Fall is upon us! That means nights by the fire, big sweaters and even bigger holiday-sized appetites.

You might be ready for the changing season, but is your home? Add warmth, texture and personality to old furniture to give it new life with these easy DIY projects!




If you’re like us here at 5915 Gateway Boulevard, you have no idea what “cerused” wood is. But prepare to be pleasantly surprised cause it looks COOL!

Cerused wood is a style dating back to the 1500’s. In order to preserve wood floors and furniture, carpenters would fill in the wood grain with a toxic paste derived from lead, highlighting the contrast between the grain and the rest of the surface. Luckily, in 2017 the need for toxic paste is no longer – HUZZAH! Varathane’s Wood Grain Enhancer is incredibly easy to use – you can achieve the look of ceruse wood in minutes! And if reclaimed wood is more your style, Varathane’s Weathered Wood Accelerator‘s got you covered. Both products are simple, fast and totally DIY-friendly.


2. ARTISINAL PATTERN PLAY… What even is that? 

According to your mom, you’ve got a cool personality, and your home should reflect that! Infuse individuality into your home by incorporating unique patterns! Inspired by the bohemian style of hand painted accents and custom woodwork, you can give your old coffee table new life in a flash with Rust-Oleum’s Metallic Accents paint. Give your piece a fresh coat of paint, grab a stencil and give it a whole new look! The best part? It’s an inexpensive, easy DIY project without the hefty custom price tag. WHAT WHAT!



BONUS: The 80’s are BACK! Find out which part and rock out to some Frankie Goes to Hollywood HERE. Make home the place you never want to leave with help from Rust-Oleum!



Craving more trendy fall tips? Don’t miss the Edmonton Fall Home Show 2017 happening October 20-22! While you’re there, don’t miss the DIY Inspirations Feature sponsored by Rust-Oleum with creative DIY makeover projects executed by some of YEG’s best and brightest design and do-it-yourself professionals in the industry. Get your passes HERE!

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