Beautiful Kitchens

We’re a little obsessed with kitchens and pinterest helps us fill this craving! <<Check out our pinterest page, if you already haven’t!>>

Below are some Kitchens we have added to our Beautifl Kitchen pinterest board — tell us what you think! Do you like to see more brick, wood, or stainless steel in your kitchens?

Want to recreate any of these gorgeous photos in your own home? Call Nina McCarthy @ A Beautiful Room, LLC to schedule a consultation today: +1-603-770-1535

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via Sarah Gill @ Alderberry HIll

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Are you proud of your kitchen? Send us up to three photos of your beautiful kitchens to be featured on the blog AND on our pinterest page under Beautiful Kitchens! 

You may send us photos via Facebook or to itsmorethanjustpaint@gmail.com

Halloween Trivia & Fun Facts

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Because of the unknown, Halloween is the one of the most captivating holidays, often celebrated by both adults and children. The element of surprise makes it fun and unpredictable. Enlighten yourself with Halloween trivia and fun facts to enjoy the holiday even more. Take the trivia and make a quiz for your next party! 

  1. Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death.
  2. Jack o’ Lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away spirits and ghosts on the Samhain holiday.
  3. Pumpkins also come in white, blue and green. Great for unique monster carvings!
  4. Halloween was brought to North America by immigrants from Europe who would celebrate the harvest around a bonfire, share ghost stories, sing, dance and tell fortunes.
  5. Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America.
  6. The ancient Celts thought that spirits and ghosts roamed the countryside on Halloween night. They began wearing masks and costumes to avoid being recognized as human.
  7. Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States.
  8. Chocolate candy bars top the list as the most popular candy for trick-or-treaters with Snickers #1.
  9. Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday, with Christmas being the first.
  10. Bobbing for apples is thought to have originated from the roman harvest festival that honors Pamona, the goddess of fruit trees.
  11. Black cats were once believed to be witch’s familiars who protected their powers.
  12. The fear of Halloween is known as Samhainopobia.
Fun facts from: http://www.halloween-website.com/trivia.htm

HAPPY TRICK OR TREATING!

Thanks to everyone who came down, dressed up, and participated in the #BrickyardScare at the Brickyard Square Plaza in Epping yesterday!

We had so much fun seeing all the princesses, superhereos, pirates, and all the other creative costumes! And it’s not even October 31st yet — the fun has just started! 

Remember to stay safe and keep checking back here for more fun fall decorating + painting ideas on the blog!

Kayla Shows How it’s Done!

For that screen window / door repair! Check out how Kayla does it + then give us a call to schedule your repairs today!

Exeter Paint: 603.772.6580
Exeter Paint West: 603.679.1223

Anne Shetty | Blogger

After discovering the beautiful Anne Shetty’s blog via twitter, I asked to share her “just in time for (Canadian) Thanksgiving” project with our Exeter Paint world: Anne Shett’s chalk paint furniture makeover!

To recreate her new dining room table design, we can use Uniquely Exquisite Tintable Chalk Paint from Exeter Paint found at Exeter Paint + Exeter Paint West. For the finish, Anne uses a soft wax, clear – also found in all Exeter Paint store locations.

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We can match any color you’d like at either of our locations in order to get the desired look for your personal style.

Below are photos from Anne Shetty’s blog of her old, warn table given some new love with a fresh coat (or two!) of chalk paint. The chalk paint table can be left as a solid color, or details may be added to fit your personal style. IMG_67651  IMG_6789         IMG_87301 IMG_8760 IMG_8740   IMG_8734 IMG_9417

You may visit Anne Shetty’s blog for more of her gorgeous, design inspiration

Save the date!! Oct 28th!

Mark Your Calendars for Tuesday, October 28th!  You Won’t Want Your Little Ghosts, Goblins And Ghouls To Miss ‘Brickyard Scare’ at The Brickyard Plaza in Epping Next Tuesday!

