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...

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Chalk Paintâ„¢ 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...

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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...

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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...

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Experimenting with SALTWASHâ„¢

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...

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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...

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Chalk Paintâ„¢ for Beginner’s

A Beginner's Experience with Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan Are you new to the wonderful world of Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan? Are you looking to start your very first project? Are you feeling intimidated by the whole process? Well read on my friends, because we have a...

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DIY Hanging Terrarium

We were invited to participate in a super fun and creative project called the Ultimate Upcycle Challenge: Planted. A challenge that combines two of our favourite things: Upcycle and Charity. Of course we said yes to the challenge! The goal was to create a planter from...

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Drop-In Centre Art.Beat Mural

A Collective Art Project Before Christmas we were brainstorming some ways that Interiors to Inspire could get involved in some community happenings.  We reached out to the amazing team at the Calgary Drop In Centre and they invited us to check out their Art.Beat...

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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...

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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...

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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 to get the best performance and longevity out of it. This is your go-to guide for cleaning your paint and wax brushes. If you have any...

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What is Chalk Paintâ„¢ ?

What is Chalk Paint™? by Annie Sloan, http://anniesloanpaintandcolour.blogspot.ca Click here to read this post on Annie's blog You may have noticed that there has been some confusion recently about what Chalk Paint™ is. I would like to help make things clearer. So...

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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. Textura paste is a water-based acrylic product which has the consistency of peanut butter. You can spread it through a stencil wtih a Texture Shaper...

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“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...

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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...

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How to Use Annie Sloan Soft Wax

This is your guide to applying Annie Sloan Soft 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 mellow...

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How To Use Java Gel Stain

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. Gel Stains are heavy-bodied and do not penetrate as deeply into the wood...

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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. We hope this...

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