(simple) features Crystal - The Zibra Blog
Crystal Sutton. Owner & Artist behind The Driftwood Home Incredible variety of style, design and color! Each piece Crystal refinishes is just the right color with just the right technique! We salute Crystal not only for her beautiful refinished furniture but her continued service to our country in the United States Air Force!
Crystal Sutton. Owner & Artist behind The Driftwood Home Incredible variety of style, design and color! Each piece Crystal refinishes is just the right color with just the right technique! We salute Crystal not only for her beautiful refinished furniture but her continued service to our country in the United States Air Force!
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(simple) features Crystal

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WE ARE GIVING AWAY FOUR OF CRYSTAL’S
FAVORITE ZIBRA PAINTBRUSH!

 

Comment and share to be entered! Leave a comment below and tell us where you shared the blog post. All those that comment and share will be entered into the random drawing. Contest closes Thursday, June 14, 2018 at noon EST. The winner will be announced below Friday, June 15! The four random winners must be at least 18 years of age and be residents in either the US or Canada.

 

 

WE HAVE OUR WINNERS!

 

Congratulations to:

Debra W, Georgia 
Annalee P, Alberta
Karen B, New Mexico
Denise V, Michigan

SELECT GALLERY OF CRYSTAL’S WORK!

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98 Comments
  • Sally Van Nuys
    Posted at 09:45h, 13 June Reply

    I have longed for a great brush like,this one for furniture painting. . . I have read lots of great referrals about Zibra brushes, and I added them to my web site’s DIY page, but have yet to be able to try one. Maybe I will get lucky here. Thanks for featuring this wonderful painter and for the opportunity to enter to win.

    Shared to my FB business page Facebook.com/vintageontheridge

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 09:10h, 14 June Reply

      Very kind words for both Crystal and Zibra, thank you Sally! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Penny G Hambilomatis
    Posted at 08:17h, 12 June Reply

    so inspiring .. i am glad Crystal found a passion in this ..amazing work

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 09:09h, 14 June Reply

      She really does amazing work, Penny! Thanks for checking out our blog.

  • Nadine Smith
    Posted at 17:45h, 11 June Reply

    Great article, I follow Crystal on Instagram and I’m just starting my journey and this was very inspirational.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 09:09h, 14 June Reply

      We are happy to hear this has inspired you, Nadine!

  • Charlene Paugh
    Posted at 14:59h, 09 June Reply

    Great advice and love her work. Sharing on facebook.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 14:33h, 11 June Reply

      She is a tremendous talent! Thanks Charlene, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Lisa Luehmann
    Posted at 13:03h, 09 June Reply

    Very nice work Crystal. I am a newbie just learning. I shared on my Pinterest board “ Furniture Redo”.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 14:02h, 11 June Reply

      Glad you were inspired Lisa! You are entered in the giveway!

  • Jana Morrison
    Posted at 08:10h, 09 June Reply

    Beautiful work!
    Shared on Pinterest!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 14:00h, 11 June Reply

      Thanks for sharing Jana, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • SONJA HANSEN
    Posted at 22:20h, 08 June Reply

    Crystal, you are such a gifted artist. I only wish I had started when I was as young as you. Of course, all of the wonderful helps available through the internet were unheard of then. Keep up the good work. I shared on Pinterest.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 14:00h, 11 June Reply

      Never too late Sonja! Thanks for visiting our feature and you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Beverly Stamp
    Posted at 18:32h, 08 June Reply

    Love all of your Painted Pieces.. Inspires me to try Milk Paint. Love the Zibra Brushes. I don’t have the round one yet, hint, hint . Shared on Pinterest

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 13:48h, 11 June Reply

      Thanks Beverly! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Kelly
    Posted at 18:30h, 08 June Reply

    I am new to painting, and learning so much. Thanks for more inspiration ideas! I shared on Pinterest (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/259660734750829673/). Thanks so much.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 13:45h, 11 June Reply

