Antique Bed in Georgia Clay

My sister Cathy just finished painting this bed in Georgia Clay.  It was layered over Vermont Slate and Vintage White then distressed to create an old world finish.

This was her first project using CeCe Caldwell’s Paints and I think she knocked it out of the park!

She’s been dying to get her hands on this paint for a few months now, but she was so busy preparing for her daughter’s wedding, she didn’t have a chance ~ until now.

This is the project she tackled with it!  I knew this bed would be a knock out, but my jaw totally hit the floor when I saw her awesome transformation using CeCe Caldwell’s Paints.  She totally put me to shame on her very first piece!  What a brat.

She layered the bed in Vermont Slate, Vintage White and Georgia Clay distressing in between to reveal the various layers.  Ok, seriously… is the distressing on this amazing or what?  I may be bias because she’s my sister, but I LOVE IT!!  Check out the finials on the footboard – GORGEOUS!!!

Yes, the neighbors were coming out of the woodwork to see if Country Living or Better Homes and Gardens were on site – lol!  We had fun with it!!
Here’s another close up of all that yummy layering!

Update: We immediately had a ton of interest in this bed which found a new home in Long Island, NY.

If you’d like to do something like this yourself, we can help you out there too.

Did you know…

  • We now have a Shizzle Design Paint Studio at 2018 Chicago Drive, Jenison, Michigan 49428?  Cathy and I may be busy painting furniture when you walk in, but we want our customers to know that we’re here for you!  Stop in anytime to buy paint or to get your expert help with your chalk and clay paint questions.
  • We’ve taught people from all over the United States and Canada how to paint furniture Shizzle Style using chalk and clay paints?  Join us for a fun and relaxing workshop.  Click Paint Workshops to see a list of current classes offered.
  • You can Subscribe to Shizzle Design for tips, tutorials, ideas, pictures, videos for our furniture painted in all natural chalk and clay based mineral paints?
  • Did you know that you can get these sent directly to your inbox and that it’s FREE?  It is ~ so what are you waiting for?  Enter your email in the right hand column of our blog to stay in the loop.
  • We have a Shizzle Design Facebook Page?  We share all sorts of additional tips, ideas, photos EVERY DAY and offer special deals (which you’ll only know about if you’ve Liked our Facebook Page?).
  • We have numerous Pinterest Boards?  Stop in and check out our extensive portfolio ~ Pin us on Pinterest
  • Did you know we sell our painted furniture at Not So Shabby Antiques and Fine Furniture at 2975 West Shore Drive in Holland, Michigan 49424?
  • Shizzle Design is an Authorized Retailer for American Paint Company’s Chalk/Clay/Mineral Paints sold locally at our 2018 Chicago Drive, Jenison, MI 49428 Paint Studio as well as several other retail store LOCATIONS or ONLINE SHIZZLE SHOP.
  • Questions???  Contact us here.

Click here to see Shizzle Design Painted Furniture Makeovers

painted-furntire-makeovers3[1]

Click here to see our Shizzle Tips, How To Tutorials & Video’s

Shizzle-Tips-and-Tutorials3[1]

Click here to see Funky Finishes

Funky-Finishes3[1]

 Linking up to these GREAT Parties!

Domestically Speaking – The Power of Paint Party

The Shabby Creek Cottage – Transformation Thursday

Miss Mustardseed – Furniture Feature Friday

Redoux – Friday Link Up Party

Homespun Happenings – Rustic Restorations Weekend

Funky Junk Interiors – Saturday Night Special

Silver Pennies – Silver Pennies Sundays

Knick of Time Interiors – Knick of Time Tuesday

a hui hou ~ Shelly

Whimsical Little Girl’s Dresser with Hand Painted Flowers

I’ve been inspired with color ever since we took our daughter to the Children’s Museum in Portland, Oregon years ago.  The museum was filled with vibrant colors and I couldn’t help but embrace the joy in my daughter’s eyes as she explored everything in sight.

