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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.

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...

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...

We seldom have time for custom work anymore but I made an exception recently for a client who originally had purchased one of the other buffets I had painted.   After she sent me the picture of what she was looking for, I realized what would work better was a piece...

The fact that I love creating unique finishes on my painted furniture is not a secret.  With so many people in West Michigan painting furniture, I really strive to create pieces that stand out.  I've never really followed the beaten path anyway. One of the things I love American Paint Company is...

I only caught a few shots of this little princess before she left the building. She was already a beauty when I purchased her.  The finish had really yellowed over time and she needed a little boost. Before I base coated the entire piece in American Paint Company's Freedom Road then painted everything,...

We're burning the midnight oil getting ready our Christmas Open Houses.   Two of the Greatest Christmas Open Houses in West Michigan open  Friday, November 7th, 2014! Doors are locked until 3:00 p.m. Friday afternoon at Caledonia Vintage Marketplace. Doors are locked until 4:00 p.m. Friday afternoon at Not So Shabby in Holland. At each location, vendors have...

Cathy and I always look forward to seeing the transformations that come out of our furniture painting workshops and September was no exception.  While I missed most of the before pictures, I caught most in the process.  Some pieces that were brought in were larger than the limit so those...