DIY Pallet Wood Sign Project

Not only does this project make use of recycled materials but it is quick and easy to put together. My kind of project! Take a look at these stylish home decor signs that can be made to suit your style! Curious how to make your own? Let me show you how...  ...

DIY Cabinet Door Serving Tray!

Breakfast In Bed Anyone? Once you have the perfect serving tray there'll be no excuses why you can't... aside from crumbs in the sheets that is 🙂 Keep reading to learn how you can make your own tray from an old cabinet door.     Don’t you just love a...

Making Monogram Wall Art

‘Tis the season to be making homemade gifts! So instead of getting caught up on buying the latest and greatest gadgets why not create something simple and from the heart. A monogram is a simple way to personalize your gift and can be applied to so many different...

Decorative Chalkboard Plate

I had so much fun making these custom chargers for our holiday table at our studio that I wanted to share the project with all of you! It’s a perfect way to personalize your table settings without breaking the bank! Charger plates, or service plates, are larger plates...

Painted Burlap Christmas Bow

Homemade Christmas ornaments and décor always seem to make the holidays a little homier.  I wanted to created a large bow that had a bit more personality than some of the ones you might find in the Christmas aisle at the hardware store. For this project I’m using:...

DIY Upcycled Wine Glasses

Hello! It’s Deanna from Interiors To Inspire here bringing you another easy and fun DIY project. This project will show you how to turn your ordinary glassware into classy tableware that is sure to shine! I love this project because it can also be used on other items...

D.I.Y. Personalized Artwork

Thanks for checking out my tutorial on how to create a one of a kind art piece that is sure to inspire a little creativity in us all! The title is DIY Personalized Artwork which is a bit of a clue as to what we are making. If you didn't already know DIY stands for...

Painting and Waxing a Wall

Inspired by page 84 in Annie Sloan’s Quick & Easy Paint Transformations Book. If you are looking to create a beautiful feature wall in your own space consider using Chalk Paint™ and Soft Wax. This Do-It- Yourself finish is easy to do and since everything dries...

VIDEO | How to Apply Soft Wax

In the video, I mixed Annie Sloan’s Black and White Chalk Paint™ Wax to create a wax with grey tones.  When I’m painting or waxing a stool or chair I always like to start on the underside and then flip it...

The Two Colour Distress Finish

Look at these awesome colour combinations and textures we have created using the two colour distress technique. Want to know how to create this finish yourself? Here’s how you do it.     Start by painting a base colour. This will be the colour that just...

VIDEO | What is a MixMat?

Annie Sloan’s line of products is constantly evolving and growing.  One of her most recent additions is the MixMat™. It’s a great tool for mixing new colors, creating color recipes, off loading and charging rollers, stamping and practicing stenciling.  We love using...

Stenciled Rust & Patina Finish

Like this blog post? Share it! Don’t you just love the look of this dresser? Whether you want to create this finish for yourself or just want to know how we did it keep on reading!     To get started, these are the tools and supplies you’ll need.  ...

How To Choose A Topcoat

This past weekend we hosted a free demo on How To Choose A Topcoat. The session went over all of the different topcoats we sell in our store, the difference between the products, and when to choose which one. [video width="1920" height="1080"...

Creating The PAINT BAR Sign

Keep reading to find out how we created The PAINT BAR sign! By now you might have heard about The PAINT BAR, but just in case you haven’t let me tell you a bit about it. We have set up our studio for you to work on your projects, play with paint, sip coffee and be...

Pattern Paint Rollers are So Fun!

We're super excited to show you these new pattern paint rollers at Interiors to Inspire! Click here to get your hands on these and start your patterned paint...

How to Stencil Your Walls

Stencilling your walls can seem quite intimidating if you’ve never done it before. In this tutorial, I am going to show you that it can actually be quite simple. It is a fast, easy and inexpensive way to update and create custom finishes in your own home. What I love...

Bar Stool Revival: Rust and Patina

Happy New Year! Welcome back to our Bar Stool Revival. I am so excited to share with you Bar Stool #2 because I can teach you all about one of my favourite faux finishing techniques, creating rust! If you are just joining us now check out our previous blog posts here....

The ITI Ultimate Gift Guide!