Since I had rented homes with blah white walls in Hawaii, I couldn’t wait to finally break out some color when we purchase our first home.  To me, the entire property was a clean slate.  Our 100 year old home had lots of character already but my personality calls for color ~ lots of it!

I had a blast transforming her room with color (I’ll post about that later) and even though I lean toward more of the French look with my furniture finishes, I can’t help to wander back to that inner whimsy of doing uniquely painted children’s furniture.

When I picked up this dresser, I knew it would be a great size for a little girl’s room and would also be a great fit with all the storage for someone’s nursery.  With those thought in mind, I chose my colors and went to town..   Here’s what I came up with!

I started monkeying around with one of my favorite CeCe Caldwell’s combos ~ Destin Gulf and Spring Hill Greens.  With whimsy in mind, I started drafting out ideas on how to make this really unique.

I met with three experts to get their advice on the color for the focal flower.

The vote was unanimous – New Orlean’s Purple!
I sealed everything with a coat of clear wax.
I gave the top of the dresser and the knobs a super durable topcoat of CeCe Caldwell’s Satin Finish
She’s sitting pretty in the Shizzle Design booth at Not So Shabby waiting a little girls to come along and love.

For more more info and directions, click here.

Thanx for stopping by, hope you enjoyed a little detour from my usual style:)  For this project I used a combination of Destin Gulf Green, Spring Hill Green, New Orlean’s Purple, Traverse City Cherry mixed with Kissimmee Orange and Carolina Sun Yellow ~ I think that’s it:)  Explore all the colors of CeCe Caldwell’s Paints and get inspired by other projects here.  I carry a large supply of CeCe Caldwell Paints on our online Shizzle Shop here and in our Shizzle Design booth at Not So Shabby in downtown Zeeland here.  You can also keep up on all our newly painted designs.  Subscribe to our Blog, Like our Facebook Page or Pin away our pieces on Pinterest.  Have a great weekend, Shelly

My Whimsical Flower Dresser has been featured at:
I was featured on My 1929 Charmer Blog!
Linking up to:
aka Design – Do it Yourself
Restore Interiors – Restored it Wednesday
Primitive & Proper – POWW 95
Domestically Speaking – The Power of Paint Party

The Shabby Creek Cottage – Transformation Thursday
Miss Mustardseed – Furniture Feature Friday

Decorating Insanity – Furniture Friday Party
Redoux – Friday Link Up Party
2805 – Potpourri Friday
Embracing Change – Creative Inspirations
Tatertots & Jello – Weekend Party Wrap Up
Homespun Happenings – Rustic Restorations Weekend
Funky Junk Interiors – Saturday Night Special
Too Much Time on My Hands – Get Schooled Saturday 
Serenity You – Serenity Saturday
1929 Charmer – Sunday’s Best Party

Boogie Board Cottage – Masterpiece Monday
Between Naps on the Porch – Metamorphasis Monday
Coastal Charm – Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
PJH Designs – Totally Transformed Tuesday
Knick of Time Interiors – Knick of Time Tuesday

This post is packed full of Shizzle Design’s photos and ideas on how to paint your furniture

If you’re looking for ideas and color inspiration for painted furniture, this post is for you!  It’s packed full of photos and ideas using all natural chalk and clay paints.  Stop by often as I update this post frequently when I finish new projects.

See something you like?  Contact me for details and I’ll let you know which products you need to re-create it.

Twin Headboards custom layered in two different oranges

Cathy’s beautiful dresser ~ as featured on Miss Mustardseedantique hand painted dresser waxed Shizzle Design #CeCeCaldwell Chesapeake Blue, Aging Dust, Dover White, vintage Michigan chalk clay #paintedfurniture

These pulls were white when I started!

