If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ll know that I recently had the pleasure of riding my first-ever helicopter with Canadian Tire. Being a major item to cross off on my bucket list, I immediately jumped at the opportunity when it landed in my inbox. Talk about an experience to last a lifetime!
Over the past few years since moving to Toronto, I’ve been renting, and living the renter life truly limits you to how much you can change up a space. Being someone else’s property, it’s not exactly easy to make modifications as you see fit. I can’t have the marble counter top of my dreams, or a beautiful aluminum back splash (but those will still remain my one-day goals). Although simple changes such as painting the walls and hanging up picture frames have always been an option, I always hesitated due to the fact that I have a dog, and there’s no way that I can keep him from running in and playing with the equipment. Which meant that the dream of adding some colour into my life was placed in the back burner.
Enter Canadian Tire’s Premier Paint collection. But more on that later.
Mel and I were invited to take part in the World’s Premier Paint Experience, a little activation that involved a helicopter ride with the Canadian Tire team and Colin & Justin. Unbeknownst to us, the team had taken over the parking lot of a Canadian Tire and turned it into the World’s Largest Paint Swatch. We were whisked away in a car service early in the afternoon last week to make the trip up to Eagles Nest Golf Club in order to board our helicopter to view the swatch. At about 1,000 feet up in the air, the 35,000 square foot swatch looked insane! I can honestly say that I’ve never had the opportunity to pick my colour selection from that high up before.
We had the opportunity of chatting with Colin & Justin while hovering above the paint swatch, to learn more about the new colour range and its various benefits. That’s when I learned that the formulation calls for no VOCs, a one-coat application, and a built-in primer. All of this was heaven to my ears as a dog owner. The only thing left to do at that point was to pick my colour.
Once we landed, we were each given a kit of paint supplies that included a paint roller, paint roller refill, various paint brushes, paint can opener, plastic paint tray + liner, and a mixing stick. They seriously thought of everything that we would need for a DIY. And for all of you who patiently waited to find out which colour I picked, drumroll please…a grey! And not just any grey, but Mushroom (PR16S07). I recently learned that grey is actually one of the most colourful shades in the spectrum – so for all of you out there who tell me that I never use colour, right back at ya!
Here’s a quick little science lesson for all the doubters. A red apple is red because its molecules are reflecting red onto your eyes and absorbing all of the other colours of the spectrum. So in theory the apple is every single colour except red. Apply this to things that you recognize as grey, and it essentially means that whatever the object is, it has absorbed every visible colour that is recognizable to the human eye and is rejecting grey – so that you see the object as grey. Essentially, the paint colour that I chose is actually every single colour possible.
So what am I going to do with my paint? You’ll just have to come back next week to find out! Trust me, you’ll appreciate the wait.
And if you didn’t get chance to follow along the experience with me on my Instagram Story last week, then make sure to scroll to the end of this post to relive the whole ride!
This post was sponsored by: Canadian Tire