Beautiful Verdigris Wax, Copper Patina & Stain Blockers from Debi’s Design Diary DIY Chalk & Clay Paints

I’m also running a 15% off paint sale for our local customers who can do porch pick up in Byron Center Michigan during the Pandemic!

3.28.2020 All the stores in Michigan are on lock down due to the Coronavirus but I am well stocked with paint supplies here in West Michigan and personally hand pack and ship orders out as fast as they come in. We want to make sure you’re not only physically healthy but that you have fun things to do to occupy your mind while you’re at home. I am offering 15% off all paint supplies to our local customers who are able to do porch pick up in Byron Center during the time our stores are locked down (simply shop my website at then choose free local pick up at checkout; I’ll discount the paint supplies from my end when I box up your purchases. You’ll also be able to arrange a time for pick up at check out). I am not allowed to discount any DIY or APC paint supplies that ship but I do offer quick, fantastic customer service whether you’re a local customer or across the nation or ocean. I ship worldwide as well as APO if you’re wanting to ship paint supplies to one of your friends or family members in the military.

Introducing – Diy’s Copper Patina called Pennies from Heaven

Is this gorgeous or what?! Richly pigmented with the most beautiful copper ever. If you love DIY’s Golden Ticket, you’ll LOVE Copper Patina! They’re going fast; get yours today!

This is such a gorgeous patina and can be used in so many different ways! I can’t wait to share ideas with you. Stay tuned for more details and live tutorials on my ShizzleLLC Facebook Business Page.

Perfectly paired with DIY’s Copper Patina is Shipwrecked, DIY’s new Turquoise Finishing Wax. Together these two products will create amazing goodness!

Shipwrecked – Verdigris Patina Wax

Just look at that blue yumminess along the edges of my old Welcome bucket. Pure goodness! And to think I almost donated it last week! I have SO many ideas for this turquoise wax! Stay tuned for plenty more makeovers using the new Shipwrecked Verdigris Wax and Copper Patina!!

Salvation Solution – Stain Blocker

Ever try to paint a piece of mahogany furniture or started painting a piece only to experience horrible bleed through from wood tannins halfway into your project? Salvation Solution is a true redemption for rebel furniture. Applying this prior to painting creates an incredible barrier to block those nasty stains and tannins.

Salvation Solution comes in both clear or white. Clear is best if you’re planning to wet distress your painted piece so the original wood peeks through. There’s a lot to look at on the labels, to keep the two straight, Salvation Solution is red on the label of the Clear version. It also says Clear on the very bottom under the chair.

If you’re painting a piece pastel or white, I recommend going with the White Salvation Solution. This will not only block potential bleed through, but it will act as a first coat in coverage. Here’s what the White can looks like. Note the words Salvation Solution are in Blue and it says WHITE under the chair.

Well that’s it for this week’s new products but I have so much more to share with you!! Sit back and be inspired. This DIY post is packed full of ideas, furniture makeovers, blended color combinations and every single paint color offered by Debi’s Design Diary.   Save this blog post as I’ll continue to add more photos of layered paint combos & techniques to inspire your painted furniture  makeovers

To check out all all the colors, click the “READ MORE” below

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Advanced Shizzle Style Layering and Blending DIY Chalk & Clay Paint Class and Finishing Class, Feb 22 – Holland, Michigan

Want to learn advanced blending and layering paint techniques with chalk and clay paints and finishes? I’m Shelly with Shizzle Design and by popular demand, I’m teaching two different DIY paint and finishing classes in Holland, Michigan on Feb 22, 2020. Join me for one or both classes at Not So Shabby.

Advanced Blending and Layering Paint Class

The morning class is all about blending beautiful paint colors. If you love the pretty, layered and blended paint colors you’ve seen online, then the Advanced Blending and Layering Paint Colors Class is for you!

I’m teaching this Advanced Layering and Blending Paint Technique Class by popular demand. Learn how to create beautiful blended colors during this fun, interactive chalk and clay paint demonstration. Grab a treat and a cup of coffee then ask questions and watch as I use various techniques to blend and transform an old piece of furniture into a beautiful piece of art. Also included with class is a 20% off coupon good for 20% all Shizzle Design paint supplies purchased the day of class.

Space is limited! Grab a couple friends and reserve your spots today. Click HERE to sign up or to learn more or call (616) 438-2644 to register by phone.

Deluxe Finishing Class with Shizzle Design

I continue teaching in the afternoon with my Deluxe Finishing Class. In this interactive demonstration, I’ll teach you how to create gorgeous finishes by blending and combining clear, white and dark waxes with different mica powders.

Not a fan of wax? No problem, I’ll also show you how to glaze your painted pieces with Dark & Decrepit and how to make new wood look old with Gray Patina.

Have you tried Golden Ticket? Take this class and learn what all the rage is about.

I’m so excited to share the cool looks you can create with our finishes. Included with class is a 20% off coupon good for 20% all Shizzle Design paint supplies purchased the day of class.

