Shizzle Design | I can’t believe I never shared THIS!
post-template-default,single,single-post,postid-2332,single-format-standard,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode_grid_1300,qode-theme-ver-10.1.1,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-4.12,vc_responsive

I can’t believe I never shared THIS!

I can’t believe I never shared THIS!

Days have been coming and going so fast the past two years that I often feel like a top spinning out of control.  

2013 Michigan Adventure summer 10

I’m exhausted, working two to three times the hours a person should.  Even though I constantly try to improve on efficiency, I still can’t seem to put a dent in what needs to be done. 


The hubby was kind enough to take the kids out for some last minute school supplies so I’m typing this post in a quiet house with my half worn-off toenail-polished toes staring back at me from the other end of my LaZboy.


While editing pictures from this past weekend and ran across a bunch of pictures from projects I’ve never shared with everyone and it dawned on me that that list is really starting to grow.


I’m not going into all the details for these right now but I wanted to share some of them anyway for inspiration.

This is a neat china cabinet I painted recently layering lots of APC’s colors.  I love how this turned one turned out.   We did a major overhaul on this cabinet. 

hand painted china cabinet hutch shizzle design grand rapids michigan display american paint company cece caldwell's 3

One of these days… I’ll show you how we did it!

UPDATE… I’ve since written the post.  CLICK HERE to see the details on this display

2013-08-27 17.11.25

I also never wrote the post on how we changed a single chair into a bench for one of our dining room table transformationshow to turn two old chairs into one fabulous bench Shizzle Design Painted Furniture French bench constructionThis old Pine Bench was transported from the 70’s past the Millennium with a simple wash of CeCe Caldwell’s Alaskan Tundra Green


and… I totally forgot about this!!  It’s in my garage… somewhere!!


… this one is for me Smile  It’s going to serve as our new entertainment center or as a permanent extra piece of furniture in our living room (it’s already been sitting next to our other one for 10 weeks)

antique stereo cabinet transformed into an entertainment center for our flat screen tv, stereo, dvd player CeCe Caldwell's chalk clay paints Shizzle Design Michigan 2

This beautiful princess bed sold before I could get it out of my garage.  Someone is headed up this weekend to pick it up and make room for more projects.  Yaaaaaay, or should I say Ahhhhhhhhhhh?

UPDATE… I’ve since written the post.  CLICK HERE to see how I painted this bed

 Shizzle Design Painted Furniture White Antique Princess bed ideas ornate American Paint Company CeCe Caldwell's chalk clay footboard 1

I have so many more in the  bottomless pit of pictures I need to edit.  I could seriously use a more up-dated photo editing software program!!

Here’s a sneak peak of the three projects we just finished up…

Update… posted on this and it sold…

(I swear I wrote a post on this one ~  it had a really neat textured top finish on it!)

Sedona red with Virginia chestnut glaze, wax, Shizzle Design CeCe Caldwell's ideas colors Michigan for sale painted furniture Michigan 2

UPDATE:  I did get the post written on these two dressers,

Click HERE for details and availability

French Provencial dresser painted taupe, white, chalk, clay paints Shizzle Design furniture ideas american paint company Rushmore Home Plate 4


Let me know if there is one particular project you’d like me to publish soon, I’ll continue to work on publishing a post on each one.

Have a GREAT weekend ~ Shelly

  • JaneEllen
    Posted at 22:22h, 05 September Reply

    wow where do you find all the incredible pieces to rehabilitate? They are so great, love them. It’s very hard to find affordable pieces to buy here, (Grand Junction, CO area). People are quite greedy, want the highest price for pieces in pretty bad shape most of the time.

    • Shelly
      Posted at 22:52h, 05 September Reply

      Furniture doesn’t come cheap around here either JaneEllen so I usually fork out a lot of money to pick up my pieces.

  • betsy
    Posted at 22:42h, 05 September Reply

    I’d love to hear about the paint you used on the china cabinet.

