About Us

Creative Expressions DIY


Creative Expressions DIY is a "Do it Yourself" paint studio. Our clients take unfinished wood and turn it into stunning personalized works of art. The goal is to help bring out your artistic and creative side!

We use only the finest wood with over 20 wood shapes and hundreds of design choices. We pride ourself in the quality of our product. Our experienced instructors guide you through the entire process utilizing sanding tools, power tools and hardware installation. We offer accessories consisting of rope, metal handles, knobs, burlap and more. Each person will leave with a unique, one of a kind, piece of art.

To get started, you will choose your board type and design from our gallery. Many of these pieces can be personalized to fit your taste. Let us know if you have a special piece of art you would like to create. Custom requests may require an additional fee. We are happy to accomodate most requests. 

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
C.S. Lewis

Brenda Deen

Studio Owner



I'm a true southern girl at heart, outgoing with a creative spirit! I've been a Brevard County resident for over 50 years and I have built my life in Cocoa with my wonderful husband, our three amazing children and current loves...our fur babies Zoey and Ellie. Our faith is the cornerstone of our family and we have been members of First Baptist Church of Merritt Island for nearly 35 years. With our children now grown, I have embraced my new role as Owner of Creative Expressions DIY.

I have a passion for art and believe each and every one of us has an artist within. I love being creative and helping others do the same. When I started my business in 2016, it was important for me to set a new trend:  YOU PICK YOUR ART! Instead of classes revolving around the same piece of art, our classes focus on each individual creating a unique and personalized piece. Quality is also a big deal to me as well. We choose high quality wood with no knots and we use a paint that is top of the line.  We sand all the boards ahead so you dont have to work.... just paint and have FUN!

I've enjoyed creating and working with stained glass and mosaics for many years. I'm always looking for new, creative projects to keep things exciting. With the vision of opening up my own studio, my supportive husband helped turn a dream into a reality! Here we create beautiful, memorable art that you'll want to keep and display in your home or be proud to give as a gift.

If you have additional questions about myself, my studio or the classes/projects we offer, please feel free to reach out. You can email or find us on Facebook & Instagram-we want to connect! We would love to meet every one of you....at our studio everyone is welcome!