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  1. Beautiful and I love the handles with a crystal attached nice little touch of bling. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much! Yes, I had the crystals on the sideboard and no one could see them there. Much easier to appreciate here… 🙂

  2. Please don’t tell us that you are going to paint that table!

    1. Nope, not the table, although it does have marks on it that might require a refinishing at some point. I’m going to try to remove the marks first. ?

      If I ever do address the table, I might have a professional refinish it in a bleached wood. We’ll see.

      Next I’m actually planning to refinish the sideboard which you can hardly even see in these pics. Like the green cabinet, it’s not a quality piece of furniture and it’s already got a painted finish – but it’s very outdated.

  3. It looks lovely and the your beautiful topper is the “crowning” touch, pun intended. I think that when you bite the bullet and paint the inside, it will be stunning. Some rich, dark color that will set off the dishes.

  4. Oh so much better! It now doesn’t clash with the color of the wood table. And you are right about painting the inside with a stand out color as well. Nice job! Can’t wait to see it when your idea is complete.

    1. I live in Arkansas. After viewing the paint site, I think I must order from a retailer. Is there one you prefer, that you have worked with. Everything is beautiful in your world. Thank you for sharing so openly.

  5. Cecilia from Georgia says:

    I like the crown so much better! The cabinet is also a great transformation but the Mauve Love is awfully bright. It would certainly give a POP! You have such beautiful taste that I’m sure whatever you choose will be fabulous! Have a great week ad stay safe and be strong!

    1. I so agree about the crown!! We’ll see about the inside of the cabinet. I may just leave it as is, since I’m the only one who will see it… 😉

  6. It looks beautiful. Where did you get the crown?

    1. Thank you! I got the crown on Amazon and had seen it sourced through Target, as well, but I don’t have it linked because it’s not available anymore. I did spend a lot of time looking for it yesterday because I knew people would ask, but so far I have not found it. I will certainly add it back if I ever see it.

      1. Teresa Snipes says:

        I’m so bummed! I have coveted your lovely crown for a while and was so excited that you might source it at the bottom as you do other things.

        I did find a sweet crown on Etsy, nowhere near the size or heft of yours, that now sits atop my Christmas tree for the first time this year.

        Please let us know if you see it or anything near it in the future.

        Blessings,
        Teresa

        1. Hi Teresa,

          Yes, I understand your frustration. When these companies no longer carry their products, the links wind up broken, so I have to remove them. If I see it again I will definitely post it!

          Thanks!
          Lort

  7. Another beautiful project Lory! It really does change the look of that corner and blends in so much better. And I agree with Candy – the crystals on the handles are perfect! Nice job! 😉

  8. Elizabeth says:

    The cabinet looks wonderful! I too love the gilded handles and the crystal addition! Oh Yes, “A whisper of Dusty Purple” would be a nice surprise every time you open the doors.

  9. Barbara C. says:

    Your cabinet is beautiful! Lovely choice of colors. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Suzanne Jarboe says:

    Hello
    The cabinet and the crown look great.
    Now maybe you can hide the wall vent. You can use a tray standing up on its side, or a picture, a plant, or something.
    I enjoy your blog,
    Thanks
    Suzq

    1. Thanks for the kind words!

      If I cover the wall vent, it won’t be functional. As much as I hate looking at it, we do need air circulating… 😉

  11. This is so funny. I have an antique secretary that was painted black years ago. I, too, wanted something lighter and the quarantine got to me, too. I am on coat number three but am loving it. I even painted the glass door. It has a whole different look now and I am loving it.

    God bless and stay safe.

    1. That’s awesome, Rebecca! I finished my next project today, so hope to get the blog post up for next Tuesday… 🙂

  12. Your cabinet looks beautiful; it’s such a lovely transformation.
    I am planning on painting an inherited Duncan Phyfe dining set. I planned to use chalk paint for ease of application, however, everything I’ve seen on Pinterest has said that the mahogany on these old sets bleeds through chalk paint. Do you think the Classico paint would work? I have looked for these paints, and they are difficult to find. Any suggestions?

  13. C. Gresham says:

    Painting the cabinet brings it into the 21st-century but the real clinchers are the crown and the gilding of the handles. All really change the mood of that corner.

  14. What do you think about a touch of that gold paint on the crown? ?I love everything you do

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