How to Paint My Signature Finish

I’ve had this table for a while and couldn’t decide which color to paint it.  I was leaning toward yellow, but something told me to start with brown.  When I created this finish, I was using CeCe Caldwell’s products which we no longer use or carry.  To create this same look today, I use Old Town Paint Company’s Deep Chocolate followed by a wash of Old Town Paint’s Courthouse both which are available here.

 You can see how fast the paint is drying in this picture.
A little distressing and a coat of wax was all she needed.  Check out the finish on this table!  If I could put my name on my favorite type of finish, this look would be it.  Ask me to paint something all prim and proper and my brain starts to short-circuit but if I can shake it up with a little layering, distressing and funky-ness, it all falls into place.
I love how seeing colors peek through each other.
I love not only how easy it is to distress our chalk & clay paints, but how rich the finish looks when you’re finished.  A little rub here and there with a wet cloth (before you wax) is all it takes to create this look!
When I was finished with the base, I decided to add a little contrast to the inlay on the top to add a little contrast.  I can’t remember all many colors I used, but I’m sure it included a little Vintage White, creamy white and light gray.
I mixed and dry brushed several different colors to get the look I was going for but you can hardly see it in the pictures – urg.  I’ll take more tomorrow to see if I can capture better shots.
Yep, those are helicopters ~ millions of them getting ready to fall off our trees and make our yard a total mess for the next month.  Wanna know how I really feel about ’em?
She’ll be headed to my booth in Not So Shabby soon…    update – sold
 What’s your favorite way to finish furniture?

We offer several different lines of chalk clay & mineral paints here.

Shop our large selection of paint supplies at our Jenison Studio / Paint Shop or stop by at one of our West Michigan Shizzle Design booths.   Click here for hours and locations.  You can also order anytime online here.

You’ll find our display along side all our painted furniture and home decor.  Here’s some of what’s currently for sale here.

A hui hou ~ Shelly

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Did you know…

  • It’s just the two of us:  My sister and I own and operate Shizzle Design which originated in my garage.  We have and will continue to work hard providing the best customer service.
  • We specialize in painting furniture and are truly humbled to be known as a leader in the world of chalk and clay paints.  Stop in for paint and we’ll offer you honest and knowledgeable
  • We are blessed to teach people from all over the U.S.  Join us for a super fun hands-on chalk and clay paint workshop in a casual & fun atmosphere.  For a list of current classes, click here.
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  • Visit our Pinterest Page for our portfolio & more inspiration here.
  • Our Painted Furniture is offered at: Shizzle Design Paint Studio 2018 Chicago Dr., Jenison, MI 49428 AND Not So Shabby at 2975 West Shore Drive in Holland, Michigan.
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Overwhelmed by Clutter in Your Workshop?

There’s a lot of folks in blogland writing about the joys of painting and refurbishing furniture.  Most of the posts I read portray beautiful photographs of furniture and rooms that could be pulled straight out of a design magazine.

I love painting furniture, but I find it a constant struggle to organize all the revolving clutter eh-hem, furniture & supplies.  I’m guessing, I’m not the only one.  If you’re a project oriented type of person, you probably find yourself in a mess from time to time.

It seems to creep up on you like a tsunami and before you realize it, your whole world is turned upside down.  I’ll be the first to admit I’m the source of most of the messes in our home.  Many of them are related to the furniture painting business I started last year.  There is always an array of furniture taking up valuable space in our garage.

My VERY tiny workshop is bursting at the seams.  I have such a limited amount of space I can barely turn around.  Did I mention I’m severely ADHD?

My time is divided between hunting for furniture, painting pieces for the space I rent at the store, painting custom furniture for clients at home, hauling things to the store, creating price tags, printing labels, photographing furniture, re-sizing and downloading photos, writing blog posts, shipping paint, scheduling jobs, ordering supplies, paying bills, answering phone calls, emails and blog replies…. and that doesn’t even account for my responsibilities as a wife and mother of young ones.

My days start before the sun comes up and I work till I collapse, sometimes into the wee hours of the next morning.  Because I’m so exhausted at the end of the day, I end up  putting away only what I absolutely have to which means I wake up to a mountain a little bit larger than it was the day before.