      That’s great Kelly! Many exciting days of refinishing lay ahead for you! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Tammy Shelton
    Posted at 15:49h, 08 June Reply

    Thank for such awesome inspiration! You ROCK! Sharing on Twitter.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 13:45h, 11 June Reply

      You are welcome Tammy! Crystal will love your comment! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Nancy Burgess
    Posted at 15:22h, 08 June Reply

    I love the buffet that is shown. That is one of my favorite pieces to see. Love your brushes.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 13:43h, 11 June Reply

      Thank you Nancy on behalf of Crystal and thank you for your kind words about our brushes!

  • Cheryl Bergman
    Posted at 14:44h, 08 June Reply

    Shared to Facebook! I keep hearing about Zibra brushes! Would love to try one out.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 09:12h, 11 June Reply

      Sounds great Cheryl and thanks for sharing, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Janice
    Posted at 14:37h, 08 June Reply

    My step daughter has a ministry that helps women and children in need. She and her “crew” paint and refurbish donated items and sell them for the ministry at a Vintage Market. I have also painted many, many pieces for my own shop. LOVE, LOVE your work!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 09:12h, 11 June Reply

      How wonderful to hear Janice. I’ll reach out to you via email to learn more about your their ministry. Thanks for visiting the blog!

  • Patty Soriano
    Posted at 14:15h, 08 June Reply

    I like the pieces that Crystal chooses to transform. Thank you for sharing! I shared on my Pinterest board, “Furniture Finishes.”

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 14:35h, 08 June Reply

      Thanks for sharing Patty, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Deb Boyer
    Posted at 13:12h, 08 June Reply

    Anxious to try Zibra Paints!
    Beautiful colors!
    Shared on my Website & FB…😁

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 14:34h, 08 June Reply

      We are anxious for you to try our brushes as well, Deb! Thanks for visiting, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Edward Emerick
    Posted at 13:06h, 08 June Reply

    I snuck on my wife fb and saw this contest. She won’t let me use her brushes , so I want one of my own. I really like the make overs and I am going to try my own without her knowing. lol.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 14:33h, 08 June Reply

      LOL Edward! You need to get your hands on our brushes, we hope you can soon!

  • Annalee Poutanen
    Posted at 12:56h, 08 June Reply

    I loved your story regarding your start with your sons nursery. I am currently pregnant and starting my nesting phase. I also am not finding an interest in what the stores have to offer. Shared on Facrbook, Twitter, and Google+😊

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 14:31h, 08 June Reply

      Congratulations Annalee, thanks for checking out the feature on Crystal. You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Nellie ann
    Posted at 12:43h, 08 June Reply

    Beautiful pieces. Shared on facebook

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 14:30h, 08 June Reply

      Thanks for sharing Nellie Ann, you are entered in the giveaway!

    • Shelly McDaniels
      Posted at 15:11h, 08 June Reply

      Love experiencing new techniques and ideas. Shared on Pinterest.

      • Lane Ball
        Posted at 13:32h, 11 June Reply

        Thanks for sharing Shelly! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Lajean Dowty
    Posted at 12:04h, 08 June Reply

    I really need another great brush! sharing on FB

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 14:30h, 08 June Reply

      We hope you can get your hands on more Zibra paintbrushes Lajean! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Mindy Harmon
    Posted at 09:50h, 08 June Reply

    Crystal your pieces are beautiful & very inspiring. I’m still learning about different paints & painting techniques.
    Shared on Facebook

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 14:29h, 08 June Reply

      THanks for your encouraging words for Crystal, Mindy! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Gail Wood
    Posted at 07:29h, 08 June Reply

    I have been following you for a couple of months now. Your pieces are gorgeous. I hope to be able to paint as good as you some day.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 14:29h, 08 June Reply

      Continue keeping your eyes on artists like Crystal, Gail, they will inspire you and you will be able to do amazing refinishing projects as well! Thanks for visiting!

