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This post is packed full of step by step detailed pictures and along with the edited video of my latest furniture transformation. Find a comfy spot, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy all the pictures and video tutorial of this blended, weathered, colorful furniture makeover. Click to read more

I'm also running a 15% off paint sale for our local customers who can do porch pick up in Byron Center Michigan during the Pandemic!

3.28.2020 All the stores in Michigan are on lock down due to the Coronavirus but I am well stocked with paint supplies here in West Michigan and personally hand pack and ship orders out as fast as they come in. We want to make sure you're not only physically healthy but that you have fun things to do to occupy your mind while you're at home. I am offering 15% off all paint supplies to our local customers who are able to do porch pick up in Byron Center during the time our stores are locked down (simply shop my website at www.shizzle-design.com then choose free local pick up at checkout; I'll discount the paint supplies from my end when I box up your purchases. You'll also be able to arrange a time for pick up at check out). I am not allowed to discount any DIY or APC paint supplies that ship but I do offer quick, fantastic customer service whether you're a local customer or across the nation or ocean. I ship worldwide as well as APO if you're wanting to ship paint supplies to one of your friends or family members in the military.

Introducing - Diy's Copper Patina called Pennies from Heaven

Is this gorgeous or what?! Richly pigmented with the most beautiful copper ever. If you love DIY's Golden Ticket, you'll LOVE Copper Patina! They're going fast; get yours today!

This is such a gorgeous patina and can be used in so many different ways! I can't wait to share ideas with you. Stay tuned for more details and live tutorials on my ShizzleLLC Facebook Business Page.

Perfectly paired with DIY's Copper Patina is Shipwrecked, DIY's new Turquoise Finishing Wax. Together these two products will create amazing goodness!

Shipwrecked - Verdigris Patina Wax

Just look at that blue yumminess along the edges of my old Welcome bucket. Pure goodness! And to think I almost donated it last week! I have SO many ideas for this turquoise wax! Stay tuned for plenty more makeovers using the new Shipwrecked Verdigris Wax and Copper Patina!!

Salvation Solution - Stain Blocker

Ever try to paint a piece of mahogany furniture or started painting a piece only to experience horrible bleed through from wood tannins halfway into your project? Salvation Solution is a true redemption for rebel furniture. Applying this prior to painting creates an incredible barrier to block those nasty stains and tannins.

Salvation Solution comes in both clear or white. Clear is best if you're planning to wet distress your painted piece so the original wood peeks through. There's a lot to look at on the labels, to keep the two straight, Salvation Solution is red on the label of the Clear version. It also says Clear on the very bottom under the chair.

If you're painting a piece pastel or white, I recommend going with the White Salvation Solution. This will not only block potential bleed through, but it will act as a first coat in coverage. Here's what the White can looks like. Note the words Salvation Solution are in Blue and it says WHITE under the chair.

Well that's it for this week's new products but I have so much more to share with you!! Sit back and be inspired. This DIY post is packed full of ideas, furniture makeovers, blended color combinations and every single paint color offered by Debi's Design Diary.   Save this blog post as I'll continue to add more photos of layered paint combos & techniques to inspire your painted furniture  makeovers

To check out all all the colors, click the "READ MORE" below

People always ask me where I find my furniture pieces.  Truth is, I have very little time to hunt for furniture and nine times out of ten, I stumble upon it at the most random of times.  I scored this great piece while out of state for a hockey tournament.  The price was so good, I actually bought it then drove back two days later to load it up and take it back to Grand Rapids.

Click below to see the beautiful transformation.  The transformation turned out so pretty that it sold before I finished it.  

Yes, I paint mahogany.  I paint oak.  I paint all sorts of wood furniture so if you're an avid lover of all wood furniture being stained to accentuate all the grain, this probably isn't a read for you. I am a furniture painter by trade and I personally prefer chalk painted furniture hands down over solid wood pieces unless it's something really special like a piece made out of Koa.  If you do like chalk painted furniture and want to see the beautiful results on this buffet makeover, continue reading below.

I have a crush on antique highboys.  Seriously, I'm drawn to them; they like suck me in and say "buy me, buyyyyyy me"..  So when I stumbled upon this one recently at Changing Thymes, it wanted to go home with me.  It's not that I wanted it, I needed it.

Changing Thymes on Wilson is one of the locations where I sell my paint and when I go in to stock my inventory, I usually go out the door with something else from another vendor.

 

Now available at Shizzle Design

Check out lots of pictures of DIY paint colors, combinations and paint finishes.  I'll continue to add more photos of layered paint combos & techniques  to inspire your painted furniture  makeovers

To check out all all the colors, click the "READ MORE" below

I found this antique bow front dresser two years ago during a trip to one of my favorite places ~ Traverse City, Michigan.

I usually  bi-pass pieces that need a lot of work and this one was definitely in need of some TLC, but I knew there was a hidden gem waiting to be discovered.

I hauled it home then stashed it in our workshop for years.  Each time I thought about working on it, I dreaded removing the damaged veneer so I'd push it aside and move on to another piece.  I had it so long that I actually tried listing it for $45.  Apparently nobody else wanted to make the repairs either so I decided to dig in and salvage it.  I had just returned to work after my surgery to remove Chondrosarcoma and I was on a mission for new beginnings!

Don't fight the Character, Embrace it!

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