A year ago, I never expected entering a few pieces of furniture in Holland’s Art in the Park would evolve into such a multi-faceted business.  Because everything I do is self taught, I’ve been in survival mode to get through each day.  
Last week a few good friends stepped in to help.  One of my friends bought me see through containers and organized all my small supplies for my birthday present.  Another one volunteered her husband to build & install shelving and a workbench turning my chaos into a functional workshop and one more stopped by the next day to keep me on track and help me put back and organize all the supplies I use on a daily basis. 
I didn’t get any photos while Tim and I were doing the built in’s because I was running the miter saw and using a really cool nail gun which has now been added to my wish list:).  
Lisa however shot pictures before, during and after our day of organizing.  She wrote a post about it on her blog True Hope and a Future.  Stop by Lisa’s blog to see what we accomplished here
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I’m busy the rest of the week with scheduled paint jobs and am doing a demo for CeCe Caldwell Paint & Wax at Not So Shabby tomorrow morning so I’ll have to wait a bit to finish the transformation of my workshop, but the organization is already making a huge difference in my ability to be more productive.  
So… grab a note pad, a sheet of graph paper and a fresh pair of eyes and make a list of what you need to make your workshop more organized; you’ll be happy to did.
Many mahalos to Kami and Tim, Beth, Lisa and Kalei for all your help and support as I work through the growing pains of having my own business!  I couldn’t have done it without you!!

I have a lot of projects in the works and some fabulous pieces patiently waiting their turn,  let me know if there is something you’re looking for or if you have a piece of furniture you would like painted. 


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Why I love CeCe Caldwell’s Natural Clay and Chalk Paint

It seems like only yesterday when I had the pleasure of meeting the Mountain/Midwest Distributors for CeCe Caldwell.  I was able to learn about this amazing company and explore beautiful furniture transformations designed using CeCe Caldwell’s all natural paint and wax.  I was was given hands on experience using the paint and wax & just like that… I fell in love! 

Destin Gulf & Spring Hill Green


Here’s some of the reasons I love CeCe Caldwell products

I LOVE the beautiful colors and how easy they are to blend




    I love not having to strip furniture before I can paint it
      
    Just give whatever you’re going to paint a good cleaning and you’re good to go!  It adheres better than any paint I’ve ever used.

    I LOVE that you can tint the wax by mixing it with a little paint.  You can create all sorts of different looks doing this.


      Georgia Clay with Dark Aging Wax

      I LOVE how easy it is to distress the details and edges of a piece of furniture using a damp cloth before you wax it. 
      Spring Hill Green with Clear Wax

      I LOVE that the wax is all natural and free of toxins.  No foul smell, no harmful, hazardous products in this wax.  I no longer need to use gloves or respirators while I’m waxing and risk more damage to my lungs.

      Maine Harbor Blue blended with Alaskan Tundra Green


      • I LOVE how easy the wax is to work with.  The wax has the creamy consistency of butter at room temperature.  You can apply is using a lint free rag or brush.  I personally prefer to wax my pieces using a short bristled natural brush, and I’m telling you I practically start dancing every time because it goes on so easily!  This one product alone is saving me hours and hours of time and frustration every week.


      I LOVE that I don’t have to battle with the wax when I apply it.  It brushes on so easily and I end up with a more superior finish on every piece.


        I LOVE watching the color of the paint deepens as it soaks in the wax.  It’s hard to see on the whites, but it’s really noticeable on any other color and it’s just cool to watch.  It’s nice to see if you’ve missed a spot, and can be especially helpful for someone who’s never worked with wax before.

          Maine Harbor Blue while applying Clear Wax

          I lOVE how simple the wax is to buff too.  I no longer need to spend hours and hours sweating bullets to get a great finish.  I just take a lint free rag and gently buff it out by hand. 


          Dry-Brushing & Layering Technique

          Alaskan Tundra with Light and Dark Aging Waxes

          I LOVE the depth of color and variation of it once the wax is buffed.  Everyone keeps thinking I’m dry brushing another shade of a similar color over the first to get that look.  


          Though I’d like to take the credit for this cool effect, it’s not me ~ it’s CeCe’s products just doing their thing. 

          Vintage White and Pittsburgh Gray

          Mississippi Mud layered over Hershey Brown

          Pickerington Violet over Hershey Brown & Extg White


          Cinco Bayou Moss with Clear and Dark Wax


          Texas Prairie with Light Aging Wax


          We also have a nice supply of our fabulous and ever popular Clear wax
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          Dark Aging Wax / Cream


          Satin Finish
          durable brush on topcoat for things such as table tops and kitchen cabinets


          So what’cha waiting for?  Try it – You’ll LOVE it!