  • Janet Kynerd
    Posted at 21:53h, 07 June Reply

    Shared on Facebook and Pintrest. Enjoyed learning about Crystal and her work. She is very talented.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 14:28h, 08 June Reply

      Thanks for sharing Janet, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Pam Roche
    Posted at 20:47h, 07 June Reply

    I have followed her for a while now. After her live video today I think I may be ready to take the leap and try my first piece. Sounds like I need to get the right brushes for the right end result though! I shared on Pinterest.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 14:28h, 08 June Reply

      That’s great Pam! Yes, you need to try our paintbrushes! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Rebecca S Clark
    Posted at 20:24h, 07 June Reply

    Love her furniture makeovers, especially the MCM desk. I shared on Pinterest.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 14:27h, 08 June Reply

      Glad you enjoyed the feature, Rebecca! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Deanne Young
    Posted at 18:02h, 07 June Reply

    Inspiring for sure. Kinda jealous… But I’m going to try! Interested in Any and all brushes.
    I shared with a friend…

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 22:10h, 07 June Reply

      Glad you were inspired Deanne! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Cindy Downing
    Posted at 16:41h, 07 June Reply

    Gorgeous work
    Shared on Facebook

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 22:10h, 07 June Reply

      Yes for sure Cindy! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Joyce Vanderlinden
    Posted at 15:46h, 07 June Reply

    I like your style. I paint only for myself but enjoy it. The empire chest is my favorite style.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 22:09h, 07 June Reply

      Thanks for commenting Joyce!

  • Mary Milnarich
    Posted at 13:05h, 07 June Reply

    Crystal has done an awesome job with her painting skills! Love em all, but that blue table with another shelving unit on top is truly creative. And the green cabinet with wallpaper inside the doors……oh my!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will share this on Facebook for more people to see her great work .

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 15:46h, 07 June Reply

      So glad you enjoyed her work, Mary! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Debra A Wise
    Posted at 12:45h, 07 June Reply

    Gorgeous pieces. I’ve never tried milk paint but it looks great. I shared on Pinterest and Facebook.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 15:45h, 07 June Reply

      Yes for sure Debra! Thanks for sharing, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Brenda Jamieson
    Posted at 11:28h, 07 June Reply

    Beautiful pieces! Love the determination thoughts and encouragement for the rest of us!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 15:41h, 07 June Reply

      Well said Brenda! Thanks for visiting!

  • Bobye Jean Bickel
    Posted at 11:24h, 07 June Reply

    I’ve used the stubby brush for the first time and I love it. Can get into tight places. I’m sharing on facebook

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 15:41h, 07 June Reply

      So glad you like the Stubby, Bobye, we are grateful! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Caitlin Miller
    Posted at 10:59h, 07 June Reply

    Love Crystal and her beautiful work! Shared on a Facebook!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 15:40h, 07 June Reply

      Thanks for sharing Caitlin, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Mercedes Schmidt
    Posted at 10:52h, 07 June Reply

    Crystal is awesome!!! Her products are almost perfection (because nothing perfect really exists). She puts so much time and dedication to make each piece!!! Such a great lady and artist!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 15:40h, 07 June Reply

      We agree 100% Mercedes, we are privileged to have her as our June Meet Feature!

  • Marcia Horn
    Posted at 10:47h, 07 June Reply

    Such beautiful work , such talent , love the color choices , the textures , the hardware used , every piece has a unique bit styling and staging in the photos …. I want them all , 🙂 will share to facebook

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 15:39h, 07 June Reply

      Glad you enjoyed her work Marcia! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Denise Vrooman
    Posted at 10:08h, 07 June Reply

    Shared to Pinterest.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 15:39h, 07 June Reply

      You are entered in the giveaway Denise!

  • Denise Vrooman
    Posted at 10:06h, 07 June Reply

    I also love painting furniture! I do it mostly for myself, but I have sold pieces- I just don’t have room for everything !

