Shop Shizzle ~ Three West Michigan Locations

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Our paint supplies are now offered at several

Shizzle Design Locations in West Michigan

Location #3

The Honeysuckle Co. – Grand Rapids NEW LOCATION (paint supplies & workshops)

Our newest location is on the North end of Grand Rapids just off Plainfield.  Turn at the traffic light just north of meijer.

Shop our DIY paint supplies and brushes Tues – Saturday during hours below.  This is also the location were furniture workshops are taught.


Location #2

Changing Thymes – Grandville  (paint supplies and small furniture)

Shop American Paint Company and DIY Chalk & Clay paints supplies and brushes at our Changing Thymes location.  I’m located in the Changing Thymes store at 2900 Wilson Avenue SW, Grandville, Michigan 49418.  They’re open 7 days a week for your shopping convenience.  Stop in often to take advantage of special events and sale prices.

Changing Thymes – Wilson (We’re in the 2nd aisle)

2900 Wilson Avenue, Grandville, MI 49418

  • Monday          10:30 am – 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday          10:30 am – 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday    10:30 am – 7:00 pm
  • Thursday        10:30 am – 7:00 pm
  • Friday              10:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday          10:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Sunday              11:30 am – 6:00 pm


Location #1

Not So Shabby – Holland, MI

our largest selection of paint and furniture

(paint supplies, painted furniture, vintage treasures and home decor ~ this is our main location)

 Shizzle Design at Not So Shabby ~ Holland, MI

just East of US 31, South of Riley

2975 West Shore Dr., Holland, MI  49424

  • Monday          10:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday          10:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday    10:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Thursday        10:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Friday              10:00 am – 7:00 pm
  •  Saturday          10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  •  Sunday             closed

Not So Shabby is the place it all began, a place we call home.  We stock all of our most popular chalk and paint supplies here.  We also sell our painted furniture, re-purposed home decor and vintage treasures out of this location.  Check out this awesome multi-vendor s store with more than 80 fabulous vendors.  Voted Best of West Michigan 2014, 2015, 2016!

Our Online Shizzle Shop is also fully stocked and Open for Business so please continue to shop that and our other two West Michigan locations.  

While we’re dealing with all the cancer in our family, I’m operating the business from home. Yes, you’re welcome to grab paint supplies here in Byron Center but you must call ahead to make arrangements for pick up.  (616) 438-2644.  Thanks, Shelly!

 We appreciate each and every one of you!


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As always, our Online Shizzle Shop is stocked and Open for Business 24/7 so please continue to shop there.  Orders typically ship the day the order is placed with a quick 2-3 day priority delivery.

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Nine West

Thanx again for stopping by! We’re SO glad you’re here!

You can now shop Shizzle at our 3rd location in Grand Rapids, MI

I moved into my third location on the North end of Grand Rapids last week.

A good friend of mine talked me into expanding my horizons by placing all my DIY Chalk & Clay paint supplies and Vintiquities Brushes in their amazing new store.

Their family bought a building, completely renovated it in less than three months transforming it from a doctor’s office into a cool new store full of homegoods and hand picked vintage.

They’re big into creating community and one of the neatest twists to their store is the awesome venue space in the back.


Classes and workshops will be offered but this space is also available to rent for things such as bridal or baby showers…  I should have shot a panoramic because this is only half of the back room.

There’s also a kitchenette, bathroom of course and other fun nooks and crannies if you’re looking for a cool venue to rent.  The window side is pretty much all glass which allows for great lighting and I believe it will seat up to 50.  I’m not positive on that but will find out and pass along the info.

I painted this buffet yesterday during the Grand Opening of The Honeysuckle Co.

Thanks so much to all of you who came out for yesterday’s grand opening.  What an amazing turnout!  It was so fun to see so many old friends and to meet so many new and interesting people.  Such a fun day, plus I got a piece painted in the process.  I’ll do my best to get in and finish that this week.  I’m not sure if the buffet will be for sale at The Honey Suckle Co. or Not So Shabby but will let you know.

The Creamy White vintage highboy I recently refinished is also available for sale (below).  Amy literally snagged that out of my workshop last week.   Ummm yeah, I need to wax that bottom drawer.  It felt so smooth, I fooled myself but I knew it hadn’t been waxed yet.  Can somebody say squirrel?


I’m fortunate in that I’ve been asked to teach paint workshops in this amazing space.  Teaching is one of the best parts about my job and after putting that on hold for almost four years, I’m excited to finally have a date on the schedule.  The first furniture painting workshop is scheduled for January 12th.

I’ve enjoyed teaching every class from the workshops I taught at home,

to the free demo’s at our Shizzle Shop

to the workshop taught at Michigan State University

to being Keynote Speakers at the Women’s Expo at Devos

but I’m super excited about the new space to teach at The Honeysuckle Co.

Need paint supplies? 

I’m stocked up and The Honeysuckle Co. is officially open for business Tuesday – Saturday, see hours in photo below

For hours and directions to my other West Michigan locations, scroll down to the bottom of any page on our website.

Contact me for more information on upcoming classes following along by liking my ShizzleLLC Facebook Page and turning all notifications on.

a hui hou!



