Shizzle Design | Shizzle Style Workshop Makeovers ~ MSU Part 2 Vintage Table
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Shizzle Style Workshop Makeovers ~ MSU Part 2 Vintage Table

Shizzle Style Workshop Makeovers ~ MSU Part 2 Vintage Table

Here’s another really cool vintage table that was painted by one of the gals at our Shizzle Workshop taught at Michigan State University.

Desk hand painted by one of our students at our Shizzle Style Furniture Painting Workshop taught at MSU Vermont Slate Seattle Mist CeCe Caldwell's Paints

Leslie brought in a table she had picked up at the MSU Surplus Store.

Mi State photo

When she found it, the top was in need of some TLC.  I believe she stripped off the veneer first but after filling in spots with wood putty, the top still had a lot of funky variations to it, and not in a way you’d want to accentuate.  I recommended she give the top a quick coat of clear shellac, sealing the top and providing a clean slate which wouldn’t show all the previous repairs.

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Leslie painted this in a rich combination of CeCe Calwell’s Vermont Slate and Seattle Mist.

student applying a base coat of CeCe Caldwell's Vermont Slate chalk and clay paint at our Shizzle Style furniture painting class held at Michigan State University

The detail on this piece is just scrumptious!

Vermont Slate and Seattle Mist Antique solid oak table CeCe Caldwell's chalk clay paint MSU Shizzle Style Paint Workshop

Leslie layered the two colors back and forth until she ended up with subtle variationsPittsburgh Gray over Vermont Slate painted on an old oak table dry brushed Shizzle Style paint workshop MSU

then she wet distressed here piece like I show in my video here

Pittsburgh Gray over Vermont Slate painted on an old oak table dry brushed Shizzle Style paint workshop MSU waxed

Didn’t she do a fabulous job?


I LOVE it!!  Great job Leslie!! 


Check out other makeovers from our Michigan State University Workshop Series… 


Ornate  Half Round Antique Table

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

See this post here


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!


  • Penny Newton
    Posted at 23:33h, 25 April Reply

    If I was allowed only one blog to have yours would be the one I would choose, hands down!!! I love it!! I alaways get so happy when I see your blog in my e-mail, please don’t ever stop blogging!! 🙂

    • Shelly
      Posted at 08:16h, 26 April Reply

      Thanks! I usually only get around to posting once a week but that’s all I can really fit in at this point.

  • Allison
    Posted at 00:40h, 26 April Reply

    Hi Shelly,
    Love this paint treatment on the vintage table. I have purchased some CCC paint but haven’t used it on a piece yet. When you say that the two colors were layered “back and forth” do you mean that each color was layered back and forth on their respective parts of the table…like Seattle Mist layered back and forth on the top, and Vermont Slate layered back and forth on the rest of the table? Or did you mean that SM was layered along with VS on the bottom to get the dimensional effect?? If you don’t get a chance to reply back, no problem, but know that I always look forward to your posts—-very inspirational:)

    • Shelly
      Posted at 08:14h, 26 April Reply

      Hi Allison, what I mean by that is that she painted the entire base of the table in Vermont, came back over that when it was try and started dry brushing it in Seattle. It was a little too much contrast so she then dry brushed some Vermont Slate back over that until she got the look she was going for. The rest was softened by wet distressing.

      • Allison
        Posted at 09:37h, 26 April

        Thank you so much for the technique details….very helpful:)

      • Shelly
        Posted at 11:00h, 27 May

        Thanks Allison, your very welcome!

  • Emma Kate
    Posted at 16:48h, 26 April Reply

    It’s beautiful. I love this style of painting.

  • Taylor (@MyDearOly)
    Posted at 17:49h, 26 April Reply

    How fun! Love the pieces!

    • Shelly
      Posted at 10:58h, 27 May Reply

      Thanks Taylor! Just found your comment. Still trying to figure out this whole WordPress thing. I’ve never been so lost!!!

  • Karen
    Posted at 00:45h, 27 April Reply

    You must be the best teacher, because the work your students share is amazing!

  • Leslie Aitcheson
    Posted at 15:07h, 27 April Reply

    Thank You Shelly! I really appreciate the fact that you liked this so much and Karen is right, you are a GREAT teacher! Check out and LIKE my Facebook page @ Esslie Refurbished.

  • susan martin
    Posted at 04:38h, 02 May Reply

    Lovely things for lovely peoples and wonderful post thanks you so much

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