Home Decor Up-cycle with Chalk Paint™

Chalk Paint™ is for more than your furniture. Think outside the box and update items that may not go with your colour scheme anymore. This saves money and keeps it out of the landfill! 

Jeannine took these gold finials and updated them with Chalk Paint™ in Paris Grey, French Linen and Pure White.

First they were painted with French Linen and Paris Grey. They weren't mixed together, each side of the brush was dipped into the different grey and then brushed on to give a layered look. Then the Pure White was stippled on top for an old world, aged look.

The outcome is beautiful!

A little French flair.

These will dry to a hard finish in about 3 weeks and won't be handled much so no wax is necessary.

Purchase your Chalk Paint™ HERE



Chalk Paint™ on Your Doors Inside or Out!

We love colourful doors around here! Our friend Natalie painted her front door with Chalk Paint™. Watch how it's holding up...

Natalie touched on using Chalk Paint™ Wax on her door. Her door doesn't get a lot of sun so she was able to use the wax. If you do get full sun, don't wax it. It may reactivate the wax with the heat. It can get sticky. Just let it bake in the sun instead of waxing. It will harden to a fully wipe-able finish. As every project is different, come in and we will help advise you on the best process.

Here is some more eye candy to help inspire:



Some Q & A on Jeannine's Fireplace Makeover

I'm sure most of you saw Jeannine's Rock Fireplace makeover, but if you missed it scroll down to find the before and after video of the process.

If you did see it, you may have had some questions. Watch as Jeannine goes over a few more tips:

This makeover was $99.90 for the 2 cans of Chalk Paint™. That's a pretty incredible makeover for little money!

To buy Original Chalk Paint™ click HERE


Here is the fist before and after video in case you missed it:

Here are a few more painted fireplaces to get you inspired!

Below, they have used a wash of Paris Grey.  Read about it on Erin's Art and Gardens Blog HERE


Ready to get started? Come in with your picture so we can help you with your project.

Stenciled floors with Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan


Ready to update your bathroom floor? Not so fast! Before you go through all the work of buying and installing floor tiles, make sure you know your options (cheaper and easier options!).  A new alternative to bathroom tiles had hit the Pinterest and Instagram scene HARD, with everyone raving about their results. 

Come in and see our selection of floor stencils. When paired with our Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan the results are gorgeous!

If you missed our video where Carrie stenciled our concrete floor then watch it here:


In your bathroom, you will want to seal the Chalk Paint™ with Annie Sloan's Lacquer for a more water resistant finish.

Purchase Lacquer HERE

Look at the impact adding some paint made! If you are interested in doing a project like this, come into the store and we would love to help walk you through it. Don't forget to bring in a photo of your space for our best advise!

See all our Chalk Paint™ colours HERE

Lime Oak effect using Chalk Paint™️ Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan



This image is from a step-by-step in Annie Sloan's book Colour Recipes for Painted Furniture. Here she is wiping wet Chalk Paint™ with a clean cloth so that the paint gets left behind in the wood grain to create a limed oak effect.

Watch below as Candice demonstrates...

Come into the store and we can help you select your Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ and wax. If you want your own copy of her Colour Recipies book. Click HERE


Words of Affirmation for Valentine's Day

This love language uses words to affirm other people.

We have beautiful words of affirmation available on cushions, signs, Sid Dickens Tiles and more. Here are a few of our favorites...


There are so many more! Make sure you come in and see us!

Happy Valentine's Day

Receiving Gifts is a Love Language!

For some people, what makes them feel most loved is to receive a gift.

We have you covered! Sid Dickens Tiles are always a favorite! Our Vintage Spoon Floating Heart Pendant Necklace or the Hammered Silver Heart Necklace are a beautiful gift! Flowers whether on a canvas, as art or in a mason jar are always perfect!


Of course Sid Dickens collectors know we have a huge selection so come see everything in store and see what calls to you!

Happy Valentine's Day

Acts of Service

For these people, actions speak louder than words.

How about starting a project that your special someone has wanted to start. Maybe they want something painted? Use our Chalk Paint™ decorative paint by Annie Sloan to transform a piece of furniture!

Check out these before and afters to inspire you to get started!

Maybe even a whole kitchen makeover for Valentine's Day!

Chalk Paint™ is quick and easy with no sanding or priming needed! Come in today and we will help you with colour and any questions you may have.

Purchase your Chalk Paint™ online HERE

Happy Valentine's Day

Quality Time for Valentine's Day

If your special someone's LOVE LANGUAGE is TIME then give the gift of a WORKSHOP. (Date Night!)

Thursday night we are having our Wine and Sign Workshop. Come down and get creative, have a glass of wine and spend some time with your loved one!

Register HERE

We have lots of Workshops. Have a look and see what interest you...


 Happy Valentine's Day

Introducing.... Svenska Blue and Chicago Grey! Annie Sloan's New Chalk Paint™ Colours!

Here they are! Annie Sloan's brand new New Neutrals!

Chicago Grey is a cool, fresh and modern grey, with a hint of blue. Suggestive of the architecture in Chicago. A perfect neutral for industrial interiors, or muted Scandinavian styling.


Svenska Blue is a crisp and cool toned blue-grey, evocative of the colours seen throughout Swedish manor houses in the 17th and 18th Century.

Be Inspired

Chicago Grey spotted in the wild! This Chalk Paint™ newbie can be identified by its cool tinge, making for a clean grey which is suggestive of the architecture in Chicago.
Often observed with Antoinette, Emperor’s Silk or Aubusson there’s very few Chalk Paint™ colours this new neutral doesn’t work with. In this shot Annie went for Antoinette Wall Paint and Ticking Graphite for a stylish, modern look.

Svenska Blue is a traditional Swedish neutral rather than a French inspired shade, and will balance richer, warmer colours such as Primer Red or Olive beautifully. In this image Annie contrasted it against the warmth of French Linen and her most playful fabric, Piano. Is this a Chalk Paint™ colour you’ll be including in future colour schemes in your home?



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