A Portfolio of My First Year ~ Which one is your favorite?
It’s hard to believe that just last year I joined this venture of refurbishing furniture. Since I practically work around the clock, I seldom look back on all the things I’ve painted.
I finally took the time to do that and I can only give thanks to God, because there is no way I could have accomplished any of this on my own.
Shizzle Design’s furniture was first debuted at
Art in the Park in Holland, Michigan in August 2011.
It rained, no it POURED all day long. We didn’t enjoy being ankle deep in water, but you came and you purchased half our furniture and gave us such rave reviews that three weeks later, we moved into a space at
Not So Shabby’s old location in downtown Zeeland
Another gal was interested in my cedar chest but the rain was too much. She planned to stop by when the rain let up but it never did. She ended up tracking me down the following week and drove back up from Chicago to buy it.
This buffet table was a real labor of or should I say anxiety. The process of learning how to add the legs was taught by a true craftsman but the hours and hours we spent on the phone and emails trying to work through the problems we had with the dark wax was a nightmare.
Transforming this Sideboard Table was a Chore
see the details of this transformation here
We purchased this and the following vanity from an estate sale and received them in pristine condition, the funniest thing was trying to load up a vanity, dresser, bed, mirror and bench in our small truck. We looked like the Beverly Hillbillies on this trip home, but it all made it home safe and sound and each found great new homes after we transformed them.
This is one of my favorite dressers to date
See the transformation here I developed a love of layering paint transforming this Gentleman’s Chest
I didn’t care for Annie Sloan’s Paris Gray, but instead of dumping the whole quart, I stained it with a glaze to change the color and loved the end results.
This table was one of my most labor intensive jobs, more on this table here.
Little Black Dresser Inspired by Pottery Barn – custom order
That’s about if for the first year, well at least the things I captured photos of and just like that, it’s out with the old…
and in with the new…
Shizzle Design has moved to Holland, Michigan Not So Shabby has relocated from downtown, Zeeland, Michigan to 2975 West Shore Drive, Holland, MI 49424.
but of all the furniture I’ve posted about, one story continues to rank higher than EVERYTHING else put together; it is the post I wrote about a chair I made in memory of our dear little Sydney Grace who we lost in May 2011.
We miss you Sydney Grace!! Can’t wait to dance with you some day in Heaven; until then our precious angel, a hui hou!!
So which piece is your favorite and what would you like to see us paint next?