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Best Painted Furniture Reno’s 2011 by Shizzle Design

Best Painted Furniture Reno’s 2011 by Shizzle Design

It seems like just last night I was sitting in the den of mom’s condo in Florida dreaming of starting my own furniture refurbishing business.   I remember reading an email from one of my friends suggesting I start a blog but I had no idea what she was talking about.  Blog?  What’s a blog?

So here I am at the end of the year looking back at all that’s transpired since then.  I scoured the area high and low searching for furniture, built a small workshop, spent thousands on tools and supplies then got busy working.

I asked my sister for help and together we unveiled our creations at Art in the Park in Holland, Michigan the first weekend in August.

Shizzle Design space at Not So Shabby  Zeeland MI ~ September 2011

I have so many ideas bouncing around in this head of mine and I can’t wait to share them with you in the coming year.  That being said, here’s some of my favorite pieces from 2011.

Reclaimed Wood with Vintage Drawer Pulls & Repurposed Picture Frames
 Click HERE to see more on this fabulous Octagon Walnut Parlor Table

Shizzle Design’s Signature Leather Finish

 This piece would make a fabulous Kitchen Island or Buffet

 This is one of our most featured pieces this year!

Custom Painted Subway Art

 Need a new Bathroom Vanity?  Check out this piece HERE!

Refinished Walnut Parlor Table – Click here to see transformation

It’s no wonder I didn’t see any of my friends or family all year!!

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Ready to Shizzle it?

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Join Cathy and I for our next workshop in Jenison, MI.  Click here for schedule.


  A hui hou ~ Shelly

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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.
  • Cathy and I 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.
  • Did you know we are not paid employees of American Paint Company?  It typically takes me 10 hours to publish one of my blog posts.  Everything from shooting the photographs, writing the content, editing, cropping… is given freely.  The only way we make money is if someone purchases paint, workshops or painted furniture from us.  If you enjoy the information you get in our website, please share and let us know.
  • 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.

For more Chalk & Clay Painted Furniture ideas, tips, tutorials & inspiration, click:

 Shizzle Style Painted Furniture Makeovers


 Shizzle Tips, How To Tutorials & Video’s


 Funky Finishes


I’m so excited that this transformation was Featured at:

Knick of Time

Redoux Interiors

also linking up to these great parties!!

Domestically Speaking – The Power of Paint Party
Miss Mustardseed – Furniture Feature Friday
Funky Junk Interiors – Saturday Night Special
  • Erin of Salvaged Whimsy
    Posted at 20:06h, 29 December Reply

    Wow, you’ve been busy this year – I’m glad things are going so well for you. I started doing something similar in September…but I also do home accessories. Your pieces are gorgeous, thanks for sharing this great post! Best of luck to you in 2012!

  • Betsy@ coastal-colors
    Posted at 01:19h, 30 December Reply

    Shelly, you have been a BUSY girl! All of your pieces are amazing! You do such a great job on restoration, repairs, painting and creating! I think your red buffet was one of the first pieces I saw on a link from you! That was so creative! I love the Provence dresser and the table, chair and bench set is awesome! I love each piece! I wish I lived closer! You have some amazing pieces I would love to purchase! Happy New Year!

  • Vanessa Dawne
    Posted at 07:16h, 31 December Reply

    Hi Shelly — love your work. My favourites would be the beautiful blue chest, small parlour table, & the gorgeous red console.

  • Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.
    Posted at 14:19h, 31 December Reply

    Absolutely beautiful work and a great story too! I’ll be following along. Can’t wait to see more! Happy New Year!

  • Julia @ 551Eastdesign
    Posted at 16:50h, 31 December Reply

    Shelly I really feel like your pieces and pictures belong in a magazine! How have you liked having a space in a store? I just applied to a place and I’m waiting to see if they have an opening. Happy New Year friend!

  • Bonnie@Creative Decorating
    Posted at 17:12h, 31 December Reply

    Love what you have done over the last year! You have given me inspiration. You have a new follower now!

  • Kristal
    Posted at 18:52h, 31 December Reply

    You have been a busy little bee this year! This was my first year to really work on furniture. But with two kids, my goals far outweighed my output! Hoping to get things kicked up a notch next year.
    I see SO many wonderful pieces I couldn’t begin to tell you which one is a fav…you are a great inspiration!

    Happy New Year,

  • Honey at 2805
    Posted at 03:59h, 02 January Reply

    You have had a year of fabulous projects! What a great recap post!

    Thank you for being a friend to me and 2805 and for sharing at Potpourri Friday. I wish you a healthy, prosperous and sparkling New Year!

  • Twice Nice
    Posted at 01:09h, 04 January Reply

    So many fabulous pieces, and it looks like you are well on your way to bigger and better things! Congratulations! Deb

  • Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer
    Posted at 14:44h, 05 January Reply

    Wow, you did all this in one year! I recently opened a booth, and I am always puzzled by what sells and what
    sells and what doesn’t. I think the market is frickle, and the economy doesn’t help. but I do believe that there is a customer for every piece. You work is beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing with Sunday’s Best.

  • Susan
    Posted at 00:40h, 07 January Reply

    Just ran across your blog and really love your work.. I have some similar tastes but you take AWESOME pictures! You are very talented.. Great job!

  • andrea
    Posted at 00:26h, 08 January Reply

    Shell- you’ve been a great inspiration this year. I look forward to more of your creations in 2012! andrea@townandprairie

  • Kristina
    Posted at 01:41h, 08 January Reply

    Loving all of your furniture makeovers 🙂 I have found it to ne great fun painting and redoing furniture . Happy blogging i’m a new follower!

  • Angie
    Posted at 13:52h, 08 January Reply

    I remember seeing your first piece when you first started. Everything you do looks amazing! I am a new follower Shelly!

  • lisa_d
    Posted at 07:53h, 02 January Reply

    Like that furniture on the first photo. That charming chandelier is perfect for my condominium in Philippines. 🙂

    • Shelly
      Posted at 23:34h, 03 February Reply

      Thanks Danielle! Hope you’re staying warm this winter; it’s been FREEZING here!

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