Christmas has Arrived at Shizzle

With accumulating snow in the forecast and opening season for deer season a week away, it’s officially beginning to feel like winter in our neck of the woods.  New Christmas items are arriving daily and selling as fast as I bring them in.

I hand pick unique items and price them to sell every year so I don’t have to store them.  Stop by weekly for best selection.  I’ll be in to Not So Shabby (2975 West Shore Drive, Holland, MI  49424) tonight to restock paint and more Christmas as my van is bursting at the seams with more treasures.  Hoping to get to Changing Thymes as well but I may not make it there until tomorrow.

I apologize in advance for my unedited pictures.  I have very little time to put out a professional blog these days but you should be able to get an idea of what I have.  All these pictures are from my Not So Shabby location.  I have some Christmas items at Changing Thymes as well but not nearly the volume I have here.


PS ~ for a SNEAK PEEK of what I brought in tonight…

Check out the Live video I filmed tonight from Not So Shabby on my ShizzleLLC Facebook Page.  

Hope you’re having a blessed season!


Check out all the furniture ON SALE now at Shizzle!

Save big on hand painted furniture now during this rare furniture sale at Shizzle.  Making room for Christmas Inventory arriving Nov 1st at our Not So Shabby location at: 2975 West Shore Drive, Holland, MI  49424.  NSS is open 7 days a week and they accept 24 hour holds on furniture if you need time to get in there.


Antique Davis Sewing Machine & Cabinet

price dramatically reduced for quick sale


Gentleman’s Chest of Drawers in Shades of Gray

Lake Michigan Summer Sunset Highboy Dresser

Vintage White Farmhouse Style China Cabinet

price drastically slashed for quick sale

This white highboy was painted while I being filmed for an upcoming episode of HGTV’s House Hunters.  The West Michigan couple purchased a house during the show and wanted to learn how to refinish furniture for their new place.  I was asked to come in for filming to teach them how to paint furniture in a farmhouse style similar to that of what Joanna Gaines does in her designs on Fixer Uppers.  Stay tuned for the upcoming episode of House Hunters.  They said they were airing 6 months out so it could be a while.

Indigo blue table is sold

Christmas inventory coming Nov 1st –

Christmas Open House Nov 2-3

Thanks so much for following Shizzle ~ I appreciate you!!

A hui hou ~ Shelly


Pretty Paint Combo for Inspiration – White over French blue – Ornate Antique Table

I love teaching furniture painting workshops and hope to start doing them again soon.  One of the best parts is seeing different color combinations that people choose.  Somebody asked me for inspiration yesterday on a table she just picked up and I had an idea immediately.  Several years ago, somebody in the workshop we taught at Michigan State University layered white over blue and it was absolutely gorgeous!  hand painted by student at today's Shizzle Style chalk clay furniture painting workshop at MSU Smoky Mountain Vintage White

There were so many awesome furniture makeovers from the workshop we taught at Michigan State University.  Everyone did an amazing job!!  I gave them a little guidance then was BLOWN AWAY by their finished pieces.

The first piece I’m sharing is this beautiful hand carved antique table

Martha had it in her shop for a while and it wasn’t getting much attention so she thought she’d take a whirl at painting it.  She started out by giving it a coat of blue/gray.   I typically use gray under white but I absolutely love the combo Martha did.  We no longer carry CeCe Caldwell.  If I were to replicate this look now, I’d use either Dollar Bill or Tarnished Platter from APC.


It was gorgeous with one quick coat!

Smoky Mountain base coat painted during a shizzle style paint class at MSU cece caldwells chalk clay paints michigan colors ideas

but she was on a roll… She wanted certain areas to have more coverage with the 2nd color while still popping the details with the first.  Demonstrating on her piece, I showed everyone how I do it.Shizzle Design Furniture Painting Workshop taught at Michigan State University CeCe Caldwell's Chalk Clay Paints ideas colors tables bench end tables tips MSU learn how to 12

Well, let me tell you ~ Martha is a quick learner!  While I was going around the room helping other gals ~ she did this with a little Vintage White!

Smoky Mountain Vintage White on ornate half table painted at a Shizzle Style Furniture Painting Workshop CeCe Caldwell's chalk clay paint MSU

A little wet distressing and a little Clear Wax sealed the deal.  Here’s a shot of the finished piece.  It hasn’t been buffed yet in this photo but it’s already breath taking!!

hand painted by student at today's Shizzle Style chalk clay furniture painting workshop at MSU Smoky Mountain Vintage White

Isn’t it AWESOME!!  I don’t think she’ll have any trouble selling it now!!

Great job Martha!!

I’ll start teaching again as soon as I’m able.  Right now I have my hands full dealing with cancer in my family.

a hui hou ~ Shelly

a hui hou!



How to Create a White Wash – Limed – Weathered Paint Finish

To create this finish, paint your piece in a medium to dark gray.  Apply a good coat of gray being sure to completely cover everything.  I typically apply two thin coats so I don’t miss anything.  Check out our large selection of colors here.
For the white washing, use any shade of white.  I personally don’t use the super bright whites or whites  that are too yellow for this application but you can use whatever you like to compliment your base color.
Water a little white paint down until it’s the consistency of milk.  I also pour a blob of paint onto a plate and use this in conjunction with the other.  It’s important to use a wide whispy dry-brushing brush for this application so you get random coverage otherwise you’ll completely cover the other color.

