One Paint Can Challenge

Creating and maintaining a space at home that you can fully enjoy takes some work and maintenance. And we know that can sometimes seem daunting. Here at Orchard, we’ve been challenging ourselves to think of quick and easy ways our neighbors can tackle the sort of projects at home that often seem daunting. 

So, here is your mission: the one paint can challenge. What are all the little things you could do around your house with one can of paint and no deep painting expertise to make a big difference in your home? We believe that, with one can of paint, you can have an impact– bringing new joy to a space you’ll be enjoying every day. And with the right color choice, you can find several ways to bring your personality into your space without spending significant time and energy on the project.

And it’s easier than you think.

To kick off your brainstorming, here are five of the types of small paint jobs you can tackle with one can of paint to accentuate—and transform—your home.

1. Give your pots a makeover

Adding a little splash of color to your pots—especially with interesting lines and angles—can accentuate the beauty of your indoor plants and add personality to the space around it. 

2. Turn your picture frames into a mini gallery

Bring new life to your old picture frames—or even pick some up at the local flea market or craft store—and turn them into a beautiful entryway or hallway display with the right paint choice.

3. Turn vintage luggage into furniture

If you have some beat up luggage no longer suitable for their original function (or want to go on the hunt to find some), stacking and giving them a paint job can transform them into an ideal nightstand or table. 

4. Express yourself on the inside

If you’re looking for a place to add a bold dash of personality, the inside of dresser, vanity, or nightstand drawers can be a great place to introduce a bit of color.

5. Dip-dye your seat

One easy way to “dip your toe” into the dip-dying trend is to transform a stool. Tape off the same amount of the leg of each stool and then dip it in a bright hue to create a bold accent for your furniture.

These are just a few quick ideas to inspire you as you think about all the things that you could do to transform and accent your home with one can of paint. If you’re looking from more ideas, come into your local Orchard to talk to one of our paint specialists about other ideas that will inspire you.

We hope that you’ll find a color that is truly you. (And don’t forget about our paint color guarantee; we’ll find a way to match whatever color you need.) And then embark on the one paint can challenge.

If you take us up on the offer, be sure to take photos of the results and share it with us on Instagram and/or on your local store’s Facebook page. We want to see what you can do with one can of paint, to inspire us all to take those small, easy steps to try something new and give us a fresh reason to enjoy our homes.

Behind-the-Scenes of Designing Spaces

If you’re an avid viewer of Lifetime’s Designing Spaces, you may have seen a familiar sight last Friday, as one couple’s desire to transform their backyard brought them into Orchard in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Missed it? The segment is available over at the Designing Spaces website.

In the episode, homeowners Jeannie and Kenny are getting their backyard ready to host a party. After checking out Orchard, they decide to come to the store in person and talk with our experts to think through how they can build a backyard ideal for hosting friends and family.

It was a fascinating experience for our team to follow Jeannie and Kenny, and the Designing Spaces team, throughout this journey­– from first being contacted by the show about the idea all the way to celebrating at the couple’s home and seeing all of their selections come to life in their backyard oasis.

“The team from Designing Spaces had shopped our stores and thought it would be a good fit for what they were doing,” said Scott Hankal, Orchard’s Director of Promotions and Performance. “We felt that the viewer of Designing Spaces is just the sort of home enjoyer that we seek to serve at Orchard.”

Scott said he was especially happy that the Designing Spaces piece featured the Orchard associates who make our stores unmatched in the marketplace and demonstrated Orchard’s commitment to bringing the humanity back to the retail experience.

“We really appreciated the opportunity to showcase some of our human services like our WorkBench and Potting Bench and that the segment ended up featuring our patio furniture and grill experts,” he said.

Designing Spaces producer Erin Parker agreed.

“The experts at Orchard were so friendly, and I think we were able to capture that in their genuine personalities in their piece,” Erin said. “They were all extremely knowledgeable of their area.”

“The store looked absolutely stunning--very colorful,” Erin added. “It made our job really easy. The signage is amazing there, so we wanted to be sure to capture it and ensure that we got some of the specialty products that Orchard carries.”

Stacy Sutter from Orchard’s promotions team made the trip down to watch the shoot unfold in person.

“It was a really fun, spontaneous project,” Stacy said. “The team there in Florida was jazzed. The associate who ended up guiding them through the store was just a cool dude. It was great to look at this diverse group of experts we have down in Florida who represent Orchard Supply Hardware.”

The taping of the episode wasn’t without its drama, though.

During taping of the episode, Florida’s weather was up to its usual tricks.

“In the midst of shooting, it started pouring down rain,” Stacy said. “Luckily, it rained while we were in the store, but all our external shooting ended up happening during good weather.”

Stacy said that it was clear the Designing Spaces team saw in Orchard a store that exemplified what their show was all about.

“You could genuinely tell that the Designing Spaces team loved the store,” Stacy said. “They even welcomed our team to the homeowner’s home at the end of the shoot. They really embraced us. It was a great relationship.”

Mary Arfeli, who is part of Orchard’s team in Florida, said that, while she had done trade shows, having about a week to think through and get prepared for a television shoot was a new experience. For instance, as they prepared for the shoot, it of course caught the attention of other customers in the store.

“We knew a patio set the owner was interested in,” Mary said, noting that as they prepared the store to have the camera crew come in, their work around the patio sets caught the attention of neighbors shopping in the store. “It inspired customers to come sit on the patio sets...They wanted to buy it!”

