Christmas 2014 ~ Shizzle Design

We're burning the midnight oil getting ready our Christmas Open Houses.   Two of the Greatest Christmas Open Houses in West Michigan open  Friday, November 7th, 2014! Doors are locked until 3:00 p.m. Friday afternoon at Caledonia Vintage Marketplace. Doors are … [Read more...]

How to Create an Outdoor Solar Powered Chandelier out of an old Light Fixture

I've been blessed with awesome friendships throughout my life.   Some I've had since Kindergarten and others I've just met recently through the love of painting.  Anastasia is one of my dearest friends, and though it seems like we've known each other a lifetime, it's only … [Read more...]

How to Create Beautiful Old World Finishes on Brass Chandeliers

I love the lines of brass chandeliers but I have to admit, I'm not a fan of brass.   I do however LOVE the look of Venetian Bronze and old world finishes.   This was the very first chandelier I ever transformed. The European paint finish we create on brass chandeliers … [Read more...]

Shizzle Design Paint Studio

I’m running a little behind on my furniture posts lately because my sister and I have been scurrying around like a couple of squirrels renovating our new space. Introducing…. The Shizzle Design Paint Studio at 2018 Chicago Drive, Jenison, MI  49428 We’ve been searching … [Read more...]

Shizzle Design’s Autumn Pickin’ Sale

Our garages are bursting at the seams and we can’t take it any more. Shizzle Design is having a HUGE Ready-to-Paint Furniture Sale in BYRON CENTER, MI on Wed & Thursday Night Cathy, Laurie and I have cleaned house.  We're purging half the unpainted furniture we've … [Read more...]

Home for the Holidays 2012 – Christmas Crafts / DIY

Today's theme for Home for the Holidays is...    Christmas Crafts / DIY I am having a blast enjoying everyone's link ups and am thrilled to be working with these amazingly talented ladies from across the nation.   Christmas Crafts are being hosted by Kristy of … [Read more...]

Color Inspiration & Ideas for Chalk & Clay Painted Furniture

If you're looking for ideas and color inspiration for painted furniture, this post is for you!  It's packed full of photos, tips, and ideas using all natural chalk and clay paints.  Stop by often as I update this post frequently when I finish new projects. American Paint … [Read more...]

Holland’s 42nd Art in the Park

Well, today's the day.  Stop by and see us at Holland's Centennial Park.  Our booth is on River close to 12th.  We've just finished a few more pieces!  See ya there!  Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Don't miss any of our hand painted furniture … [Read more...]

Venetian Bronze Candelier

How to Create a Venetian Bronze Finish on a Brass Chandelier When I first wrote this post for the first candelier in this post, I was using toxic products to create this finish.  It makes me sick to think about the horrific odors I inhaled every day and even more sick to … [Read more...]