American Paint Company’s Beach Glass

Shizzle Design Painted Furniture American Paint Company Retailer Grand Rapids, MI Beach Glass chalk paint Michigan dark wax

Chair is painted in Beach Glass over Nana’s Cupboard

Shizzle Design Furniture Painting Workshokps featuaring American Paint Company Chalk & Clay Paints

Learn how to Create a Faux Zinc finish

Layering ~ Shizzle Style

Gotta love red!

National Forest has been retired  and is On SALE now HERE

Create our Signature Finish

Create Your Own Unique Finishes by blending

See entire painted buffet here.

See entire painted buffet here.

Smoky Mountain Dry Brushed with Cinco Bayou Moss

 Spring Hill Green on a Vintage Oak Dresser

I loved this dresser, see more photos here

Check it out HERE.

click here for complete details on this piece

See entire transformation of this piece HERE.

Rushmore

Beautiful light taupe ~ I love this rich color and use it all the time.  I find myself mixing many colors in my finishes.

You can also pick it up locally in West Michigan at the Shizzle Design booth in Not So Shabby Antiques and Fine Furniture  at 2975 West Shore Drive in Holland, MI  49424

We’re in the old Great Lakes furniture building which is now owned by Hegg’s Fine Furniture, enter off the East side of the building facing West Shore Drive.  We’re just East of US 31, South of Riley

Don’t forget to pick up Wax!

American Paint Company's Clear Vintage Antiquing Wax Shizzle Design #shizzle-design.com

All natural
100% Green
Non toxic
No stinky odors
Glides on like butter
You don’t have to deal with sticky tacky messes
It’s all natural
no nasty toxins to make you sick
better for you, better for the world

Dark Wax

Clear, Light & Dark Wax

Join us for one of our Hand’s On Workshops!

 

We have SO much fun sharing our techniques in this super fun, casual setting!!  We’re now beginning to schedule our fall and winter classes.  Visit our Online Shizzle Shop for more information and availability.

PicMonkey Collage Pinterest workshops 8 16 14

More information on workshops can be found here

Have fun Painting!!!

 

Vintage Buffet Layered in Rich Color ~ One of my all time favorite Pieces

I am so honored to guest post for Karen Berg at Redoux Interiors today!

Karen runs her own furniture and cabinet refurbishing company in the San Francisco Bay area and is AHmazingly talented.

Karen and I have never met in person but we have laughed together so many times over every day things that she feels like a lifelong friend.  Karen’s introduction of me was pretty funny, that girl doesn’t forget anything, you can read it all here.

When Karen first called to ask me about guest posting for her, I was totally geeked and then the jitters set in.  I wanted to present something that measured up to Karen’s level of painting, blogging and spunky style – but what?  After all, it was only a year ago that I painted my first piece of furniture – what did I have to offer?

Standing in my garage, I spotted an old buffet I purchased a while back.  I thought it would make a cool bathroom vanity but there were a few repairs that needed to be made before I could paint it.

The biggest issue I faced was how to fix the warped top.  I removed the top and tried several suggestions to flatten it but it wouldn’t budge.  It was constructed of is 3/4″ thick solid oak boards – what was I thinking?

I went next door and asked my neighbor to give me a lesson on using a router; specifically his router.  He’s a finish carpenter and I needed two different routers and three different bits to create the profile.  This was my first time using any router, let alone two but it was a blast to see the results.  Good thing I didn’t slip ‘cuz I had only purchased one piece!

I wish you could have seen me when I was finished routing.  I was literally covered from head to toe in a thick layer of sawdust. You’ve heard of the sandman, well I was the sawdust monster.  I’m used to doing goofy things but I know what I want, so I do whatever it takes to get it done.  See my fierce determination and brute strength?  I can tell, you’re intimidated now – lol!

Karen laughs at me because I dig up shrubs and trees and move them around the yard like living room furniture. Seriously, I can’t be the only one ­out there who does this ~ am I?

Karen asked me to share some of my layering techniques with you today.  I’m really not sure what I do differently because I’ve never had training, but I’ll do my best to show you some of my paint techniques.

