If you are looking to stain or paint in and around the house, now is a great time to visit your local Home Depot Canada store! Receive a $7 online rebate when you purchase a 3.78L can or a $25 online rebate when you purchase a 18.9L pail. This offer is valid on BEHR or CIL interior or exterior paint, primer or stain, on 3.78L cans of Thompson’s WaterSeal waterproofing and on 3.43L cans of Rust-oleum Restore deck cover.
My husband and I have had a backyard project in the works now well over a year. We have an attached garage but it’s small and although we started out using it as a spot to park one of our vehicles it has slowly been taken over by children’s bikes and play equipment, various lawn and home maintenance supplies but more recently as our makeshift home gym. With the later being the most exciting, we decided it was time we bought or built a shed for our backyard and regain that valuable space.
For a few years we shopped around at the big box stores for a ready-made shed, but nothing caught our eye. Plus, I am pretty firm on the vision for our home and although I was tempted to settle on a few occasions I am so very glad I waited! A local highschool teacher shared with us a possibility that not too many people are either aware of or consider, or perhaps we are just lucky to have this opportunity in our city. Did you know that some high schools offer woodshop services to the public for just the cost of materials?! Plus, the high schools (at least in our area) have an agreement with a local building store, which gives them a discount on materials and the high schools pass that discount onto the clients. Needless to say there can be a wait list depending on the project you have in mind.
My husband and I jumped at the opportunity and we were contacted this past fall to say we were at the top of the list if we wanted to proceed. Am I ever glad we decided to wait! For about the same price as a large big box shed we now have a custom, craftsman style, permanent shed in our backyard. It is larger than we had originally anticipated, so we were cringing at the extra costs that weren’t included in the overall project (cement, gravel, shingles, plexi glass, exterior paint) but with this rebate from Home Depot, we will save a little money and we can customize the colours to blend with our home and backyard palette, this makes me extremely happy!
(Photo credit: Nicki Varkevisser)
(Expiry: 2nd July 2014)