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 15:39h, 07 June Reply

      That’s hard when you like something and you want to keep it but no space! Thanks for visiting our blog Denise!

  • Sharon Adkins
    Posted at 09:01h, 07 June Reply

    Love looking at your beautiful pieces of furniture!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 15:38h, 07 June Reply

      Thanks for checking out Crystal’s work, Sharon!

  • Jeannine M Vella-Alford
    Posted at 09:00h, 07 June Reply

    I love crystal’s work! Definitely my style. I would really like to try the round brush she mentioned. I have the small angled brush and use it every time I paint spindles or a narrow area. Sharing to my local fb groups page

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 13:39h, 07 June Reply

      She has such talent, Jeannine! Glad you are interested in the Round brush, hope you can try it soon! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Judy Burnside
    Posted at 08:44h, 07 June Reply

    Beautiful work! I’ve been tempted to try the milk paint, but afraid to do so…I’m glad i could see how you have used it to bring out the unique style of each piece. I’m with you – I love the kind of furniture that was created without our modern machinery – you know the craftsmen really put their heart into their work. And many times those pieces will stand the test of time better than more modern furniture. Thank you for inspiring me further. God bless.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 13:38h, 07 June Reply

      So happy you were inspired Judy!

  • Lisa Arrigoni
    Posted at 08:44h, 07 June Reply

    Loved reading your story and live the work you have done!! I am sharing on Instagram.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 13:34h, 07 June Reply

      Thanks for visiting our blog and checking our Crystal’s work, Lisa! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Michele Branham
    Posted at 08:30h, 07 June Reply

    Crystal, the pieces you paint are beautiful. Thank you for sharing💕

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 13:33h, 07 June Reply

      I am sure Crystal will be encouraged by your kind words Michele, thanks for visiting!

  • Nancy
    Posted at 08:15h, 07 June Reply

    What a wonderful artist.. love her business story. Looking forward to starting my own. Her favorite brush is mine too. It’s so great for spindles.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 13:33h, 07 June Reply

      Glad you enjoyed checking out her work Nancy, so great to hear that you enjoy our brushes as well!

  • Karen Brown
    Posted at 08:07h, 07 June Reply

    Hello from Albuquerque, New Mexico! I shared your page to Pinterest. Your blue hutch resembles one I am currently finishing, and am excited about it. Thank you for the chance for a Zibra brush; I have been very curious about them. Your work is simple and pretty – my favorite way to paint furniture. I got started painting furniture when my Dad passed away one and a half years ago. Doing something creative, pretty, and fun helps with grief. That’s my story…. right now! Thank you!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 13:32h, 07 June Reply

      Thanks for sharing Karen, sorry to hear about your Dad, he would be proud to know that you are creating beautiful pieces of furniture! Crystal does amazing work, thanks for checking out our blog. You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Melanie Mixon
    Posted at 07:44h, 07 June Reply

    Shared on PInterest! Crystal is so creative!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 13:30h, 07 June Reply

      She certainly is! Thanks for sharing Melanie, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Tracie Merritt
    Posted at 07:18h, 07 June Reply

    Beautiful work Crystal! Shared

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 13:25h, 07 June Reply

      Thanks for visiting Tracie! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Loree Lamberty
    Posted at 06:40h, 07 June Reply

    Crystal, I love all the pieces you have painted! Sharing on Facebook!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 12:22h, 07 June Reply

      Thanks for sharing Loree! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Christina Wilson
    Posted at 06:37h, 07 June Reply

    Positively gorgeous makeovers! I love almost all of them. Thank you for the inspiration.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 12:21h, 07 June Reply

      Glad you enjoyed checking out Crystal’s work Christina!

  • Jean Sisk
    Posted at 06:36h, 07 June Reply

    Beautiful pieces I am exploring milk paint now. I shared to Pinterest.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 12:20h, 07 June Reply

      Let us know what you think of your Milk Paint experience Jean! You are entered in the giveaway!

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