For this antique buffet, I did a base coat of Brown which I watered down a little so the paint would easily seep into every nook and cranny of the grainy wood & details.  I LOVE using this as an undercoat!  I just can’t get enough of it.

When it was dry, I went over it with a light gray.  I love layering paint colors!  I watered this top color down a bit creating somewhat of a wash so the base color would pop through.  It also allows me to leave certain areas a little bare so the first color fades through almost as though it has worn naturally that way.  I like it this way; it adds depth and plays a role in the old world finish I like to achieve.

When I initially paint a piece, I look it over and determine which features I want to draw attention to and which ones I want to downplay.  I loved the detail across the bottom so I just lightly dry brushed the molding.  I wanted the contrast of the Brown to really make a statement here.

This is where I step back and try to figure out what I’m going to do next.  I don’t have any normal methods and have never taken an art class.  I follow my own quirky path and simply design what I like.     My goal is to create one-of-a-kind pieces that will steal the focus of any room.  Do I always achieve that – no, but I try.

I wanted to bring out the texture of the wood grain a little more, so I lightly, I mean very lightly, dry brushed a vintage white in areas I wanted to highlight.  There were a few times it went on too heavy but no worries, I just blotted it off with a damp rag and started over again.

This strange looking fly flew in to check it out.  I think he likes it; what do you think – lol!

I painted the appliques in a mix of grays, adding some of the other colors here and there until I liked the way it looked.  Because I paint with all natural clay and chalk based mineral paints, I can use a wet rag to distress areas by simply doing a rub, rub, rub over those areas.  No sandpaper, no dust, no mess.  I love doing it this way, but it doesn’t take much to entertain me : D

When you look at the piece as a whole, you can see each section varies a little in how I finished it.  I do this intentionally so each portion isn’t matchy – matchy.  That’s not my style.

You won’t find me with my hair done up or my nails manicured.  I brush my hair, throw on a visor and some thrift store clothes and call it good.  In much the same way, I like the character to shine through in my furniture re-designs.  I want my pieces to be unique and their finishes to have lots of variations.

So are you ready to see the finished piece?  Here goes…

What do you think?  I love the brown undertones showing through the paint.  It gives the illusion that I’ve spent hours antiquing it when I’ve basically just used a very simple layering technique to achieve this look and sealed it with clear wax.  Don’t get me wrong, it didn’t happen overnight.  I’m the type of person who needs time to process how things look and I tinker with the details until they’re just right.  Yes, I drive myself bonkers most of the time, but it pays off in the end.

I shot this picture to show off my first routered piece.  My camera is conking out on me so this shot is way dark, but you should be able to see it.  I have to admit, I’m pretty proud of this first time router job.  All I would have had to do is hit the tiniest piece of sawdust or tilt it ever so slightly and the whole profile could have been messed up.  These routers are that sensitive.  Dave also told me “don’t put your hand in there or you’ll lose it”.   Yikes!!

To create the perfect shade for the top, I mixed a dark and medium gray (don’t ask proportions, I didn’t measure :).  I just half stirred them together and started painting.

Wouldn’t this make a gorgeous vintage bathroom vanity?  I can just see it with a beautiful vessel sink and an amazing faucet.  The two narrow drawers would be perfect for make-up and brushes… and there’s a ton of space inside the center doors to house all your cleaners…  Waaah ~ I want to keep it.

I love all the details in this buffet!
 The craftsmanship of these old pieces blows me away and the feet are awesome!

I wonder what they were thinking when they designed furniture way back when?

I really do love these colors together.  How can you go wrong with this combo?

I love working with chalk & clay paints.  So much so that I now retail the paints that we use.  Ready to Shizzle it?  We offer a complete line of chalk & clay paints, waxes, glazes, clear coats, metallic mica powders and the best chalk & clay paint brushes on the market.  Take advantage of our sales now on our Online Shizzle Shop here.

