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!!

Shelly

Heads up, our 2019 Christmas Open Houses are this weekend! Save BIG at all three Shizzle Design locations.

If you’re viewing this on Facebook, click the link to get a sneak peek of all the Christmas and home decor I’ve brought in!

It’s that time again… Save big at all three of our West Michigan Locations!  Holland, Grand Rapids and Grandville


Nov 9 – Not So Shabby Christmas Open House

2975 West Shore Drive, Holland, Michigan 49424

DEAL – Save 20% on furniture, decor and Christmas (excludes a few items marked “firm”) and save 10% on ALL PAINT & PAINT SUPPLIES one day only at Shizzle’s Not So Shabby location. Click link for a sneak peek of photos for all 3 locations!

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Our Favorite Paint, Wax & Buffing Brushes + One of Our Professional Buffing Tips Kept Secret until Now

I have a THING for brushes! 
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Paint brushes, wax brushes, buffing brushes, foam brushes, artist brushes ~ you name it, I have a thing for them and have become a wee bit finicky over the years in what I choose to paint furniture.  I’ve learned through my own experiences that using the right brush makes all the difference in a quality finish.  Below I’ve listed my absolute favorite brushes that I couldn’t do without.

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A Whimsical Garden Chair in Remembrance of Sydney Grace

Remembering Sydney Grace…
syds chair w flowers 2I’ll never forget the phone call…  Kami called to tell us they had been up all night but “he” would be coming any time.  Fifteen minutes later, Tim called stating “it’s a GIRL!”.  I was like “what?”  I was like “huh?”  So much for those ultrasounds!  This precious gift from God immediately stole the hearts of two of my dearest friends.
Since they had been expecting a boy, they had to do a little readjusting in the name department.  They chose Sydney as her first name but what about a middle name?  Along with Grandma Cindy, they bounced names around the room until suddenly, all at once, it came to them.  Grace; her middle name had to be Grace.
Those two proud parents brought their baby girl home and loved her like no other.  Then, shortly before the adoption paperwork was signed, Tim and Kami found out their precious baby had Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a motor neuron disease. The motor neurons affect the voluntary muscles that are used for activities such as crawling, walking, head and neck control, and swallowing. As far as intelligence goes, most SMA patients are unusually bright and sociable.  click here for more information on SMA

Tim and Kami were told Syd wouldn’t live to see her second birthday.  They were advised by one of their first doctors to take her home and love her.
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Well, THAT wasn’t going to happen.  Devastated as they were, this outstanding couple rolled up their sleeves and researched everything they could and challenged every specialist for more.  They sought out the best doctors across the nation and met with scientists from around the world to provide the very best not only for Sydney but for other SMA families.

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As time passed, Sydney’s muscles weakened.  This disease robbed her of the ability to crawl, stand, walk and run.  At least that’s the way many of us saw it.  But Sydney taught us that it’s all in the perspective.    You see, if you asked Syd, she’d tell you she was the fastest in her class!  Her classmates had a blast chasing her around at recess.  What difference does it make anyway, how somebody gets around?  If they use their legs or a power chair?  It didn’t matter to Syd; she was the fastest!

My girls loved hanging out with Sydney! They’ll always remember the time we stayed overnight with them at Lake Macatawa. What treasured memories!
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Syd was SO excited to tell the girls bedtime stories and wanted to stay up ALL night long!
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We ate at the BEST Mexican restaurant in Holland and had a really good time!
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My oldest daughter loved combing Syd’s hair and of course Sydney had no problem being a princess!

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My youngest adored Sydney.  She read to her every chance she got and on THIS trip, she was even able to get in the water to swim with Sydney.
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In May of this year, Sydney came down with a fever totally unrelated to her SMA and had to be taken to the hospital.  We visited her late that night along with many other members of her family and the pastor of our church.

Everyone prayed and prayed and prayed.  We left the hospital thinking she’d be okay because she had pulled through so many difficult situations and she seemed so peaceful while we were with her that night.

The phone woke me up out of a deep sleep very early Mother’s Day morning.  I was so groggy, I barely realized it was the phone making all that noise.  When I heard Kami’s voice, I was immediately jolted into awareness and though I heard her clearly, I just couldn’t digest her words.  My fingers won’t type what she said that night, but her words will forever be engraved in my heart.

What do you do?  What the heck to you do when two of your best friends have to bury their child?  We brought them food, we prayed and I did what I always do to sooth my soul – I painted.

When Sydney passed away, I wanted to make something special Tim and Kami could keep as a remembrance.  An old ladder back chair had hung in our garage for years. It had the most amazing lines, but I never had the right design for it until then.

