Welcome WOW 1 DAY PAINTING Metro Detroit!

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We are so excited to welcome our newest Franchise Partner: Jason Tink!

Residents and business owners in the Detroit Metro area can expect to see Jason’s clean, shiny vans and friendly, uniformed painters as he hits the ground running with his residential and commercial painting franchise.

We had a chance to sit down and chat with Jason to find out what made him say WOW! to WOW 1 DAY PAINTING:

What were your backgrounds prior to WOW?

“I worked in real estate services specifically in acquisitions and management. Prior to this, I spent some time with WOW 1 DAY PAINTING’s sister company 1-800-GOT-JUNK? as a franchise owner.”

Why did you choose WOW 1 DAY PAINTING?

“Given my background in real estate, I knew there was a demand to professionalize the painting industry in my neighborhood. I wanted to run my own business and I knew WOW 1 DAY PAINTING would provide me with the support I needed to help my business flourish.”

What are you looking forward to most about being a business owner?

“Being a part of something bigger! I want to build a business that works closely with its customers and lives to WOW their expectations. I’m also very excited about being able to build a team with an exceptional culture first-hand.”

What is your favourite colour and why?

“Any color, if you like it, I probably like it too!”

What are your passions outside of work?

“I enjoy participating in endurance events like trail running, ultra marathons, century rides, and ironmans. I love being outside and take any opportunity I can to enjoy the activities I like.”

What makes Detroit unique?

“We’re a border town to Canada, and we have four seasons. Detroit provides great opportunities for people like me who enjoy all seasons and being outdoors all year round.”

Fun facts about you, or anything else you’d like to share?

“I’m excited to be working with people from the metro area of Detroit. I look forward to joining local business groups to see how we can support each other through these vibrant communities. I’m going to be a busy man and I couldn’t be more thrilled!”

We’re so excited to welcome Jason to the WOW 1 DAY PAINTING family! Connect with him on his local WOW 1 DAY PAINTING Troy page here.

Decorating College Dorms

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There is nothing more exciting than walking into your college dorm room the first week of classes. It may be an older building, a small room, and painted an awful shade of you-would-never-choose-that-color … but none of that matters to you. This dorm represents a fresh start – new year, new opportunities, and new adventures. This fresh start begins with the dorm room you are going to occupy for the next few months.

You will take part in several activities and have a busy class schedule, but keep in mind, a large amount of your time will be spent in your dorm. Whether it’s studying, getting some alone time, or binging on Netflix, this dorm room is your refuge. There are several ways you can make your sanctuary a little piece of heaven.

According to Business Insider, “the average college student is spending a record $907 on dorm décor.” I don’t know about you, but I did not have the luxury in college to spend almost a thousand dollars on decorations. I had to find creative, and cost-effective ways, to make the 550 square feet that was my room, my own.

shutterstock_372145372First of all, if you are allowed to paint your walls, DO IT! There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint to mark your territory. However, most dorms don’t allow you to do this. Instead, an easy solution is decorating those bare walls with pieces of art that add a personal touch to your space. At my campus, several times throughout the semester kiosks would pop up selling medium sized photo canvases. These were by no means original or quality photos, however, they were affordable and perfect for my situation. Whether it was a picture of Times Square, or an arbitrary Beatles lyric against a grey background, these canvases made me feel like the room was my own.

shutterstock_326689211Next, and perhaps most important, is your use of space. Most likely, your dorm room is quaint and cozy (a polite way of saying it’s small). Keeping your room clutter free allows you to feel like you have enough space to live and breathe. Storage containers were my personal favorite, allowing me to keep my room clean and relatively spacious. Another way I saved space was hanging up my mirror on the back of my closet door.  I had one chair for my desk, and no others. If people were visiting, we could sit in the communal living room or we could sit on the bed. Additional chairs would have taken up too much space.

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Lastly, have some fun with your room. This is your space – no parents, significant other or landlord telling you how you should decorate. Tumblr and Pinterest are amazing resources for finding creative ways to brighten up your space. A lot of people purchase Christmas lights and string them along their ceilings to give the room extra light. I didn’t have enough counters to place photo frames everywhere, so I just taped photos to the wall above my bed. I used empty jam jars as pencil containers, the possibilities are endless. This is your room. Decorate it in a way that makes you happy to step into it.

