Charming Antique Vanity Blinged with Pewter and Copper Mica Powders

Every once in a while, I'll get an email from someone who'd like to know if we're interested in a piece of furniture.  This happened a while back and I was SO excited when I saw the pictures of  a charming vintage vanity.  Here's what she looked like when we picked her … [Read more...]

Vintage Vanity gets Vibrant & Whimsical Makeover

Hi guys!  I'm slowly getting back into the groove after relaxing at mom's condo in Fort Myers but I have to tell you, it's taking a while. The 30 degree drop in temperature from Florida to Michigan was a rude awakening.  I knew what we were returning home too so I … [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...]

Sneak Peak – Vintage Mahogany Bedroom Set

I’ll be posting all the details of this set next week, but I wanted to give you a sneak peak of what we’re taking into the store this afternoon ~ to keep up with daily progress, updates and bits & pieces of what we're working on throughout the week, follow us on our … [Read more...]

Antique Dresser Painted with Blue and White Ombre Drawers

This lovely antique oak dresser has just been refinished in CeCe Caldwell's Eco-Friendly, all natural paint and wax.  The solid oak top was stripped and refinished to show off the intricate design of this solid antique dresser. I painted the body of it in CeCe Caldwell's … [Read more...]

Introducing… Guide to Furniture Finishes

Have you ever walked through a fine art show or home decor boutique and thought to yourself, “I could to THAT!”  Ha - I do it all the time!  However it almost always takes three times longer and twice the money as initially predicted. There are a million ways to paint … [Read more...]

Sneak Peek of Three New Pieces & More Features!

Several months ago, I came up with the crazy idea to start my own furniture refurbishing business.  I started asking around on how to build a website when a friend of mine suggested I try a blog instead.  BLOG?  I didn’t even know WHAT a blog was, let alone how to DO one.I … [Read more...]

Open House at Not So Shabby

Please mark your calendars and join us for Not So Shabby’s Annual Christmas Open House on Friday, November 11 from 4pm-8pm and Saturday, November 12 from 10am-4pm. This is the store Cathy and I moved our furniture and home décor into so if you haven’t had the chance to get … [Read more...]

Antique Vanity and Gentleman’s Chest in ASCP

I’ve been told many times throughout my lifetime that I’m “visual”.  Whether its the topography blueprint of a golf course or a dated piece of furniture,  I can see the finished design well in the initial stages of a project. There are moments though when I get hung up on … [Read more...]

Petite Antique Dresser Painted in Annie Sloan’s Old White Chalk Paint

Last week, I mentioned we had another piece of furniture almost ready for the store.  Well, it’s finished and sitting pretty at our space in Not So Shabby Antiques & Fine Furniture in Zeeland, Michigan. This petite gem was transformed into an even more charming … [Read more...]

42nd Art in the Park – Holland, Michigan

I vividly remember the lady telling me they had never been rained out... but... just as my sister got in the van, it started to sprinkle.  I didn't say anything but my jaw dropped when we pulled out the driveway and headed toward the lake shore.  Our raindrops weren't … [Read more...]