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I started by cutting out the seat to make room for a large planting bed.
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I was angry at God for taking Sydney so I took my frustrations out by sanding like a wild woman.  In the state I was in, it didn’t take long before I had removed all the loose chips of paint and poly.syds chair before

I cut my hands left and right attaching the hard wire mesh to the chair but I was determined to add something strong and solid.syds chair adding wire 2as
Since I didn’t want anyone else to get cut in the future, I wrapped the top edge with a very thick copper wire for protection.syds chair full shot w copper wire added before flowers
Then I messed around with a million different colors to get just the right combination.  Finally, I stepped back and said, “Yep, this is it!  I think Sydney would approve”.

I lined the wire with plastic, concealed the plastic with moss then filled it up with several buckets of potting soil.  Then, I chocked it full of beautiful, colorful perennials that I thought Syd would enjoy in her yard.  Just can’t do the typical funeral flower thing, it’s just not practical.

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I painted then attached a metal butterfly that was once the lid to a tin can.  Syd LOVED butterflies, so the butterfly was the icing on the cake.  It is a happy reminder that Syd is now free from all the struggles, surgeries and pain she endured here on earth.  I deliberately placed the butterfly at an angle and painted a little trail to show her fluttering away.  She’s in a better place now, dancing in Heaven with Jesus.

Sydney left our world when she was only 6-1/2 years old.  She was so young and yet lived a life that was SO full.  Despite her disability, Syd understood what was important in life.  She was joyful, witty and above all she knew Jesus.

Even in her absence, Sydney continues to change lives.  Her parents started a fund in her memory to raise money for other special need’s children in Sydney’s school.  It’s called the Never, Ever, Ever Give Up Fund.

So, what is the definition of grace anyway?  I looked it up today and here’s what I found…

grace:  n.

  • Seemingly effortless beauty or charm of movement, form, or proportion.

  • A characteristic or quality pleasing for its charm or refinement.

  • A disposition to be generous or helpful; goodwill.

  • Mercy; clemency.

  • A favor rendered by one who need not do so; indulgence.

  • Divine love and protection bestowed freely on people.

  • The state of being protected or sanctified by the favor of God.

  • An excellence or power granted by God.

Yes, Grace.  The perfect middle name.  We love you Sydney Grace. You’re forever in our hearts and today, we’re all decked out in purple to celebrate your birthday!
Hauoli La Hanau!  A hui hou!

Stay tuned for more furniture transformations!  If you don’t want to miss anything, subscribe, follow, ‘like”… Shizzle Design with whatever suits your fancy!

Thanx for stopping by!  A hui hou!

Update to the Bring-a-Friend-Special Furniture Painting Class

Hi guys!
9.20.16 Update ~ Correction in the time ~ The class starts at 11, not 10.  It’s a five hour workshop from 11-4
Our next class still has openings and we’d love to have you join us.  Grab a small piece of furniture and reserve your spot.  Don’t have anything to paint?  No worries, we have some random tables here you can purchase for a small fee then learn how to professionally transform your furniture.
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We have lots of new paints, waxes and finishes at Shizzle and our minds are bursting with ideas.  If you haven’t been in for a while, you’ll be blown away!.
Join us Tuesday, September 27 for a of our Bring Your own Furniture Chalk & Clay Painting Workshop.  Our five-hour workshops run from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Drinks, snacks and lunch will be served but you’re welcome to bring your own food if you prefer.  We have a fridge and microwave you’re welcome to use.

Bring a Friend Special – Sign up with a friend and you’ll both get $10 off your class price.  Reserve your space now by calling our studio at 616-669-1414 or SIGN UP online HERE.

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Looking forward to seeing you!!

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There’s much to share, but for this season, you’ll see what we’re working on faster by Liking our ShizzleLLC Facebook Page.  You’ll find daily updates, especially if you’re looking for furniture, as a lot of it is flying out the door before we can photograph it these days.  It’s super important though, after liking our ShizzleLLC Facebook page, to click the down arrow and choose your notifications so you’ll actually see our new posts ~ otherwise, Facebook doesn’t send them to you.  When I want to follow someone’s Facebook Page, I choose “See First” and then choose “

A hui hou ~ Shelly

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 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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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.
  • Subscribe to our weekly blog posts for tips, tutorials, ideas & painted furniture inspiration.  Enter your email in the right hand column of our blog to stay in the loop.
  • Like our ShizzleLLC Facebook Page We share what we’re working on EVERY single DAY so you’ll usually find out about new classes, new products, new furniture, sales… if you follow us there. After you like our FB Page, be sure to click the down arrow behind the work “Liked” to choose which notifications you’d like to receive.  If you do not do this, you will miss 99% of our posts.
  • 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, MI 49424
  • Shop Paint:  Shop our large inventory of chalk and clay paint and supplies on our Online Shizzle Shop and at our West Michigan LOCATIONS.

