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With Cath battling Cancer and me recovering from surgery, we weren't able to get much work done the past six months.  To compensate, I sold odds and ends of stuff we had in our loft along with a few truck loads of unpainted  furniture, work tables, misc frames... to make ends meet.  My heart is still not in it and the depression has me frozen in a zone I can't seem to escape.  I physically find it hard to move.  I'm pulling away from everyone which I know is not healthy but it's all I can do right now to just be.  I'm not sure my heart will ever be back into my work but I have to get out of this funk and at least try to start painting again.

I have a THING for brushes! 
my favorite paint brushes 2 Purdy 2 inch angled brush, Frenchic oval, round wax
Paint brushes, wax brushes, buffing brushes, foam brushes, artist brushes ~ you name it, I have a thing for them and have become a wee bit finicky over the years in what I choose to paint furniture.  I've learned through my own experiences that using the right brush makes all the difference in a quality finish.  Below I've listed my absolute favorite brushes that I couldn't do without.

How to Create a Venetian Bronze Finish on a Brass Chandelier When I first started creating this type of finish,  I was using toxic products from a very well known brand of chalk paint.  It makes me sick to think about the horrific odors my sister and I inhaled back then...

Hi guys, Great news!  Shizzle Design has a NEW location in Grandville!  Shop Shizzle 7 days a week Online Shizzle Shop  or locally in West Michigan within Changing Thymes, 2900 Wilson Ave., Grandville, MI  49418 OR at Not So Shabby, 2975 West Shore Drive, Holland, MI  49424.   We moved out of our Jenison...

They say God doesn't give you more than you can handle.  As of late, I beg to differ.  Two years ago, I stopped saying "Things have to get better, RIGHT?" because quite frankly, every time that thought crossed my mind, another bad thing happened. Cathy had reached her limit last Monday.  The barium from...