Thanx for hanging with me ~ hope you enjoyed it.  Many, many, many mahalos to you Karen for allowing me to guest post for you today!

All the details for upcoming workshops can be found HERE

Happy Painting!!

Want to create something like this?  You can!  Many other people have already ordered these paint colors and have started painting their pieces.  I can’t wait to see what they do!!  Explore all the colors of our paints and get inspired here.  We carry a large supply of American Paint Company Paints on our Online Shizzle Shop here and in the Greater Grand Rapids area at several locations in Jenison, Caledodnia and Holland.  Click here for locations, hours and directions.  Keep up on all our newly painted designs by following our: BlogFacebook Page or Pinterest.

This piece has been featured at…


Check it out HERE

Linking up to:
aka Design – Do it Yourself

Restore Interiors – Restored it Wednesday
Primitive & Proper – POWW 95
Beyond The Picket Fence

Domestically Speaking – The Power of Paint Party
The Shabby Creek Cottage – Transformation Thursday
Miss Mustardseed – Furniture Feature Friday

Decorating Insanity – Furniture Friday Party
Redoux – Friday Link Up Party
2805 – Potpourri Friday
Fox Hollow Cottage – Pin the Tail on the Bloggy
Tatertots & Jello – Weekend Party Wrap Up
Common Ground – Vintage Inspiration Friday
Homespun Happenings – Rustic Restorations Weekend
Funky Junk Interiors – Saturday Night Special
Too Much Time on My Hands – Get Schooled Saturday 
1929 Charmer – Sunday’s Best Party

Sisters of the Wild West – Sunday Link Party
Boogie Board Cottage – Masterpiece Monday
Between Naps on the Porch – Metamorphasis Monday
Coastal Charm – Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Knick of Time Interiors – Knick of Time Tuesday

Thanx for Stopping by!

Want to Know my Paint Layering Secrets?

Hey everyone, howzit?  I’m so excited to be guest posting today for my good friend Karen at Redoux in San Francisco!  She is one of the neatest people I’ve ever met.  She’s spunky, sweet, witty, super upbeat and man is she  f u n n y !!!  I just love her to pieces!!

Karen is one talented designer!  She paints up a storm, transforming old furniture and kitchen cabinets like nobody’s business.  She’s also the luckiest person on earth.  You just wouldn’t believe the things this girl scores curbside.  It never ends.  Seriously!!  She finds the coolest things – all-the-time!

Karen just transformed a dilapidated old pine dresser into something you’d swear came from a high end furniture boutique.  This dresser should be on the cover of a major design magazine.  It’s that cool!

Karen asked me to do a tutorial on how I layer CeCe Caldwell’s Paints, so I pulled out an antique buffet I’ve been saving and got to work.  It’s one of my favorite renovations to date!

Wouldn’t it make an amazing vintage bathroom vanity?

 Click here to see the entire transformation
 and
Learn my paint layering secrets!
When you’re finished ooooh-ing and aaah-ing at Karen’s awesome projects, pop back over here and check out the new paint colors from CeCe Caldwell’s Paints.  We now have all 36 beautiful colors available in both quarts and sample size pots.  You can order them here, or pick them up at the Shizzle Design display at Not So Shabby here.
Thanx for stopping by!!  a hui hou, Shelly

 

Chalk & Clay Painted Furniture Selling Like Hotcakes!

Things are selling at the store left and right which means I need to kick it into overdrive to fill my space back up with new inventory.  Here’s some of the furniture that has recently sold.

