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Old Town Paints

Wishing all of you a joyful, safe and blessed holiday season!    Prayers going up for those missing loved ones and or struggling with health, financial or emotional challenges.  May you find peace, healing and joy in the days to come. Happy Thanksgiving ~ The Michigan Andrades   Shop Changing Thymes or Not So Shabby...

https://www.facebook.com/ShellyLillyAndrade/videos/10212226818003267/?l=6796179761080879684 If you can't hear my voice in this blog post video, watch it on our Facebook Page ShizzleLLC.  You'll find it in the Sneak Peek post with all the pictures. Bust through the doors at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov 4 for best selection!  It was like Santa's Workshop last night with...

Not So Shabby's Christmas Open House is Saturday, November 4.  Mark your calendar now because almost everything in the store will be on sale! We close down at 3:00 p.m. Friday afternoon and will transform the entire store into a Winter Wonderland.  I look forward to this event every year!  I...

I'm feeling a bit emotional as I write this next post as it brings me back to a time  just before the first surgery.  Cathy was still here and it was business as usual at Shizzle Design.  I was nervous about my upcoming surgery to remove the cancer from within my humerus so I took out my frustration sanding an old work table.   I fell in love with this old thing at a local flea market.  It had been well loved in it's previous life , as a matter of fact, it was downright filthy and it took hours upon hours to clean her all up.  

I love the silky smooth feel of this piece.  Seriously can't keep my hands off it.  Sounds weird right?  But it's true.  It's hard for me to walk through a store and NOT touch the furniture.  What can I say? This painted furniture makeover is basic chalk painting in it's simplest...

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...

Shizzle Design of West Michigan please note - on Feb 1, 2017  our Jenison Paint Shop relocated Online at: www.shizzle-design.com or locally in Grandville  - Holland Our paint supplies are now offered at 1.  Changing Thymes - Wilson (We're in the 2nd aisle) 2900 Wilson Ave. Grandville, MI 49418  2-01-2017  MANY THANKS to everyone who made our move possible! The endless help...