Doodle Wall – Ivy Wall Paint

17 Jul
Ivy wall paint

Ivy wall paint

This wall could grow on me. Paint that spreads like ivy. Seen in the backstreets of Kalk Bay, we love the playful spirit and how the creeper has the potential to go on and on and on.

Our colour match for the pale blue is Midas Envirolite TINGE 3DGB.

- Jenny Mason

Midas Earthcote Artisan Products

12 Jul

ARTISAN PRODUCTS: Frost, Pandomo, Shalestone and Dorado Paste

Earthcote Pandomo

Earthcote Pandomo

Pandomo

Earthcote Pandomo paint offers the swirly, veined look of polished marble, with modern lustre. Resin-stucco polished with Earthcote Wall Wax. Pandomo is trowel-applied and for interiors only. It is important that Pandomo paint is applied by an approved applicator and that it is not applied to any wet areas. Earthcote Pandomo comes in a selected colour range and custom tinted colours.

Earthcote Shalestone

Earthcote Shalestone

Shalestone

Earthcote Shalestone is a smooth, cool, urban wall plaster that offers two distinct finishes – that of finely crushed natural stone, or marine-look beach plaster. Shalestone is trowel-applied and for interiors only. Wet areas are to be avoided and the services of an approved applicator are recommended. Shalestone comes in four standard colours: Urchin Grey, Sand Dollar, Coral Tree & Bangwe Pansy.

Earthcote Dorado

Earthcote Dorado

Dorado

Dorado creates a look inspired by shimmery Dorado fish, on a wall. It offers a shimmering metallic look with a textured finish. Dorado is trowel-applied and for interiors only. It is recommended that Dorado be applied by an approved applicator. Dorado is ideal for detailed walls and comes in four standard colours: Bronze, Pewter, Oyster White & Copper.

Earthcote Frost

Earthcote Frost

Frost

Have you ever wanted to create the look of frost or snow with paint? Earthcote Frost achieves this in a luxurious, crystalline opaque topcoat. Frost paint is trowel-applied and for interiors only. It is important that Frost paint is applied by an approved applicator and that it is not applied to any wet areas. Earthcote Frost comes in a selected colour range and custom tinted colours.

To view Earthcote palettes, accurate colour samples and to download Earthcote colour cards, visit an Earthcote store or Paint & Place near you. Click here for a stores list

Down to Earth – Earthcote Heritage Colours

2 Jul

HERITAGE COLOURS: Dollar Brand, Fugard’s Tearoom, Gandhi’s Tea, Mama Africa and The Baxter

Dollar Brand

Dollar Brand

Remember tunes like Manenbergm, anthem of a liberation struggle?
Abdullah Ibrahim made it kwaai. A deep red kind of kwaai.

Fugard's Tearoom

Fugard’s Tearoom

Remember bulls eyes and scones and crème soda floats? Yes you do. It’s all coming back. Master Harold and the Boys were there.

Gandhi's Tea

Gandhi’s Tea

No milk, thank you. No sugar. He is not an English lady. And he thinks Western Civilization is an excellent idea. He lived in Durbs once, you know. He did South Africa proud.

Mama Afrika

Mama Afrika

Miriam Makeba’s voice was like creamed honey.
Okay alright then, it was like double chocolate malt.

There was only one Mama Afrika.

The Baxter

The Baxter

Orange you glad it’s this big and cheeky? Don’t you just love how the Sixties came and slapped the Fifties in the face? Dancers and thespians, The Baxter is Cape Town’s tribute to you.

Earthcote Heritage Colours – Whites & Off-Whites

27 Jun

HERITAGE COLOURS: Arniston White, St James White, Surfer’s Corner, Westcliff Terrace and Two Oceans

Arniston White

Arniston White

In February, the sun hammers down on the crunchy white sand. That’s not snow white, that’s blister white. Wear slip slops and sunblock, and don’t get tangled up in the old fishermen’s ropes.

St James White

St James White

Little old white cottages.
Big old white sharks.
Train tracks in between.
White weddings every Saturday in the stone church between the mountain, the sky and the sea.

Surfer's Corner

Surfer’s Corner

It’s warmer this side, in False Bay. None of that icy water that bites your bones. Sharks? What sharks? Where? OK. Let’s go catch a wave and a samoosa from the Majestic Cafe. And pick up some wax from Corner Surf.

