Yes! We can paint that for you. Unless you want white...


Why Buy New When You can Make it YOU!

Seriously, Have you seen the way new furniture is made today? Its not even wood! It will last you maybe a couple of years whereas vintage pieces are solidly made and will last you a lifetime.

Save your $$ & Reinvent What You already Have?

I love teaching you how to upcycle and paint your furniture using my favorite paint lines( Debi's Design Diary, Miss Lillian's No wax Chock Paint and Daydream APothecary) but if you prefer, YES! I can use our paints to reinvent your piece for you in any way you'd like. Except white!

I know. Why on earth would I say no to white? Because, If white or neutral is your goal I would much rather have you watch my Youtube tutorials for a LOT less money and let me show you how easy painting furniture can be. Painted Furniture is  all the rage these days and I can show you how its done for sure.

BUT...If you are hiring me,

Sue Mondeel, Crazy Ass Craft Coach, The First of her Name, Painter of House Mondeel, Keeper of the Color Wheel, Protector of Small Businesses, Queen of all things BoHo, Breaker of All Rules and Mother of Moody Teens, to paint your piece for you, you have decided that you want a "Tanglewood Sue" kinda piece and that means COLOR, and TEXTURE, and PATTERNS, and most of all FUN!

Most of my clients just give me a color palette and a few images and just say "Go for it Sue!" If you are not ready for such trust just yet :) we can have a design consultation and really make sure you are on board with your furnitures new look.

Its kinda like I'm your hairdresser. Once you work with me for awhile you'll just say "Gimme something new, something fun, I know I'll love it!"


Call Tanglewood Sue So We Can Create a Custom Furniture Design Just For You!

Phone: 415-595-9839 



I think you can already tell that we LOVE what we do. We also love working directly with clients in the DC, Virginia and Maryland regions to design the perfect custom painted furniture piece for your home. We use a variety of  chalk style paints and finishes including Debi's Design Diary DIY Chalk and Clay paints, and our own specialty formulated Renegade Chalk style paints. We can also color match any paint color you may already have your heart set on.

Here's How it works:

  1. Step one is to email Sue at and include pictures of your furniture as well as any links (Pinterest works great for this) or attachments to inspiration shots.
  2. Our Senior Dumpster Diva, Sue, will email you back with an estimate and work options as well as a window to drop off your items at the workshop in Mt. Rainier. (Pickup and Delivery is also available for an added Fee)
  3. We will get a deposit of 50% of the estimated price and set a finish date. Full payment and pickup will be due at this agreed upon date.
  4. Bring your work of art into your home, throw a party and show the world how funky and cool you are. You don't have to invite us to your party of course but we do bring a party wherever we go!

Specialty finishes:

Metallics, multilayered colors, image transfers, decoupage, Chippy, Rustic and any combination you choose. Just take a look at our latest creations.



Custom Boho Fabric Design

Custom Fabric Design

Color Blending With Any Colors You Choose

How About Some Metallics?


Or Even Stencils Perhaps?


Whatever you can find or dream up Tanglewood Sue can Paint for you:

blended beauty


Painting, Minor repair, Delivery, & Design Consultation

Estimates: (we do set a 350.00 minimum so if you have smaller items bring them to us all at once to meet the minimum for a custom order)

Dresser $550-$1200

Side tables – $300-$450

Mirrors – $300-$450

Desks – $500-$800

Buffets $550-$1200

Dining Tables –$850 and up

China Hutch – $600-$9000

Wardrobe -$600-$1200




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