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Use leftover paint to add pizazz to furniture and kitchen items.  

FUN USES FOR LEFTOVER PAINT: Summer is a prime time for indoor and outdoor painting projects – and leftover paint. Why not use it for home décor projects?

Here are some fast, easy and fun ideas, courtesy of the Paint Quality Institute.

Most of these projects take just a small amount of paint, but they can make a big difference in your home décor.

Kitchen kitsch: It takes only a little leftover paint to impart canisters, coasters, or the handles of wooden spoons and spatulas with bright, fun color that can make cooking more joyful.

Colorize flowerpots:  Paint planters or flowerpots one solid color, or embellish them with patterns.

Dress up a dresser: Have an old dresser that’s tired-looking? Spice it up with paint.  Use different colors on different parts for added visual interest. 

Beautify a built-in:  Embellish built-in bookcases, cabinets, or a mantelpiece with leftover paint to create striking elements in your décor.

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CertaPro, a house painting franchise, has a motto that “painting is personal.” When Jeremy and Jennifer Rhett became franchisees 15 years ago, however, they didn’t realize just how much that motto would one day mean to them. In 2013, the couple used the franchise’s infrastructure and economic stability to found a non-profit organization dedicated to training teachers to help struggling readers. Here’s what the pair has learned.

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Name: Jeremy and Jennifer Rhett

Franchise owned: CertaPro Painters of Atlanta

How long have you owned a franchise?

We opened in 2001. We purchased a second franchise territory in 2006.

Why franchising?

Franchising and CertaPro Painters allows us to have the backing and the power of a national brand and the personal touch and warmth of a community, family-owned business.

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