Space is limitedSpace is limited! Grab a couple friends and reserve your spots today. Click HERE to learn more or sign up for the Finishes Class or call (616) 438-2644 to register by phone.

See you soon!

In loving memory of my sister Cathy who’ll always be with me in spirit as I teach paint classes.

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A hui hou~ Shelly

Painted Furniture, Home Decor, Vintage Treasures at Shizzle Design of West Michigan

Take advantage of a rare 20% off storewide sale on furniture, home decor and vintage treasures ans stock up on DIY and APC paints and paint supplies which are all 10% off Saturday, 2/15/2020 at Not So Shabby, 2975 West Shore Drive, Holland. MI 49424

February Paint Classes at Shizzle!

Ready to take your painting to the next level? Sign up for one or both paint classes I’m teaching February 22nd at Not So Shabby. The morning class is about Blended Paint Colors and the afternoon class is about Layering Dimension with our extensive line of Finishes. Space is LIMITED; save your spot HERE!

See you all soon!

A hui hou kau kou!!


The New DIY Paint Colors are back in Stock at Shizzle Design – Missed them? Check out the beautiful colors here

Our first shipment of new colors flew off the shelves faster than I could stock them last month. My mom passed away in the midst of that initial launch so I simply stocked my stores without much notification for the new colors. For those of you who missed out, I apologize.

I just offloaded another large shipment of new and old colors which are available now for online orders. I’m taking Sunday off but will have more in the stores by Monday provided my online customers don’t blast through the inventory before I get it in the stores.

I also have the new Grey Patina and the Dust. I’m adding them to my online store tonight. Let me know if something shows “out of stock” because I may have extra on hand that I haven’t updated yet.


a hui hou!


Shizzle Style Color Blending Furniture Workshop – Sunday, July 28

I have six spots open for the July 28 Color Blending Furniture Painting Workshop. Who’s going to join me? It’s a four hour class from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. held at The Honeysuckle Co., just off Plainfield in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

I’ve always loved the look of old world look of paint finishes in Tuscany and have decided it’s time to share my some of my personal style for blending with the public.

Registration is open; sign up HERE.

This specialty Bring Your Own Piece of Furniture Paint Blending Workshop is Scheduled for July 28, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m..  For more info, click below.

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Turn an old Tiffany Lampshade into a Beautiful Garden Planter

I was challenged by Debi Beard of Debi’s Design Diary to find something to flip within 40 minutes using only $40. I planned to do it at the Allegan’s Flea Market Memorial Day Weekend but ended up buying things for the shop instead #squirrel!

Anyone need some ladders?

If so, you can find these in my Shizzle booth at Not So Shabby, 2975 West Shore Drive, Holland, MI 49424.

The flea market was packed and everything I wanted to flip had at least a $100 price tag on it so I tried a different strategy and went out again the next day. Within 30 minutes, I scored several small items at Goodwill, the side of the road and a barn sale.

Here’s my first pick at only $4.99!

Whenever I buy something unusual, I always wonder what the cashier is thinking. Did she whink I was going to actually use it for a lamp in my house?

The first thing I did was remove glass bulb. I’m going to use that for one of the other flips I found at the barn sale. I also cut the wire cord and removed the chain.

I chose DIY’s Kissing Booth for this makeover. It adhere’s to pretty much anything including this fiberglass lampshade. The trick to applying DIY paint on super slick, non-porous finishes is to apply a VERY think skim coat for the first coat. Let that dry completely then you’ll easily be able to paint the 2nd coat. Had this been a wood piece of furniture, this color would have covered in one coat because it’s so highly pigmented.

Applying THIN skim coat to the lampshade

I only painted the inside edge because the rest will be filled with dirt.

I used the old stool base from my yard. It’s held an old bathroom sink for years but that one is too shallow to hold much dirt which means I have to water it a few times a week. I’m too scatter-brained to water plants so large, deep pots are my friend. I’m not sure that you can tell from the pictures, but this lampshade is huge and will save me fried flowers come August.

I blended several colors on the base including DIY’s Queen Bee, Summer Crush, Cowboy Coral and Kissing Booth using my petite oval paint brush. The links to where you can buy all products used are listed at the end of this blog post.

I did a little test run, then busted into my flower pots. I combine one hanging basket of begonias with a few small pots of filler flowers. I find it’s cheaper to bust apart the plants in a hanging basket to fill a larger pot than it is if you several small pots. Plus, the plants are usually larger in those because the greenhouses start those earlier so they’re ready for Mother’s Day.

I filled the pot with lots of great potting spil then repotted the flowers in the lampshade. I love the immediate fullness of this planter and it only took me a few minutes to paint.