 

Kristina Obodovskiy is a Marketing Coordinator with WOW 1 DAY PAINTING and sister companies 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, Shack Shine and You Move Me. Kristina loves to spend her time hiking, reading and planning her next travelling adventure. You can find her on LinkedIn.

 

Welcome WOW 1 DAY PAINTING Inland Empire!

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We are so excited to welcome our newest Franchise Partner: Adam Rendle!

Residents and business owners in California’s Inland Empire area can expect to see Adam’s clean, shiny vans and friendly, uniformed painters as he hits the ground running with his residential and commercial painting franchise.

We had a chance to sit down and chat with Adam to find out what made him say WOW! to WOW 1 DAY PAINTING

What was your background prior to WOW?

I was a technician for a local BMW retailer.”

What inspired this big career change for you? Why did you chose WOW 1 DAY PAINTING?

I was looking into opening an automotive shop but the more I looked into it I realized the start up and upkeep costs were too high and out of my reach. I started looking for other business opportunities in the service industry that I could partake in and I came across WOW 1 DAY PAINTING. I did some research and compared them to the competition. I liked the model, it immediately stood out to me. Ultimately it was a better fit for me.”

What are you looking forward to most about being a business owner?

I am excited about being creative and finding efficient ways to run my business. The freedom of doing things my way and the anticipation and potential to see it grow.”

What is your favourite colour and why?

Blue! Because I live close to the ocean, and my daughter’s eyes are blue.”

What do you like to do for fun?

I really enjoy spending time with my family and friends and I like to barbeque. I am an avid camper and love experiencing the great outdoor adventures Southern California has to offer.”

What makes San Bernardino and Riverside Counties unique?

My whole life is here! My family, friends, career, and church. I was born and have been raised in this region. The only time I have ever lived outside the state was a brief stint when I was in the air force stationed in Alaska, but I came back home as soon as I could. I like how I can snowboard and surf in the same day. I like the cultural diversity in the Inland Empire area and I really enjoy the Southern California lifestyle.

Fun facts:

I am a bit of a thrill seeker. I am always preparing for my next adventure. Most recently, I went skydiving and I’m looking forward to continuing the momentum from this experience.”

We’re so excited to welcome Adam to the WOW 1 DAY PAINTING family! Connect with him on his local WOW 1 DAY PAINTING Riverside page here.

Summer Drinks for Decor Inspiration

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No matter how much you love winter, spring, or fall, it seems like everyone lives for summer. The warm weather and the longer days provide the perfect excuse to throw a themed barbeque, head to the beach with a cooler of cold ones, or just relax on the porch with some sweet iced tea. To emulate the vibrancy of the season, try using your favourite summer beverages as decor inspiration.

Yellow

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Summer just isn’t summer without lemonade – hard or not. It’s the perfect mix of sweet and sour, and most importantly, it’s refreshing. You can make use of lemonade yellow both inside your home and out. Mimic the lemonade chilling in the fridge by painting your kitchen cabinets the same color and putting a bowl of lemons on the counter, or add some brightness to your living room with a feature wall, striped throw pillows, or lampshades. Additionally, make the sun jealous with yellow patio umbrellas, potted daisies, and a freshly painted front door!

For an earthier shade of yellow, look to your favourite summer beers like lagers and pilsners – perfect for patio weather. Re-stain your backyard deck to match the pints by the barbeque or paint some fun birdhouses to hang from the trees.

Greens

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Other than a beach holiday, summer is probably the only time you blend up a classic lime margarita. And whether or not you have an umbrella to toss in the glass, there’s just something festive about this summer drink that’s perfect to emulate in your home decoration. Try blending a bit of fun into your front hall with a lime area rug and matching picture frames. Make dinnertime a festivity with green walls and lime-patterned chair covers and napkins. Or add some creative curb appeal to your home with lime green fences and front door.

