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Shizzle Style Paint Workshop at Michigan State University

Shizzle Style Paint Workshop at Michigan State University

Michigan State University is BIG on being GREEN!

Table painted by one of our students at our last workshop

Their hopes are once you “Go Green”, you’ll “Stay Green” They have an amazing facility on campus called the MSU Surplus Store.  They’re rethinking every aspect possible to reduce the amount of trash that ends up in our landfills.

Reduce ~ Recycle ~ Re-use

Their theory is “once you go green, you’ll stay green” ~ and it’s working.  Last year, they diverted over 50% of the 30 MILLION POUNDS of materials they received!  Now that’s cool!

They researched new ways to make our world more environmentally friendly and discovered, that unlike most other paints on the market, our paints are 100% ALL natural including not only chalk but clay which yields the most amazing finish!


They know there are lots of paints on the market with low VOC’s, but our paints are a better choice because they have NO VOC’s!

I can paint right in my house.  How cool is that? Did you know that CeCe Caldwell’s Paints & American Paint Company Paints are also Latex Free an Acrylic Free?  That’s huge for people who suffer from allergies!

Michigan State University (MSU) chose Shizzle Design to teach a furniture painting workshop on campus in Lansing, Michigan.

We’re were very honored to be chosen for as the instructors to teach this Special Furniture Painting Workshop MSU on Saturday, April 6   Reserve your space for this class HERE  Sold Out


Painted by one of our students at our last workshop

Ready to join us for a Furniture Paint Workshop?  We’re adding many more fun workshops from beginners to advanced techniques to our 2014 Schedule, Check back for new classes here.

Yes, this time of year ~ we roll out the drop cloths and paint right in the house.

We can because we use 100% All Natural Chalk and Clay Paint and Wax.  Bring a small piece of furniture and you’ll leave with a masterpiece.

Painted by students at our last workshop

We’ll teach you how to layer paint colors

Two color wet distressing


We share lots of tips and our own personal techniques

We also will be teaching at a Fundraising Paint Workshop in California in May ~ Stay tuned for details and see our complete schedule of paint workshops here.

Did you know that…

  • We’ve opened up a Shizzle Design Paint Studio at 2018 Chicago Drive, Jenison, Michigan 49428?  This is where Cathy and I paint our furniture but we want our customers to know that we’re here for you.  We encourage everyone to stop in any time to buy paint or to get your questions answered.
  • We’ve taught people from all over the United States and Canada how to paint furniture Shizzle Style using chalk and clay paints?  Join us for a fun and relaxing workshop.  Click Paint Workshops to see a list of current classes offered.
  • You can Subscribe to Shizzle Design for tips, tutorials, ideas, pictures, videos for our furniture painted in all natural chalk and clay based mineral paints?
  • Did you know that you can get these sent directly to your inbox and that it’s FREE?  It is ~ so what are you waiting for?  Enter your email in the right hand column of our blog to stay in the loop.
  • We have a Shizzle Design Facebook Page?  We share all sorts of additional tips, ideas, photos EVERY DAY and offer special deals (which you’ll only know about if you’ve Liked our Facebook Page?).
  • We have numerous Pinterest Boards?  Stop in and check out our extensive portfolio ~ Pin us on Pinterest
  • We sell our painted furniture at Not So Shabby Antiques and Fine Furniture at 2975 West Shore Drive in Holland, Michigan 49424?
  • We are Authorized Retailers for American Paint Company’s Chalk/Clay/Mineral Paints in several places West Michigan locations and sell both domestically and international online?  Click LOCATIONS or ONLINE SHIZZLE SHOP.

Click here to see Shizzle Design Painted Furniture Makeovers

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Click here to see our Shizzle Tips, How To Tutorials & Video’s

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Click here to see Funky Finishes

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Linking up to these GREAT Parties!

Domestically Speaking – The Power of Paint Party

The Shabby Creek Cottage – Transformation Thursday

Miss Mustardseed – Furniture Feature Friday

Redoux – Friday Link Up Party

Homespun Happenings – Rustic Restorations Weekend

Funky Junk Interiors – Saturday Night Special

Silver Pennies – Silver Pennies Sundays

Knick of Time Interiors – Knick of Time Tuesday

a hui hou ~ Shelly

7 Comments
  • Thereasa Gargano
    Posted at 13:02h, 08 March Reply

    I love it! I paint in my livingroom all the time. Especially, when it is very cold during the winter and I can’t work in the garage or very hot 115 during the summer months. I use ce ce or ASCP and wax with no VOC’s. No odor no chemicals. AWESOME concept!

  • NanaDiana
    Posted at 13:58h, 08 March Reply

    I have not tried this paint yet but I am amazed at the green quality of it. Wish I was close enough to attend the workshop. what fun! xo Diana

  • Danielle
    Posted at 15:23h, 08 March Reply

    Love seeing what all your students are painting! x

  • Kristen
    Posted at 15:42h, 08 March Reply

    Wish you were coming to VA for a workshop!

    • Shelly
      Posted at 17:18h, 17 April Reply

      I’d love to Kristin ~ just need to find more hours in a day 🙂

  • Deborah Todd
    Posted at 14:20h, 17 April Reply

    I just found out about the workshop….missed it! When will there be another one?

    • Shelly
      Posted at 17:21h, 17 April Reply

      Hi Deborah ~ when they invite us back for another one 😉 The next one here in Grand Rapids is Saturday, but it’s sold out with four people on the waiting list. I’ll be participating in one in San Francisco on May 4th if you’ve had enough of these storms; the next one locally in Grand Rapids that we still have some space in is on May 18th. There’s a button on the top of this website where you can stay tuned to upcoming workshops 🙂 http://shizzle-design.com/register-for-paint-workshops

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