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  • Top techniques | The Simple Vintage Look

    The simple vintage look is a great technique to try if you are just starting out.  

  • Can you fix it? Yes, you can!

    Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ is really simple to use and terrific transformations can be achieved quickly without the need for too much kit.   But as ...
  • Top techniques | The Rustic Chippy Look

    The rustic chippy look is all about texture, forcing the paint to create an uneven surface which in turn adds interest and character.
  • Let the painting begin!

    It’s time to crack open the paint and begin the fun part! Read on to find out more.
  • Top techniques | Smooth modern finish

    It is completely possible to achieve a smooth modern finish with chalk paint.
  • Before you open the paint pot!

    It’s only fair to warn you before you begin reading this blog, that once you try upcycling furniture using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ you will soon get the bug. 

  • Outdoor transformations with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™

    Many of us have a new-found interest in personalising our gardens and outdoor space. Learn how to use chalk paint outside.

  • Add passion and drama with a splash of red decor

    Powerful, fiery and seductive – red is a bold and exciting option when it comes to home décor. 


  • Waxing lyrical about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Wax

    Sometimes we find our customers are a little nervous of the waxing stage, worrying that they will find it tricky or end up ruining their paintwork. 


    But if you take your time and follow our simple hints, we are convinced you will soon be waxing like a pro! 

  • Design that will leave others green with envy

    Calm and soothing, natural green shades can bring a fabulously fresh feel to your décor. 


    And as our colour of the month, we can’t wait to share some inspiration to help you add a dash of green to your home. 


    Green is a designer’s dream – think botanicals, house plants, tropical prints and shades that range all the way from lime and avocado to emerald, aqua and turquoise.

  • Launching the brand new Little Gems Creative Centre

    This new larger premises in Mount Bures on the Essex Suffolk border, is within easy reach from Sudbury, Colchester and the surrounding area and will be the permanent base for our courses in 2021 and beyond.  

    Our lockdown aim was to find a new workshop location with workbenches and a classroom area, offering a safer working environment for everyone who comes along to our courses. We are delighted with the new location which is the perfect space for us to host all sorts of new creative and social get togethers, skill courses and virtual classes and demonstrations

  • Delicious nature inspired designs from Toasted Crumpet

    Sometimes a brand comes along which you completely fall in love with. 

    That’s certainly the case for us at Little Gems Interiors when it comes to all things Toasted Crumpet. 

    From candles and greetings cards, to tableware and fine bone china, we just can’t get enough of these products which take inspiration from the beautiful British countryside.