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 chest of drawers. She had some pretty slick details to begin with; check out the awesome hardware!! Gotta love it!
Cathy started this renovation by stripping and refinishing the solid wood top with a beautiful antique walnut stain – STUNNING! But… there was no stopping her there. It turned out so pretty, she stripped and stained several other parts of the dresser to accentuate it’s natural beauty.
The drawers and base were painted in one of our favorite Annie Sloan colors, Old White. Cathy used her special ninja forces to distress it in all the right places. Okay – I have NO idea where that came from – lol, must be my head cold! Anyway… I think my sister did a bang up job!
This piece offers loads of charm yet is small enough to fit into compact spaces such as an entryway or bathroom. Just imagine it as a vanity in a small bathroom with one of those cool vessel sinks on top! Ooh-la-la!!
Since this post, I’ve learned so much. I worked around the clock for a year using these products but continued to have difficulties achieving a quality finish with their wax. I tried other several other waxes by different companies, some were hard, other’s were a little easier to blend in and work with but also had those terrible fumes.
I experienced months of recurring respiratory problems and even with my exhaust system, I was advised to remove as many chemical hazards from my environment as possible or find another line of working order to get well.I replaced toxic, hand burning, chemical strippers with citrus based strippers (which work better anyway), pulled chemically laden paints, waxes, glues… and started searching for better products.
That search eventually led me to the products I choose today ~ American Paint Company’s all natural, eco-friendly chalk and clay based mineral paints. From the first time I tried them, I was sold. I know that sounds so dramatic, but after everything I went through, It was a God send. This type of paint is so much easier to work with. It spreads easier, covers better, adheres well and the wax and finishes have been life changing for how much work I can accomplish on any given day.
For my style of painting, I can achieve a much more superior finish and can create it much faster eliminating the stress of working so hard to achieve something that’s easy with a chalk and clay mixture.
Did you know…
- Shizzle Design is a small family owned business in Jenison, Michigan. My sister Cathy and I work, paint, ship and teach our chalk and clay paint workshops out of the same space where we paint all our furniture. We are truly humbled to be known as a leader in the world of chalk and clay paints.
- Instead of hoarding our knowledge, we empower DIY’ers by sharing our years of experience. Stop in for paint and we’ll offer you honest and knowledgeable answers for all your chalk and clay paint needs.
- We are so blessed to have taught people from all over the United States and Canada. Join us for one of our super fun hands-on chalk and clay paint workshops. Learn in our casual & relaxed environment. Click Paint Workshops to see a list of current classes offered.
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- We sell our painted furniture in our Shizzle Design Paint Studio at 2018 Chicago Drive, Jenison, MI 49428 and at Not So Shabby Antiques and Fine Furniture at 2975 West Shore Drive in Holland, Michigan
- Shizzle Design is an Authorized Retailer for American Paint Company Paints. We offer a large inventory of chalk and clay paint and supplies at our Shizzle Design Paint Shop /Studio, 2018 Chicago Drive, Jenison, MI 49428. We also stock several other shops in the greater Grand Rapid’s area, to find out where, click LOCATIONS. Not from Michigan? No worries, we ship paint and paint supplies worldwide through our Online Shizzle Shop.
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a hui hou ~ Shelly