal decor has been tucked back into its box, many homes need a shot of colour and an extra dash of cosy.  It might be time for a new look!  

Soft or bold, rustic or refined, the choice is yours.




If you have a space that is looking a bit tired, now is the perfect opportunity for you to carve out a little personal, creative time.  Enter DIY season where we Canadians hunker down to declutter, DIY, and redecorate!  Our new line of furniture paint makes this type of "up styling" very easy.  It is also an economical and eco-friendly approach.  

Enroll now in our Beginner Workshop - Paint Basics and you will learn how to create the painted finishes that are so popular and inviting.

Our introductory class will prepare you for furniture "recycling" by showing you how to apply and distress a finish.  You will go home with new found confidence and skills.  This workshop is a perfect fit for the beginner who has never tried painting before as well as those with some prior experience who want to refine their skills.  Read more here.


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New Year - New Start

Lois Butler - Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Have you had enough of winter yet?  I know I have.  

During winter many of us tend to spend more time indoors browsing magazines and internet sites like Pinterest, resulting in a critical eye when it comes to our own home.  We feel the urge to refresh, redecorate, or declutter our living space.  As you are working towards simplifying and reordering your space, maybe you will find a few furniture pieces that you would like to sell.

From the start, our Consignment Service, has been a very successful venture. We have many satisfied buyers and sellers as quality pieces move from one home to another.  Right now we are particularly interested in smaller tables and storage pieces but we are still open to dining room sets and larger cabinets. These pieces are often sold just as they come into the store, but they are great candidates for "upstyling" and "repurposing"too.  

      Upstyling: Paint Techniques           Repurposing: Kitchen to Entry Way

Just send pictures of your items to  Please don't automatically decide that "they won't want this".  Just send your pictures and we will let you know what we are able to take.

This past year has been an interesting journey for us as we have expanded the scope of our business to include furniture consignment, custom woodwork, furniture transformations through painting techniques, and now painting classes (class schedule soon to be published).  All of these additions have been the result of our improved and enlarged location at 294 Lakeshore.  So feel free to come and browse anytime as stock rotates quickly and the some items hardly make it to the showroom before a very speedy exit transpires.  

I'll end with a sample gallery of consignment, created, and transformed furniture that has passed through our doors.

Have a Happy and Healthy New Year and good luck with your decorating plans!


APC - The Breathable Healthy Alternative

Lois Butler - Thursday, December 17, 2015

Our new APC paint has arrived!  Our shelves are stocked with a broad, fresh colour palette of all natural, earth friendly products.

You can "UPSTYLE" any preloved furniture making it ready to endure and enjoy again. 

The paint adheres to many surfaces, including wood, plastic, glass, and more.  It is durable enough for the dining room table, and safe enough for a baby's bed.  APC offers a zero VOC, eco-friendly, solvent free, acrylic-free paint that contains no fungicide or co-polymers!  No chemicals, no worries! 


The chalk/clay/mineral paints are thick, rich and self priming.  You can thin it or use it straight - all natural and easy to apply.  

We carry amazing colours and can teach you layering techniques, distressing techniques, and other finishes that will extend the possibilities.   

The waxes and topcoat finishes are also all natural, non-toxic and have no odour.  

APC waxes lead the industry and are the choice of professional refinishers.  Imagine being able to use these products in your own home without the worry of chemical fumes!  Every option offered is a breathable, healthy, alternative to other products on the market today.

These paint and finishing products are so easy to use and we are here to help YOU.  

We are planning classes in January so grab a friend or two and join us for a little bit of Paint Therapy.  Stay tuned for more details and leave your name at the store to let us know you're interested. You can also just Send a Message to be added to the list.

Explore Paint on the main menu bar.  You will find the permanent links to paint products, brushes, sealers, APC Overview, and APC Colour Book.  

Related Links: Paint Products // Brushes // Sealers

APC Colour Book: Click here to see the colours that we carry along with a gallery of completed projects.  There are lots of creative ideas to inspire you!