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Owner & Artist behind Shackteau Interiors Fun, creative and incredibly talented describes Kristen and her artful work! Each piece she finishes is hand selected and ends up in the home of a new owner that treasures the uniqueness of a stylized piece for generations to come!Click on the boxes below to reveal her answers to our questions!
Owner & Artist behind Shackteau Interiors Fun, creative and incredibly talented describes Kristen and her artful work! Each piece she finishes is hand selected and ends up in the home of a new owner that treasures the uniqueness of a stylized piece for generations to come! Click on the boxes below to reveal her answers to our questions!
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WE ARE GIVING AWAY FOUR OF KRISTEN’S

FAVORITE ZIBRA PAINT BRUSHES

 

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, July 12, 2018 at noon EST. The winner will be announced below Friday, July 13! 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:

Julie B., California

Saundra S., Tennessee

Nancy S., New Hampshire

Alisha H., Massachusetts

SELECT GALLERY OF KRISTEN’S WORK!

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81 Comments
  • Melissa Oswalt
    Posted at 13:29h, 11 July Reply

    I posted on Facebook!
    I like the individuality that Kristen gives to her pieces. It’s like they each have their own personality. I really appreciate that in design.

  • Sandra Scott
    Posted at 13:03h, 11 July Reply

    I am always amazed by the after pics. Loved the little bits of info here too. I too like blue! Shared to Pinterest.

  • Saundra J Simpson
    Posted at 07:56h, 11 July Reply

    Love the green secretary…I found Kristen’s work through a blog post recently. I am in the process of painting a curio/china cabinet green with a soft pink interior for displaying my collection of pink depression glass. Her work has inspired me to continue with getting it finished.

    I shared this post to “Pinterest” so others can find her inspiring work.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 18:45h, 11 July Reply

      Great to hear, Saundra! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Jeannie Overton
    Posted at 20:44h, 10 July Reply

    Beautiful shared on Facebook and Twitter

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 18:01h, 11 July Reply

      Great, thanks for sharing, Jeannie! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Marcia Horn
    Posted at 19:16h, 10 July Reply

    I never ceased to be amazed at the talented artist you find and feature …. so gifted , such vision … what lovely pieces Kristen creates. I really, really like every piece I saw. I will be sharing this on facebook.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 18:01h, 11 July Reply

      Thanks for your encouragement for our blog and for Kristen! You are entered in the giveaway, Marcia!

  • Brenda Jamieson
    Posted at 18:32h, 10 July Reply

    Love all your pieces! Thank you for sharing your story. Now I might have to look for some different styles to paint 😁

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 17:57h, 11 July Reply

      How cool to be inspired, Brenda! Kristen is one to watch on Instagram if you aren’t already!

  • Cindy Downing
    Posted at 13:55h, 10 July Reply

    Love every single piece😍
    Shated on Facebook 😀

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 17:53h, 11 July Reply

      We do as well, Cindy! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Hanna Quana
    Posted at 19:32h, 09 July Reply

    Beautiful pieces! Thanks for sharing!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 17:52h, 11 July Reply

      You are welcome Hanna, glad you enjoyed Kristen’s work!

  • LaVonda Popp
    Posted at 11:16h, 09 July Reply

    I love seeing different ideas on furniture and learning the tips offered. I am sharing on Facebook!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 17:51h, 11 July Reply

      So glad you are enjoying these Meet features, LaVona! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Swirl Furniture
    Posted at 01:21h, 08 July Reply

    I’ve been following you on Instagram and love all the diverse colors and pieces that you paint. You are so talented. I absolutely love the black timeless dresser/chest that you repurposed. It’s just stunning. I posted it on Pinterest. 😍😍😍

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 17:50h, 11 July Reply

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

  • Dina Hogan
    Posted at 10:53h, 07 July Reply

    Beautiful work! Posted on my FB!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 17:49h, 11 July Reply

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

  • Kathleen Smart
    Posted at 09:16h, 07 July Reply

    Your work is lovely. Thank you for sharing your story.?

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 17:49h, 11 July Reply

      Agreed Kathleen! Kristen produces incredible pieces!

