Shizzle Design | MSU Workshop Makeover Series ~ Ornate Half Round Antique Table
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MSU Workshop Makeover Series ~ Ornate Half Round Antique Table

MSU Workshop Makeover Series ~ Ornate Half Round Antique Table

Life seems to be a never-ending ride of busy-ness.  I’m so tired, I could tip over and fall asleep at this very moment and it’s only 7:00 p.m.!    How do you all find “down time”?  Is there even such a thing anymore?

hand painted by student at today's Shizzle Style chalk clay furniture painting workshop at MSU Smoky Mountain Vintage White

I’ve been dying to share the awesome furniture makeovers from the workshop we taught at Michigan State University a couple weeks ago.  These girls did such an amazing job!!  I gave them a little guidance then was BLOWN AWAY by their finished pieces.  I am always so proud of our student’s accomplishments!

Shizzle Style Furniture Painting Workshop at MSU

I don’t have finished shots for all the pieces yet.  We had to be out of the building before the doors automatically locked on us that day so I missed out on taking a lot of finished shots.  I’ll be sharing various pieces over the course of the next several weeks during this MSU Shizzle Style Paint Workshop Series.

The first piece I’m sharing is this beautiful hand carved antique table

Vintage White painted over Smoky Mountain at a Shizzle Design Paint Workshop taught at Michigan State University

Martha had it in her shop for a while and it wasn’t getting much attention so she thought she’d take a whirl at painting it.  She started out by giving it a coat of CeCe Caldwell’s Smoky Mountain.


It was gorgeous with one quick coat!

Smoky Mountain base coat painted during a shizzle style paint class at MSU cece caldwells chalk clay paints michigan colors ideas

but she was on a roll… She wanted certain areas to have more coverage with the 2nd color while still popping the details with the first.  Demonstrating on her piece, I showed everyone how I do it.Shizzle Design Furniture Painting Workshop taught at Michigan State University CeCe Caldwell's Chalk Clay Paints ideas colors tables bench end tables tips MSU learn how to 12

Well, let me tell you ~ Martha is a quick learner!  While I was going around the room helping other gals ~ she did this with a little Vintage White!

Smoky Mountain Vintage White on ornate half table painted at a Shizzle Style Furniture Painting Workshop CeCe Caldwell's chalk clay paint MSU

A little wet distressing and a little Clear Wax sealed the deal.  Here’s a shot of the finished piece.  It hasn’t been buffed yet in this photo but it’s already breath taking!!

hand painted by student at today's Shizzle Style chalk clay furniture painting workshop at MSU Smoky Mountain Vintage White

Isn’t it AWESOME!!  I don’t think she’ll have any trouble selling it now!!

Great job Martha!!

Stay tuned for many more makeovers from our Michigan State University Workshop.  



a hui hou ~ Shelly

Linking up at 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!



  • Nana Diana
    Posted at 22:39h, 19 April Reply

    What a GREAT makeover. I’d say that girl was a quick study! I hope you show us a lot more pieces. Have a good night’s sleep! xo Diana

  • Shelly
    Posted at 23:16h, 19 April Reply

    I will! Eleven more makeovers to go and they’re all so unique!!

  • Susan @ Uniquely Yours or Mine
    Posted at 07:12h, 20 April Reply

    You must be a fabulous teacher! Wish I loved closer 😉

    • Shelly
      Posted at 00:19h, 22 April Reply

      Thanks Susan, I think it’s so easy to do that with a little guidance anyone can do it 🙂

  • Designs by Studio C
    Posted at 10:51h, 20 April Reply

    Gorgeous! And no, for us DIYers, there is never any down time ~ ha ha! Found you through Funky Junk Interiors Party Junk 183…

    Cher @ Designs by Studio C

  • Fine Craft Guild
    Posted at 16:38h, 20 April Reply

    It’s exquisite! May I invite you to come link it up at ?! Would love to see it there!

  • Mary Rizzo
    Posted at 07:31h, 22 April Reply

    Thanks for the pics, it’s nice to know what paint products and processes were used to accomplish the “look” of this lovely table. Looking forward to other items. Always so interesting and I wish I could attend.
    All the best,
    Mary Rizzo

  • Claudine
    Posted at 11:54h, 24 April Reply

    AMAZING!!!! The great details were really enhanced with the choice of colours and technique!!!
    Thank you for sharing, Shelly!

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