 Antique Dresser in Destin Gulf & Spring Hill Green
See entire transformation here
Vintage Wood Door from an old building in Kalamazoo

Solid Cedar Wood Hope Chest
(correction, misunderstanding – the cedar chest is still available)
See more on this cedar chest transformation here
Sassy Antique Buffet Renovation
See entire transformation here
Lots of other small things sold too
(most of which I Never Snapped Photos of)
Here’s a few I did get pictures of before they sold.
Green Accent Table
Check out the complete transformation here.
Parlor Table in Pittsburgh Gray & Hershey Brown
Check out the complete transformation here
Vintage White Drum Table
Check out the entire transformation for this custom order here
I also have a double hold on this desk and chair combo.
Vintage Desk in Traverse City Cherry & Coordinating Chair
I put them on hold for someone overnight while he checks into having it shipping back to Northern Washington.  A few hours later, another couple walked into the store and put a back-up hold on the set in case the first one falls through.  Sales for paint and furniture have been crazy lately ~ I am truly blessed!
I have a garage full of projects but nothing is finished.  Since I can’t share any finished projects, I’ll give you some sneak peaks of what’s to come.
I’m really excited about the vintage buffet I’m working on.  I’d love to keep it here and use it for our bathroom vanity, but that would take a small miracle ~ I can’t even clear the dining room table.  How am I going to renovate the bathroom?  It would make a really cool bathroom vanity though!!  Just sayin!  I’ve painted it in Seattle Mist, Hershey Brown and Vintage White but I’ve still got a couple repairs to make and some finishing touches to  kick it up a notch:)
Sneak Peak ~ coming soon
I’m also working on a couple solutions to help me get organized with my business.  I needed storage for all my office supplies, so I refinished an old dresser in Old Ochre, Vintage White & Vermont Slate.
Sneak Peak ~ coming soon!
Sneak Peak of another Drum Table ~ coming soon!
There’s so much more, but I’m wiped!  Stay tuned & have a GREAT weekend!!!
PS – I was getting ready to shoot pictures for tonight’s post when my camera, which has not been focusing right for the longest time, finally conked out for good.
I need a new Nikon for shooting furniture; any recommendations?
If you’d like to paint your own furniture like this, now is a great time to try because I just received a large shipment of CeCe Caldwell’s new paint colors including:  California Gold, Johnston Daffodil (a buttery yellow), Traverse City Cherry (the best red ever), Cinco Bayou Moss (rich olive green), Portland Rose (pretty pastel pink), Kentucky Mint (gorgeous mint green), Pinkerington Violet (pastel purple), Texas Prairie (warm pastel green) and Mississippi Mud (beautiful caramel color).  Check them out here or order them online here or pick it up in West Michigan at our Shizzle Design booth at Not So Shabby here.  You’ll find our display along side our painted furniture and re-purposed vintage treasures.  
A hui hou! ~ Shelly
Linking up to:
aka Design – Do it Yourself

Restore Interiors – Restored it Wednesday
Primitive & Proper – POWW
Beyond The Picket Fence

Domestically Speaking – The Power of Paint Party
The Shabby Creek Cottage – Transformation Thursday
Miss Mustardseed – Furniture Feature Friday

Decorating Insanity – Furniture Friday Party
Redoux – Friday Link Up Party
Tatertots & Jello – Weekend Party Wrap Up
Common Ground – Vintage Inspiration Friday
WhisperWood Cottage – The Talent Scouting PartyFunky Junk Interiors – Saturday Night Special
Too Much Time on My Hands – Get Schooled Saturday 

1929 Charmer – Sunday’s Best Party

Sisters of the Wild West – Sunday Link Party
Boogie Board Cottage – Masterpiece Monday
Between Naps on the Porch – Metamorphasis Monday
Coastal Charm – Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Knick of Time Interiors – Knick of Time Tuesday

Antique Dresser Painted with Blue and White Ombre Drawers

This lovely antique oak dresser has just been refinished in CeCe Caldwell’s Eco-Friendly, all natural paint and wax.  The solid oak top was stripped and refinished to show off the intricate design of this solid antique dresser.

I painted the body of it in CeCe Caldwell’s Simply White.  The drawers were painted in a custom mix of Maine Harbor Blue and Alaskan Tundra, mixing in a little more Simply White as I worked my way up the drawers.

