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  1. Lora
    Each piece is just beautiful ! But the one with the birds makes my heart sing.
    I could see that in my house today thank you very much ; )
    You have an amazing eye for detail
    xo Lisa S

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for your sweet words, Lisa;) This was a beautiful and sentimental piece to work on, so I enjoyed giving it a total makeover!

  2. Marlene Stephenson says:

    Thanks i needed this tutorial for a piece i was thinking about painting but, loved some of the wood on it. Have you had a piece with handles that were hand made and had that round metal piece on the back, if so, if i pry that off can i take off the handles? They aren’t that pretty. Hope you can answer if not okay and thanks.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Hmm, I don’t think I’ve had a piece with handles like that, Marlene:( I hope you’re figuring it out! Good luck!

  3. Great questions! I’m not a purist but I do like to pay attention to the roots of a piece. Truth be told, I have a hard time painting over MCM teak, but that’s just me because I’m a huge fan of Mid-Century Modern furniture. Aside from that I’m all over make overs, and WOW! Lora, I just love your mom’s dresser. What an incredible job. I also love the tin insert in the little green dresser – that’s such a unique idea! Off to your Pinterest board for some eye candy!!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, MCM teak is beautiful; it would be hard to paint over! And I did have a hard time parting with mom’s dresser; I loved how it turned out, too!

  4. The one you made over for your Mom is one of my favorites!! (..and I love Happy Girl’s too.)

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Vikki! You must love the paint/wood combo like me; kind of the best of both worlds;)