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  1. Lovely little chest and it looks so much better now! What paint did you use on the drawers handles?

    1. I’m so glad you think so. Thanks!! Ah, I meant to add the gold paint in. It’s Rub ‘n Buff Gold Leaf. (Will add it now… :-))

  2. Hi Lory! Beautiful job!
    Where can I find the two lovely pieces you have hung on either side?.. and the lovely cherub statue?
    That ties it altogether ?

  3. Lory, your chalk painted chest is gorgeous! I also looked at your chalk painted sewing machine table because I have one just like it. I read the story of your father using the sewing machine and sewing slipcovers. He was very talented and so are you!

  4. Hi Lory,
    Sophisticated and lovely as always! I just started myself painting my furniture although with different brands. I guess it’s a process over time to get comfortable with my own work. Which brushes/sponges did you use (brand/size)?

    Thank you so much for all your advice and the inspiring updates on all your projects.

    Blessings for all your future projects.

    1. Thanks for your kind words, Andrea! And good luck to you on your projects… πŸ™‚ The brush I use is the round brush from Pure & Original, the same company that I get the paint from. (It’s linked in the post.) I believe it only comes in one size. Hard to measure because it’s round but I’d say it’s about 1″ in diameter. The sponge is literally the same sponge that sits by your kitchen sink. ANY sponge. ?

  5. Cecilia from Georgia says:

    The chest looks beautiful. It’s interesting to learn how you created depth and texture with shades of paint. I wonder if the same technique would work with shades of light blue?. Very nice.

  6. MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) says:

    Lory, I love what you have done to that beautiful chest! The gold handles just add that special touch! You have given me the courage to paint a small table! Thanks for sharing with us!

  7. Camille Hall says:

    Your painting of the chest and updating the pulls beautifully transformed the chest! Love it!

  8. Beautiful transformation Lory! Thanks for the specifics – I may try something similar on my desk if I can’t find a new one I like. The paint sounds great too!

  9. The chest is absolutely stunning!! The gold paint on the handles really elevated this piece so beautifully. I save all your posts to give me the courage to paint a piece of furniture – hoping to achieve this goal in 2021. Thank you for sharing your beautiful ideas!!

  10. Jean Windham says:

    Absolutely beautiful and the technique is very soft and pretty. I have used chalk paint in the past but not Pure and Original. Where could I purchase it? Did you pit a link in the post? I may have overlooked it. I so enjoy all of your post and am a big fan. Jean

  11. I had a business for a while when chalk painted furniture was all the rage. I rescued so many pieces from the landfill and turned them into treasures. Such fun and I loved the results!!

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