I truly appreciate the craftsmanship, curved lines and overall charm of this piece and think it would make an adorable vintage style bathroom vanity.

I can totally imagine this nestled in an amazing beach house.

It reminds me of the type of furniture we find when we stay in cool old cottages along the Lake Michigan shoreline.

I just dropped this off to my booth at Not So Shabby in downtown Zeeland.  Click here for more information.

If you’d like to do something like this, now is a great time because we just got a large shipment of CeCe Caldwell’s new paint colors.  Check them out HERE at my online shop or stop by our large CeCe Caldwell Display at our Shizzle Design booth in Not So Shabby in West Michigan here.  

I spend a large chunk of time painting custom pieces for clients.  If you have a piece of furniture you would like painted, let me know.  Our current pieces for sale can be seen here.  It changes frequently but I do my best to mark things as sold once they’re gone.

A hui hou! ~ Shelly

Linking up to:
Savvy Southern Style – Wow Us Wednesdays
aka Design – Do it Yourself

Restore Interiors – Restored it Wednesday
Primitive & Proper – POWW
Beyond The Picket Fence

Domestically Speaking – The Power of Paint Party
The Shabby Creek Cottage – Transformation Thursday
Miss Mustardseed – Furniture Feature Friday

Decorating Insanity – Furniture Friday Party
Redoux – Friday Link Up Party
Tatertots & Jello – Weekend Party Wrap Up
Common Ground – Vintage Inspiration Friday
WhisperWood Cottage – The Talent Scouting PartyFunky Junk Interiors – Saturday Night Special
Too Much Time on My Hands – Get Schooled Saturday 

1929 Charmer – Sunday’s Best Party

Sisters of the Wild West – Sunday Link Party
Boogie Board Cottage – Masterpiece Monday
Between Naps on the Porch – Metamorphasis Monday
Coastal Charm – Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Knick of Time Interiors – Knick of Time Tuesday

Cool New Looks with Mississippi Mud, Pinkerington Violet & Texas Prairie

Have you seen some of the new colors from CeCe Caldwell’s Paints?  What??  You haven’t?  Don’t worry, you’re not the only one because these colors are brand new and are just being released.

Let me share a few of my new favorites.  First is Mississippi Mud.  It’s a beautiful light caramel color.  In this photograph, I layered it over Hershey Brown, then rubbed it back to expose the brown and the parts of the original grayish/white color.  The wax isn’t quite dry in this photograph.  The color looks wet in the areas where the wax hasn’t completely dried.  Once dry, it will all be the color of the inside of the swirly-do.

Mississippi Mud painted over Hershey Brown

I love it!  I can see this used in so many different applications in my own home – ha! As if that ever happens, you know how that goes.  


In the next picture the wax has dried but it hasn’t been buffed yet.  A light buffing will deepen the color somewhat and add really nice richness to the color and patina.  

Another one of my favorites is Texas Prairie.  This is a pale sage green.

 In the following picture I’ve waxed the left, but not the right.  Can you see it in the picture?   I sealed half the piece with clear wax and half of it with the light aging wax so you can see how the aging waxes change the color.  Isn’t this gorgeous?  

CeCe Caldwell’s Aging Wax is so easy, wipe on – wipe off.  Just make sure you’ve mixed it up really well from bottom to top all the way through the first time you use it.

Light Aging Wax over Texas Prairie
The last new color I’m sharing today is the Pinkerington Violet which is a very pale lavender.  I’ve layered this over Hershey Brown then distressed it to expose that and the original paint color.  I don’t usually care for pastels, but I love the worn, chippy look that I was so easily able to achieve.
Pinkerington Violet layered over Hershey Brown

I’m anxious to use a couple of these combinations on my own furniture.  Lord knows it needs it, bad!