Broyhill Saga Premier Mid Century Modern Highboy & Dresser Updated in White and Java Gel Stain

Last summer, we acquired several pieces of Mid Century Modern pieces of furniture.  I have to tell you, it’s not my taste, so I was really stumped on what to do with them.  They sat in our workshop waiting for their turn and I finally decided to knock them out and get them out of our shop.

I have to be honest, it’s very difficult for me to work on pieces when I don’t like the style.  MCM is something that is usually painted a solid color so distressing was not an option.  How fun is that?   The lines are also very straight with very little detail, so it was pretty much torture for me but I plugged away and did my take on that era.

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I started painting the base of the dressers in white but the original finish was leaching through turning everything orange so I stopped and gave each piece two good coats of shellac then painted them Navajo White.  The asymmetry of the drawers drove me bonkers since half had a divider and half did not so I decided to paint the drawers on the right white as well.

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I stained the drawers with stars with rich Java stain

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I primed and painted the drawer pulls with a rich metallic.

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These were sealed with two coats of American Paint Company’s Top Coat.  I did four coats on the tops for added protection.  It’s so easy to apply using a sponge; my sister Cathy likes to use rags.  It’s really easy no matter how you apply it, just drippy.  Be sure to have a drop cloth underneath if you’re painting in the house.

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Ironically, I had one other piece of Mid Century Modern furniture dropped off at the same time.

This little blue nightstand disappeared immediately so apparently some people really get into this era.

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This was painted with Peacock blue, glazed with black glaze and then sealed with American Paint Company’s Hard Coat.  I brushed my glaze on with our Viniquities paint brushes.  It does such a nice job at feathering it out and for this piece, I wanted to replicate more of a wood grain look with the glaze.

For the Hard Coat, I prefer to use a sponge or lambs wool.  I’ve been able to create beautiful finishes doing it this way.  When I try to brush it on, it dries too fast for me and I end up overworking it, then I brush over an area that’s half dry and I pull it…  So much easier and faster just to use a sponge, at least it is for me.

Kalei took both pieces to Not So Shabby on his day off where they’re eagerly waiting their new owner.

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Sorry about the lame pictures.  It’s been dark and dreary and cold and stormy the past month.  So looking forward to nicer weather.

So what do you think?  Is MCM your style? 

Feel free to share, pin, like and comment below

 

A hui hou ~ Shelly

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 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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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, God willing, to provide you with the best service we can because to be honest, it’s a fine line between feast or famine when you’re in our line of work.
  • 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 answers for all your chalk and clay paint needs.
  • We are not paid employees of any paint company, we simply retail the paints?  It typically takes me about 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.
  • 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.
  • Subscribe to our weekly blog posts for tips, tutorials, ideas & painted furniture inspiration.  Enter your email in the right hand column of our blog to stay in the loop.
  • Like our ShizzleLLC Facebook Page Be sure to click the down arrow to “get notifications”.  You’ll see a lot more posts if you leave comments and share our posts.  We are at the mercy of Facebook.  On average, FB only “serves” our posts to about 20 people out of 6,000 people who’ve liked our page.  Sad but true.  The more you comment and share our comments, the higher your chance of getting our posts.  We share what we’re working on EVERY single DAY so you’ll usually find out about new classes, new products, new furniture, sales… if you follow us there.
  • Visit our Pinterest Page for all sorts of inspiration here.
  • Purchase our painted furniture at our Shizzle Design Paint Studio 2018 Chicago Dr., Jenison, MI 49428 or Not So Shabby at 2975 West Shore Drive in Holland, Michigan.
  • Buy Paint  Shop our large inventory of chalk and clay paint and supplies on our Online Shizzle Shop or at our West Michigan LOCATIONS.

I’m linking up to my favorite parties!!

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

Linking up at 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

 

Look What’s New at Shizzle Design ~ Painted Chalk & Clay Furniture for Sale in West Michigan + Paint Sale

We knocked out some new pieces of furniture recently which are now available either in our Shizzle Shop or in our Shizzle Design booth within Not So Shabby.  We dropped several of them off yesterday along with some new signs and accessories.

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In case you’re new around here, we sell our chalk and clay painted furniture out of two different location in the greater Grand Rapids area.  Some of our pieces are located within our working studio at Shizzle Design in Jenison ~ This is the spot where all the magic takes place.

