Monday, 12 September 2016

YES, I Painted My Fence !!!

This blog is from one of our
Fabulous Patinas Painters...

"I started with the gate...
Last summer, I decided to paint the gate to my yard. I loved the colour "Tuscan Teal" Chalky Patina. So I just did it !

Did you know that Bluestone House Chalky Patina is an indoor/outdoor paint !!!!
It Turned out Fabulous !

BTW these pics, above, are from this summer and it looks the same as the day I painted it !!!
I decided to paint the entire backyard fence!
Thankful my hubby was on board.
We all pitched in, even my kids !

This old backyard fence was not in good condition from the weather and wear from the snow, rain and sun. This backyard gets pretty much full sun all day. It began to look unpleasant. My husband tried to pressure wash but it made it look even worse.

Here are some before pictures.


Here you can see how its discoloured.

And not looking so great.


Let's talk about the prep work!
Well there isn't any!
Yup that's right, you read that right!
What you need is...

•Colour choice of Chalky Patina 

•Bluestone House fabulous paint brushes

And begin painting! This fence was only given one coat of chalky patina in "Driftwood".

Now let's see the progress! 

  Love how all the trees and greenery just pops out now!

 What a beautiful space. 
It makes the backyard look even bigger!

Here is a nice night time view, are you wondering if the shed door is painted with Bluestone House Patina Paint ??

Stay tuned for an upcoming blog.....

I am so Happy with my new fence !!
Thank you Bluestone House !!! "

Tanya Casalanguida

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Home Hardware & Bluestone House™ !!!

We are Happy to announce 
Home Hardware
in the Beautiful
is now an
Official Fabulous Retailer 
Bluestone House™ 
Chalky Patina Paints, waxes & accessories !!!

Visit the Fabulous staff at the 
Collingwood Home Hardware, 
Paint Dept. to get your
 Canadian Made, Bluestone House™ 
Chalky Patina Furniture Paint,
 Waxes and Brushes !!!

click here for our "how to" video 

"Paint your own kind of Beautiful"

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Welcome Gananoque Home Hardware !!!

We are Happy to announce 
Home Hardware
in the Beautiful
Gananoque, Ontario
is now an
Official Fabulous Retailer 
Bluestone House™ 
Chalky Patina Paints, waxes & accessories !!!

 What a Team !!! 

The new home for Bluestone House™ !!!

Setting up our end cap in the paint department !!!

The beautiful colour "Ironwood" !
All set !!!

Visit the Fabulous staff at the 
Gananqoue Home Hardware, 
Paint Dept. to get your
 Canadian Made, Bluestone House™ 
Chalky Patina Furniture Paint,
 Waxes and Brushes !!!

Visit our "How to" here !

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Welcome Merrickville !!!

We are Happy to announce 
Windsor's Courtyard
in the Beautiful
 Merrickville, Ontario
is now an
Official Fabulous Retailer 
Bluestone House™ 
Chalky Patina Paints, waxes & accessories !!!

To all of our Patina Painters in the area, 
drop by and say hi to Diane ! 

Follow/Like her on Facebook here 
Follow/Like us here 

You can find this Fabulous place at
211 St. Lawrence Street., Merrickville, Ontario K0G 1N0
Windsor's Courtyard !

Happy Painting !!!

Thursday, 21 July 2016

The Divorce Chair !

Customer Testimonial...

Over 20 years ago, my husband and I bought a Muskoka chair to assemble.  Let me say, there were vast differences in how we approached the construction of this chair.  We bickered and fought all throughout it’s assembly.  At the end of this experience we nick named it the “divorce chair”.  It moved with us from our first house to the next one.

Over the course of time, it was worn and the paint was looking tired.  It needed a makeover.  Coincidentally we were going to the home show in Toronto and came upon the Bluestone House™ booth that sold paint for our project.  

I’m not a handy person, painting is foreign to me.  Always up for a challenge, I began.  The chair was slightly sanded.  I used the brush recommended to me by Pamela at Bluestone House™.  The paint was smooth, rich and showed no lines upon a single stroke application.  Perhaps it was the brush, which is made of natural bristle.  It made painting this chair quick and effortless.  The finished product was better than what we hoped for.  I called the paint excellent for the “painting for dummies”.  I would now look forward to “remaking” any piece of furniture knowing how easy and fast it was.
Looking back now at our “divorce chair” we can laugh, our nickname now for it is the “love seat”.  

