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Renovate with paint and save big bucks

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From tackling weekend DIY projects to transforming furniture you already own, there are many ways to make big changes on a small budget.

Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore colour and design expert, shares three tips for refreshing your home on a budget.

Beautiful DIY kitchen upgrades: “Transform your kitchen without the cost of a full renovation by repainting kitchen cabinets. Easily achieve a completely new look in a weekend by repainting your upper or lower cabinets,” says Grech.

Not ready to commit to repainting all your cabinets? “Paint the cabinets on just your kitchen island a bold colour to make this the focal point of the room and transform the look and feel of your whole kitchen.”

Don’t replace, repaint: “Instead of replacing wooden furniture, repaint it to give your home a revamp. From wooden chairs to coffee tables and dressers, you can easily update furniture yourself to give

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A splash of paint can work wonders in the kitchen | Illawarra Mercury

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We often hear about how transformative paint can be to a house, but this kitchen makeover takes the cake. The room only has one window – which doesn’t provide much natural light – and the dark cupboards sucked any brightness out of the room. The owners had just a small budget to bring the heart of their home back to life, so using paint to overhaul the dark 1980s timber cabinetry was a clever and economical approach. Luckily, they didn’t need new appliances, fixtures or flooring, so instead read every article they could about painting kitchen cupboards and boldly decided to go for it. They opted for Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint; two coats of a shade called Pure were used on the upper cabinets, and the same amount in the colour Duck Egg Blue was applied to the lower cupboards. The owners

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Hiking Bob: Road Trip hike: Booger Red Hill; Improvements coming to Paint Mines | Hiking Bob

In a previous column, I featured a hike in a place called “Booger Red,” an obscure place with an unusual name and great views. This week’s hike is to the summit of Booger Red Hill, which starts at the same trailhead, but goes in a different direction and offers a different experience. 

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Horse barns at Montana ExpoPark getting fresh coat of paint as fairgrounds improvements continue

Cascade County has hired two contractors for $68,281 to paint eight barns and put a new roof on another barn at Montana ExpoPark as part of ongoing improvements during a slowdown in events due to COVID-19.



a close up of a fence: Eight horse barns at Montana ExpoPark are getting a fresh coat of paint.


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Eight horse barns at Montana ExpoPark are getting a fresh coat of paint.



a building with a mountain in the background: Cascade County is painting eight barns and three out buildings on the backside of Montana ExpoPark as part of a number of improvements that are occurring while events are slow at the fairgrounds because of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Cascade County is painting eight barns and three out buildings on the backside of Montana ExpoPark as part of a number of improvements that are occurring while events are slow at the fairgrounds because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commissioners approved a $36,945 contract Tuesday for C’s Painting Plus of Great Falls to complete the painting work, which is now underway.

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Also OK’d as part of that contract was a $7,389 contingency the county can tap if needed, making the total project cost potentially $44,334.

Seven horse barns, the Test Barn, race office and

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