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Everybody’s Gone Surfing…

Everybody’s Gone Surfing…

Surfing U.S.A.   I couldn’t help but sing when I finally finished this dresser that I’ve been tinkering with on and off for several weeks.  I painted it three times trying to get it just right but each time I wasn’t feeling it.  Am I the only one who does this?

Painted furniture top hand painted dresser by Shizzle Design using American Paint Company Chalk and Clay paints Surfboard, Beach Glass colors ideas tips turquoise blue

I initially painted it in a rich green but felt this color was a bit too taste specific to sell quickly in our area.   

Emerald Isle CeCe Caldwell's Limited Edition green painted on dresser by Shizzle Design of Grand Rapids MI colors ideas painted furniture

 Click here to see how it looked initially

You know me, I like to mix ‘em up so I layered over it to tone it down a bit.

Painted furniture vintage planks solid woof hand painted dresser by Shizzle Design American Chalk and Clay paints Michigan Surfboard, Beach Glass

The top was given one nice coat of APC’s Blue Jeans which has since been retired.  I washed over that color with APC’s Surfboard.  The two colors really pop one another!

Painted furniture top hand painted dresser by Shizzle Design using American Paint Company Chalk and Clay paints Surfboard, Beach Glass colors 2

The icing on the cake was when my friend Laurie stopped by and asked if I wanted to borrow her awesome stencil for anything.  Um ~ YEAH!

Painted furniture top hand painted dresser by Shizzle Design using American Paint Company Chalk and Clay paints Surfboard, Beach Glass ideas

I mixed up some leftover sample pots to paint a base color of orange then topped it off with another layer of yellow.

Painte furniture close up of hand painted dresser by Shizzle Design American Chalk and Clay paints Michigan Surfboard, Beach Glass

Scuffed it up a bit then sealed it with Clear Wax and off she went to the shop to await her new owner.



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Finally ~ I Likey!  What do you think?

Want to create this look without the guesswork?  It’s easy ~ Order one of our Shizzle Design Custom Paint Kits.  This particular combo is called “Everybody’s Gone Surfing” and can be purchased here.

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A hui hou ~ Shelly

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  • It’s just the two of us:  My sister and I own and operate Shizzle Design which originated in my garage.  We have and will continue to work hard providing the best customer service.
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Originally linked 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!


  • Leslie Willmann
    Posted at 22:52h, 16 May Reply

    I love it now.. really love the stencil as well… You do such gorgeous work. BeachGlass is one of my favorite American Paint Company colors.

  • Marce
    Posted at 23:02h, 16 May Reply

    You out did yourself on this one! Wowzer! Love it!

    • Shelly
      Posted at 23:11h, 16 May Reply

      Thanks Marce ~ you sound like me w/ your Wowzer ~ lol

  • betsy
    Posted at 23:54h, 16 May Reply

    That’s a really striking piece. Love the depth of color.

  • Carol Cook
    Posted at 23:58h, 16 May Reply

    I love what you did with the piece. I need to learn more about the American Paint Company.

  • Kathy Nielsen
    Posted at 00:15h, 17 May Reply

    WOW! I likey very much. the color is amazing. Is the paint similar to CC Caldwell’s?

    • Shelly
      Posted at 07:33h, 17 May Reply

      Thanks Kathy! It’s the same chalk/clay base paint in it’s pure form so it’s a bit more condensed.

  • Laurie
    Posted at 00:17h, 17 May Reply

    Oooooo-La-La is right!
    Shelly, you always get it right ~ this defines SUMMER with the Beach Glass blue and Sunny Yellows.

    • Shelly
      Posted at 07:34h, 17 May Reply

      no doubt yeah? after a LONG winter, I’m so ready for summer!

  • colleentaylorartist
    Posted at 00:45h, 17 May Reply

    That’s gorgeous Shelly. That stencil really put a lot of punch to the piece & you are masterful in your layering applications! Am curious, what is the name & info on that stencil?

    • Shelly
      Posted at 07:35h, 17 May Reply

      Thanks Colleen! I’m not sure on the name.

  • Kristen Pare
    Posted at 05:59h, 17 May Reply

    That piece is gorgeous–love the layers of color and that stencil ROCKS! Can you share the mfg?

    • Shelly
      Posted at 07:36h, 17 May Reply

      Thanks Kristen! I borrowed it, not sure where it came from.

  • Michelle
    Posted at 21:51h, 17 May Reply

    Love this chest. The colors are beautiful, the sea glass color is perfect. I would love to have a statement piece like this in my home.


  • Karen
    Posted at 19:15h, 19 May Reply

    I love it! I am so ready for school to be over and the dresser totally makes me think of summer.

  • Sharon
    Posted at 06:29h, 21 May Reply

    I love how the piece turned out. That stencil placement is so cool. Do you carry stencils? I would like to get that one you used for a piece I am doing.

  • west furniture revival
    Posted at 00:46h, 22 May Reply


    • Shelly
      Posted at 05:18h, 22 May Reply

      Thanks Lauren!!

  • Mary Rizzo
    Posted at 11:53h, 22 May Reply

    Simply love it, very creative and bold statement piece…….

  • susan shepard
    Posted at 11:55h, 24 May Reply

    Looks like maybe a Cutting Edge stencil. Just GORGEOUS!!

  • Danielle Driscoll
    Posted at 07:29h, 25 May Reply

    Wow, Shelly, it looks great! I love it in that color. I really liked the green but I think this has so much texture and color and I love the stencil. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays.

  • 11:11
    Posted at 01:46h, 27 May Reply

    Love it! You said you waxed the green but then painted the blues. Did you have to remove the wax to re-paint and, if so, how?

    • Shelly
      Posted at 08:53h, 27 May Reply

      Great question! No, you don’t have to remove the wax. I’ve painted right over wax lots of times but it’s best to wipe over a waxed finish first with some Denatured alcohol before repainting.

  • Madeleine St.Jacques
    Posted at 23:13h, 11 July Reply

    This piece totally blows me away — the depth of the colors, the stencil — completely in love with this piece : ) The effect of the flower stencil is like multi-dimensional!

    • Shelly
      Posted at 01:22h, 12 July Reply

      Thanks Madeleine!

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