Loraine Beraldo

The colour we chose, "Barn Door" in the Silky Patina !!!

Visit your local Official Fabulous Retailer  here  
or  shop on-line here

Welcome Huntsville Homehardware !!!

We are proud to announce 
Huntsville Home Hardware 
is now an
Official Fabulous Retailer 
Bluestone House™ 
Chalky Patina Paints, waxes & accessories !!!

Drop by for all your chalk furniture painting need.
They have all of our 27 Fabulous colours just waiting for your 
project !
Say hi to Christine !

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Upcoming Workshops !

Bluestone House™ hosts workshop's for those interested in learning how to create the French Country Shabby Chic look for your furniture with 

our Exclusive Chalky or Silky Patina Paint!

Costs: The fee of $120 will include use of all the paint & tools needed. 

Lunch and refreshments are also included.

Size: 6-10 people per course.
Coming up ...


Furniture Painting

Thursday July 14 - 9am 



 August 6 - 9am 

Please register by email at

I am also very happy to arrange courses for groups and parties on any day of your choice. 

Looking forward to painting with you!

Monday, 27 June 2016

Welcome Brampton !

 Welcome to "Stems" in Brampton !!!
Now an Official Fabulous Retailer of 
Bluestone House™ 


Drop by and say hello to Debbi ! 
Check out her adorable shop with some amazing pieces !
visit her facebook page to see all the marvelous things she does !

Funny Story ...
Debbi & I go way back. We met at the CHCH studio, back in the "CH@Home" days and have been friends since.
I have always admired her work.
She loves Bluestone House paints and has always sent customers my way. 
She called and said 
"why am I not carrying your paints in my shop  ?"

"I don't know - never dawned on me to ask" - lol !  

We both had a good laugh ! 

Thanks Debbi, now all my customers in Brampton have a local retailer !

Stems is at ...
25 Main Street N #B
Brampton, Ontario

Friday, 17 June 2016


We are looking for Fabulous Retailers 
and the word is out !!!
Spring 2016 has been very busy with 
New Official Fabulous Retailers 
of  Bluestone House™
popping up near YOU !!!

Get you Patina on at ...

746 Winston Road  905.643.9896

Besides our Fantastic Bluestone House™ Chalky Patina Paint line, Heather has wonderful furniture and findings of all sorts !
 Drop by & say hi !

4 Main Street East
Smith Falls
(613) 701-3354
Fabulous Shop with all kinds of beautiful things !!!

166 Raglan Street South
(613) 432-8300
Drop by & say hello to Christina !!!

Welcome Fabulous Retailers !!!

Stay tuned, there are more on the way !!!

If you would like to become a Fabulous Retailer drop me a line 

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Making a Steel Door into a Barn Door ! CHALK STYLE !!!

What do you see??
Well I see a blank canvas, just waiting to be fabulous ! 
This is a steel door, just plain, no paint. Original from purchase. 
But looking at it "he" was calling my name....... 

Have you ever thought of painting a steel door in Chalky Patina? 
I did! happened!! 

It was very simple. Just like painting any piece of furniture. But...

How to choose a colour you think ?! 
Well for me it was easy. 
What colour would go on the Bluestone House which the house exterior is already our signature colour Bluestone. 
NOTHING better than Barn Door from our new spring Industrial Collection ! 
I know right !.... Barn Door on a steel door ! 
Amazing isn't it??  !!!
Once the door was given two coats of paint, he was ready to get distressed ! You do this the same way you would distress a piece of furniture. Sand away the chalk until smooth. And let the magic happen around the edges of the frame. Since I wanted to look like a old vintage weather door, I distressed a lot in certain areas. 
When you're doing this you have full control With the amount of distressing you want don't be afraid to give it your all. And if you find you did too much simply paint it again! 
You can't go wrong or do it wrong. 
Want to see what else is happening at the Bluestone House ? 
Well stay tuned for upcoming blogs !!