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So I like Color

So I like Color

I’ll never forget our first trip to The Children’s Museum in Portland, Oregon.  Our oldest daughter was absolutely IN LOVE with the interactive water part of the museum where little kids get to put on raincoats and play with all sorts of cool water contraptions!  I was struck by the vibrant colors that surrounded us and thought how cool it would be as a child to have a room painted with so whimsy.  As soon as we landed in Michigan, I drove to Home Depot and picked up some paint.

Two twin beds painted by Shizzle Design in West Michigan American Paint Company's Coral Reef and Orange Grove chalk clay mineral paint 2

When saw the vibrant colors of American Paint Company’s Paints, I couldn’t help but think of two things: garden chairs and children’s furniture.  I had two twin Dixie headboards in my stash and wanted to paint them to coordinate with the ornate mirror that my sister Cathy had just painted.

ornate children's mirror hand painted by shizzle design of grand rapids michigan coral reef, orange grove american paint company 3

I planned to paint a base coat of the Coral Reef and Orange Grove and then layer over it with Beach Glass distressing back through but I loved the blended orange color so much ~ I left it.

Shizzle Design Retailer for American Paint Company's Paint Not So Shabby Holland Michigan 49424  Coral Reef, Orange Grove, Surfboard, teal, Beach Glass

I still think it looks cool against the Beach Glass and Surfboard on the dresser.  Might not be your thing, but I love it.  Makes me feel like I’m in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.  You know the room, edible lollipop trees, chocolate rivers… you’ve dreamed of that too, I know you have!!

decorative metal mirror hand painted by Shizzle Design using American Paint Company's Orange Grove and Coral Reef

I did finish my daughter’s room that week so many years ago… I still love it today (when I can find it under all those clothes)


Two twin beds painted by Shizzle Design in West Michigan American Paint Company's Coral Reef and Orange Grove chalk clay mineral paint 2

Took the matching twin headboards to my booth at Not So Shabby in Holland, Michigan and they were gone in a blink

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a hui hou!


  • art is beauty
    Posted at 22:15h, 20 June Reply

    you know I love color too girl!

    • Shelly
      Posted at 06:52h, 21 June Reply

      I know you do 😉

  • JaneEllen
    Posted at 22:29h, 20 June Reply

    So much to see and learn. I’ll have to come back when I can devote much more time to looking at your projects, tips, techniques, finishes, etc. Love how you mix the colors. I’m a nut for getting some paint and just mixing them to see what I get, to me that’s half the fun. I too have to have color. Love the headboard and mirror.
    I don’t have a blog or an etsy store. I’ve been practicing doing over my own pieces to see if it’s something I can and want to do to make some extra green stuff.
    It’s so great to learn from excellent bloggers like yourself. Thanks for sharing your expertise and experiences. Happy Summer

    • Shelly
      Posted at 06:51h, 21 June Reply

      Thank you!! Have fun with your projects but be careful… before you know it, you’ll be painting everything that doesn’t move 😀

  • Betsy(@coastal-colors)
    Posted at 23:37h, 20 June Reply

    I love this, Shelly! I love the orange colors on the headboard! I also love your daughter’s room! It’s so bright and cheerful! I may need to sneak her pillow sham away with flip flops on it! What a happy room and headboard!

    • Shelly
      Posted at 06:49h, 21 June Reply

      Thanks Betsy! Her room has been painted like that for years now and I still love it!

  • Leigh
    Posted at 14:55h, 21 June Reply

    My sister would love that bedroom…..and she’s 50!!!

    • Shelly
      Posted at 01:44h, 12 July Reply

      That’s awesome Leigh! She must be a lot of fun!

  • Karen
    Posted at 01:52h, 22 June Reply

    You can come back anytime you want and feel free to finish decorating my kid’s rooms! I LOVE that mirror by the way!

    • Shelly
      Posted at 01:43h, 12 July Reply

      I’m on my way ~ well, maybe not this time of year 😀 The weather is picture perfect right now in Michigan!

  • Hector
    Posted at 14:14h, 08 July Reply

    I love color too! I like the color of the headboard, it’s great!

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