    • Shelly
      Posted at 22:53h, 05 September Reply

      Betsy, I’ll definitely post about that one… some day 😉

  • La Verne
    Posted at 22:52h, 05 September Reply

    Me too. The china cabinet! I have been trying to give away a hutch that looks brand new, plus, a credenza keeps blocking my path in the garage. After seeing this photo, I’m going to combine them as one piece. Thanks for the idea!


  • karen
    Posted at 22:55h, 05 September Reply

    Hi Shelly, I would love to hear about how you transformed a chair into a bench! What a great idea!!

    • Shelly
      Posted at 22:18h, 06 September Reply

      Ok Karen, I’ll see if we can put something together.

  • Gloria
    Posted at 01:22h, 06 September Reply

    I would love to know what colors and technique you used for the two dressers at the end of your post (white/gray). I just love them!

    • Shelly
      Posted at 22:20h, 06 September Reply

      I’ll be posting on those two dressers soon Gloria. I custom mixed some of the colors for that but others are straight out of the can.

      • Gloria
        Posted at 19:07h, 07 September

        Thank you, Shelly. I’ll be anxiously waiting. 😉

  • Kellie (The Paupers Castle)
    Posted at 06:13h, 06 September Reply

    Ha! It’s good to know I am not alone….pics taken and nothing done with them, pieces (a chair I am working on) that gets lots in the garage, along with other pieces, a mind that has so many ideas it could work a 48 hr day and a physical body that’s done after 18 hours. Someday I will get all the projects in my head done ;). But until then, my boss says it all the time “If everything’s important, then nothing’s important. You have to pick what is and learn not to feel guilty for the things that aren’t.” I’m still working on this myself. You are one step ahead of me… Haven’t posted since June on the blog. Hate it, but something has to go for now. Your post was actually a post in my head yesterday. You actually got it written!!! Kudos to you. Hugs. Thanks for letting me know I am not alone!!

    • Shelly
      Posted at 22:16h, 06 September Reply

      I like that quote Kellie, I’ll have to remember that!

  • Kim
    Posted at 09:36h, 06 September Reply

    The china cabinet for sure, it is gorgeous!

    • Shelly
      Posted at 22:14h, 06 September Reply

      Thanks Kim!

  • Nana Diana
    Posted at 16:45h, 06 September Reply

    Wow- You got a lot done! Don’t you just wonder where the time goes? It seems there are never enough hours in the day- xo Diana

    • Shelly
      Posted at 22:12h, 06 September Reply

      Yes I do Diana ~ every single day 🙂

  • Good Time Charlie
    Posted at 14:25h, 11 September Reply

    Because you love me, my request will jump to the head of the line 🙂 I would love to see how you made that chair into a bench! And while I am at it making requests. Choose one thing you will not to today, or ever, and keep doing that every day until you have a manageable schedule!

  • Em Hoop
    Posted at 08:05h, 24 September Reply

    Just wait until you are a couple of decades older and you will find that time moves even faster! Just getting ready for the day seems to take forever. The chore list is extensive and I seem to get maybe one item a day done. So enjoy your life and do what’s important before it becomes an emergency. Including spending plenty of time with your children, who will remember the hours they didn’t have your company as much as the hours they did. Trust me. Been there, done that. The wrong way.
    XXX from aunt em

    • Shelly
      Posted at 22:39h, 24 September Reply

      Fabulous advice! I’m already at my wit’s end on the verge of a nervous breakdown, stroke or cardiac arrest. I never see my kids or husband, haven’t cooked a decent dinner in two years and have put on 40 pounds. My health is worse than people 30 years my senior. I’d throw all of this away in a heartbeat if I could afford to just stay home and spend time with my kids. Unfortunately, the bills have to be paid and working 90 hours a week with my business is the only way we’ve been able to make that happen. I hate the sacrifice, I really do. I struggle with that balance every single day.

  • Marcia MacMurray
    Posted at 15:00h, 08 October Reply

    I would love to know how to restore a beautiful chest with broken veneer on the top……

    • Shelly
      Posted at 23:51h, 10 October Reply

      I’ve never restored veneer, but I have removed it or repaired it then painted over it. To restore it, just pick up a piece of veneer from a wood shop. They’ll tell you how to do it 😉

Leave a Reply