I sealed the painted lampshade and base with coats of Spar Urethane waiting 30 minutes between each coat so it could withstand the Michigan elements as I’ll leave this out until the snow flies. I do tend to switch out the colors of my pots depending on what I plant them with from year to year so stay tuned next spring to see if I do a color change. They hold up very well though. The last sink I did was painted 15 years ago. I’m already thinking next year, I will put another pot inside of this so it will show off the ruffled edge of the lamp. I’ll also probably add some more color, detail and jewels. Any other ideas?

and….. here she is in all her glory!!

Not too shabby for a few bucks, a few minutes and a little bit of paint!

What unusual planters have you created?

I’d love to see them! Share them under this post on my ShizzleLLC Facebook page then join the $40, 40 minute challenge (40 minutes to find it) and share your creation online using the hashtag #4040flip so we can follow along!

Want to replicate this? Find all the products I used below:

Debi’s DIY Paint:!/Debis-DIY-Paint/c/27143516/offset=0&sort=nameAsc

Kissing Booth:!/Kissing-Booth-DIY-Paint-HOT-Seller/p/100460108/category=27143516

Queen Bee:!/Queen-Bee-DIY-Paint/p/100553691/category=27143516

Summer Crush:!/Summer-Crush-DIY-Paint/p/100553692/category=27143516

Cowboy Coral:!/Cowgirl-Coral-DIY-Paint/p/100460093/category=27143516


Spar Urethane: Amazon

a hui hou kau kou!


Check out what’s new at Shizzle Design and get a Sneak Peek of what’s in the Works

I’ve been working around the clock to get more painted furniture, vintage treasures, home decor and paint supplies into my three West Michigan locations in Grand Rapids, Grandville and Holland. In this post, I’m grouping numerous pieces together as I haven’t had time to post individual tutorials. Click the link to see what’s new and get a sneak peek of all the things I am working on at home. _________________________________________________________________

Shizzle Design at Not So Shabby

2975 West Shore Drive, Holland, MI  49424 (East of US31, S. of Riley)  Open 10-7 Weekdays and 10-5 on Saturdays

Flip Top Desk / Secretary – just in!

Vintage Farmhouse Style End Table – just in!

Rough Sawn Cedar Butcher Block Island – great piece!

Farmhouse Style Gray and White Coffee Table – on sale now

Square Shades of Gray Solid Wood Coffee Table – on sale now

Antique China Cabinet – on sale now

Stickley Farmhouse Style Cottage Table – on sale now. I think someone put this on 24 hour hold Saturday.

42″ Mirror and Blue Solid Wood Book Shelf. The green buffet sold

Oval Cheval Mirror, 42″ Round Mirror & Bar Stool – just in

Farmhouse Style Bench – just in

Solid Wood Bookcase (it’s drying in this picture) – on sale now

This Blue Dresser just sold

This blue dresser just sold

Shizzle Style Pink Highboy – on sale

Antique Work Table / One-of-a-Kind Kitchen Island

Vintage British Trunk – price slashed for quick sale

We offer our complete line of chalk & clay paint supplies and brushes online and at Not So Shabby and Changing Thymes

New Blending Brushes are also available online and at all three locations


Shizzle Design’s Changing Thyme’s Location

Changing Thymes, 2900 Wilson Avenue, Grandville, MI  49418 

Teal MCM End Table

Retro Nightstand

Changing Thymes, 2900 Wilson Avenue SW, Grandville, MI 49418 is open 7 Days a Week


Shizzle Design at The Honeysuckle Co.


Here’s a sneak peek of what’s in the works…

Beautiful White Washed Large Antique Empire Dresser is ready, just waiting for room at the store. Message me if interested.

The Victrola sold before it got to the store.

The white washed dresser and the vintage white dresser (has beautiful mirror with it too) are ready, just waiting for room at the store. Message me if interested. I’m I’m still working on the gray buffet and almost finished with the changing table.

This is just the initial base coat. It’s going to be really cool when I’m finished but this is an outdoor project so I need to wait for warmer weather. I froze my butt off doing this first coat.

Base Coat for this beautiful buffet. Should I seal it so it’s the deep color of the other Bohemian Blue piece I did recently or do you see this layered with colors? Anyone shopping for a buffet? I still have time to customize it. Message me if interested.

I still have a ways to go with this one as I need to fill in the missing veneer on the doors and I’m going to apply appliques with Iron Orchid Design’s molds to really customize this piece. The last one like this was sold and used as a bathroom vanity. Message me if interested.

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Hope you’re all enjoying this beautiful sunny Sunday.

A hui hou!


Registration for Feb 23 Shizzle Design’s Paint Blending Furniture Workshop is now open

I’ve blended paint colors on furniture since I started in this business years ago.

I can’t explain why I did it other than that it just made sense.  I’ve always loved the look of old world look of paint finishes in Tuscany and have decided for the first time to share my personal style for blending with the public.

Registration is already open and last I knew, there were still four more open spots.

This specialty Bring Your Own Piece of Furniture Paint Blending Workshop is Scheduled for February 23, 2019 from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m..  For more info, click below. Continue reading “Registration for Feb 23 Shizzle Design’s Paint Blending Furniture Workshop is now open”