  • Joann Collins
    Posted at 06:05h, 07 July Reply

    Beautiful pieces!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 17:49h, 11 July Reply

      Kristen will appreciate your comment, Joann!

  • Denise
    Posted at 22:44h, 06 July Reply

    share with my friends on facebook, love your creativity

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 17:48h, 11 July Reply

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

  • Lisa Wilson
    Posted at 20:22h, 06 July Reply

    I just love your work and your favorite empire piece is stunning! Thanks for sharing, I shared on Facebook

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 17:48h, 11 July Reply

      Thanks for commenting and sharing Lisa! Kristen will be encouraged. You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Lisa Wilson
    Posted at 20:20h, 06 July Reply

    I just love your work and your favorite empire piece is stunning! Thanks for sharing, I shared on Facebook

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 18:58h, 11 July Reply

      Thanks for checking out the feature Lisa! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Mary Milnarich
    Posted at 17:25h, 06 July Reply

    Her work is beautifully done. Such a professional finish to her work. I shared on Pinterest. I see I need that round brush,!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 18:52h, 11 July Reply

      Thanks for commenting and sharing, Mary! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Bernadette Leahy
    Posted at 16:05h, 06 July Reply

    Kristen is so talented and creative. Not only does she refinish beautiful pieces but her pulls and knobs put every piece over the top. She has some cool home decor items for sale too, so check out her site. I’m looking forward to taking one of her painting classes soon since I have a basement full of items in “intend” to paint, but need some guidance and confidence to make it happen.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 23:17h, 08 July Reply

      Thanks for taking the time to share Bernadette! What a great opportunity to take one of her painting classes, enjoy!

  • Wendy Jamieson
    Posted at 15:03h, 06 July Reply

    I am a faithful follower of Kristen and recently ordered some of the milk paint she uses on her pieces.

    Not only do I love her painting style and the vignettes she creates but enjoy her bubbly personality.

    I have shared the post on my Home Inspired Facebook Page.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 23:16h, 08 July Reply

      So happy you are a faithful follower of Kristen! Thanks for sharing, you are entered in the giveaway, Wendy!

  • Carol Smith
    Posted at 13:51h, 06 July Reply

    I love Kristen’s work. Can’t pick a favorite, they’re all really pretty pieces. Shared on Facebook

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 23:15h, 08 July Reply

      Agreed Carol! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Julie Briones
    Posted at 13:04h, 06 July Reply

    Love Kristen’s work. I’ve been following her on IG for at least a year. Love her IG stories (and her accent!) Pinned this to my Furniture Makeover board!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 23:10h, 08 July Reply

      Geat Julie! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Staci Richard
    Posted at 12:30h, 06 July Reply

    Gorgeous works of art! Impossible to choose a favorite. Loved reading about Kristen. Sharing on Facebook.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 23:10h, 08 July Reply

      Thanks for visiting the feature Staci! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Nancy Brustin
    Posted at 12:14h, 06 July Reply

    Kristen is a true artist!
    I have seen several pieces in her home and they are stunning…she has put her stamp on each one in her own way. The colors, finish, style…..impeccable!
    I can’t wait to see her next project!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 23:09h, 08 July Reply

      What a privilege, Nancy! Thanks for sharing!

  • Linda K. Jones
    Posted at 11:30h, 06 July Reply

    I love that when I’m painting a piece my mind is no longing speeding at 100 miles an hour in the fastest gear and seeing a million signs & billboards along the way. I am in one gear, neutral, I only see what is before me, the beauty I am creating, I am one with my paint & brush. Total relaxation and creativity has taken over and I am in love with this quiet, creative time.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 23:07h, 08 July Reply

      Well said Linda! Continue enjoying the gift of creating!

  • Corry heinricks
    Posted at 11:19h, 06 July Reply

    Beautiful pieces !! Sharing on fb 🙂

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:30h, 06 July Reply

      Glad you enjoyed the feature on Kristen! Thanks for sharing, Corry, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Lisa Arrigoni
    Posted at 10:25h, 06 July Reply

    Love her work!! I especially love the black dresser!! Shared on Pinterest!!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:28h, 06 July Reply

      Thanks, Lisa for sharing! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Claudine Dionne
    Posted at 10:23h, 06 July Reply

    So pretty! I love the range of color that Kristen uses.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:28h, 06 July Reply

      She really does pick great colors for each piece! Thanks for checking out the feature, Claudine!