          You can order CeCe Caldwell’s Paints through my Online Shizzle Shop here or if you’re in the Grand Rapid’s area, you’ll find it in my booth at Not So Shabby Antiques & Fine Furniture, 2975 West Shore Drive, Holland, Michigan 49424.  

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          How to Get that Great Patina on Painted Furniture

          I have to admit, I have a thing for green.  When I found an old sewing table a while back, I knew I wanted to tear it apart and make a side table out of it ~ and I knew it had to be green.  It’s been patiently waiting for it’s makeover – until now.

          I was playing with CeCe Caldwell’s paint yesterday and I realized I already had everything I needed right at my fingertips to create the perfect green for this piece.  I mixed a little of the Maine Harbor Blue in into some Spring Hill Green and came up with this.

          West Maui Mountains ~ that’s what call it.  Reminds me of the view you get while you’re pulling into the harbor or driving into Lahaina at sunset.  Love those West Maui’s! I flipped the table over and started painting.  I’ve really noticed a difference in the depth of color I can get with this paint; Here’s what it looks like going on.  You can see the parts that have dried because they’re so much lighter.

          This is one thin, sloppy coat.  I did this intentionally because a well worn vintage feel is what I was going for here.

            When the paint dries, it looks very light and feels chalky.

           Once the wax is applied, the color deepens again and you’ll end up with a rich patina.

          I did a little bit of a two tone on the front door where I came back through and added a color wash of just a shade different to make it pop even more.   
          Just dropped her off to my booth at Not So Shabby in Zeeland.
          If you’d like to do something like this, order CeCe Caldwell’s Paints online through my online shop 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.  



          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


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          Saint Patrick’s Day Mosaic Party Tub / Chair Planter

          Seriously?  It’s March?  It was Christmas like one minute ago!  I can’t believe how fast time flies.  If it’s really March, then it’s time to share the Saint Patrick’s Day Mosaic Chair planter that I made a while back.  I had tucked away until now.

          The business I have today evolved from the idea to design a few mosaic pots and garden chair planters.  I sold them out of my friend’s greenhouse and before I knew it, I had a list a mile long with custom orders.  People went crazy over them; seemed like everyone had a certain theme they were looking for which kept me busy for several years while my kids were little.  I’ve made hundreds of these, but most of the pictures were taken before digital.  Ha!  Am I dating myself?  One of these days, I’ll make the time to scan in some of my favorites.

          Whats fun about these is they can be so personal.  They make great gifts and can be used in many different ways.  Some people use them on their deck or by their pool to serve up iced cold drinks, while others put them on their front porch as a whimsical way to welcome guests.  My favorite though is to plant them with my favorite flowers and just plop it in the middle of my landscape.  They make such a cool focal point and take your landscape to a whole new level.

          I smash and sand the edges of each shard of glass then meticulously place each piece.   I know most people don’t bother grinding down the edges of the glass, but I wouldn’t do it any other way ~ just sayin:)  
          This Leprechaun Party Tub / Chair Planter is one of my favorites because these are MY colors:)    

          I loved the antique chair the moment I saw it.  It’s boasting the original green paint which I simply distressed a little then sealed with an exterior clear coat.  I had a ceramic Leprechaun tucked away in my stash of supplies which inspired the entire theme of this chair.
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          Of course I took pieces apart and reconfigured them with copper wire since I can’t leave well enough alone, but he’s so much more adorable now.  I even found the perfect pot of gold just in case the luck of the Irish comes to town.

          Hope you enjoyed checking it out.  I’ve stopped making these for the time being, but this one is for sale in my booth at Not So Shabby.  If you purchase it, please send me a picture of it in his new home:)

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          Rich Old World Graphite Patina on ASCP Painted Chest of Drawers

          My husband ended up in emergency surgery over the weekend so I’m letting my pictures speak for themselves today – quite frankly, I’m beat!

          This Three Drawer Chest Would Make a Fabulous Entryway Piece!

          Of course you can use it anywhere, but I’d show it off a little.  I may be bias, and a bit delirious after this weekend, but I think all the colors peeking through are pretty cool.

