Raw Wood Inspired Chalk Paint

Here at the Interiors to Inspire studio we love a challenge 🙂  We're not big fans of chemical strippers and we like to avoid hours upon hours of sanding off old finishes whenever we can.  In the video I’m creating a finish with Chalk Paint based off of a...

Create a Matching Set starring Chalk Paint + Saltwash

Here at Interiors to Inspire studio we love refinishing furniture for our awesome clientele!  Just the other week we refinished a sideboard into a change table and made it a matching set by refinishing the crib.  Creating matching sets of...

Gel Stains by General Finishes – Tips and Tricks

Updating old wood furniture and cabinets doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive.  Here at the Interiors to Inspire studio we love using General Finishes Gel Stains to quickly refinish old wood surfaces without loosing all of that wood grain goodness. ...

Chalk Paint™ vs IKEA Furniture

We often get asked if Chalk Paint will work on IKEA furniture.  The answer is absolutely yes!  In general Chalk Paint covers IKEA finishes well and bonds nicely.  Most of their finishes do not require any extra steps, no sanding or priming.  However, they...

How to Ombre

Creating a beautiful ombre accent wall or furniture item is a great way to change the mood or feeling of a space.  In the video I’m working on a sample board however this technique can easily be applied to almost anything in your...

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... Here's what...

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...

Pattern Painted Paper

  Here's some fun ideas when it comes making Pattern Painted Paper (Now try saying that three times fast, ha ha). Scroll down the page to watch a How To video that will show you the steps I took to create these fun & festive papers. Can you tell I had...

DIY Stamped Wrapping Paper

Add an extra special touch to your gifts with hand stamped wrapping paper!     This How-To video will show you the steps I took to make a couple of tree shaped stamps and how I used them to create custom wrapping paper. I had so much fun making this video...

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...

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...

Experimenting with SALTWASH™

Conventional uses of Saltwash™ are very striking and appealing but a little experimenting never hurt anyone and I wanted to see what else it could do. In the video, I created four test boards using a combination of Saltwash™ and Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan. I’d love...

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...

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...

How to Mix Chalk Paint™ Colors

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

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.     Dresser (or any kind of flat...

Glazed and Foiled Regal Style Cabinet

This month we are focusing on the amazing Artisan Enhancements product line. The AE products provide so many ways to customize your project to get the exact look you want! There are endless creative options and the products are so much fun to work with. We found this...

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"...