2017 is in full swing and the inward time of winter is the perfect time to take a good look at the things you’d like to change, naturally right? Well at handcrafted house it is truly a perfect time because as you spend more time inside, not only looking deeper at who we are as a person we also look at our outter envelope of “home”. Does your space need a change? Paint and color is a great addition. A little color can change your life, that’s not just a saying. At handcrafted house don’t need to worry about opening your windows to be able to paint, just pick a color that speaks to you and go for it! Colors of 2017? Here are some picks from our Colorhouse line- stop in for some one on one help in choosing what works for you space!
2017 will be bright yellow, deep grey, and dusty blues.
At Handcrafted House Spring is in full gear and that means time to add a little love to your home and yard. As we spend more time outside you start to notice that the deck or hand rail needs some oil or maybe that adirondack chair needs some paint and what about that planter box? It can seem intimidating to start a new project but oh how satisfying when you are having a back yard bar-b-que next time. Time in the yard is so rewarding when you can look around and see the little improvements maybe even with a splash of color. Pigmented oils are one of the easiest ways to give new life to wood, and food grade oils are also available for your picnic or grilling table! Adding some pigment to your oil is the best UV blocking protection acting like a shield for the wood. Did you know that some of the oil products on the market like “Boiled Linseed” had very little linseed oil at all? Mostly consisting of solvents that can give off horrible fumes and plenty of headaches due to the super high toxin and VOC content. Concrete? Stone? We also have products for you to add a bit of color or to just seal. A quality sealer will protect the surface from staining and weather damage, also making it easier to clean. A penetrating sealer will block unwanted moisture, protect against salt and de-icing chemicals, acid rain, and erosion.
Stop in at Handcrafted House for some more ideas to add love to your porch or yard this season!
Hot picks for color this year are reaching into nature. Maybe experts predict this because we all yearn to bring nature closer as our society tends to push it further away. Looking at predictions for popular colors in the 2012, I’ve put together a palette featuring Mythic paint colors that I think consumers will gravitate toward. There is always a top base color, meaning the neutral color to work around. This color tends to change about every decade, and currently that color is grey- all shades of grey, from warm to cool and light to dark. Grey with brighter splashes of color, because all grey wouldn’t work for most of us. Choosing those splash colors is the difficult part because just as consumers are being cautious with their spending, this also leads to being cautious with their design. The best thing about using color sparingly is that it is easy to change out as time moves on and your needs change. So the neutral colors are safe, and allow for the bold accessory colors to add the pop. So are we ready…..
The prediction of 2012 colors:
Base Grey: Splint of Silver and variations of this……
Top Picks: Carrot, Twist of Lemon, Dusty Mauve, Hazel’s Eyes, McGregor’s Garden, Bridgeview.
Here is another look to change things up this year. Brick. Faux brick of course. Brick created out of plaster and sand. This look is in so many catalogs and magazines, right now- (like CB2.com) you see many brick interior walls. Here are some sample photos. Super fun warehouse-like look……
I am looking forward to helping you create your space this year. Stop in and see the possibilities.
~Sheryl Lock, handcrafted house
After 12 years of working in the Green Building field onsite, and operating as Hansen Handcrafted Finishes for 6 of those, which specializes in Interior Clay and Lime finishes, we decided to take our business to the next level. In 2010 we opened Handcrafted House, a retail store dedicated to sustainable living and non-toxic finishes. The decision to include Mythic Paint in our product mix was a simple one and sales have already exceeded our expectations. When first looking at which paint to carry, I called around the country to ask other retailers which paint they felt was the best. Tops ratings went to Mythic, and I placed my order. My husband Lars and I have immersed ourselves into the community in an effort to get the word out and it’s working. The community of Durango, Colorado has been extremely supportive and has embraced our vision for a healthy home environment. People want to change and we’re giving them the tools to make that happen. During our first Contractor open house in March we presented the Mythic line, including Mythic Pro and Black Label, Jeff Davis, our rep did a fantastic job both in explanation and with people working hands on. The response was tremendous and we pre-sold two new construction projects with Mythic Pro! We’re seeing our vision come to life and our partnership with Mythic has helped pave the way…
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