  • Alicia H
    Posted at 10:14h, 06 July Reply

    Beautiful and classic work! Such a pleasure to get to know this artist. I will share to my twitter account. Thanks so much!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:25h, 06 July Reply

      Agreed Alicia! Thanks for sharing, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Debra A Wise
    Posted at 09:41h, 06 July Reply

    I shared on Pinterest and Facebook.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:24h, 06 July Reply

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

  • Mary Tollett
    Posted at 09:21h, 06 July Reply

    Love Zibra brushes!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:23h, 06 July Reply

      Thank you, Mary! Wonderful to hear this, it motivates us so much!

  • Deb Wostmann
    Posted at 09:19h, 06 July Reply

    Really great pieces. I’ve shared on Pinterest to remember her site.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:19h, 06 July Reply

      Glad you enjoyed Kristen’s work! Thanks for sharing, Deb, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Lori J Dowdy
    Posted at 08:55h, 06 July Reply

    Your furniture is just beautiful! And your technique is great. I shared to my Pinterest DIY projects board and can’t wait to see more.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:13h, 06 July Reply

      Thanks for your encouragement for Kristen, Lori! Thanks for sharing as well, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Janice Lamb
    Posted at 08:41h, 06 July Reply

    Awesome blog!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:08h, 06 July Reply

      Thanks, Janice!

  • Jeannine M Vella-Alford
    Posted at 08:38h, 06 July Reply

    I have posted on pinterest and love the beautiful simplicity of Kristens work.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:08h, 06 July Reply

      So glad you enjoyed seeing Kristen’s work, Jeannine! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Sharon Adkins
    Posted at 08:18h, 06 July Reply

    Share the Zibra Bling on tweeter. Also would love to win one of the brushes to see how well it covers.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:07h, 06 July Reply

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

  • Margaret Waters
    Posted at 08:02h, 06 July Reply

    I would like to see a picture that shows what you mean by “chippy surprise if you don’t use a bonding agent.”

    Also, by bonding agent, do you mean something like Kilz?

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:07h, 06 July Reply

      Thanks for the question, Margaret! We’ll reach out to Kristen and follow up with her answers!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 16:51h, 06 July Reply

      Kristen’s response to your questions:

      When milk paint is applied to wood that has already been sealed or painted there is a possibility that the paint will chip or flake off creating a chippy distressed look. If you don’t want that finish, we recommend using Shackteau Interiors Extra Bond as a bonding agent so that the paint will adhere to any surface.

  • Nancy Sartori
    Posted at 07:42h, 06 July Reply

    Beautiful painted furniture. Very inspiring. I shared many pieces on my Pinterest page…The round brush is my favorite too! I just refininshed a 30 year old changing table with lots of spindles. This brush was a life saver…..

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:06h, 06 July Reply

      Glad you enjoyed the feature on Kristen, Nancy! Also nice to hear that you enjoy the Round brush – you make our day! Thanks for sharing, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Lisa Haskell
    Posted at 07:29h, 06 July Reply

    I follow Kristen on Instagram. And, I have one of her pieces. She is incredibly talented and has a great personality too. Thanks Kristen for all you do!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:05h, 06 July Reply

      Well said, Lisa and how cool that you have one of her pieces!

  • Rebecca S Clark
    Posted at 07:19h, 06 July Reply

    Nice work! Shared on Pinterest.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:05h, 06 July Reply

      Kristen will appreciate your kind words! You are entered in the giveaway, Rebecca!

  • Jean Sisk
    Posted at 07:10h, 06 July Reply

    I love Empire pieces as well. Shared to Pinterest

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:04h, 06 July Reply

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

  • Christina Wilson
    Posted at 06:40h, 06 July Reply

    Beautiful revamps and I adore seeing others’ styles of refurbishing. It opens my eyes to possibilities.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:04h, 06 July Reply

      So glad you enjoyed the feature on Kristen, Christina!

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