Westcliff Terrace

Westcliff Terrace

At night, zoo lions groan. Do they mourn the bushveld? Do they not know they sleep on prime real estate? Can’t they smell the Pimm’s?

Two Oceans

Two Oceans

On the Atlantic side it’s cold, on Indian side it’s warm. Somewhere in the middle, it must be perfect. Just don’t let the baboons jump into your car.

Fishy loo and metallic tyres

25 Jun

DORADO: fishy loo decor & metallic tyres

Metallic tyre flower pot by Riaan Chambers

Metallic tyre flower-pot by Riaan Chambers

This aloe flower-pot was spotted on a sidewalk in Muizenberg – outside the studio of creative explorer and lighting designer extraordinaire, Riaan Chambers. Riaan makes the most beautiful things out of glass, shells, discarded materials and found objects. This is a great way to repurpose old tyres, by turning them into planters. The use of metallic paint on tyres is an unexpected twist, and notice how good metallics look in combination with white. We like that. Earthcote Dorado smooth paint would achieve exactly this kind of look.

fishy loo decor

fishy loo decor

We also love the metallic scales (pictured below) painted by Cape Town art director Alistair Palmer. This is in the ‘fishy loo’ at Olympia Cafe in Kalk Bay – one of Cape Town’s finest seafood destinations. Alister painted the scales in various tones of Earthcote Dorado, turning a dodgy looking look into a local talking point.

fishy loo decor by Alistair Palmer

fishy loo decor by Alistair Palmer

- Post & pics supplied by Jenny Mason. Check out her blog koekalooks for more

Midacote Paint Surfaces

21 Jun

Give your furniture a few more years of life with a fresh coat of Midacote paint

Chipboard painted with Midacote Satin stripes

Chipboard painted with Midacote Satin stripes

Midacote Paint Surfaces

It’s interesting how paint can transform utilitarian surfaces and give them a completely different vibe. This is an example of how painted chipboard looks, when coated with Midacote Satin. It makes a great backdrop for plants in a patio area (photographed here at the Montebello Garden Centre in Newlands.) We like how the bright stripes look in fresh pure white and postbox red. (Paint & Place has a great selection of bright reds.) We’ve also seen a similar effect where tables were covered with hessian, and a solvent-based paint like Midacote Satin was used to ‘glue’ the fabric to the table, creating an interesting textured surface. (And it’s washable.) The idea, really, is to consider paint to give unexpected character to surfaces – and if furniture looks like it’s on its last legs, it’s amazing how a coat of paint can give it a few more years of life.

- Post by Jenny Mason. Check out her blog koekalooks for more great ideas

Intensifying Garden Walls in Winter

14 Jun

DARK & INTENSE: Let green be seen in your garden by intensifying walls in Winter

Intense Green Garden Wall

Intense Green Garden Wall

If you don’t think Winter is the season for painting and working in the garden, here’s a thought.

See how garden foliage kicks out against chocolate and charcoal walls, especially in Autumn and Winter when the light is filtered and the air is crisp. After a shower of rain, greens seem somehow even brighter, and dark walls, richer and more intense.

A good call for a garden wall: to offset foliage, paint it a deep grey or peppercorn. ‘Peppercorn’ is a dark chocolate, while ‘Licorice’ is the most popular charcoal in our selection of Midas 300 colours.

Look how the evocative colour shift of autumn leaves kicks out from a deep donkey grey wall, painted in ‘Storm’. Darker colours create a foil for your garden to get showy.

Deep Donkey Grey Wall

Deep Donkey Grey Wall

Ask in-store to see our popular ‘earth & grey’ options for garden walls and exteriors, all available in Envirolite Zero VOC eco-wise formulations. Much better for the air you breathe, and for the planet.

Be more salvage savvy

“The shot up at the top shows how you can put old unwanted metal work to good use. These not so attractive burglar bars were discarded during a renovation project of mine. We painted them the same colour as the wall, mounted them on a wooden frame and turned them into a trellis for our creeper.” – koekalooks

  • This Special Project post is by serial renovator Jenny Mason. Check out her blog koekalooks for more great ideas
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