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Stop in any time to pick up paint, see what furniture pieces we have for sale or what we’re working on!  These are the pieces currently for sale in our studio.

 

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2018 Chicago Drive  Jenison, MI  49428

Petite French Sideboard 

48″ wide x 12″ deep x       ” high

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Charming Vintage Vanity

49″ wide x 21″ deep x 69″ high

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Artistically Refinished Wardrobe / Entertainment Center 

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Many more photos available on this piece HERE.

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Whimsical Country Cottage Coffee Table

42″ wide x 32.5″ deep x 18″ high

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Vintage Lobster Crate Re-purposed into

Darling Coffee Table 

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For up-to-date availability on all our pieces, call our Shizzle Shop at 616.669.1414

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The following furniture is available in our

Shizzle Design booth within Not So Shabby

2975 West Shore Dr.,  Holland, MI  49424

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Antique Buffet Painted in Peacock Blue

61″ wide x 21″ deep x 40″ high

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Classy Gray French Buffet

52″ wide x 20″ deep x 36″ high

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Peacock Blue Retro Highboy

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To see the complete renovation & pictures of this Retro Blue Highboy, Click HERE.

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Funky Retro Vanity

49″ wide x 20″ deep x 62″ high

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Sassy Blue Dresser w/ Whimsical Flower

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 To see the complete renovation & pictures of this whimsical dresser here

Contact us here with any questions and to double check on availability.

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Funky 8 drawer Highboy 

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For prices and availability of our painted furniture, click: Furniture for Sale

PAINT SALE!!

We have a great sale going on right now for the three retired colors from American Paint Company: First Lady (a pastel lavender/pink), Heaven’s Light (pastel yellow) and Tumbleweed ~ I’m not really sure how to describe Tumbleweed, but you can see it int he picture below.  Sample size prices on retired colors are $6.95 and $24.95 for the quarts ~ that’s a $10 savings per quart!!  Visit our Online Shizzle Shop HERE or stop by Shizzle Design in Jenison to stock up!

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We still have a handful of colors remaining from our Ce Caldwell inventory.  As of yesterday, we still had some hand poured Pint Pots & Sample Pots in: Cinco Bayou Moss, Michigan Pine, Alaskan Tundra, Texas Prairie, Memphis Blue, Smoky Mountain, Portland Rose, Emerald Green, Carolina Sun Yellow, California Gold Chesapeake Blue, Kissimmee Orange at prices starting as low as $4.95.   Stop by our paint studio in Jenison or order online HERE.

Of course we also offer a complete inventory of all American Paint Company products in all our locations here

We have many more pieces we’ve started that we will be working on in the upcoming weeks.  Stay tuned…

Vintage Vanity gets Vibrant & Whimsical Makeover

Hi guys!  I’m slowly getting back into the groove after relaxing at mom’s condo in Fort Myers but I have to tell you, it’s taking a while.

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The 30 degree drop in temperature from Florida to Michigan was a rude awakening.  I knew what we were returning home too so I tried to over sleep or misplace our boarding passes but my daughter was adamant about getting to her track meet that afternoon so there so onto the flight we went.

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We got home just in time for her to check into an hour’s worth of school so she could take part in the meet.

That night was

THE World’s LONGEST

WINDIEST

COLDEST Bleacher

Track meet… eva!

Did I mention it was cold?

Our meteorologist joked today that we’ll most likely have a later than usual date for the last hard freeze.  Typically it falls around the first weekend in May.  I can’t believe Lake Michigan is still 30% covered in ice!  It’s usually down to 1% by now, that’s 30 times more than normal!  I shot this photo as we flew over the shoreline.

Ice breaking up on Lake Michigan Shoreline taken April 2014 after a brutal 2013-14 Winter

I’m sure a lot of you are anxious for Spring to arrive; hopefully it’s already arrived in your neck of the woods.  I see pictures of other people’s flowers and I’m so jealous!!!  If we can’t start planing for a few more weeks, at least we can enjoy brighten up the place with some paint.

Cathy did a super cool makeover on this antique vanity.  When we got it, it looked like this.

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It was one of those pieces that you look at and think “What the heck and I supposed to do with THAT?”  We both had sentimental feelings about it since we had one exactly like it in our room growing up but seriously, the style???  How could we bring it into our era??  I shoved it back in the corner like a naughty little kid in a time-out but it hadn’t done anything wrong ~ lol.  The veneer was also missing and coming off in various locations on the front so we had to address that.

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Since it didn’t have any detail to play up, I suggested adding fabric.  I’ve seen that done on other pieces of furniture, come to think of it ~ I’ve done it myself too on a buffet a few years back.

