Coastal Decor, Lazy Susan's and Original Paintings

| Aransas Pass, Texas

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HappyHomeDesignArt is taking a short break


Note from shop owner We are taking some time off to get some personal things done. Please feel free to write or call. We would love to hear from you. Hope to see you in Waxahachie Texas on October 23 for the Texas Country Reporter Festival!
Janet and Mike

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Sep 24, 2021

We are taking some time off to get some personal things done. Please feel free to write or call. We would love to hear from you. Hope to see you in Waxahachie Texas on October 23 for the Texas Country Reporter Festival!
Janet and Mike

Janet Dineen

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Janet Dineen


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This is how our Lazy Susan’s start. We cut them out with the jig saw, the lot’s of sanding and routing befor the first coat of primer.
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About HappyHomeDesignArt

Sales 592
On Etsy since 2011

Happy Art Helps to Make a Happy Home!

Hi Everyone. Oh my goodness, My Etsy shop had been featured on Texas Country Reporter.!! Holy happy! Things are picking up more than I can imagine. I've had more orders today than I usually have in a month. I am really a hand made shop, so I am extending the shipping time to three weeks. If things keep going like this, I might extend it even longer. I want to make everyone happy, but what I do takes time. My husband Mike and I are our only workers. We hope you understand. Janet and Mike.

Welcome to my world. So happy that you found me. I create coastal artwork, mostly from wood, painting and epoxy resin. I love what I do, and I would like to create something special for you. I am back in the Studio, ready to go, so bring on the orders!

Below is a bunch of information that most people will not care a bit about. I had to write a bio for an art show that I was in, so here it is....
Janet's current creative endeavors consist of mixed media, mosaic, painting and illustration. She is currently working from her home studio in Aransas Pass, Texas. There she creates Lazy Susan's from wood, mosaic wall plaques and whimsical drawings and paintings.

Always being a creative type, her art has evolved organically throughout the years, shifting with the changes of life, travel, motherhood and career.

In the 1970's she worked in the Printing and Graphic Art's industry in Austin. There she had the opportunity to work part time with the print shop that produced the live music posters of the day. This was a big part of her early inspiration. During this time, she started taking classes in graphic arts.

In the early 1990's she began her mosaic career with a bunch of old tiles and a cracked slab that needed… something. Two years and many cut feet later, the project of a lifetime was finished. She was sure Home and Garden TV would come calling, but they never found her. Since then, she has refined her mosaic skills and learned to use a wet saw.

In the late 1990's she began a new career, training to be a trim carpenter. This opened up a world of opportunities and ideas, the best thing being the use and respect for power tools. Combining wood, tile and decorative painting has kept her imagination going many miles per hour for a long time.

Inspiration comes from so many places. From the rugged craftsmanship of hand carved and painted signs in Mexico, to mosaic tiled store fronts, to American and Mexican folk art. She finds beauty in the making and the makers. She believes that we were all born to create! (And she likes to say, "You can't buy that at Walmart!""

Locally, you can find her mosaic wall plaques hanging on the outside of several homes here in Port Aransas. Her wooden Lazy Susan's are displayed at The Port Aransas Art Center, The Rockport Center for the Arts and at Texas by Design in Rockport, Texas.

A large percentage of my work is made to order. The listing photo's that are displayed in my Etsy shop are samples of my work. Many have been sold. I will re-create another original that looks almost, just like the picture. It will most likely be a little nicer. The more I make, the better I get.

There are many steps involved in creating the items that I make. From the cutting of the wood, to the sanding and priming, to the painting, and finally the epoxy. Each step is a different job. Lazy Susan Centerpieces are my best sellers right now. They are fun and functional art, and can be used as wedding gifts, centerpieces, house warming presents, Christmas gift originals or a nice addition to your family table!

I hope you enjoy my work. Custom orders are always welcome, no matter how strange you might think they sound. I welcome a good challenge! If you have gotten this far, there is one more thing on my mind. I put my heart, soul and usually a little DNA into every piece that I send out. I honestly want you to be very happy with my work. If you have an issue, please let me know. One bad review can destroy a shop. Every positive review helps immensely!

Thank you for visiting, and I hope to make something special for you soon!
Janet Dineen

Shop members

  • Janet Dineen Artist

    Owner, Designer, Customer Service

    When not creating in the studio, I pick up trash while walking Auggie. I wish it weren't so. I wish peoples give a darn worked.

  • Mike Maurer My wonderful Husband

    Wood Cutter And Sander, Assistant

    My husband finally gave in to the fact that I was not going to give up the desire to have Etsy work for me/us. Since he has started helping me, our sales have gained so much momentum. I hope it keeps up. He is the best, plus he cuts the wood better.

  • Auggie Dog

    Happy Helper Dog

    Best Friend and helper. Our sweet Auggie went to heaven recently. His happy spirit is always with me. He was the very best. I'm crying as I write this. Not yet ready for a new helper.

Production partners

  • Printful

    Denver, CO

    A print on demand center.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Mar 31, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

Yes, I can cut the Lazy Susan's smaller or larger. I don't like to go over 20" when using the 2 part epoxy. This is due to the size restraints of my work area and shipping limitations.

Custom and personalized orders

Yes, custom orders are my specialty. It helps to be able to communicate with you about your custom order. The more ways, the better. For instance, if I am in the middle of painting a custom color, and I think something looks nice that we have not discussed, I would like to send you a quick picture so you can agree or disagree. I have learned that little questions come up all the time, and it puts my mind at ease to know we are all on the same page. Custom writing on a large piece is not my specialty. I have tried it in the past, and I was not happy with the results. I am more than willing to write something on the back.
I care very much about your satisfaction with my work. Communication is key!!

Sizing details

I am willing to talk to you about different sizes. I try not to go over 20 inches with the Lazy Susan's that I coat with epoxy. The Stingrays are larger. The epoxy is very tricky to work with, and the larger the area, the more room for defects. I do my best, and work very hard to get a nice finish.

Gift wrapping and packaging

I ship my Lazy Susan's in Pizza Boxes, new and unused. I purchase them from a food supply house. They are usually white.

The Stingrays are always shipped with a mish mosh of packing. Hard to pack and too big for any box.

I am happy to include a hand made, custom gift or note card inside the package. Please let me know what you wish it to say.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I am working on making this work. All helpful suggestions are welcome.

Many Thanks, I appreciate all of you.

Custom and personalized orders

If you would like a Sand Dollar to be used as a wall hanging, send a message and I will create a listing for you. Discounted price.