          I layered numerous colors of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in order to achieve this rich old world Patina then layered with light and dark wax for a smooth buttery finish.  The truth is, I originally painted it in Duck Egg Blue which I couldn’t stand.  I disliked it so much that as soon as I carried it into the store, I couldn’t stand it, so I hauled it back home to cover it up.  I ended up painting over it with Graphite and odds and ends of other colors then distressed the heck out of it.  In my frustration of having to paint and wax it all over again, I went sand crazy but in the end, I love how it turned out.  It sold almost immediately, so I guess all my hard work paid off in the end.  I just struggle so much with Annie Sloan’s dark wax, there’s got to be something easier.  Update:  We found a MUCH easier wax to work with ~ find out what we use now here.

          I love layering lots of colors!

          It’s a well built chest built by Basset Furniture.  The drawers work great and it is sporting new hardware to fit in with today’s design styles.
          This piece is begging to go home with someone!  As a matter of fact, I think it’s homesick for MY dining room!  I should go back and pick it up before it sells!  (update – too late, it sold)
          I think it has a Charming Old World Quality

          This piece is sitting pretty in the Shizzle Design booth at Not So Shabby Antiques and Fine Furniture (sold).

          What do you think?

          Update:  Many many changes have occurred since I first wrote the post on this dresser.  We stopped using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint years ago in lieu of much more superior paint products which don’t have all the toxins and are also much easier to use.   The new paint products we choose to create our high end finishes are not only better made, the amazing all natural formula absolutely rocks!  It glides on effortlessly and the wax, both clear and dar are an absolute dream.  No wonder it’s the Nation’s #1 seller!!  We can finish a piece of furniture in not time and the quality is amazing!!  No more pulling my hair out with tacky wax, no more VOC’s.  Work just got a whole lot easier around Shizzle Design.  To find out what we’re using now, click: here.

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          Did you see our new brushes?

          Vintiquities finest paint and wax brushes Shizzle Design Distributor Retailer

          NEW!!!  Vintiquities Paint & Wax Brushes!

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           Stop into today and grab one at Shizzle Design 2018 Chicago Dr., Jenison, MI  49428.  They can also be ordered online here.

          Retailers: for the opportunity to carry these brushes in your  own shop, contact me here with your name, type of business and location.

            A hui hou ~ Shelly

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          Did you know…

          • Shizzle Design is a small family owned business in Jenison, Michigan.  My sister Cathy and I work, paint, ship and teach our chalk and clay paint workshops out of the same space where we paint all our furniture.  We are truly humbled to be known as a leader in the world of chalk and clay paints.
          • Cathy and I empower DIY’ers by sharing our years of experience.  Stop in for paint and we’ll offer you honest and knowledgeable answers for all your chalk and clay paint needs.
          • Did you know we are not paid employees of American Paint Company?  It typically takes me 10 hours to publish one of my blog posts.  Everything from shooting the photographs, writing the content, editing, cropping… is given freely.  The only way we make money is if someone purchases paint, workshops or painted furniture from us.  If you enjoy the information you get in our website, please share and let us know.
          • We are so blessed to have taught people from all over the United States and Canada.  Join us for one of our super fun hands-on chalk and clay paint workshops.  Learn in our casual & relaxed environment.  Click Paint Workshops to see a list of current classes offered.
          • 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 ~ what are you waiting for?  Enter your email in the right hand column of our blog to stay in the loop.
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          • We sell our painted furniture in our Shizzle Design Paint Studio at 2018 Chicago Drive, Jenison, MI 49428 and at Not So Shabby Antiques and Fine Furniture at 2975 West Shore Drive in Holland, Michigan
          • Shizzle Design is an Authorized Retailer for American Paint Company Paints.  We offer a large inventory of chalk and clay paint and supplies at our Shizzle Design Paint Shop /Studio,  2018 Chicago Drive, Jenison, MI  49428.  We also stock several other shops in the greater Grand Rapid’s area, to find out where, click LOCATIONS.  Not from Michigan?  No worries, we ship paint and paint supplies worldwide through our Online Shizzle Shop.

          For more Chalk & Clay Painted Furniture ideas, tips, tutorials & inspiration, click:

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          Thank You West Michigan for Loving Shizzle Design’s Painted Furniture!

          The past couple weeks have been crazy busy with furniture sales.  Every time we think we’re getting ahead of the game, we get a call from the store notifying us that another large piece has sold.