Not sure what to ask Santa for this Christmas? Need some ideas and inspiration for your wish list? Is there a DIYer, Upcycler, Furniture Painter, Mixed Media Artist or Hobbyist who you're shopping for? I've put together this handy Christmas Gift Guide with some of our...

Bar Stool Revival: Vintage Rose

You may have seen our recent posts on Facebook about a new project we are working on called Bar Stool Revival. Just in case you aren’t already following us on Facebook, I’ll explain: The Paint Bar Stools in our studio are plain and boring *yawn*, so we thought time to...

Herringbone Painted Floor Cloth

So what’s the deal with these floor cloths anyways? Traditional floor cloths were made in France back in the 1400’s and were stenciled and patterned by the lady of the house; often used under the kitchen table as a crumb cloth. Today used not only for function but...

Create a Industrial Metal Finish

In the steps below, we're going to teach you how to create your very own Industrial Metal Finish! Your first step is to find a piece of furniture. We chose this funky console table and decided to finish the base which is shaped like a giant X. You can choose whatever...

Cleaning Paint & Wax Brushes

When investing in a high quality, effective, durable natural-bristle or synthetic brush, it is important you take good care of it. This is your go-to guide for cleaning your paint and wax brushes. Paint Brushes  After using your brush with a water based paint, rinse...

Creating an Old Stone Finish

Create the illusion of old stone that’s cracked, chunky and worn looking. This finish was done on an old flower pot that had been painted and was ready for a new look. If you have a new terracotta, plastic or ceramic (etc.) pot, you can start by base coating your pot...

DEMO | How to Apply Gel Stain

Deanna demonstrates for us how to apply Gel Stain by General Finishes to your wooden piece using a foam brush. Thanks for watching!     Do you have any questions about Gel Stain, or any other General Finishes products? Ask us in the comments...

DEMO | Applying Textura Paste

Deanna demonstrates for us how to apply a textured finish to your piece using a stencil and Wood Icing Textura Paste. Thanks for watching!   Do you have any questions about creating textured finishes, using Textura Paste or using any other Wood Icing products?...

“Dry Brushing” a Plastic Chair

With warm weather and sunny skies around the corner, most of us will be spending more time enjoying the outdoors in our yards and on our decks. In this post, Kerri shows us how to transform a cheap and cheerful plastic patio chair into a beachy dream! She took this...

How to Choose a Brush for Your Project

Interiors to Inspire carries a wide array of brushes, tools, paints, stains and topcoats to help you with your painting projects and for creating a variety of finishes – shabby chic, modern, wash, textured, crackle, and many more. Sometimes, it can be tricky to choose...

How to Apply Clear Topcoats

A perfect complement to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™, Artisan Enhancements Topcoats offer an alternative, protective finish to the traditional, hand-polished look of Annie Sloan waxes. Both Artisan Enhancements Topcoats; Clear Finish and Clear Topcoat Sealer have no VOCs...

How to Use Annie Sloan Lacquer

Annie Sloan Lacquer is a great topcoat choice for floors, dining room table tops, furniture or cabinetry with glazed finishes. It is very durable, non-yellowing and scuff resistant. It is also resistant to alcohol spills and is very ring resistant; meaning it can...

How to Use Annie Sloan Soft Wax

How to Use Annie Sloan Soft Wax A guide to applying the wax, troubleshooting when something ‘goes wrong,’ and a waxing FAQ Annie Sloan Soft Wax is the perfect partner for Chalk Paint™. Developed to work together, Soft Wax is used for protection and to give a beautiful...

Choosing a Topcoat for Chalk Paintâ„¢

From dressers, to kitchen cabinets, to your floors, we know you love painting EVERYTHING. This can make for some tricky decision-making when choosing how to seal your piece. Dark or clear wax? To lacquer, or not to lacquer? What if I want a glossy finish? Will my...

How To Use Java Gel Stain

New to Interiors to Inspire - Oil Based Gel Stains by General Finishes General Finishes is the creator of JAVA GEL, the popular stain that has been featured widely on blogs and social media pages dedicated to repurposing and up-cycling furniture and cabinets. We...

Smooth Chalk Paintâ„¢ Finish

People often ask us if you can "roll" Chalk Paintâ„¢ by Annie Sloan onto your piece. The answer is yes, you absolutely can! In this quick post, I'll show you how to use a velour roller and Annie Sloan's flat brush to create a smooth, long-lasting finish. First, when...