Luckily, they didn’t run out of the furniture the homeowners wanted to look at on their visit. In fact, they found just what they wanted to bring their vision for their backyard to life.

“It was great; we found everything we needed, and probably more,” Jeannie, the homeowner, said during the episode.

“Orchard Supply Hardware made it fun and easy,” she added.

Stacy said she was most proud of watching the team in Florida come together to make this episode possible.

“Overall, it was this whirlwind experience and adrenaline rush, pulling this all together,” Stacy said. “One of our Florida associates said that you can go elsewhere to build your house, but you come to Orchard to build a home--to find all the personal touches to keep your home humming and create that happy space for yourself.”

Are you thinking about a transformation in your own backyard? If so, check out the Designing Spaces episode for some inspiration. And then come in and see our team at your neighborhood Orchard. We’ll be ready to help you think about your own backyard oasis. (Our team members really do know how to help you create homes you can enjoy. They don’t just play experts on TV.)

Patio Theme Spotlight: Fiesta

It’s about time to get ready for spring, and nothing says fun in the sun like throwing a fiesta. But what if you could keep the party going all summer long? With our Fiesta Themed Patio Collection, you can do just that and so much more. Here’s a look at the pieces that make up this festive set.

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The Perfect Gift for Everyone on Your List

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Nothing feels better than giving a loved one the perfect gift. Spark a smile this holiday season with any of the six gift baskets we’ve created to make your holiday shopping that much easier, or use them as inspiration and create your own.

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    Chef'n Mini Magnetic PepperBall & SaltBall Set
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    12-IN Color Works Silicone Cook Spoon - Red
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    11-IN Color Works Silicone Large Spatula - Red
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    Rabbit Wine Pourer with Rubber Stopper
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    Table De Paris Beverage Napkins
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    Mud Pie Circa Dip Set
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    Small Galvanized Planter
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    Ball & McCormick Salsa Mix
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    Ball & McCormick Pickle Mix
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    Recipes from a Kitchen Garden Cookbook
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    Mini 4-in-1 Soil Tester
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    Orchard 7-IN Bypass Pruner
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    Orchard Stainless Steel Wool Hand Transplanter
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    Laura Ashley Hat - Kimono
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    Laura Ashley All-Weather Garden Gloves - Daisy
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    Laura Ashley Garden Bag - Daisy
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    0.14-L Really Useful Box 6-CT
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    12-OZ Krylon Stained Glass Spray Paint - Cranberry Red
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    4-OZ Krylon Spray Glitter - Glistening Gold
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    Krylon Short Cuts Paint Pen - Chrome
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    Krylon Short Cuts Paint Pen - Gloss White
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    Krylon Short Cuts Paint Pen - Gloss Black
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    3-OZ Krylon Short Cuts Spray Paint - Leaf Green
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    1-OZ Krylon Short Cuts Brush on Paint - Ocean Blue
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    Aleene's Tacky Glue Pens 2-PK
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    4-PC General Purpose Artist Brush Set
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    9-L Really Useful Box Clear
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    Surebonder High Temp Full Size Glue Gun
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    Elmer's Craftbond Spray Adhesive
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    12-OZ Krylon Sea Glass Spray Paint - Sea Foam
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    20-YD Scotch Expressions Masking Tape - Chalkboard
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    Chalkboard Fancy Stickers 6-CT
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    Chalkboard Tags and Twine
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    Fiskars Folding Traveling Scissors (TSA Compliant!)
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    10-YD Scotch Duct Tape - Dottie
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    Washi Glitter Tape - Gold
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    Traeger'Que BBQ Sauce
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    Traeger Bamboo Cutting Board
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    Mission Grill Company Stainless Steel Bacon Grilling Rack​​​​
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    Mission Grill Company Deluxe Spatula Tongs
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    Mission Grill Company Reversible Rib and Roast Rack
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    Mission Grill Company Cast Iron Basting Set
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    Wildwood Grilling Cedar Grill Plank 2-PK
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    Flambeau Tote with Drawer
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    Zircon StudSensor SL
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    WD-40 8-OZ Lubricant with Smart Straw
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    6-IN Crescent Adjustable Wrench
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    25-FT Stanley LeverLock Measuring Tape
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    DEWALT® 6-IN Magnetic Drive Guide
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    Craftsman 22-PC Impact Drill and Driver Set
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    Johnson Powerful GripTight 9-IN Torpedo Level
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    Klein Tools 5-in-1 Screwdriver/Nut Driver
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    Vaughan Straight Claw Double Duty 10-OZ Rip Hammer
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    64-OZ Brilliant Finish Car Wash
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    Wash Boss Bucket Organizer
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    Detailer's Choice Microfiber 11-PC Car Wash in a Box
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    Enviroscent Autostyx Airfresh 2-PC
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    23-OZ Rain-X Glass Cleaner
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    23-OZ Black Magic No Scrub Wheel Cleaner
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    Rubbermaid Pop Up Trash Can
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    22-OZ Griot's Garage Interior Detailer
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    5-GAL Orchard Heavy Duty White Bucket
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Nothing feels better than giving a loved one the perfect gift. Spark a smile this holiday season with any of the six gift baskets we’ve created to make your holiday shopping that much easier, or use them as inspiration and create your own.