Pinks

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If you always wanted to be Rizzo or have fond memories of seed-spitting contests, look to pink lemonade and watermelon tea for your “pinksperation.” All shades of pink are easy to incorporate into your garden with hydrangeas, petunias, roses, and tulips. You can also add it to your patio with planter pots (store-bought or painted yourself), deck chairs and striped seat cushions, or a freshly painted picnic table.

If you’re looking for a slightly less vivid pink, look to strawberry and raspberry daiquiris. These deeper pinks can also be put to good use in your garden through raspberry bushes, bee balm, dahlias, and peonies. But if you still want to be bold, repaint the entire deck! Darker pinks, verging on red, are also the perfect color to paint your kitchen or dining room walls, or to add to the bedroom with accents like candles, throw blankets, and mirror frames.

If you want some summer lovin’ all year long, mix it up and add a bit of lemon yellow, lime green, and watermelon pink throughout your home! Your decor doesn’t need to change with the seasons – leave drabness at the door.

 

Rachel Morgan is a Communications Coordinator for WOW 1 DAY PAINTING and sister companies 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, You Move Me, and Shack Shine. Rachel loves to spend her free time reading, listening to music, and enjoying the outdoors.

 

A bold statement – black walls for your interiors: 7 tips on how to make black wall paint work

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Painting your walls black is a contemporary trend that can work well with both minimalist and sophisticated styles. Generally, black has a bit of a somber reputation because of its association with the dark and the moody. Alternatively, when we look at interior design, black actually loses its somber qualities and becomes more of a neutral tone that is versatile. In a modern, non-conventional setting, black just simply works. It is an unpretentious color that goes with everything.

When using black wall paint, there are multiple options: accent walls, decor, or even as a color theme for an entire room. Here are seven tips to help you make the most of black wall paint in your rooms and to make a bold statement with your interior design:

Choose a room with good lighting

Because black walls can be overwhelming, it is important to have plenty of natural light, or your room could end up looking like a dreaded dungeon. Unless this is the look you’re going for, consider the right type of interior lighting. A great design trick with black walls is adding furniture and accessories that hold a glossy finish and reflect the light.

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Stay minimal

If you’re not sure about covering the entire room in black, start with just one wall or a section. You can also incorporate the color in gradually, then choose a simple color palette for the overall design of your room. If you choose to paint your whole room black, you’re in for a surprise, with the right lighting this can actually create the illusion of a larger space.

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Add lighting

See the many facets of black and transform it with light. Positioning lights close to the darker walls or right against them will create a beautiful effect and will render a sophisticated touch to the room. Wall sconces and lamps make great lighting pieces for black walls.

Balance it out with light colors

If a large portion of your room is already painted in a dark color, consider adding in a few light tones to the rest of your interior design scheme. This will help balance the tones and make your wall stand out. White, ivory, and cream are all great choices that add contrast. Keep in mind, while black does go well with everything, it’s best to keep the color combinations to a maximum of three. One of the most popular modern color schemes is the classy combination of black and white.

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Decorate!  

Photos, paintings, and mirrors will all stand out on a dark wall. You can also add contrasting wall decals or functional shelves. Not only will you manage to tame the black, but your decorations will stand out beautifully.

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Add patterns

…But don’t overdo it! A black canvas is as good as a white one. Creating contrasting patterns and soft textures will add a unique level of sophistication to your space. Popular trends include floral patterns, stripes, and paisleys. A couple small elements with similar patterns will usually do the trick. These elements will add more excitement to the room and will often soften the “harsh” black.

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Personalize it. Every day.

Make it your own work of art! A great personalization option is black chalkboard paint on your walls. If you enjoy drawing, add your favorite drawings or write inspirational messages on your walls. The best thing about chalkboard paint is, you can change your drawings as often as you like. If drawing is not really your thing, add a few designs or decals, and paint a frame around your wall so it becomes your personal art piece.

Anca Apostu is an email marketing specialist with WOW 1 DAY PAINTING and sister companies 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and You Move Me. When she’s not creating email campaigns, she can be found in one of three places: at home, playing piano, catching up on soccer games or reading about music; at a concert; or out for a walk in the woods.  You can also find her on LinkedIn.

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