Dip brush into thinned paint and dab off on paper towel.  Make LONG, strokes in the direction of the grain.  While still wet, lightly dip the very tips of the bristles into the paint blob on the paint and dab so it’s not globby and thick anywhere.  Again, do very long strokes all the way across the piece of furniture without lifting if possible.  You’ll achieve much better results if there is hardly any paint on the brush.  It’s a lot easier to add more than it is to apply it to thick and then have to wipe some off.

I recommend messing around with this on a scrap piece until you get the hang of it.  I basically do this same technique for white wash, weathered wood and liming.

Create the look of Weathered Wood

Give a piece a faux lime wash
I layered a medium gray over a slate color before adding the white.  I love how it looks when you use three colors.
Create a Faux Zinc like to make your pieces resemble those pieces you love in 
Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware.  This is requires several steps with dry time in between but I love the results.  If you’re interested in how to do this, let me know and I’ll do a tutorial.
Can you tell I love playing with this paint?
The possibilities are endless!  

 Available on our Online Shizzle Shop 

and at our West Michigan locations

Not So Shabby – Holland, Michigan 

  (2975 West Shore Drive, Holland, MI  49424 ~ East of US31, South of Riley)

Shizzle Design’s – Changing Thymes Location – Grandville, Michigan

We carry a large supply of chalk and clay paints, finishes, clear coats, glazes, mica powders, wax and brushes at both our locations.  Shop both our West Michigan locations seven days a week or order online HERE.

Have fun painting!!   Shelly

How to Make Farmhouse Mud Room Lockers out of an Antique Bookcase

A friend recently asked me to come over and grab some of the stuff they were clearing out of their garage.  I only planned on grabbing one lingerie chest but, as usual, she started packing other things in my van including two end tables.  On my way out, I noticed an old bookcase and an idea popped into my mind.  I took it home and quickly got to work.

This old bookcase came out of an elementary school and was very solid.  It was pretty rough to the touch so I ended up doing a lot of sanding with my mouse sander to smooth things out.

While most people would see it as a horizontal bookcase, I saw a cool locker for somebody’s mudroom.  After everything was sanded, I flipped it on it’s back and marked four spots to screw in the new feet.

I glued and screwed them into place.  I wasn’t able to clamp the back two feet so I taped those into place and let them set up overnight.

I did a little more fine sanding by hand to smooth out the rough edges then gave everything two coats of our chalk and clay paints.

I added three vintage coat hooks to my new lockers to complete the farmhouse look then found a scrap piece of wood to make the shelf.

I am not the most patient person so accuracy is not my strong point.  Instead of making a bunch of measurements, I simply laid the board up against the lockers and marked the inside and outside edges of each locker.  Using a square and my miter saw, I made as many cuts as I could then used a chisel to chip out the 1″ pieces at the ends.  I glued supports underneath and secured everything into place.

I’m pretty geeked that it turned out as I had envisioned.  I brought it to Not So shabby where it sold before I could get many more pictures.

I’d love to know where it ended up.  It’s not often than I actually create something like this and I’d love to make more of these.

Here are some other items available at our Not So Shabby location, 2975 West Shore Drive, Holland, MI  49424 (East of US31, South of Riley).


Both our locations are open 7 days a week.  Shop paint at Not So Shabby in Holland or Changing Thymes – Wilson, 2900 Wilson Avenue SW, Grandville, MI  49418.  Hours are listed on our website towards the bottom of the page at


a hui hou kau kou!


Pretty in Pink Antique Dresser Makeover

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.


Continue reading “Pretty in Pink Antique Dresser Makeover”

Store wide sale April 20-21 at Changing Thymes, Upcoming Demo Day & I’ll be at NSS 4/20/18


Save 10% on all regularly priced merchandise in our Changing Thymes-Wilson booth this Friday & Saturday, April 20-21 

Changing Thymes-Wilson Location Only

You can still get great buys at Not So Shabby and Online because there are still a lot of other quarts and sample pots of paints already on clearance and that sale will continue as long as supplies last.  To get those deals, shop online HERE or at either West Michigan location including Changing Thymes at 2900 Wilson Avenue, Grandville, MI  49418 and Not So Shabby, 2975 West Shore Drive, Holland, MI  49424.  Sale items online and in stores are priced as marked.  On Friday and Saturday though, I believe this is the sale where they take 10% off even sale items.  If not this one, then it’s next month but you’ll at least get 10% off everything April 20-21 at our Changing Thymes location.

Clearance Quarts $19.99, reg $34.95

There’s a pretty good selection of quarts on clearance right now at $19.99.   This sale is going on while supplies last both online and in stores.

Need One-on-One Help?

I’ll be at Not So Shabby Friday, April 20 from 3-7 and can help you with your paint questions

Save the Date!!

The Next DIY Demo Day at Not So Shabby is May 5th

~ Stay tuned for details!

a hui hou kau kou!!