Soooo, off to the fabric store we went.  I spocked the neatest print right off the bat but it wasn’t my project so I had to let Cath choose.  I couldn’t believe it when she ended up with the one I liked.  We almost always have different ideas for things so I was  pretty geeked to see what she did with this.Shizzle Design painted furniture American Paint Company's Chalk Clay Paints Ideas Tips Retailer Where to Buy Michigan Online Shop

She base coated the vanity in American Paint Company’s all natural chalk & clay paint using Bordello, a vibrant purple/fuscia that I absolutely love.

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She applied all her paint in a messy, any-which-way style to build a lot of texture and interest, then layered over that with a wash of a fabulous new color from the Limited Edition Ellis Collection called Waistcoat.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this color!

Waistcoat over Bordello BEFORE Clear Wax

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Waistcoat over Bordello AFTER Clear Wax

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The stool was base coated with Beach Glass, one of my favorites (I may have kind of, sort of… planted the seeds by placing my favorite colors on top of her material 🙂   I was absolutely loving where this was headed but I what would she put over that???

American Paint Company’s Beach Glass

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She went in the back and mixed up a dreamy yellow-orange.  What a cool color!  LOVE this!!!

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After all the vibrant colors were applied, Cath sealed distressed everything and applied American Paint Company’s Clear Wax to everywhere except the drawer fronts.  This is where the cool fabric comes into play.  It was adhered with Modge Podge specifically designed for fabric then sealed with American Paint Company’s Topcoat.

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She finished it just in time for the Women’s Expo that where we were featured presenters at DeVos Place & Performance Center.

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Cathy finished it all off with a pretty trim and is practically giving it away with the low price.  It’s sitting pretty waiting for its next owner at our Shizzle Design booth within Not So Shabby in Holland.  For location, click HERE.

Well….  What’cha think???  

Upcoming Events…

 

May 3  Get Messy with me while trying out our Chalk and Clay Paint, Wax, Topcoat, Metallic Mica Powders, Glazes… during the Outdoor French Flea Market at Caledonia Vintage Marketplace, Caledonia, Michigan

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May 16 and May 17   Transform Your Find with Shizzle Design Furniture Painting Workshop at our Shizzle Design Paint Studio, Jenison, Michigan

 

Our Transform Your Find with Shizzle Design Workshops on May 16 and 17th are quickly filling up.  If you’d like to join us for one of those classes, grab an old piece of furniture and spend a fun day with us!!  For more information on how to register, click HERE.

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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.
  • Instead of hoarding our knowledge, we 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.
  • 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.
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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.

Click here to see Shizzle Design Painted Furniture Makeovers

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

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Click here to see Funky Finishes

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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

Shizzle Style Workshop Paint Makeovers #3

Hello Gang!  It’s Sunday and that means it’s time for me to share some more amazing transformations performed by of the guys and gals who have attended our Paint Your Own Furniture Workshops.

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Rose brought this table to refinish

and left with this!
Rose painted her table to coordinate with her super cool chairs from Pier 1 Imports, Who doesn’t love Pier 1?  I sure do, especially when I can get a great deal!  Want to save on something fabulous?  Click HERE for your coupon code.  To create this type of a finish, create one of our beautiful teals such as Beach Glass or Anguilla and do a wash over Espresso or Deep Chocolate.

My favorite part is seeing the excitement in student’s eyes then they realize the masterpiece they’ve created!

I don’t know… do you think she likes it?
Sheryl transformed this worn out parlor table…
…into this gorgeous table.  You can create this too by using American Paint Company’s Navajo White and Freedom Road.
It always boggles my mind when people travel for hours to come in from out of state or Canada for one of our workshops.  We are humbled and truly blessed by each and every one of you!

Carla brought in this oak floor mirror

I love base coating pieces in a rich deep colors.  American Paint Company’s Espresso Brown is perfect for this.

It’s so much fun sharing paint techniques with a room full of people who share the same passion!  Hey… how do you paint all day long and still look so stinkin’ cute without a drop of paint all over your clothes?  Are you guys keeping something from me?  huh?  HUH?

Carla wanted to paint her mirror to match the buffet she bought from us

She was really questioning the color of the wet paint

I don’t think she was buying the fact that it was the same color until it started to dry

There’s a picture of the finished mirror in the last picture of this post.

All the color and activity reminds me of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.

 I love seeing everyone’s ideas come together!

I swear I have the most talented students EVER!  They come in doubting themselves and walk out true superstars!  Most come in having never painted with chalk/clay paints but they walk out of here having totally blown me away!

 Just look at all this talent!  These girls were so much fun!!


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