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.
Shizzle Design’s Signature Leather Finish
This piece would make a fabulous Kitchen Island or Buffet
Custom Painted Subway Art
It’s no wonder I didn’t see any of my friends or family all year!!
Ready to Shizzle it?
Join Cathy and I for our next workshop in Jenison, MI. Click here for schedule.
A hui hou ~ Shelly
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.
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also linking up to these great parties!!