Max from the Monarchs, A Singing Cinderella, Parkour Spider Man, Roller Skating Zombies, Get On Board Program From Rye Airfield Skate Park, Macaroni Kids, Balloon Animals, Free Popcorn, Candy And Cider!! And More – This Is Going To Be An Incredible Event – Come For the Costume Parade And Trick or Treat To The Stores!!! This Coming Tuesday!

As seasons change, screens need to, too!

Screen doors are a great way to let a breeze in while keeping the bugs out during the warm, summer months. But after awhile the wear and tear on the screens will be screaming for a repair.

The screen door was invented by Iowa native, Hannah Harger in 1887 — didn’tyaknow? While she was the first to patent the idea, the use of various types of screens had been in use before then. Usually used to keep bugs and animals out of the house, other screens were used to keep the dust out depending where you lived.
And since those times, screens have had their lifespan and have needed to be replaced.
Now is the perfect time to come into Exeter Paint and have your screen doors and windows repairs before packing them away for the winter.
Save yourself the time in the Spring and have your screens ready to go for when the heat returns!
We now fix window screens starting at $16.99! 
We offer the highest quality in window, door, porch and patio screens, retractable screens and disappearing screens and we’re probably right around the corner from you.

 

Exeter Hospital Trick or Treat Trot

Thanks to EVERYBODY for joining us this past Sunday for Exeter Hospital’s 2nd Annual Trick or Treat trot!

There was a wonderful selection of costumes and smiling faces as we raised money + support for Beyond the Rainbow Fund.  Below are some photos of the morning run!

If you weren’t able to make it, but want to learn more information – don’t hesitate to  visit them on their website for more info!

The Beyond the Rainbow Fund provides local oncology patients in need with financial assistance and support while undergoing cancer treatment. Since its inception, this fund has provided patients with immediate prescription assistance; subsidized rent, utility and fuel bills;purchased groceries; and assisted with additional needs that may have become unmanageable for individuals or their families during treatment.  This fund also provides patients with wellness/fitness programs and integrative therapies, such as massage, that further assists them in improving their quality of life as they focus on healing and recovery.  The impact felt by the recipients of this fund is immeasurable.

Cures For That Big Boring Wall

Beautiful ideas to give that big, bare wall in your home some personality! Electric Living Home gives us affordable ideas from hiring art students to paint a mural or collecting maps from your travels to decorate.

Wallcoverings + wall decals are another wonderful option to make boring white walls show your personal tastes!

What project strikes your fancy the most?

Exeter Paint + Exeter Paint West carry Thibaut Wallpaper + Fabrics, Roommates: Peel + Stick decor, and York Wallcoverings.

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Do you find yourself staring over and over at that big blank boring wall that you still don’t know what to with? Whether you rent or own there are many options to liven up those fearsome walls without breaking the bank. Below are some ideas that might work for you.

1.If you have a fear of being stuck with a whole room filled with wallpaper that is not easy to remove, maybe just do one feature wall to cut down cost, use wall decals, use repositionable wallpaper or use a large blown up photo instead.

2. Have an artistic friend? How about an art school nearby? Ask your friend or ask an art instructor about having students do a mural or repeat a design element already in your home for much less than hiring a professional.

3. Piece together reclaimed wood to create an organic and textural wall. All you…

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Dip-Dying is over, or is it?

Whether it’s over-done or out-of-style, this “dip-dying” painting technique still catches our eye. If it’s something you already have in your house and you’re looking for a fresh new appearance, simply pick up a new color and voila! you have a new piece of furniture without spending more than $15 (or less!) . . .

And dip-dying isn’t just for furniture — let these inspirations get your creative juices flowing!

1. From The Sweet Beast, Emily takes this Ikea SVALBO and gives it her own flare!
2. MissMoss displays tons of ideas incuding these dipped, wooden, kitchen spoons.
3. Martha Stewart always takes the trends and puts her own special twist.
4. We have these beautiful teacups found on Bondville to make old teacups new + unique.
5. Centsational Styles brings us the top photo of dipped chairs.
6. Also found on Bondville are these cute little glass jars turned flower holders.