6.15.12 Update:  More new colors arrived today including:
  • Cinco Bayou Moss – a rich olive green
  • Johnston Daffodil – a buttery pastel yellow
  • Kentucky Mint – this minty green is beautiful
  • Portland Rose – a pretty pastel pink

If you’d like to try some of these techniques, you can buy CeCe Caldwell’s Paints online here and if you’re in the West Michigan area, stop by my Shizzle Design booth in Not So Shabby here.  We offer a large selection both in quarts and sample size pots as well as painted furniture and home decor.  


If painting isn’t your thing but you have a piece of furniture you’d like painted in my style of painting, let me know.  

A hui hou! ~ Shelly


Linking up to:
Savvy Southern Style – Wow Us Wednesdays
aka Design – Do it Yourself

Restore Interiors – Restored it Wednesday
Primitive & Proper – POWW
Beyond The Picket Fence

Domestically Speaking – The Power of Paint Party
Miss Mustardseed – Furniture Feature Friday

Decorating Insanity – Furniture Friday Party
Redoux – Friday Link Up Party
Tatertots & Jello – Weekend Party Wrap Up
Common Ground – Vintage Inspiration Friday
WhisperWood Cottage – The Talent Scouting Party

Funky Junk Interiors – Saturday Night Special
Too Much Time on My Hands – Get Schooled Saturday 
1929 Charmer – Sunday’s Best Holiday Party

Sisters of the Wild West – Sunday Link Party
Between Naps on the Porch – Metamorphasis Monday
Coastal Charm – Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Primitive Petite Wooden Table

My post today is short and sweet.

I painted this primitive table in CeCe Caldwell’s all natural Georgia Clay and sealed it with dark wax.

I stripped and refinished the top to clean it up yet chose to leave the dings and marks that tell the story and create the character of an old piece like this.  I’m capable of making pieces look brand new, but that’s not the look I’m usually after.  Anyone can go to a furniture store and buy something right off the assembly line.  That’s not the look I’m going for.
I really wanted to celebrate the charm of this older piece so I went straight over the paint with dark wax to really age the fresh coat of paint.  I love how it turned out.
See how the dark wax pops all the texture and details of the paint?  LOVE
I love this table.  There’s something that makes it feel really special to me.  It’s not just any old accent table, it’s a piece of art because of how it was designed and all the years of love that went into making it what it is today.
This piece is available; click here for more information.
CeCe Caldwell’s Wax truly is the best wax for painted furniture.  It’s made and manufactured right here in the USA and is sweeping our nation like wild fire!  So… what are you waiting for?

If you’re interested in trying CeCe Caldwell’s amazing paint and wax you can order it through my online shop here.  You’ll also find it in West Michigan at our Shizzle Design booth in Not So Shabby Antiques &amp ; Fine Furniture, 114 E. Main Ave., Zeeland, MI directions here.  You’ll find our display along side all our painted furniture and home decor.  

I spend a large chunk of time painting custom pieces for clients.  If you have a piece of furniture you would like painted, let me know.  Our current pieces for sale can be seen here.  It changes frequently but I do my best to mark things as sold once they’re gone.

A hui hou! ~ Shelly

Linking up to:
Savvy Southern Style – Wow Us Wednesdays
aka Design – Do it Yourself

Restore Interiors – Restored it Wednesday
Primitive & Proper – POWW
Beyond The Picket Fence

Domestically Speaking – The Power of Paint Party
Miss Mustardseed – Furniture Feature Friday

Decorating Insanity – Furniture Friday Party
Redoux – Friday Link Up Party
Tatertots & Jello – Weekend Party Wrap Up
Common Ground – Vintage Inspiration Friday
WhisperWood Cottage – The Talent Scouting PartyFunky Junk Interiors – Saturday Night Special
Too Much Time on My Hands – Get Schooled Saturday 

1929 Charmer – Sunday’s Best Holiday Party

Sisters of the Wild West – Sunday Link Party
Between Naps on the Porch – Metamorphasis Monday
Coastal Charm – Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Knick of Time Interiors – Knick of Time Tuesday