Archive for June, 2013

Bringing the Living Room Walls to Life

Written by on June 25, 2013 in Transformations with 0 Comments
Bringing the Living Room Walls to Life

Another Stephen Saint Onge Collaboration from the Archives Sometimes when working with designers, wall color is background. In this particular makeover, it is more like the backbone of the transformation. This is a great example of how to inject a new color into your living room walls, and let that drive a cost effective redecorating […]

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Bedroom Paint and Decorating Makeover

Written by on June 23, 2013 in Transformations with 0 Comments
Bedroom Paint and Decorating Makeover

The Repurposed Bedroom Spare bedrooms are a common and practical target for makeovers. In most of our homes, bedrooms that aren’t occupied usually become large closets, or just generally underutilized spaces. We repurposed this room with designer Stephen Saint Onge a few years ago for Better Homes and Gardens magazine. The room was in a […]

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Painting Stripes on Walls – the Home Office Makeover

Written by on June 23, 2013 in Transformations with 0 Comments
Painting Stripes on Walls – the Home Office Makeover

Our Formative Years of Learning About Transformations Topcoat spent a couple of years from about 2009-11 working with celebrity designer Stephen Saint Onge and Better Homes & Gardens magazine as the painters of many room makeovers for Stephen’s BHG column “House Calls”. This is an example of a remarkable home office makeover, and part of […]

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Easy Interior Accent Colors

Written by on June 23, 2013 in Transformations with 0 Comments
Easy Interior Accent Colors

Every Home Needs a Little Bit of Color While a considerable amount of our work over the years has been in tandem with architects and designers, we have more recently been enjoying fun projects working directly with homeowners to inject interior accent colors into living spaces. One of the most interesting was done with a […]

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Preserving Outdoor Wood Furniture

Written by on June 18, 2013 in Home Maintenance, Outdoor Furniture with 0 Comments
Preserving Outdoor Wood Furniture

Preserving Outdoor Wood Furniture As wood snobs beyond repair, we do find ourselves called upon several times per year to preserve outdoor furniture. This is another of those specialty services that separates a great paint company from a not so great one, because maintaining large quantities of dirty outdoor furniture is detailed, at times painstaking, […]

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Reliability and Blackout Dates

Written by on June 17, 2013 in Home Maintenance, Scheduled Maintenence with 0 Comments
Reliability and Blackout Dates

Home Maintenance One of the things we enjoy the most at Topcoat about our home maintenance accounts is being a part of helping families prepare their homes and properties for annual traditions and summer events. It is rewarding for us to create the visual setting for these memories. Worth Waiting For, but we Try Not […]

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Wood Decks Bring the Inside Out for Vermonters

Written by on June 7, 2013 in Deck Maintenance with 0 Comments
Wood Decks Bring the Inside Out for Vermonters

Wood Decks in Vermont To live in Vermont, you have to find ways to make the long winters tolerable – if not downright fun – in order to enjoy the other 3 short seasons. This tends to draw most of us outdoors as much as possible between April and November. Winter causes us to bring […]

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