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  1. I really love this velvety look after completion. It is truly beautiful and I must try this look! I haven’t used the Classico chalk paint before so I will be on a learning curve. Thank you for sharing Jean

  2. Teddee Grace says:

    I can see that you were “in the zone” when you painted this! I’ll bet it almost feels as if someone else had done the work. That’s flow. Lovely.

    1. Thank you Teddee, and it’s funny you said that because I always used to think that when I painted or drew a picture. I went to art school and worked for years as a fashion designer, but when I’d draw or paint I always said I had no idea where the ability came from. It’s just there… 🙂

  3. Mary Smart says:

    You did a fantastic job! I love it so much more now. My favorite thing in the world is to take something awful and turn it into something wonderful.

  4. It turned out beautifully! You have found your calling in painting furniture among other things you do. I too think the mirror is a little yellow next to that piece. Why not paint it to match! Love the flower arrangements you do so beautifully too!

  5. You did a beautiful job, but I love the original as well !

  6. Hi Lory, I hope this finds you safe doing well. I love your ideas. I hope you will be able to help me with this question. On one of your recent emails, you showed a table setting that had white dishes. All around the border were tiny leaves (the leaves were all the same). I was hoping you would be able to tell me what company makes them. I am absolutely in love with them and would like to put in an order. The dishes and leaves were the same color white. I hope you will be able to find them. If you could also send me a picture of them I would really appreciate it. Thank You. Stay safe. Gail

    1. Cecilia from Georgia says:

      Beautiful! The colors are so perfect for the look you were after. Did you play on a scrap board first or just dive in on the side board? I love the Classico line of paints and wax because they are so velvety smooth. I have the wax in white and have used it to tone down some when the paint color is off a bit. This helped and maybe you can use it on the mirror so you don’t have to paint it. It is such a lovely piece.

  7. I really like your painted furniture. I am considering painting my dining room a combination of white and cream. I really like your paint colors on the walls, do you remember the colors?

  8. My husband says he has to keep moving or I will paint him. It is true, I am always looking for something to paint. Just finished the legs of stools that sit at my island and I told him he better keep moving. Your dining room and its “new” pieces” are lovel

  9. Susan Stacy says:

    You did a great job on this piece of furniture. It looks beautiful!

  10. Love the detail on the piece you just finished. I was wondering about the mirror.
    I love the Howard Miller piece but wish the doors were open.
    On my wish list.

    1. The mirror was from Ethan Allen many years ago. I see it come up on eBay from time to time, so worth looking every now and then.