          I actually decided to move my furniture into a smaller space in the store so I can keep up with the demand for custom orders at home.  As I walked in, Sue told me two more tables had just sold.  She no sooner spoke the words and another gal came into the store and was bummed because as soon as she saw them online, she headed to the store only to discover two sold tags on them.

          What’s going on here?  Has West Michigan finally caught on to the craze sweeping our nation?  I don’t know, but I am truly grateful for all the sales the past couple weeks where I sold…

          Gentleman’s Chest – Commissioned Piece

          Click HERE to see much more about this renovation

          A Pair of Oak End Tables

            Antique Federal Chest of Drawers

          Click here to see more on this piece.

          Ladies Dressing Vanity with Bench

          Click HERE to see much more on this piece

          Small Vintage Accent Table

          Red Console Table

          Click HERE to read more on this piece.

          Antique Empire Chest of Drawers

          Click HERE to see more on this piece.

          Vintage Desk and Chair Combo

          Architectural Bling Thing

          Custom Designed Subway Art

          Highboy

          Custom Designed Reclaimed Wood Picture Display

          Antique Round Coffee Table

          Click HERE to see more on this piece.

          Little Black Dresser Inspired by Pottery Barn – custom order

          Many small items sold like this Lamp & Vintage Frame
          Don’t Worry, the empty spaces have been filled by several NEW pieces including:
          A Stylish Way to Organize Phone Chargers! (sold)
          For much more info about this piece click HERE

          Bassett Three Drawer Chest (sold)

          Inspired by Annie Sloan’s Cow Parsley Dresser (sold)

          French Dining Room Set (update – sold)
          For much more info on this piece, click HERE
          There’s much more in the works.  I have several knock-out pieces that will be unveiled soon!

          Antique Secretaries Make Great Charging Stations

          Last summer I purchase a bunch of furniture to renovate.  My sister had her eye on this secretary, so I told her to go for it.  We loaded it up in her Jeep and off she went to transform it at her house.  I never saw it again until she was finished and I still get over the transformation.  I wish I had a “before” picture so I could show you the difference, but here is the “after”.
          I’m so proud of  her transformation!
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           Just look at the fabulous detail! 

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          She added the decorative piece on the top and I just think it’s the icing on the cake!

          This secretary is refinished in Annie Sloan’s Graphite and accented with Old White.  It’s sealed with  Annie Sloan clear and dark wax which gives it a rich, buttery finish.  You have to see it and feel it in person to really appreciate how nice it is.

          black secretary whole closed

          This great piece offers a fantastic solution to all the clutter and chargers that end up all over kitchen counters.  I got this idea from my blogging friend Shari from turnstyle vogue DESIGN & STYLING
           
          Shortly after we dropped the secretary off to the store, Shari wrote a post on how she transformed her secretary into a full blown charging station.  This is the beautiful secretary she created to solve this modern day dilemma.

          She basically added a power strip through the back then labeled each cord with whose phone, ipod… it goes to.  Brilliant idea!  You’ve gotta check out how Shari organized all her chargers here.   Such a clever solution, or as we say in Hawaii ~ that girl is so akamai!
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          Want to organize your chargers, mail, keys?  Our secretary is was (it sold) currently for sale in our space at Not So Shabby Antiques and Fine furniture in downtown Zeeland, MISmile

          Do you have a clever solution to kitchen clutter?
          *Let me know if there is something you’re looking for that you haven’t seen.  We have a lot of projects in the works as well as some fabulous pieces patiently waiting their turn.  Contact us if you have a piece of furniture you would like painted!

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            Custom Designed Bulletin Boards for Sale ~ Stylish Organization

            Tired of shuffling through piles of clutter on your kitchen counters?  If you tend to miss appointments, lose receipts, coupons or still have school pictures from five years ago hanging on the fridge, I have a solution for you.

            Upholstered bulletin boards aren’t new, I just couldn’t find one covered in a quality fabric that was stylish, well constructed and large enough to organize our schedules and photos.

            This one is upholstered in a beautiful Tommy Bahama fabric and trimmed out in beads, fringe and upholstery tacks.  I designed several chunky button push pins to coordinate with this extra large board.

            This second one is also upholstered in a rich fabric and is wrapped in an ornate frame which I hand painted in several colors then glazed and distressed it to tie it all together.  This one also includes three chunky button push pins, hey… who’s been messing with the buttons?  They weren’t like that a minute ago.

            Both are for sale in my booth at Not So Shabby Antiques and Fine Furniture in downtown Zeeland, MI.  Stop by and check ‘em out!  I’ve been busy painting furniture for clients and have been really bad at snapping photos of all the accessories I’ve dropped at the store.  When I go back to shoot them, they’re already sold ~ sorry!  I’ve got so much more I could put in my portfolio; if you see anything you like or would like me to make something custom for you, just let me know.

            *Let me know if there is something you’re looking for that you haven’t seen.  We have a lot of projects in the works as well as some fabulous pieces patiently waiting their turn.  Contact us if you have a piece of furniture you would like painted!

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              Best Painted Furniture Reno’s 2011 by Shizzle Design

              It seems like just last night I was sitting in the den of mom’s condo in Florida dreaming of starting my own furniture refurbishing business.   I remember reading an email from one of my friends suggesting I start a blog but I had no idea what she was talking about.  Blog?  What’s a blog?

              So here I am at the end of the year looking back at all that’s transpired since then.  I scoured the area high and low searching for furniture, built a small workshop, spent thousands on tools and supplies then got busy working.

              I asked my sister for help and together we unveiled our creations at Art in the Park in Holland, Michigan the first weekend in August.

              Shizzle Design space at Not So Shabby  Zeeland MI ~ September 2011

              I have so many ideas bouncing around in this head of mine and I can’t wait to share them with you in the coming year.  That being said, here’s some of my favorite pieces from 2011.

              Reclaimed Wood with Vintage Drawer Pulls & Repurposed Picture Frames
               Click HERE to see more on this fabulous Octagon Walnut Parlor Table

              Shizzle Design’s Signature Leather Finish

               This piece would make a fabulous Kitchen Island or Buffet

               This is one of our most featured pieces this year!
                

              Custom Painted Subway Art

               Need a new Bathroom Vanity?  Check out this piece HERE!

              Refinished Walnut Parlor Table – Click here to see transformation

              It’s no wonder I didn’t see any of my friends or family all year!!

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              Join Cathy and I for our next workshop in Jenison, MI.  Click here for schedule.

               

                A hui hou ~ Shelly

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              Did you know…

              • Shizzle Design is a small family owned business in Jenison, Michigan.  My sister Cathy and I work, paint, ship and teach our chalk and clay paint workshops out of the same space where we paint all our furniture.  We are truly humbled to be known as a leader in the world of chalk and clay paints.
              • Cathy and I empower DIY’ers by sharing our years of experience.  Stop in for paint and we’ll offer you honest and knowledgeable answers for all your chalk and clay paint needs.
              • Did you know we are not paid employees of American Paint Company?  It typically takes me 10 hours to publish one of my blog posts.  Everything from shooting the photographs, writing the content, editing, cropping… is given freely.  The only way we make money is if someone purchases paint, workshops or painted furniture from us.  If you enjoy the information you get in our website, please share and let us know.
              • We are so blessed to have taught people from all over the United States and Canada.  Join us for one of our super fun hands-on chalk and clay paint workshops.  Learn in our casual & relaxed environment.  Click Paint Workshops to see a list of current classes offered.
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              • We sell our painted furniture in our Shizzle Design Paint Studio at 2018 Chicago Drive, Jenison, MI 49428 and at Not So Shabby Antiques and Fine Furniture at 2975 West Shore Drive in Holland, Michigan
              • Shizzle Design is an Authorized Retailer for American Paint Company Paints.  We offer a large inventory of chalk and clay paint and supplies at our Shizzle Design Paint Shop /Studio,  2018 Chicago Drive, Jenison, MI  49428.  We also stock several other shops in the greater Grand Rapid’s area, to find out where, click LOCATIONS.  Not from Michigan?  No worries, we ship paint and paint supplies worldwide through our Online Shizzle Shop.

              For more Chalk & Clay Painted Furniture ideas, tips, tutorials & inspiration, click:

               Shizzle Style Painted Furniture Makeovers

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               Shizzle Tips, How To Tutorials & Video’s

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               Funky Finishes

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              I’m so excited that this transformation was Featured at:

              Knick of Time

              Redoux Interiors

              also linking up to these great parties!!

              Domestically Speaking – The Power of Paint Party
              Miss Mustardseed – Furniture Feature Friday
              Funky Junk Interiors – Saturday Night Special